Neon Lights fest returns in November with indie acts Sigur Ros and Foals

British post-punk quintet Foals will be headlining this year's Neon Lights festival on the first night.
British post-punk quintet Foals will be headlining this year's Neon Lights festival on the first night. PHOTO: NEON LIGHTS

SINGAPORE - Acclaimed indie rock acts Foals and Sigur Ros will headline this year's Neon Lights when the music and arts festival returns for a second year at Fort Canning Park on Nov 26 and 27.

British post-punk quintet Foals will headline on the first night, while Icelandic experimental-rock outfit Sigur Ros will headline on the second night.

The rest of the music line-up is yet to be announced.

Neon Lights made its debut in November last year. More than 10,000 fans attended the two nights, which featured a multi-genre line-up of music acts including British shoegaze pioneers Ride, American dance music veteran Nile Rodgers, Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice as well as home-grown talents such as folk act Hanging Up The Moon.

Apart from music performances, the festival also included other activities such as poetry slams, street artists and dance performances.

The festival is an all-ages event, with tickets for children under 12, accompanied by adults, starting from $25.

Early-bird tickets for festival-goers 12 and older start from $120 and will go on sale on May 10, 9am.

Sigur Ros, formed in 1994, last played in Singapore at the same venue in 2013. Acclaimed for their moody, ethereal sounds, the band's most recent album, Kveikur, was released in 2013.

Foals, nominated for best British group at this year's Brit Awards, last played in Singapore at the The Coliseum in 2014 and released their latest album, What Went Down, last year.

dinohadi@sph.com.sg


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NEON LIGHTS 2016

WHERE: Fort Canning Park

WHEN: Nov 26 and 27, from 2pm

ADMISSION: Early-bird tickets, starting from $120 onwards, go on sale on May 10 from 9am to 11am. Tickets cost from $135 onwards after that. Tickets for children under 12, accompanied by adults, start from $25 onwards. For details and priority access to early bird tickets, go to http://www.neonlights.sg/