A live music aficionado’s worst nightmare is to experience a concert under the pouring rain. From the muffled sounds of speakers to water-soaked sneakers, you’ll bound to find dampened moods in the crowd. But at Music Matters Live, performances and showcases are staged under sheltered venues such as the fountain square at Clarke Quay Singapore and various Timbre outlets.
This September, Music Matters Live 2018 will span for five nights and hosts more than 80 free shows featuring 35 musical acts from 18 countries. The independent music festival kicks off with two consecutive nights on The Main Stage @ Clarke Quay’s Fountain Square. Nucleus showcases will also happen at venues like Timbre, Le Noir, Zouk, Crazy Elephant, PONG, and McGettigan’s Irish Pub.
Look forward to performances by Japanese rock outfit Amnesia, Santa Barbara born soul, funk and alternative singer Cameron Dettman, Shanghai-based electronic producer CORSAK, a four-piece alternative/indie band from Kuala Lumpur Midnight Fusic, Filipino alternative rock band Over October, and the sultry vocals of Joii from Canada.
Eight Singaporean artists will represent the local music contingent— Bakers in Space, DJ Ghetto, DJ NashD, HubbaBubbas, iNCH, ORANGECOVE, Retrofocus, and ShiGGaShay.
Curious? Below is the list of musicians that’ll appear at this year’s Music Matters Live.
|60 Miles (TH)||88 Balaz (TW)||Ainsley Elisa (CA)||Alan Walker (NO)||Almond Soy (AU)|
|Amnesia (JP)||Bakers in Space (SG)||Ben Catley (AU)||Brodha V (IN)||Cameron Dettman (US)|
|Chores (NZ)||Clara Benin (PH)||CORSAK (CN)||DANakaDAN (US)||Darling Brando (AU)|
|DJ Ghetto (SG)||DJ NashD (SG)||Eyre Llew (UK)||Gracenote (PH)||HubbaBubbas (SG)|
|iNCH (SG)||Jaguar Jonze (AU)||Joii (CA)||Kalpee (TT)||Lui Peng (UK)|
|Midnight Fusic (MY)||ORANGECOVE (SG)||Over October (PH)||Reneé Dominique (PH)||Retrofocus (SG)|
|Seungri (KR)||ShiGGA Shay (SG)||Veronica Fusaro (CH)||Your Girl Pho (AU)||Zakes Bantwini (ZA)|
Showcases are themed—expose yourself to a night of fresh music from the Philippines at the Bandwagon Stage at Le Noir. Made In Singapore makes a return, supported by SGMUSO at Barber Shop by Timbre. Phuture will be hosting Hip Hop Night with artists Bhodha V (IN), DANakaDAN (US), ShiGGA Shay (SG) & DJ NashD (SG). Last but not least, the latest addition Girls’ Night Out is a special shout-out to the amazing female talents joining the festival this year, presented by Branded and the producers behind Its A Girl Thing, taking place on the final night of the festival September 12 @ Barber Shop by Timbre.
To close five nights of exciting and diverse performances, The Liquid Nights show will take place at Zouk Singapore on Wednesday, September 12—featuring Norwegian electronic producer AlanWalker, Seungri of K-Pop fame Big Bang, and CORSAK.
Music Matters Live 2018 will be held from September 7-8 and 10-12 at Clarke Quay and Timbre venues.