Rico Blanco, Philippine representative at Singapore’s Sundown Festival 2013

by Nerisa Almo
Oct 23, 2013
Rock band Rock Steddy joins Rico Blanco (in photo) and other Asian acts in Singapore’s Asian Music Festival.

Filipino rock artist Rico Blanco will be representing the country in Singapore’s annual Sundown Music Festival on November 16 at F1 Pit Building at Marina Promenade.

Rico, together with Pinoy rock band Rock Steddy, will join established headliners and up-and-coming acts from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Thailand. These include Screw, D=OUT, AOA, Bosco Wong, Shao Yu Han, Yoga Lin, Nidji, and No More Tear.

Red Spade Entertainment, the organizer behind the annual Sundown Music Festival, sees the addition of three Southeast Asian nations to the musical melee: Indonesia, Thailand and two very popular acts from the Philippines.

Known for their "rockability" and mastery in alternative music, it is no wonder the likes of Nidji, No More Tear, Rock Steddy and headliner Rico Blanco are fronting these tri-nation sensations.

Meanwhile, Screw and D=OUT are also there to continue the ride on the surge in popularity and demand for Japanese glam-metal rock.

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On the other hand, K-pop fanatics can expect eye candy in the form of Ace of Angels (AOA), a versatile music group that interchange between a five-member female band and a seven-member idol group. All eight members from AOA will be making their full appearance at the festival to lend their full support at Sundown Festival 2013.

Finally, this year’s line-up of musical entertainment includes singer Adonia Shao Yu Han from the People’s Republic of China. Concertgoers can also look forward to familiar names such as Mandopop Taiwanese boy wonder Yoga Lin and Cantopop and TVB star Bosco Wong.

For two years now, Sundown Festival has been strongly championed by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) due to its unique entertainment concept.

The event aims to showcase the best mix of Asia’s talent and diversity in music genre, musicians and cultural identity.

Festival goers can look forward not only to eight hours of non-stop entertainment but also bona fide street food sourced from all the eight Asian countries and fringe cultural performances such as “the barong” (storytelling dance form) from Indonesia, Tinikling B-boys (a mix of traditional pre-Spanish tap dancing with bamboo poles and breakdancing) from the Philippines, and muay thai exhibition from Thailand.

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For more information about Sundown Festival, visit www.sundownfestival.sg or www.facebook.com/mysundownfestival

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