After it’s popular debut last year, Sentosa will once again host its second annual Ukulele Festival at the Palawan Beach on 2 May, promising a day of lively acoustic entertainment.
As the Labour Day long weekend beckons, families and friends will certainly be looking for activities to get together and enjoy each other’s company. What better an opportunity to do so than at the Sentosa Ukulele Festival? With the setting sun providing a timely backdrop, sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening of live ukulele performances from 4pm to 10.30pm.
Welcoming a slew of prominent musicians on the Palawan Beachfront, performers to look forward to include six-time Grammy award winner Daniel Ho. A native Hawaiian who will definitely be adding to the spirit of island life, Ho famously covered Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2U” in Hawaiian for the movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”.
South Korean YouTube sensation and fingerstyle guitarist Sungha Jung will also be returning to the shores of Sentosa in May. Not a stranger to Singapore, Jung has even recently done a cover of local iconic song “Home” on YouTube, and will be back on Palawan Beach for the festival. Other local artistes set to join the line-up include popular duo Jack & Rai, Singapore Char Siew Baos, Carmine & Kelvin, Jukuleles and Ukes Avenue.
The free-entry performances (island admission and carpark charges apply) will begin at 4pm and continue through the evening. Audience are also welcome to pick up a Ukulele of their own at pop-up retailers, participate in free workshops, and even take to the stage during open-mic sessions. Be treated to a seafood BBQ buffet at Grill N’ Chill or buy a picnic-spread worth of food from mobile food trucks situated nearby. Deck chairs will be available by the lawn nearby.
Soak in the vibrant atmosphere and be entertained by aspiring DJs as they showcase their skills at the inaugural Sentosa DJ Spin Off from this Sunday. Come 26 April and 3 May 2015 (Sunday), witness the journey of the next DJ talent as Wave House Sentosa is transformed to a spectacular party for music junkies and fun-lovers.
Making a debut this year, the Sentosa DJ Spin Off is the latest platform for local DJs to unleash their potential and a chance to spin at this year’s Siloso Beach Party. Participants first prove their mettle in the heats on 26 April, where eight participants will be selected for the next round of competition. A winner will then be crowned on 3 May, as the top eight battle it out with their best mixes and the opportunity to perform at Asia’s biggest beach countdown party along with cash prizes.
As part of the search for the next big thing in the industry, local pioneer DJs such as DJ Jensen, DJ Funky T and DJ Ollie’Des will be part of the talented judging panel at the finals. Having performed at various international events and clubs including the Siloso Beach Countdown Party, the judges aim to uncover the next local gem for the industry.
“I’m definitely looking forward to the first-ever DJ Spin Off at Sentosa this coming weekends! It is great for the local industry to have another platform where younger DJs get the opportunity to perform and outdo each other with a live audience. Some of the factors that the judges will be looking out for include how the contestants engage the audience, their stage presence and of course their creativity,” said DJ Jensen.
Singapore’s top youngest DJ – Charlotte Cheong, aged 18, is the ambassador of the event and also assisting in the selection of participants. Having started her DJ career at 12 years old, DJ Charlotte has performed at numerous events, including the launch of Linkin Park’s album ‘A Thousand Sun’ by Warner Music and currently spins at several clubs including Azzura, Supperclub and Châteaux.
The Sentosa Ukulele Festival and Sentosa DJ Spin Off are presented to you by Sentosa, The State of Fun, as part of the Sentosa Celebrates Music Festival from now till 19 May. Look out and come down for the other merry events held on Sentosa in conjunction with Sentosa Celebrates Music Festival such as Beerkini Rocks at Bikini Bar on Siloso Beach on 9 May; and Full Steam Ahead at Tanjong Beach Club on 23 May.
Be part of the exciting music festival and amplify the state of fun at Sentosa this summer! For more information, please go to http://www.sentosa.com.sg/music/.
Event: Sentosa Ukulele Festival 2015
Date: 2 May 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 4pm to 10.30pm
Venue: Palawan Beach, behind Port of Lost Wonder
Event admission: Free (Island admission and car park charges apply)
Event: Sentosa DJ Spin Off
Date: 26 April 2015, Sunday [Heats] & 3 May 2015, Sunday [Finals]
Time: 3pm to 9pm
Venue: Wave House Sentosa, Siloso Beach
Event admission: Free* (*Island admission and car park charges apply)