The annual Skechers Sundown Festival wraps up its seventh year with more than 9000 music lovers rocking out together at Marina Promenade in Singapore. This year, the event starred five headliners, one guest artiste and three fringe acts from six countries.
The festival opened with local artistes, Cheryl Loon, FARRAGO, Cashew Chemists, Caracal and Ground Zero from Taiwan warming the crowd with slow and rich rock songs. Indonesian band J-Rocks paid tribute to victims of terrorism before they played their set. Fans of Japanese band INKT went wild as they hyped up the crowd with their eclectic performance including tonnes of head banging and excellent showmanship, and they ended off their set on a high note with their hit song ‘Saisarisu’. During their emotive performance of ‘Tur Young’, Thailand’s Potato got the crowd singing along in Thai, eliminating all language barriers.
Epik High was up next, and opened with the popular ‘Born Hater‘, and then continuing with ‘Fly‘ from their third album! After the band brought the house down with ‘Up‘, they took a short breather and slowed it down for the special English cover of BIG BANG Taeyang’s hit ‘Eyes, Nose, Lips‘.
DJ Tukutz did an impromptu break dance while performing their song ‘Love Love Love’, bringing the excitement level of the crowd to a whole new level. To show their gratitude for the fans, Epik High ended their run onstage with ‘Fan‘. Throughout their set, they showered their fans with water while they heated up the stage with a set of nine songs.
They then returned for one last song, ‘Don’t Hate Me’, after the hysterical fans screamed for an encore. Japan’s INKT also stood alongside ecstatic fans in front of the stage as they supported their fellow performers.
“Music unites people. It brings everyone together, no matter where we are from. It is about love and peace and making the world better,” says Samantha Chan, co-founder of Red Spade Entertainment. “Guns and war do nothing for mankind and it is about time we make a stand for ourselves, for people all over the world. This is what the Sundown Festival is about.”
Festival goers also got to enjoy local delicacies at the Asian Food Street, set up at the back of the festival. With a fun photo booth, foosball table as well as a roving mascot organized by Skechers, fans agree it was the best festival yet for Skechers Sundown Festival as they gathered in front of the iconic Singapore Flyer.
Thank you to PResskit and Red Spade Ent for the review opportunity 🙂