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Garden Beats Festival 2017, Jazz at Monti and more

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GARDEN BEATS FESTIVAL 2017

Annual outdoor music event Garden Beats Festival is back at Fort Canning. This time, organisers Sunshine Nation are featuring electronic music acts such as German techno/house duos Tube & Berger and Teenage Mutants as well as home-grown names such as Brendon Perera and DJ KFC.

Like previous years, there are plenty of other activities including yoga sessions as well as a wide spread of food and beverages on the festival grounds.

WHERE: Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park, 11 Canning Walk MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, from 1pm ADMISSION: $95 each for groups of at least five and $105 for regular tickets, both from www.gardenbeats.com, or $125 at the door


JAZZ AT MONTI

There is a new home for jazz in Singapore - the Monti jazz lounge in Fullerton Pavilion.

Cultural Medallion musician and composer Jeremy Monteiro has curated a nightly series of choice artists from the Singapore and international jazz scene. This weekend's artists include home-grown singer Melissa Tham (photo) , who will perform tonight, and a trio led by Singapore-based organ player Oliver Von Essen, who will perform tomorrow. WHERE: Monti, The Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place

WHEN: Every night, from 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: For programme listings, go to www.facebook.com/MontiNights/


ROCKING THE REGION

The Esplanade's series of free performances by bands from around Asia, Rocking The Region, continues this weekend with three bands.

Home-grown indie rockers Stopgap are winners of the Noise Singapore Award in 2013; Malaysian post-rock outfit mutesite (photo) have been making their name at home, in the United States and Japan; while home-grown indie-punk/post-hardcore quintet False Plaintiff have worked the gig circuit here with their energetic live shows and emotional tunes.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: Free


LASTPLAY

Three standout names in the home-grown music scene - quirky electronic music duo Nada, electronic singer-songwriter Vandetta and math-rock trio Forests - will play an after-hours set at the Central Public Library. The gigs are part of Lastplay, the final event in the fourth edition of Pressplay, the National Library Board's youth festival.

WHERE: B1-01 Central Public Library, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2017, with the headline 'Gig Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe