Sundown Festival is an event that takes place every year to celebrate Asian music and culture. Aimed to not only showcase the best and most happening scene of Asian entertainment, Sundown is also set to unite and bring together the cultural diversity of Asia.
Each year, a new Asian country is added to the list of performers as it creates a snowball effect to the festival which will help generate hype, anticipation and also captivate audiences and fans.
Apart from music, Sundown Festival also features some of the most popular and up-and-coming musicians and their cultural exports such as food and drinks through fringe activities and stalls at the event grounds on the day of the Festival.
Japanese visual kei rock band D=Out which was formed in 2006 is one of the acts set to take the stage at the Sundown Festival in Singapore this year. The five man band, recently released their seventh studio album Kabuki Disco and are managed by PS company and Tokuma Japan.
Hype.My speaks with the band in an exclusive interview.
How long have you guys been performing together?
We’ve been performing together for six years now. Six busy and crazy years!
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you at an event?
One day, our drummer Minase was playing with his Yukata (kimono) and the next thing you know, his belt came undone and his Yukata had fallen off when he stood up. Needless to say, his whole lower body was exposed!
What is the first thing that comes to mind, when you think about music?
‘Cry of the soul’. When we are writing lyrics or songs, we fully put our feelings of the time on it.
What is the first event D=OUT played at together?
It was on the Shinzuku Holiday on March 4th, 2007. We call it the D=Out birthday!
If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it?
Filial tour! After that, travel around the world and learn a lot of things!
For those interested, the Sundown Festival 2013 details are as follows:
Date: Saturday, 16 November 2013
Time: Doors open from 3pm
Venue: F1 Pit Area, Marina Promenade (next to Singapore Flyer)
Tickets (all free-standing) are available at SISTIC. Log on to www.sistic.com.sg to book or call ticketing hotline: +(65) 6348 5555. For more information on Sundown Festival, check out www.sundownfestival.sg