Esports and music are two sets of a venn diagram that doesn’t really intersect until MTV Asia and Riot Games partnered up for a totally unprecedented festival. Hyperplay will see both a League of Legends competition and MTV Spotlight artists take the stage during the 4th and 5th of August.
Previously you had to get tickets to watch Alessia Cara and Nick Jonas live, but thanks to Riot Games who has stepped up as a sponsor for the event, you can now watch them for FREE. If you’ve already bought your tickets, there’s even better news for you because you’ll be getting a full refund PLUS free upgrades to a seat in the CAT 1 section. For all other fans, you can jio all your friends to register your interest for complimentary tickets from 14 July here.
All the recent MTV Spotlight artists from all around the world will be taking the stage for showcases. The Sam Willows will be representing us locals in the music arena while Slot Machine from Thailand and Afgan from Indonesia are rising regional stars to watch out for. Kpop rapper CL is going to be headlining the first day, and Nick Jonas and Alessia Cara will be closing the stage on the second day.
Here are the all the artists and the timings that they are performing. Who are you looking forward to?
ALESSIA CARA (5 Aug, 7.30pm)
NICK JONAS (5 Aug, 7.30pm)
CL (4 Aug, 7pm)
AFGAN (4 Aug, 4pm)
SLOT MACHINE (4 Aug, 4.40pm)
THE SAM WILLOWS (4 Aug, 4pm)
Over on the gaming side, gamers can look forward to the Hyperplay League Of Legends Semi-Finals on 4 August, with the Grand Finals on 5 August. The two day festival will see both gamers and musicians take the stage, and the headlining performers might get their sets delayed if the gameplay runs overtime. 10 gaming teams from around the ASEAN region will be competing in one of the most played video games in the world to see which country has the best League Of Legends team.
It is certainly is quite an interesting combination, but this might be your chance to learn more about LOL or giving regional artists like Slot Machine and Afgan a listen.
HYPERPLAY: ASEAN ESPORTS X MUSIC FESTIVAL
4 – 5 August 2018
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets are free, but you need to get your complimentary tickets here from 14 July, 10am
Hyperplay is one of three festivals happening as part of YOUTHx, a month long celebration of youth aspirations which aims to bring youths from all walks of life together. This line-up of events is initiated by the Singapore Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and the National Youth Council (NYC), and the upcoming two YOUTHx festivals are SHINE Festival and GetActive! Singapore.