Glittery line-up for Neon Lights music festival

Irish folk-rock singer-songwriter Damien Rice, American psychedelic rock band Mercury Rev and hit-making disco group Chic, featuring Nile Rodgers, are among the big names coming here for a new music festival.

Neon Lights takes place at Fort Canning Green on Nov 28 and 29 and boasts a glittery, indie line-up.

There will be at least 16 acts from more than 10 countries, including some playing here for the first time, such as British shoegaze act Ride.

Early-bird and family weekend tickets go on sale on Tuesday. It costs $189 for an adult two-day weekend pass, $150 for a youth (12 to 17 years) pass and $40 for a child (under 12) accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be available from, Sistic and EventCliQue, and single-day and group tickets will go on sale soon.

Neon Lights also offers arts programmes, food and other activities such as circus acts.

Programme director Jennifer Jennings says: "While Neon Lights is first and foremost a music lovers' festival, it's also for people looking for something more."

The organisers of Neon Lights include the co-founders of Hong Kong's music and arts festival Clockenflap.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2015, with the headline 'Glittery line-up for Neon Lights music festival'. Print Edition | Subscribe