Preview: Skechers Sundown Festival

Mandpop – check. K-Pop – check. Any music genre that sounds remotely Asian – check. The iconic Skechers Sundown Festival is back for its sixth run on November 22 with a diverse line-up of performers from 11 Asian countries such as Korea, Japan and Singapore. Asian pride FTW!



The festival, held at the F1 pit building, promises 8 hours of dynamic music from a spectrum of genres. “Having the festival here is part of our secret wish to transform Singapore into the Asian music capital,” quipped Samantha Chan, founder of the festival and Red Spade Entertainment, the festival’s chief organiser.


Founder Samantha Chan shares plans for the upcoming Skechers Sundown Festival

Founder Samantha Chan shares plans for the upcoming Skechers Sundown Festival

That wish may be well on the way to achieving fruition.. This year, Sundown Festival’s main stage will be graced by stellar names like Taiwan’s Chang Chen Yue, widely known as A-Yue. Since 1998, the Taiwanese rock star has transformed the landscape of Mandarin pop music by weaving rock, hip-hop and dance influences into his songs. Punjabi starlet Kanika Kapoor, best known for her hit song, “Baby Doll” will also be taking the stage, alongside Indopop girl group S.O.S and hard rock Thai band, Big Ass.



For the 1st time since the festival’s advent in 2009, 2 Singaporean talents will be performing at the festival.


Dubbed “Singapore’s Kanye West” by Her World magazine, local hip-hop artiste ShiGGa Shay will get the audiences bopping with his smooth rhymes and high-powered beats. Having performed at the National Day Parades in 2010 and 2014, ShiGGa lives up to his affectionate nickname, Lion City Kia (“lad” in Hokkien).

Catch Shigga Shay at Skechers Sundown Festival 2014 on 22 November


Soul-music lovers can also look forward to rising star Jeremy Teng’s performance. After being rejected from a whopping 8 out of 10 local singing contests, the determined 20-year-old made the brave decision to pursue his music career overseas, which paid off. Jeremy beat 19 contestants to become the first Asian winner of Japan’s international singing competition, Nodojiman The World. In addition to his fledgling resume, Jeremy participated in The Voice China.

Jeremy Teng croons at Skechers Sundown Festival media briefing

More artistes including Korean boyband CROSS GENE, Japanese rockers WEAVER, Malaysian songstress Shila Amzah and homegrown songbird Olivia Ong have since been added to the line-up!


Olivia Ong - Singapore


CROSS GENE South Korean based band





Shila Amzah-Malaysia



WEAVER Japanese piano rock band

Worried about feeling peckish? Festival-goers will be able to relish popular Asian street food on festival grounds, so prep your wallets (and your stomachs).


Event Information

What: Skechers Sundown Festival 2014

When: 22 November, doors open from 4pm

Where: F1 Pit Building, Marina Promenade (next to Singapore Flyer), free-standing


Tickets go on sale Friday, September 19 through SISTIC. Ticket prices exclude Sistic ticketing charges.


Early-bird tickets: $88 (from 18-29 September, while stocks last)

Regular tickets: $138 (Category 1), $118 (Category 2)


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Photographs courtesy of Press Kit Pte Ltd