Singapore’s premier music and arts festival Neon Lights returns to Fort Canning Park this November, playing for two days (23rd and 24th November 2019) and bringing some of the world’s most exciting acts to Singapore.
The first artist to join this year’s host of international and global musicians is Brit and Grammy-Award winning British band Mumford & Sons, where Neon Lights 2019 will mark their first ever show in Singapore and Southeast Asia, Having headlined some of the world’s biggest music festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, the hype for this beloved indie outfit will no doubt run high, and with just 7,000 tickets available for their first Singapore show, fans are encouraged to secure their tickets early when they go on sale on 19th July at 9am.
Known for incorporating folk instruments such as the banjo, mandolin and resonator guitar, Mumford & Sons have released four multi-platinum certified albums over the last decade with singles from all albums such as Little Lion Man, I Will Wait, Believe and Guiding Light, topping the charts in multiple different countries including US, UK, Germany, Australia and Canada. Their most recent album, Delta, was released in November 2018, and continues to top the charts around the world.
Since their debut in West London in 2007, Mumford & Sons have put on many phenomenal performances in both large stadiums and small cosy venues, leading to the production of three ‘live’ albums; the most notable one being Road to Red Rocks. Their November trip with be their only ever show in Asia other than their outing at Fuji Rocks 2013 in Japan, and fans will not want to miss this exclusive show. This year, the festival returns to Fort Canning Green at the recently rejuvenated Fort Canning Park, taking advantage of the hill that doubles as a natural amphitheatre and providing an intimate outdoor experience for all.
“Mumford & Sons have over the last decade established themselves as one of the biggest and most loved bands in the world – due to the consistent top quality of the songwriting and live shows,“ says Declan Forde, Neon Lights’ Founder and Festival Director. “It’s a huge honour for Neon Lights to be hosting them for their first ever show in South East Asia – they’ve been top of our target list since we started the festival four years ago. The natural beauty of Fort Canning Park lends a perfect setting for Mumford & Sons’ style and we’re looking forward to announcing the rest of the festival bill in the coming weeks and months.”
Playing ahead of Mumford & Sons on the main stage on Saturday will be British electronic-soul act Honne, a fast rising act who’ve sold out each of their four previous Singapore shows months in advance, most recently with two nights at The Capitol Theatre in March this year. Masters at setting up an idyllic and almost addictive ambience, fans should expect nothing less than a mesmerising performance as they deliver some of their most popular tracks such as Coastal Love and Me & You from their two studio albums Warm on a Cold Night and Love Me / Love Me Not.
Neon Lights 2019 takes place on 23rd and 24th November 2019 at Fort Canning Park. More information available from their website, with tickets released on 19th July 2019.