As they always say, in life, never settle. And just when you thought that you could settle with the previously announced “Neon Lights” acts, the organiser has gone ahead to drop another bombshell.

12 new acts, bringing the total number of music acts so far to 28.

Neon Lights


“Neon Lights” is Singapore’s new major music and art destination festival set to blaze a trail across the region’s festival circuit come this November. The newly announced acts include the likes of enigmatic American singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata, ambient-folk rock trio Daughter from England, electrifying Japanese acid-punk band Bo Ningen, the award-winning alt-dance trio RÜFÜS from Sydney, and legendary Californian hip-hop veterans Blackalicious.

Amongst others, of course 🙂

See the full list of “Neon Lights” acts from 13 different countries worldwide below. Newly announced acts in bold:

CHIC feat Nile Rodgers (USA)
Damien Rice (Ireland)
Flight Facilities (Australia)
Daughter (England)
Ride (England)
Ratatat (USA)
Rachael Yamagata (USA)
Mercury Rev (USA)
Bo Ningen (Japan)
Kiasmos (Iceland)
Mr Scruff (England)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (USA)
Nouvelle Vague (France)
Viet Cong (Canada)
The Field (Sweden)
RÜFÜS (Australia)
Shugo Tokumaru (Japan)
Sun Kil Moon (USA)
MOCCA (Indonesia)
Julia Holter (USA)
Blackalicious (USA)
Kid Koala (Canada)
Songhoy Blues (Mali)
Gengahr (England)
Hanging Up the Moon (Singapore)
Lost Weekend (Singapore)
Jacques Greene (Canada)
Bennett Bay (Singapore)

Built on an uncompromising philosophy of collaboration and community, the inaugural annual festival will run from 1pm till late each day, and will incorporate every nook and cranny of Fort Canning’s 3 main outdoor event spaces – Fort Green, Fort Gate and OMSQ.

Neon Lights Singapore

Neon Lights promises a premium multi-disciplinary, multi-sensory experience for everyone, regardless of age or interest, set across 6 stages:

  1. Neon Lights Stage
  2. Neon Gardens Stage
  3. Club Minky
  4. Cloud Factory
  5. Lit Up @ Neon Lights
  6. Easy Street

The day by day line-up will announced on Tuesday, 13th October when single-day tickets also go on sale. Single day tickets are priced at SGD25 (child), SGD90 (youth) and SGD150 (adult), excluding booking fee.


UPDATE (13th October):

Here’s the day by day line-up for the inaugural Neon Lights festival in Singapore! Plan your travels well so that you won’t miss any of your gigs 😉

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Adult (SGD240), youth (SGD150), child (SGD40) and group 2-day advance weekend tickets are on sale now at,, SISTIC ticketing hotline +65 6348 5555, and (quoted prices exclude booking fees).

We’ll leave you now with one of our favourite Rachael Yamagata tracks, “Be Be Your Love”. Enjoy:

For more information, visit or their Facebook page.

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