Gentle Bones and more local acts for music and arts festival Neon Lights 2016

Local singer-songwriter Gentle Bones will be among the acts featured in the Neon Lights music and arts festival at Fort Canning in November.
Local singer-songwriter Gentle Bones will be among the acts featured in the Neon Lights music and arts festival at Fort Canning in November. PHOTO: GENTLE BONES

SINGAPORE - Home-grown music acts feature prominently in the second wave of artists announced for music and arts festival Neon Lights, taking place at Fort Canning.

Rising singer-songwriter Gentle Bones will play alongside previously announced headliners, British band Foals, on the first day, Nov 26. On the same day, other Singapore acts Cashew Chemists and Disco Hue are billed alongside foreign musicians such as Canadian electronic band Crystal Castles, American electronic music band Neon Indian and English singer-songwriter Lucy Rose.

On the second day, Nov 27, local singer-songwriter Linying takes her place on the programme headlined by Icelandic band Sigur Ros and also featuring British singer Blood Orange, American funk pioneers George Clinton And Parliament/Funkadelic and Swedish acts Jose Gonzalez and The Tallest Man On Earth.

The other acts to play at Neon Lights are American hip-hop pioneers The Sugarhill Gang, British singer Shura, British electronic act Gold Panda, British post-rock band 65daysofstatic, Canadian jazz/hip-hop band BadBadNotGood and British dance-rock band Pumarosa.

More music acts as well as its arts programme will be announced at a later date.

Tickets from $120 are available at http://www.neonlights.sg/

Neon Lights made its debut at the same venue in November last year, featuring the likes of British shoegaze veterans Ride and American disco pioneers Chic and Nile Rodgers on the line-up together with Singapore acts Hanging Up The Moon, Lost Weekend and Bennett Bay.