Neon Lights Festival 2016

In its second year running, the Neon Lights Festival was once again held at Fort Canning Park.

While Singapore has played host to several festivals in recent years, Neon Lights stands out in that it features a variety of activities. Besides music, which is its main offering, the festival also had fringe activities for all ages as well as a selection of food and beverages to keep you fueled throughout the day.

Set over two days and across two stages, the annual festival showcased both local and international acts.

American Synth-Pop band Chairlift came on stage dressed for the wet weather. Decked in ponchos, they played a light-hearted setlist including one of their famous hits Bruises.

Acts such as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and Blood Orange hyped the crowds with their energetic sets as fans danced and sang along to their favourite tunes.

Up and coming local favourite Gentle Bones played a set comprising of his well-loved tunes from his debut EP, and also his newer songs such as Sixty Five (the title track from local film 1965) and Kings, a song by DJ-Producer MMXJ which he is featured on.

Not a stranger to Singapore, Yuna who had previously been in town for the Singapore Jazz Festival, looked stunning and serenaded the crowd with her luscious vocals.

Despite the downpour on the first day which resulted in a ‘mud fest’ for the rest of the festival, the festival goers’ spirits were clearly not dampened. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, soaking in the music drifting through the air.

The Fifth Parlour would like to thank Neon Lights 2016 for the invitation. 

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