Neon Lights Festival today announces its Sunday headliner will be Grammy nominee and multi-platinum superstar HALSEY with Norwegian electro-pop artist AURORA also announced for its Sunday bill.
The renowned performers join Mumford & Sons and Honne on the main stage at Singapore’s premier outdoor music and arts festival, which will take place at Fort Canning Park on Saturday, 23rd and Sunday 24th November.
Continuing a juggernaut year that has seen her release three massive record-breaking singles ahead of the release of her third studio album later this year, HALSEY will be debuting a newly-conceived spectacular audio-visual show with a full live band. Just last week, HALSEY was nominated for six MTV Video Music Awards, including Artist of the Year.
Since her professional debut in 2014, HALSEY has already been nominated for multiple awards and won at Billboard Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and even set three Guinness World Records in April with Boy with Luv, a collaboration with K-Pop sensation BTS. At just 24-years-old, she has been already been recognised for her efforts as an activist for various causes, and is known for her unapologetic lyrics and multi-platinum hits such as Ghost, Closer (feat. The Chainsmokers), Him & I, and Eastside (feat. Benny Blanco and Khalid).
HALSEY kicked off her new album campaign in December last year with the outspoken single Without Me which broke records as the longest-running Billboard 100 top 10 hit by a female artist in this century, and topped charts in the US, UK, Australia and Malaysia amongst other countries. She followed up with the powerful anthem, Nightmare, which examines the expectations placed on women in our society and proceeds to shatter them. To date, the new single has been streamed some 205 million times globally in the two months since its release, and led to her first Rolling Stone cover last month. HALSEY is putting up her only performance in Southeast Asia right here on the Neon Lights stage, and fans can expect nothing less than a raw and cathartic set from the boundary-pushing American on Sunday, 24th November.
Playing on the same day as HALSEY on Sunday, 24th November, is electro-pop artist AURORA who previously played Singapore at Laneway Festival in 2017, a performance that was described by Bandwagon as ‘Quietly dynamic and entirely magical, AURORA’s set mesmerized from start to finish’.
Oft compared to her own idol Björk, the prolific singer-songwriter has released two EPs and two studio albums to date. AURORA’s most recent work was produced in two parts – EP Infections of a Different Kind – Step 1 released in 2018, and the follow up studio album A Different Kind of Human – Step 2 released just last month. Characterized by her alluring crisp voice and enigmatic personality, the Queendom singer will be a most enchanting act to take in live at Fort Canning Park, surrounded greenery that inspires much of her music.
Many more music and arts acts are to be announced for the Neon Lights bill in the coming weeks and months.
“We are proud to have top entertainers like HALSEY and Mumford & Sons perform at Neon Lights this year, especially with Singapore being HALSEY’s only stop in Southeast Asia. These renowned music acts add to this year’s strong line-up of performances that showcase Singapore’s appeal as an exciting entertainment hub in the region, and we are confident that Neon Lights 2019 will continue to impress festival-goers,” said Ms Carrie Kwik, Executive Director, Attractions, Entertainment & Tourism Concept Development, Singapore Tourism Board.
Earlier this month, Neon Lights announced Mumford & Sons and Honne as headliners of the first day of the festival, Saturday, 23rd November, together with the launch of ticket sales. The Single-Day (Saturday, 23rd November) Early Bird tickets sold out on its opening weekend and Single Day Tier 2 tickets for Saturday, 23rd November are now available from S$128.
Following the same format as the launch, Early Bird Single-Day (Sunday, 24th November) tickets will go on sale at S$108 this Friday, 2nd August, 9am at www.neonlights.sg and SISTIC. Single-Day (Sunday, 24th November) Tier 2 tickets will kick-in at S$128 once Early Bird has sold out.
Additionally, a group ticketing option at six tickets for the price of five is available for Sunday, 24th November and Two-Day Passes only for a limited period.
Fans who have already bought Single-Day (Saturday, 23rd November) tickets will have the option to Add-On to their purchase to a Two-Day pass from this Friday. For more information, please visit www.neonlights.sg.
About Neon Lights
Singapore’s very own premier outdoor music and arts festival promising an electrifying line-up of international and local music acts, a dynamic arts programme, and a ton of fun for everyone! The three previous editions of the festival have attracted over 30,000 people featuring acts such as Damien Rice, Sigur Ros, Chic/Nile Rodgers, Foals, Interpol and Yuna. Neon Lights has quickly established itself as one of the most eagerly anticipated lifestyle events of the year.
“An interactive roller coaster of music-driven energy and emotion” Billboard
“Two days of boundary-burning music and arts performances” Timeout Singapore