Festival producer Red Spade Entertainment has announced the return of Sundown Festival this year at a brand-new entertainment and events venue at City Beach Resort, and to be held on 5 August, featuring local artistes, Derrick Hoh, FARRAGO, Jack & Rai, Jason Chung, Ling Kai and The Summer State. Supporting the growth of home-grown talents and the eighth edition will be UnUsUal Productions Pte Ltd.
In the past eight years, close to 100 artistes from all over Asia has been to Singapore to perform on one stage at the Sundown Festival to celebrate the diversity of Asian culture and music. Artistes who have performed here include Shilah Amzah from Malaysia in 2014, Show Luo from Taiwan in 2011 and they were also the first producer to introduce FT Island from Korea back in 2009 when the founders first organised the festival here.
“Over the years, Singapore has initiated and supported a number of programmes focused on catalysing and supporting the appreciation and development for artistic talent. As festival producers, we are hoping to use our network to provide a wider platform for such artistes to showcase their work which could hopefully spur the next stage of growth, and with the support of UnUsUal Productions we are looking at bringing our local talents with us overseas,” says Kelvin Goh, co-founder, Red Spade Entertainment.
Name: Sundown Festival 2017
Date: 5 August 2017 (Saturday)
Time: Doors Open from 4PM
Venue: City Beach Resort, 8 Port Road, Labrador Park, Singapore 117540 (Nearest MRT station: CC27 Labrador Park)
Ticketing Information: General admission – $15 (excluding ticketing charge)
A singer who gained nationwide recognition after emerging as the second runner up in Channel U’s Project SuperStar in 2005, he will be thrilling fans with his Top 20 hit songs from his previous albums. Over the course of his career, he has garnered numerous awards including “Best Asian Artist” from 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards and “Most Outstanding Artiste” from Global Chinese Music Awards.
FARRAGO is an indie rock band formed in Singapore comprising a hodgepodge of members from Singapore, Japan, the UK and Australia. Farrago has been featured on indie music channel, Lush 995FM, and performed live in Japan and Singapore. They recently released their debut album “Trilby Hats and Sunflowers” in September 2015, available on digital platform iTunes.
Jack & Rai
Starting out as solo acoustic musicians way back in 2002, Jack & Rai are veterans in the local music scene. They were named Elle magazine’s Musicians of the Year in 2009 and their hit songs like FIONA and THE FA LA LA SONG have garnered them a cult following of loyal fans.
This veteran artiste who has been in the music scene for more than 25 years, gained popularity when he won as champion in The Pioneer 3rd Asian Karaoke Championship. Together with his band ‘The Typhoon’ he performed at various hotspots in Singapore like Shanghai Dolly, Baby Face and Dragonfly.
A bilingual singer-songwriter from Singapore, Ling Kai shot to fame in 2008 after her recording of ‘Larkin Step’ on YouTube which reached a million views. She was the winner of the 2012 Red Bull Singer-songwriter contest in the finals of Chinese reality TV singing show ‘Sing My Song’.
The Summer State
A well-known pop/rock band, their optimism and positive outlook is exemplified by their name, derived from the ‘summer state of mind’. The Summer State has opened for international acts like Simple Plan, Yellowcard, and Mayday Parade. The band believes in writing music that is timeless and honest and therefore bring a very fresh vibe to the festival atmosphere.