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Rico Blanco Represents PH at Sundown Festival 2013 in Singapore

Pinoy Pride heats up as Rico Blanco is set to represent the Philippines at Singapore's largest Asian music festival this November.

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Red Spade Entertainment, the organizer behind the annual Sundown Music Festival has announced the international acts that will perform at the F1 Pit Building at Marina Promenade on November 16, 2013 in Singapore.

The much-anticipated talent lineup for the fifth annual Sundown Festival is an unrivaled gathering of eight nations consisting of established headliners and up-and-coming acts from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand and The Philippines including Screw, D=OUT, AOA, Bosco Wong, Shao Yu Han, Yoga Lin, Nidji, No More Tear, Rock Steddy and Rico Blanco.

Drawing fans from all across Southeast Asia, Sundown Festival turns Marina Promenade into an Asian music and cultural central for an eight-hour long celebration.

Tickets (Cat 1 at $138 and Cat 2 at $98, Early Bird Tickets at $68 are sold out) for this live music event available on SISTIC sans booking fee at www.sundownfestival.sg

2013’s edition of the festival sees the addition of three Southeast Asian nations to the musical melee: Indonesia, Thailand and two very popular acts from the Philippines. Known for their ‘rockability’ and mastery in alternative music, it is no wonder the likes of Nidji, No More Tear, Rock Steddy and headliner Rico Blanco are fronting these tri-nation sensations.

Continuing on the ride on the surge in popularity and demand for Japanese glam-metal rock are visual kei bands Screw and D=OUT (pronounced as ‘doubt’).

K-pop fanatics can expect some eye candy and sugar rush in the form of Ace of Angels (AOA) a truly unique versatile music group that interchange between a five-member female band and a seven-member idol group. All eight members from AOA will be making their full appearance at the festival to lend their full support at Sundown Festival 2013.
Finally, this year’s line-up of musical entertainment will not be given justice without the vocal prowess of Adonia Shao Yu Han from the People’s Republic of China and an injection of familiar names the likes of Mandopop Taiwanese boy wonder Yoga Lin and Cantopop and TVB star Bosco Wong.

For two years now, Sundown Festival has been strongly championed by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) due to its unique entertainment concept that aims to showcase the best mix of Asia’s talent and diversity in music genre, musicians and cultural identity. Festival goers can look forward not only to eight hours of non-stop entertainment but also bona fide street food sourced from all the eight Asian countries and fringe cultural performances such as “the barong” (storytelling dance form) from Indonesia, Tinikling B-boys (a mix of traditional pre-Spanish tap dancing with bamboo poles and breakdancing) from the Philippines and muay thai exhibition from Thailand.

Undoubtedly the largest Asian music festival: Sundown Festival 2013

“Year five of Sundown Festival is a milestone,” said Samantha Chan, director of the Festival.

“We have set a simple goal: to bring the burgeoning stars in Asian rock and pop music together for the best show in the region, a show that the world can only see in Singapore. And that is exactly what we have done; these acts we have brought in this year will rock your socks off, bring pride to being Asian and prove once again, there is no place more exciting than Singapore’s Marina Promenade this coming November 16,” added Chan.

For more information about the line-up, visit www.sundownfestival.sg or www.facebook.com/mysundownfestival (Note to editors: Refer to Appendix for artistes’ bios).

SUNDOWN FESTIVAL 2013 DETAILS
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Time: Doors open from 3pm
Venue: F1 Pit Area, Marina Promenade (next to Singapore Flyer)

Photo Credit: Warner Music Philippines

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