Following the announcement of the launch of its label in Singapore a month ago, Japanese independent label Hostess Entertainment Unlimited has just announced that it will be bringing their live series Hostess Club Weekender (HCW) to our shores.
HCW for the past two years has become a permanent and hugely popular fixture in the Japanese live calendar, and has so far presented Hostess artists established and new of the calibre of Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors, Travis, Bloc Party, Hot Chip, Spiritualized, Dinosaur Jr, Toro Y Moi, Youth Lagoon, Deap Valley and Perfume Genius.
As part of Hostess’s continuing regional expansion, HCW will take place in Fort Canning Park on Saturday, 22 February next year. The inaugural show in Singapore will feature critics’ darlings The National, Mogwai, as well as up-and-comers King Krule, Asgeir, and Buke & Gase to make a compelling and relatively fresh line-up.
“It’s been amazing watching HCW grow with its audience and gradually start to matter in other countries as well, ” says Andrew Lazonby, Hostess Founder and CEO. “It’s made with us as fans of the music in mind, and we’re excited to be able to now properly introduce the unique Weekender vibes to Singapore.”
With the onslaught of events including Laneway and HCW hitting Singapore in January and February next year, indie music fans of the region have exciting times ahead and a big hole in their wallets to look forward to.
Ticketing details will be announced soon.
By Cindy Tan