Boon Chan Media Correspondent and Eddino Abdul Hadi Music Correspondent recommend

Gigs Picks: Skechers Sundown Festival, Def Leppard, Clean Bandit and more

PHOTOS: RED SPADE ENTERTAINMENT, ROSS HALFIN, ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA 2015, WARNER MUSIC SINGAPORE

SKECHERS SUNDOWN FESTIVAL

The party begins when the sun goes down. Headline acts at this year's festivities include alternative hip-hop group Epik High (left) from South Korea, rock band Potato from Thailand, indie group Ground Zero from Taiwan as well as home-grown post-hardcore outfit Caracal.

WHERE: Marina Promenade MRT: Promenade WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: $88 (general) and $118 (mosh pit) from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555) INFO: www.facebook.com/mysundownfestival

Boon Chan


DEF LEPPARD LIVE IN SINGAPORE

British rock band Def Leppard (above) triggered worldwide hysteria with their fourth album named, well, Hysteria (1987), which has sold more than 25 million copies and spawned melodic rock anthems such as Pour Some Sugar On Me, Love Bites and Armageddon It. They last performed in Singapore almost 20 years ago.

WHERE: Level 6 Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Halls 601 to 604 MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tue, 8pm ADMISSION: $108 to $168 from Sistic

Boon Chan


ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA SINGAPORE

Anisong (anime song) performances by acts such as ZAQ, Garnidelia (above) and May'n are some of the highlights at this festival for fans of Japanese pop culture.

There are also appearances by animators, cosplay events, sale of merchandise and new titles to check out.

WHERE: Levels 3 and 4, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Nov 27 to 29 ADMISSION: I Love Anisong concert, from $58 for a basic one-day ticket to $428 for a three-day VIP package, available from eventclique.com. Access to festival starts at $13 a day (exhibition hall only). Tickets from EventClique office and Suntec pop-up booth on Level 3 till Wed (exhibition plus stage tickets) and at the venue on event days (exhibition tickets only). INFO: animefestival.asia/afasg15

Boon Chan


INCH - LETTERS TO UBIN EP LAUNCH

Singer-songwriter Inch Chua (above), also known as Inch, spent a good part of the year holed up in a kampung house in Pulau Ubin crafting the new batch of songs that ended up in her latest EP, Letters To Ubin.

She launches the seven-track EP with a live show that also features home-grown musicians Tim De Cotta & The Warriors.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Nov 26, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 from letterstoubin.peatix.com

Eddino Abdul Hadi


CLEAN BANDIT

Best known for their viral hit, Rather Be, an infectious tune that won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, British band Clean Bandit (above) have been making a name for themselves with their mix of dance-pop and classical music.

The Singapore stop on their tour is also their first gig in South-east Asia.

WHERE: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore - Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Wed, 8pm ADMISSION: $68 from Sistic

Eddino Abdul Hadi

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 20, 2015, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe