Festivals — November 12, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Inside Buzz: Everything you need to know about Neon Lights festival 2015


Singapore’s newest boutique music and arts festival Neon Lights is set to bring down the house for its inaugural edition at  Fort Canning Green and Gate. From November 28 (Saturday) to November 29 (Sunday), the site will see a host of the world’s premiere music and performance artists making their way to the Lion City for a truly international experience.



Neon Lights will be hosting a wildly diverse line-up of local and international artists, both worldwide superstars (past and present), as well as up and comers.

Friday will see CHIC feat Nile Rodgers serving up shimmery disco magic, London based indie folksters Daughter, Manchurian candidate Mr Scruff,  Icelandic experimental techno purveyors Kiasmos, Scottish post-rockers Mogwai along with Bo Ningen, SOAK, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, The Field, Nouvelle Vague, Shugo Tokumaru, Sun Kil Moon, Blackalicious, Songhoy Blues, Kid Koala, Hanging Up The Moon and Lost Weekend all taking to the stage.

Saturday will host Irish sensation Damien Rice, electronic outfit Flight Facilities, shoegaze pioneers Ride playing the final show of their reunion tour after a 20 year hiatus, Australian electro darlings RÜFÜS, the otherworldly sounds of James Lavalle’s UNKLE Sounds as well as Ratatat, Rachael Yamagata, Mercury Rev, Broods, Viet Cong, MOCCA, Julia Holter, Jacques Greene, Paint the Sky Red, Gengahr and Bennett Bay,

It’s a lineup worth getting excited about!
The full timetable has been released and you can see all the details at the bottom of this article.

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Equally important to the Neon Lights experience is having a feast of inspiration for the eyes as well as the ears. A number of dedicated arts installations and area will help create a visual and sensory wonderland for festival attendees.


Cloud Factory will host musicians and visual and performance artists that use sound as their means of expression in a creative nexus with no limitations.

Street culture elements will be celebrated at Easy Street with street artists ANTZ, AshD, ClogTwo, Slac Satu, Sheep and ZERO creating live graffiti art, local rap legend Shigga Shay will be performing live whilst breakdancers battle for supremacy.

Club Minky is the perfect festival hangout featuring circus superstars, comedy, drag queen idols, vaudeville cabaret, circus acrobatics and more.club-minky-header_1140_471_60


Returning for a seventh edition, Lit Up is set to return with 40 well-known authors, poets and performers bringing words to life until the event reaches fever pitch as poets go head-to-head in the high-octane National Poetry Slam Championship.


Neon Kids

Neon Lights isn’t just for the young at heart. Neon Kids is a special series of workshops specifically created and curated for children. With a programme of activities for kids from 2 years old up to teenagers these workshops focus on wearable art, kinetic fun, neon accessories, making a music garden, and, of course, movement!

It’s a perfect way to create magical moments for the whole family. 



You can nourish your soul as much as you like, but without appropriate sustenance the body won’t last. Neon Lights has hand picked nine outstanding food vendors for their particularly tasty grub and commitment to innovation.

There are traditional festival favourites like burgers and bagels, Japanese bites like torched sushi and karaage and sweet treats from Momolato and Chulop. Leaving hungry is not an option.



Performance Art

The festival will be enhanced with the addition of global superstar performance artists The Sideshow Superstars and The Lords Of Strut. Expect whip cracking, sword swallowing, incredible feats of acrobatic skill, trap snapping, cigar box manipulation, rubberman contortion, strongman displays and more in this Singapore premiere!



Ticketing Information

Tickets are available now from the Neon Lights website and are priced as follows:

Two-Day Weekend Tickets are available at
Adult ($240), Child ($40) and Youth ($150)

Single-Day Tickets are available at
Adult ($150), Child ($25), and Youth ($90) for

Head to the Neon Lights website for further details and to purchase tickets


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