The wildly popular Sundown Festival is back again for its third year running. The festival has featured some of the most sought-after solo artistes and groups from Japan and Korea, and this year adds music powerhouse Taiwan to its roster.
The spotlight this year focuses on Taiwan’s Mandopop, showcasing popular solo acts from Mandopop superstar Show Luo, Hebe Tien (from S.H.E) and a crowd favourite Zhang Yun Jing, the winner of Super Idol 1st season in 2008 who later rose to clinch several “New Comer of the Year” and Female Artiste awards across China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.
To top off the star lineup, “visual-kei” Jrock band ViViD and newest Kpop boy band sensation Teen Top promise to keep the audience on their feet with outlandish theatrics, slick choreography and fantastic showmanship throughout the entire evening.
Organised by Red Spade Entertainment, Sundown Festival 2011 is set to rock a 7,000 strong audience on 26 November, 5.30pm at the F1 Pit Area. Fans can look forward to an evening non-stop entertainment and adrenaline-pumping tunes in this rain-or-shine event, which will also include fringe performances and authentic street food.
Sundown Festival is a unique entertainment concept that aims to showcase the best of Asia’s talent and diversity in music, musicians, culture and people. As Festival Director (Programming) Samantha Chan explains, “Through Sundown Festival, we hope to bring about a sense of unity and pride of being Asian, using the Festival as a platform to support Asian music and musicians, and to cultivate interest and appreciation of Asian music and cultures among Festival supporters across the region.”
To complete the experience of an Asian festival, fans can roam the food streets within the Festival venue, with food stalls serving up a dazzlingly variety of delicious authentic street food from Taiwan, Korea and Japan. A definite palate pleaser for Festival goers would be the very affordable prices that the food is sold at.
“Sundown Festival for the past two years has proved to be a great success that generated fantastic turnout, and we hope to continue uniting Asia through its music, and in turn position Singapore as an Asian music and cultural hub. In doing so, we aim to expand our repertoire and garner wider outreach to the region as the Festival grows,” said Kelvin Goh, Director (Logistics & Planning), Red Spade Entertainment.
The annual SUNDOWN FESTIVAL is BACK! One of the most awaited Asian Pop concerts of the year featuring Japanese and Korean artists the past two years, and this year they’ll also be bring in Taiwan artists!
SUNDOWN FESTIVAL 2011 is happening on the 26 November 2011 @ F1 Pit Area – Get ready for the magic of Taiwan, Japan and Korea!
The first Japanese group announced is ViViD!
ViViD is a five-member Japanese rock and visual-kei band formed in 2009, etching a “Melodic Mixture Rock” style which the band describes as heavy rock combined with pop and hard rapping. As a visual-kei band, ViViD appeals to the audience through their dramatic theatrics, strong visual impact and showmanship.
Band members are Reno (guitar), who practices on his guitar at every chance he has; Ryoga (guitar) who is also nicknamed the Jack-Knife of Kita-Kanto because of his sharp looks; Shin (vocals) whose natural voice lends talent to the band; Ko-ki (drums and DJ) and Iv (bass) who is famous for his masculine body.
The band has since performed at Japan Expo 2010, the biggest Japanese cultural event in Paris, Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall, and Hibiya Outdoor Music Hall featuring singles Take Off, PRECIOUS and mini album THE ViViD COLOR.
[UPDATE – 21 July] Taiwan artist Hebe from S.H.E joins the lineup for this year’s Sundown Festival!
Tien Fu-Chen (田馥甄), more commonly known as Hebe, is a Taiwanese singer, actress, TV program hostess, and most notably the youngest member of Taiwan girls group, S.H.E which consists of two other members, Selina Ren and Ella Chen. Her music career launched when she took part in a talent quest by HIM International Records in Taiwan, where she was recognized for her straightforward personality and powerful vocals, leading her to become a member of S.H.E with the other two members.
Hebe recorded several solos, including two solo songs Too Much and Someone Loves You Instead of Me for S.H.E’s albums, two Taiwanese drama soundtracks Ferris Wheel for “Reaching the Stars” soundtrack and Too Late for “Bull Fighting” soundtrack. Her debut Mandarin solo album, “To Hebe” was the top 5th selling album in Taiwan in 2010. To promote her album, Hebe conducts Her Love! To Hebe concert tours for fans across Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
[UPDATE – 3 August] Zhang Yun Jing also joins the lineup!
Zhang Yun Jing (張芸京), also known as Ah Jing (阿京), made her debut in 2007 as a singer after winning the first season of Taiwanese singing competition Super Idol (超級偶像).
Well-liked by her androgynous appearance, distinctive voice and emotional tendencies, Jing’s voice touched the hearts of judges and her listeners and commandeered her unique stage presence. In the last three years, Jing released three albums, Unprecedented (2009), The Opposite Me (2010), and Our Valentine EP (2011) and won numerous “Best Newcomer” and other acclaimed awards across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
[Update – 12 August 2011] Finally Korean boy group TEEN TOP joins the lineup! Having just returned to the Kpop scene with their newest mini album “Roman” with title track “No More Perfume On You”, these young and talented boys are out to attract your attention!
“Hot Icon of Teenagers” Teen Top is a six-member boyband from South Korea. Consisting members C.A.P as band leader and rapper, Niel for main vocals, Ricky, Chun Ji and Chang Jo as vocals as well as L.Joe as rapper, Teen Top was founded in 2010 by Andy Lee of Shinhwa, a popular Korean boyband.
The band debuted their first single, Come Into the World in July 2010, and performed on television stations in Korea as well as on M.net Japan Channel. They were also voted “Rookie in August” in Global Rookie Star by Korea Creative Content Agency. Their second single, Transform, was featured in Le Grand Journal, a French television show, “K-Pop Festival” in Japan, “K-Pop Charity Concert” in Thailand as well as Singapore’s “Korean Music Wave” earlier this year.
Teen Top recently launched their first mini album titled Roman and performed at Incheon Korean Wave Concert as well as K-Pop All Stars in Niigata, Japan.
[UPDATE – 15 August 2011] Taiwan heartthrob Show Luo will also be coming for this Festival!
Show Luo (罗志祥), a successful superstar Mandopop singer, dancer, host and actor has also garnered a reputation as “Dancing King of Asia” for his dancing skills and choreography. He debuted his music career in 1995 when he formed a quartet boy band “Four Heavenly Kings” with three other members. He eventually went solo in 2000 and launched his solo career with the release of his album, Show Time in 2003, selling over 80,000 copies.
His sell out concerts include 2010 Show Luo <Dance Without Limits 3D World Live> World Tour Concert where he was the first artiste to hold 3D concerts, Dance Without Limits Encore World Live Tour, setting the record of over 10,000 strong audience since the opening of Singapore Indoor Stadium. His other Show Luo <Show on Stage> World Tour Concert has also travelled across Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, Hong Kong , Macau, Singapore and Tokyo.
SUNDOWN FESTIVAL DETAILS
Date: Saturday, 26 November 2011
Venue: F1 Pit Area
Super Early Bird Tickets, from 22 Aug $78
VIP Pit Area Tickets (limited to 300 tickets), from 22 Aug $148
Early Bird Tickets, from 1 Sep $118
Regular Tickets, from 26 Sep $138
Tickets (all free-standing) are available at SISTIC only. Log on to www.sistic.com.sg to book
or call ticketing hotline: (65) 6348 5555. For more information on Sundown Festival, check
So fans of the artistes above, get ready to nab your tickets!
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