Singapore’s annual beach music festival ZoukOut is back for another round but this time the festival will take place for only 1 day instead of its usual 2 days.
Andrew Li, the Chairman and CEO of the Zouk Group revealed that the reason for the sudden change is part of an effort to expand the festival in the near future.
“After 18 editions, we recognise that there is a need for us to refresh the ZoukOut concept to elevate guests experiences. We are taking the first step this year towards our goal of a more inclusive ZoukOut moving forward. Being a Singaporean icon, we want the festival to one day, be able to showcase Singapore through ZoukOut much like how Singapore F1 does in one weekend. The strategy includes potentially, providing younger audiences with the opportunity to have their ZoukOut experience in the future by curating a holistic and wholesome pocket event somewhere within the city. The big idea is essentially, for us to be able to expand our market segment and at the same time, expand our festival site to encompass Singapore as a whole,” he said in a statement.
So far, the only performers announced for the festival’s 18th edition are Belgian DJ-producer brother duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (DVLM).
— ZoukOut – Official (@ZoukOutOfficial) June 13, 2018
Making their debut in Singapore, the DJs are ranked No. 2 on 2017 DJ Mag and Singapore is their sole stop in Southeast Asia. More acts will be announced soon.
Tickets are now on sale via zoukout.com, ranging from $128 to $248.