Geylang rock fest a hit but venue choice gets mixed reactions

Concert at event draws 6,000 but questions raised over holding it at Wisma Geylang Serai

Local rock band Rusty Blade performing at RockFest 2018, which ran from last Thursday to Sunday. The event also featured performances by other bands such as Diorama, as well as a karaoke competition and food fair.
Local rock band Rusty Blade performing at RockFest 2018, which ran from last Thursday to Sunday. The event also featured performances by other bands such as Diorama, as well as a karaoke competition and food fair.PHOTO: WISMA GEYLANG SERAI

A five-day rock music festival held last weekend at the Wisma Geylang Serai (WGS) hub has drawn mixed reactions from the community.

RockFest 2018, which ran from last Thursday to Sunday, featured performances by local Malay rock bands such as Diorama, Stereohype, Antologi and headliner Rusty Blade. There was a karaoke competition and food fair as well.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2019, with the headline 'Geylang rock fest a hit but venue choice gets mixed reactions'. Print Edition | Subscribe