Exciting news for music lovers in South East Asia – Icelandic band Sigur Rós and Brit indie rockers Foals will be headlining Neon Lights, the premier music/art festival in Singapore. Sigur Rós last came to Asia in 2012 to sold-out shows, and Neon Lights will be the band’s only stop in South East Asia of 2016.
3 May 2016, Singapore – Singapore’s premier outdoor music and arts festival, Neon Lights, has announced the second edition of the ultra-fun, feel-good event, taking place on 26 and 27 November, over six stages at Fort Canning Park. The ‘music-lovers’ festival makes its comeback after a successful debut last year, and promises a knockout weekend with headliners Sigur Rós and Foals.
Saturday, 26 November – Foals
British sensation Foals arrive in Singapore after a number of whirlwind years that has seen them shoot to the very top of “must-see acts” lists around the world. The release of Foals’ current album ‘What Went Down’ sparked a chain of events that has led to the band being bigger than ever before. NME recently picked Foal’s ‘What Went Down’ as the ‘Best Album,’ and Q Awards bestowed the band with the notable ‘Best Act in the World Today’ title. Their return commenced last summer with the single, also titled ‘What Went Down,’ which shot over 5 million views at YouTube. They were just seen playing at Coachella and will be a co-headliner of the popular Reading and Leeds festival later this year.
Sunday, 27 November – Sigur Rós
The much-loved Icelandic experimental rock band Sigur Rós returns to Singapore for the first time since their sold-out debut concert in 2012. Tickets were snapped up within days of that release, and Sigur Rós went on to rock their magic to an adoring crowd of 9,000 fans who showed up in full force despite bad weather.
Fans of Foals and Sigur Rós around the region will be thrilled to know that the bands will be playing full sets at the Neon Lights festival, especially since it will be Sigur Rós’ only show in South East Asia and Foals only appearance in Singapore this year.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have acts with the global profile and prestige of Foals and Sigur Rós headlining Neon Lights 2016. Both acts have established fan bases in Singapore and the region and will be playing full length evening time sets in the magnificent setting of Fort Canning Park. The rest of our line-up will be announced in July,” said Declan Forde, Neon Lights festival director.
Over 10,000 people attended last year’s Neon Lights festival with artistes such as Damien Rice, Daughter and CHIC taking centre stage, leaving a mark as Singapore’s very own outdoor music and arts festival catering to music lovers of all ages.
“Last year’s response to Neon Lights was electrifying. To see audiences of all manner of ages, interests, professions and cultures really getting in to the spirit of the festival was just magic. We are working hard with our amazing team and artistic collaborators to once again bring great music and art to the heart of the city, and what a great start with headliners Foals and Sigur Rós!” added Jennifer Jennings, arts director of Neon Lights.
Neon Lights promises two days of must-experience interactive art, fun performance, thoughtful conversations, great food, and of course, oodles of outstanding music.
The Early Bird pre-sale starts on Tuesday, May 10 at 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. for members of the Neon Lights mailing list. Tickets for the general public go on sale two hours later at 11 a.m. Sign up for the Early Bird pre-sale via www.neonlights.sg to enjoy this exclusive booking period.
Foals on Saturday, November 26, 2016
Sigur Rós on Sunday, November 27, 2016
Fort Canning Park, Singapore
2 p.m. -late
Early Bird pre-sale on May 10, 2016 at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Neon Lights subscribers. Sign up on www.neonlights.sg to be on the mailing list and enjoy and exclusive priority access to Early Bird tickets. If Early Bird tickets sell-out, Tier 2 ticket prices will immediately come into affect.
Early Bird Ticket Prices
$195(+booking fees) for a two-day weekend pass
$120 (+booking fees) for a single day pass
$975 (+booking fees) for 2-day weekend pass for group of 6
Tier 2 Ticket Prices
$230 (+booking fees) for a two-day weekend pass
$135 (+booking fees) for a single day pass
$1150 (+booking fees) for 2-day weekend pass for group of 6
$40 (+booking fees) for a two-day weekend pass
$25 (+booking fees) for a single day pass
*Must be accompanied by an adult
About Neon Lights
Singapore’s very own premier music and arts festival catered to music lovers of all ages. Neon Lights is organised by a team of international award-winning festival experts, including co-founders of the Irish music and arts festival since 2004 – Electric Picnic, Hong Kong’s yearly marquee music event of the year, Clockenflap, and Harvest Festival in Australia. Neon Lights promises an electrifying line up of international and local music, interactive art, and a ton of fun for everyone.