What To Expect At This Weekend’s Neon Lights 2018

Oh, the weekends can be a tad bit boring in Singapore, don’t you think? Well, not this weekend. Held from this Friday to Sunday, on the 8th to 10th November, music and arts festival, Neon Lights is coming back to Singapore,  and it features a lineup that’s more diverse than ever before. If you’re curious to find out more about this riveting event that’s held annually, well, continue reading because we’re dishing on some of the few and new things you can expect on the event day itself.

Musical acts from around the globe have come to perform at the 3-day event festival which includes the likes of Interpol, Caribou, Yuna, Cigarettes After Sex, Sticky Fingers, Phum Viphurit and so much more!

From top to bottom: Interpol, Cigarettes After Sex, and The Vaccines

Marking their first debut in Singapore is also none other than Interpol. Fans of the American rock band can finally groove to their live set that’s scheduled on Saturday – alongside other crowd favourites such as ambient pop group, Cigarettes After Sex, and indie rock band, The Vaccines, on the same day.

From top to bottom: Yuna and Caribou

Apart from the headlining acts, you can also look forward to the likes of Yuna and Caribou, who have both played at the festival’s venue before. Famously known for her soothing and angel-like vocals, Yuna is set to headline the stage this coming Friday with a performance that everyone will be Crushing on!

From top to bottom: Peking Duk and Rhye

The supersonic duo, Peking Duk, and alternative R&B artist, Rhye, are also scheduled to hit the stage with hit numbers that are sure to give the crowd a rocking good time. Known for their unique electronic music, Peking Duk originated from the land down under and will be kicking things up a notch at the festival grounds with their hit tunes Fake Magic and High!

For something that’s more chill, you can expect to groove along to Rhye’s new album that was released recently this year. The full-length album, Blood, is a breakup album that’s literally about the two breakups. Oh, the heartbreak. If you’re looking for some music to fix that broken heart of yours (or at least relate to), then Rhye’s new album is worth giving a listen.

From top left (clockwise): STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Casey Chen Wearable Woodart Workshop, Dr. Paradise’s UV Clinic and It Takes Balls.

The family-friendly festival held at Fort Canning Park will also feature other activities such as silent discos, garden games, creative workshops and art displays for the whole family.

Local acts include Preetipls (left) and Subhas (right) (Photo Courtesy)

Some of the other acts you can expect to see performing on the festival grounds include the locally famous Preeti Nair, otherwise known as Preetipls! Remarkably, the star has taken the Internet by storm with her parody skits and videos tackling controversial issues in Singapore. If you haven’t watched her latest video, do it now!

Preetipls is also set to rule the stage with Subhas a rap/hip-hop artist that also originated from the local scene and is known for his unique taste in music and lyricism. Notably, the duo share a common interest in tackling socio-political issues and we’re looking forward to what they have in store for us at the upcoming festival.

So what’re you waiting for? Bring your friends and family and have a fun-filled weekend this week at Neon Lights 2018. See you there!

Neon Lights 2018 

Venue: Fort Canning Park, River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037
Dates: 8th, 9th, 10th November 2018 
Ticket Prices: $280 (3-Day Pass), $225 (2-Day Pass), $99 (Friday Pass), $140 (Saturday Pass), $120 (Sunday Pass), $45 (Saturday + Sunday Child Pass), $25 (YUNA, Friday Child Pass) 

You wouldn’t want to miss out on this fun-filled weekend. Tickets are selling fast, so make sure to snag your passes up here.