Celebrate Local Pop Music with SingaPop!

By Zaki JufriEvents - 11 July 2011 2:55 PM | Updated 2:59 PM

Celebrate Local Pop Music with SingaPop!

Hands up if you remember who Sakura Teng, Matthew & The Mandarins, Tokyo Square, Vernon Cornelius are.

If you don’t, get ready to take a nostalgia-filled trip into Singapore’s colourful history of pop music, as these names are some of the many home-grown singers and bands that that have shaped Singapore’s popular music scene from the 1960s to present day.

SingaPop! - 50 years of pop music in Singapore pays tribute to the music and musicians of Singapore and is presented by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), in partnership with popular local show producer Dick Lee, and held in conjunction with the government agency's 50th anniversary.

Held at the Promontory @ Marina Bay on 20 August, from 8-10pm, the concert is divided into five acts, each representing a decade. Local acts performing at the concert include Vernon Cornelius, Kit Chan, Olivia Ong and indie pub band Jack & Rai.

SingaPop! - 50 years of pop music in Singapore happens on Aug 20, 8-10pm at Promontory @ Marina Bay. Free tickets are limited to a capacity of 5,000, which will be balloted for on the SingaPop website - Registration ends on Monday, Aug 8 at 11:59pm. Successful applicants will be informed to print their tickets at AXS machines islandwide.