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by / on September 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm / in Lists

Top 10 Southeast Asian music festivals before the end of the year

  The weather may be starting to cool but Southeast Asia’s festival scene is just starting to heat up. With jaw dropping landscapes and spectacular locales unique to the region, it is easy to see how each year more festivals are establishing themselves. We count down 10 of the best festivals that you can catch before 2015 wraps up.

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by / on September 14, 2016 at 10:23 pm / in Festivals

Clockenflap unveil huge new round of artists including Die Antwoord and Chemical Brothers

Whilst the loss of arguably the biggest act on the lineup in LCD Soundsystem was a big blow to Hong Kong’s most celebrated festival, Clockenflap has bounced back with a killer new round of acts.

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by / on September 9, 2016 at 5:02 pm / in Buzz

Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian are in the midst of a digital popularity contest on Instagram

Last week Kim Kardashian West celebrated a huge celebrity milestone: officially being the most followed person on Instagram.

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by / on September 6, 2016 at 7:04 pm / in News

Get ready, because Bryan Adams is coming to Kuala Lumpur

Dust off your air guitars and practice those power ballads because Bryan Adams will be touching down in Kuala Lumpur as part of his The Get Up Tour in early 2017.

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by / on September 6, 2016 at 6:33 pm / in Live Music

Sigur Ros announce exclusive Taipei sideshow November

Iceland’s most talented export (sorry Bjork) are making a stopover in Taipei for a very special one-night-only performance following their Clockenflap headline slot.

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by / on September 6, 2016 at 6:23 pm / in News

Freddie Mercury has asteroid named after him to commemorate 70th birthday

To mark what would have been Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s 70th birthday, the enigmatic frontman has had an asteroid named after him.

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by / on September 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm / in News

Reason for LCD Soundsystem’s shock Asian tour cancelation revealed

Earlier last month Asian fans were devastated to hear the news that LCD Soundsystem, arguably the biggest name on the lineup, had pulled out of the Hong Kong festival. But it’s not all bad news for LCD lovers.    Clockenflap first announced the news via their Facebook page, revealing that LCD Soundsystem had canceled all their upcoming dates in Asia and Australia, […]

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by / on August 30, 2016 at 12:28 pm / in Interviews

Interview: BRAIDS drummer Austin Tufts was held against his will and extorted in Vietnam, still loves the country

Young, accomplished and incredibly talented Canadian art rock band BRAIDS were originally slated to traverse the Pacific Ocean to perform just three shows in Japan last month. Luckily for the rest of Asia, that three date run turned into a ten date mini tour that saw them play everywhere from Shanghai to Singapore across 16 days, giving Asian audiences the […]

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by / on August 30, 2016 at 12:27 pm / in Live Music

Red Hot Chili Peppers choose unlikely Asian support act for UK tour

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers have been lighting up stages all across Europe on their latest tour, most recently performing at Leeds festival to a sold out audience. But it’s their latest choice of special guests that has got fans scratching their heads.

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by / on August 29, 2016 at 2:16 pm / in Live Music, Music Charts, News

American rockers Yo La Tengo are Bangkok bound

New Jersey indie darlings Yo La Tengo are set for Bangkok – the latest indie act to visit the city as part of the Singha Light Live Series.

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by / on August 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm / in Festivals, News

Scorpions, Wolfmother and Taking Back Sunday headline Malaysia’s reprised Rockaway Festival

It’s been three long years since the last Rockaway event was held in Malaysia but it seems like it was worth the wait.

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by / on August 24, 2016 at 4:02 pm / in Festivals

Kodaline to headline inaugural LaLaLa festival in Indonesia’s West Java

If you didn’t already have enough of a hit list of festivals across Southeast Asia like Vietnam’s Quest, Hong Kong’s Clockeflap, Thailand’s Wonderfruit or Singapore’s Neon Lights, Indonesia has just been announced as the new home for LaLaLa festival.

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by / on August 19, 2016 at 9:08 pm / in Festivals

The top 7 reasons you have to get to Vietnam’s Quest Festival

Vietnam’s Quest festival is bringing their particular blend of magic to Ba Vi for their 2016 edition, dropping a first round lineup of 20 acts covering a diverse range of musical styles from hip hop to house, folk to funk and psychedelic to psy trance.  

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by / on August 18, 2016 at 5:55 pm / in Live Music, News

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox adds Singapore date to Asian tour

After a successful 2015 Asian tour,  Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is returning to Singapore, adding a performance in the Lion City to their previously announced Kuala Lumpur show.

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by / on August 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm / in News

Pete Tong, Alesso and Skrillex are heading to China for IMS Asia-Pacific

The first speakers for International Music Summit have been announced, with international heavyweight producers Skrillex, Alesso and Pete Tong and a host of regional taste-makers heading to Shanghai for the two day conference.

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by / on August 18, 2016 at 11:52 am / in News

New study confirms going to gigs officially makes you happier

A new study has found that attending concerts regularly can positively impact how you feel about your life and make you feel happier.

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by / on August 16, 2016 at 11:27 pm / in Festivals

Paradise Island adds new acts, reveals earlybird tickets are almost sold out

Things just keep getting more exciting at the Paradise Island Festival camp. Following their explosive announcement that they’ll be bringing De La Soul, Goldie, LTJ Bukem, Maribou State and more to idyllic Koh Samui, they’ve topped up their lineup with even more exciting talent.   The beefed up lineup now consists of the previously mentioned headliners along with Mala, Mad […]

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by / on August 16, 2016 at 7:48 pm / in News

2016 Mnet Asain Music Awards to return to Hong Kong this December

The most significant music festival and awards ceremony in Asia will be returning to Hong Kong on December 2nd according to an industry source at the AsiaWorld-Expo centre.

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by / on August 14, 2016 at 12:04 pm / in News, Pop

Confessions of a failed 90’s boyband

Kevin Yee, one sixth of now defunct boyband Youth Asylum has opened up on a Reddit AMA, dishing the dirt on exploitative record label practices and giving unique insight into the harsh realities of being part of a boyband that never quite made it.

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by / on August 12, 2016 at 5:06 pm / in Festivals

Music Matters assemble incredible international line-up for Asia’s premier independent music festival

If you’re in Singapore between September 12-15 and don’t have any plans, you do now.

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