Hostess Club Weekender returns for second show

Following a successful debut in February, Hostess Entertainment has announced a second edition of the Hostess Club Weekender on our shores.

This time slated to be held at Infinite Studios, the line-up boasts indie darling Cat Power as headliner, along with an intriguing selection of acts which include Blonde Redhead, Perfume Genius, Sohn and Toy from the label’s expansive repertoire.

The first Weekender, which brought us the National and Mogwai along with rising up-starts King Krule, Asgeir, and Buke & Gase, launched to a massive crowd at Fort Canning Park earlier this year.

The adventurous line-up adds to what is becoming an increasingly saturated year for shows, with many fans likely to still be recovering financially from Laneway and the first Hostess Club Weekender and preparing for the slew of shows to hit us in July including Slowdive, The 1975, and Bombay Bicycle Club.

This latest announcement comes as part of Hostess Entertainment’s regional expansion, with shows also announced in Manila and Taipei. The Japanese independent music company opened its first Southeast Asian office in Singapore last year.

By Andrew Koay

Hostess Club Weekender Japan sparks rumours for a second Singapore edition

This afternoon, Hostess Entertainment announced Perfume Genius as the latest addition to the Hostess Club Weekender that will be happening in Tokyo on 21 and 22 June.

For the eighth instalment of the festival, one-man-band Mike Hadreas will be joining HighasaKite, SOHN, The Bohicas, Cloud Nothings, and Joan As Police Woman as part of a 10-band line up.

The last four acts will be announced in the coming weeks, the next being a duo, as indicated by the cartoon silhouettes on the poster.

HCW8_poster_Joan[spacer height=”10px”] The Hostess Club Weekender, presented by Ynos, a sister company of Hostess Entertainment (which set up shop in Southeast Asia in October last year), typically happens three times a year in Tokyo.

The most recent Weekender, held back in February, saw selected artists headed on the Hostess Club tour throughout Southeast Asia, and ended in our sunny island earlier this February.

The debut Singapore edition included five (The National, Mogwai, King Krule, Buke and Gase, Asgeir) out the the ten artists that played on the Japanese line-up, and drew a pretty massive crowd at Fort Canning Park.

With the exception of Perfume Genius and Cloud Nothings who have played here before, the rest of this upcoming June Weekender’s line-up is made up of a bunch of relatively new and unknown acts. Given the huge success of the inaugural Hostess Club Weekender in Singapore, could there be a possibility that there will be another festival in store for us? 

Any guesses who the last four mystery artists may be? 

By Maria Clare Khoo

Laneway Festival 2013 line up

You’ve waited long enough for the highly anticipated lineup for Laneway 2013 and it’s finally here!

Crying in happiness or disappointment, this is only  Australian lineup and that means another few more weeks of enduring, Singapore!

Patience young music lovers, all good things are worth the wait. Keeping in mind Singapore’s exclusive Laneway acts as promised by the people behind Laneway themselves is the key motivation. For now, we can only hope for the best and appreciate the current acts.

Alpine
Alt J
Bat For Lashes
Chet Faker
Cloud Nothings
Divine Fits
El-P
Flume
Henry Wagons & The Unwelcome Company
High Highs
Holy Other
Japandroids
Jessie Ware
Julia Holter
Kings Of Convenience
The Men
Ms Mr
The Neighborhood
Nicolas Jaar
Nite Jewel
Of Monsters And Men
Perfume Genius
Polica
Pond
Real Estate
The Rubens
Shlohmo
Snakadaktal
Twerps
Yeasayer

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