Friday, July 13, 2007


Barely a week after Baybeats 2007, SINGfest kicks off at Fort Canning - splitting itself into a day for 80/90s music fans and the other for the kids. I must say that the promoters have done their homework. Pet Shop Boys, Cyndi Lauper and the Stranglers on one side and MxPx, the Academy Is and Avenged Sevenfold on the other. I guess the promoters have figured that the kids like it hard, fast and noisy...
But still, I believe it's a bit of a gamble, especially with tickets priced at a whopping $200 (early birds get $50 off, available now at Sistic) for a one day pass. So I guess if you're hoping to catch the Pet Shop Boys and MxPx (it's possible), then you're screwed!
The other quibble I have is that a music festival designed to celebrate Singapore's National Day only features ONE Singaporean band. The fact that it's the Great Spy Experiment mitigates this omission somewhat but surely, the promoters could have featured at least four local bands instead.
Just don't mention Sembawang festival...

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