The returning premier music and arts festival, Neon Lights, has revealed 17 more great names its 2016 lineup. The long-awaited announcement comes months after Neon Lights shared its second run in Singapore with two loved acts Sigur Ros and Foals headlining the two-day festival, across six stages. Billed as the region’s ‘music lovers’ festival,’ Neon Lights is bringing together, in real life, the dream indie playlist over the weekend on 26-27 November, 2016.
Amongst acts joining this year’s lineup include Canadian indie-electro duo Crystal Castles, Swedish alt-folk hero Jose Gonzalez and the original Godfather of Funk himself, Detroit’s George Clinton who will be bringing his 25 piece mothership for a classic show featuring the best of Parliament and Funkadelic’s songs that had such an influence on Prince amongst other acts.
Notably, Neon Lights 2016 will host the first-ever performances in Singapore of new stars such as England’s Shura and Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes, who has produced for Florence & the Machine amongst others, plus Swedish songwriter The Tallest Man on Earth, New York hip hop pioneers The Sugarhill Gang.
Other internationals confirmed today for the two-day festival include Canadian neo-funk star Neon Indian, English folk-songstress Lucy Rose, electronic producer Gold Panda (U.K), jazz and hip hop fusion from Badbadnotgood (CA), the wall-of-sound that is 65daysofstatic (U.K.) and newbies Pumarosa (U.K.).
New acoustic superstar Gentle Bones will head up the Singaporean contingent at Neon Lights, fresh from two sellout shows at Esplanade Theatre last month. The beautiful atmospherics of Linying and the electronic dance rock quartets Cashew Chemists and Disco Hue will be strutting their stuff to their home crowd at the Fort Canning Park, as part of the Neon Lights 2016 lineup.
A limited number of early bird ticket remain available, starting at SG$120 for a single day pass from www.neonlights.sg.
Venue: Fort Canning Park, Singapore
Early Bird tickets still available at the following prices:
$195 (+booking fees) for a two-day weekend pass
$120 (+booking fees) for a single day pass
$1150 (+booking fees) for 2-day weekend pass for group of 6
When: 26 - 27 Nov 2016, 2pm - till late
By: Neon Lights