Singapore’s biggest alternative music festival is back for a second run this November.
After successfully taking the music experience online last August, Baybeats returns with a fresh set of musical acts along with new, spectacular performances to jam out to. The event will take place from 6-8 November, accompanying you from 7pm all the way till midnight. Click here to tune in.
The full musician lineup includes M1LDL1FE, THELIONCITYBOY feat. Amthakid, Zild, .gif, ABANGSAPAU, Spacewalk, Hanging Up The Moon, per[sona, Riot !n Magenta, Mediocre Haircut Crew, Bedchamber, Bottlesmoker, Approaching Aphelion, Forests, Remnants, Subsonic Eye, Hilera, Terrestrea, Cockpit, Astreal, Allegiance, Opposition Party, Cloakroom, and Basta Artadi feat Manuel Legarda.
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Offering more than just livestreams, Baybeats also presents Chillout Sessions, where fans will be able to interact, play games, and chit-chat with select artists on Instagram Live.
Following the announcement that live shows can now occur, with up to two zones at a maximum of 50 people each, patrons can anticipate a highly-awaited return of live gigs as Baybeats will welcome small groups of live audiences at the centre for selected performances in line with government regulations.
UPDATE (30/10): After enticing all of us with the chance to watch live performances in-person, Baybeats has finally announced the ticketing details for live gigs.
Priced at $25 per ticket for adults, the Baybeats Backstage Experience will allow you to be physically present at the scene of a live-streamed performance and watch the full set performed on the Esplanade Theatre stage, soaking in the music as it is performed live, through headphones. Plus, you get to choose your favourite band. Due to safety measures, the Baybeats Backstage Experience will be conducted in groups of 5, with up to 4 groups per session.
To get more bang for your buck, you can also sign up for the Esplanade&Me Discover membership for a discounted price on your tickets.
Tickets will go on sale next Wednesday, 4 November, 3pm. Slots are limited so be sure to camp online and stretch your fingers. To find out more details, visit www.esplanade.com/tours.
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Thanks for waiting guys! Appreciate the patience as we sorted out the details for our live performances. While having a rockin' good time is important, your safety and the safety of our artists and crew will always be our top priority. With the most recently released safe management guidelines, it's unfortunately still not possible for us to have audiences back to enjoy Baybeats live performances in the way we used to. However, we're excited to offer a special Baybeats Backstage Experience, where you can go behind-the-scenes of a live streamed performance and watch the full set performed on the Esplanade Theatre stage, experiencing the music as it is performed live, through headphones. You can choose your favourite band! Quick, quick, slots are very limited, so gather your troops and camp for your tickets on 4 Nov, Wed, 3pm. Fan tip: Get a free Esplanade&Me Discover membership to save on your ticket to the Baybeats Backstage Experience! Sign up before tickets go on sale, do some stretching, so you'll be all ready for this fastest-fingers-first exercise. Details on Baybeats Backstage Experience here: www.esplanade.com/tours #baybeats #baybeats2020 #esplanadesg #mydurian #esplanadetours @esplanadesingapore
Even as the festival ventures into the digital space once again, this time, the show will be broadcast from various performance venues, which will simulate an experience so realistic you almost feel like you are right there with the artists.
For the first time ever, the festival will be moving into the magnificent Esplanade Concert Hall and Esplanade Theatre. At the Esplanade Annexe Studio, Baybeats will create a special two-way livestream experience that fully immerses both parties, as live audiences will be projected on screens around the performers as well.
Esplanade Concert Hall
On the heels of the digital festival held in August, this second edition will offer an eclectic roster of performers that features renowned regional artists, a new programme lineup and Baybeats' budding bands, who are making their debut at the festival after a two-month mentorship.
Every year, Baybeats organises the Budding Bands Programme, an artist development initiative aimed at identifying and showcasing independent Singapore bands. In this festival, six of the budding bands will showcase their musical talent through their performances. Here's what you need to know about each of them.
Spacewalk dives into alluring psychedelic tunes that compels you to jam along to their songs. Inspired by the idea of space-music, the band will perform their new songs, 'Sunset and Sunrise', along with two new tracks that speak to listeners about transitions, growth and letting go of the past. Spacewalk consists of frontman, Firdaus Juma’at, Ruz Alif and Shaheef Rezza Khan, and they will be bringing their performance to the stage of Esplanade Concert Hall.
Tune into their segment: 6 Nov, Fri, 7 – 7.30pm
An alternative rock project founded by Singaporean musician and producer, Joshua Aaron Goh, the band incorporates ambient, rock, and electronic elements into their music – think Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead. Comprising of Chong Ming En on drums, Shawn Walrus on bass and Zon Chan on guitars, per[sona will be performing new tracks in Esplanade Concert Hall from their debut EP These Algorithms Don’t Work Anymore, including bops such as 'Version' and introspective track 'Up/Away'.
Tune into their segment: 6 Nov, Fri, 9.05 – 9.35pm
Having opened for Japanese progressive rockers Jyocho, Approaching Aphelion is a math rock band that pushes the boundaries of modern instrumental music by creating rock and metal fusion bangers. Ivan (bass), Zakhran (drums), Jun Hao (guitars) and Thurston (guitars), will be performing their best tracks from Esplanade Concert Hall.
Tune into their segment: 7 Nov 2020, Sat, 7 – 7.30pm
The hard-hitting quintet, Remnants, aims to bridge hardcore and metal through their unique sound, which includes poetic yet punchy lyrics. The band will perform a full set from their debut EP Marauders and Dead Ties, on the stage of Esplanade Concert Hall, and the audience can expect nothing less than an energy-packed performance that compels them to move and groove to the tunes.
Tune into their segment: 7 Nov 2020, Sat, 9.05 – 9.35pm
In an attempt to express themselves through a creative outlet, members Jared Monteiro, Imran Rahman, Irsyad Salihin, Kenneth Tan, Benjamin Soon formed Terrestrea. The band started 2020 off with a bang when they released their critically-acclaimed single 'Richter', along with the latest track '12 Rounds'. Described to be infused with contrasting feisty and soft elements in their music, Terrestrea will be serving high-energy performances from the Esplanade Concert Hall.
Tune into their segment: 8 Nov 2020, Sun, 7 – 7.30pm
Allegiance is a Singaporean metal-core band made up of Khairul (vocals), Raja Ras (drums), Dzul Iman (bass/vocals), Syami (guitars) and Subahan (guitars). The talented quintet creates music inspired by rich emotions and presents it in a way that is poetically beautiful yet charged with impact. The 5-piece band will be performing their latest singles 'Judas', 'Gloom', along with other familiar tunes from The Dark Half EP and a brand-new song 'Pool Of Lies', streaming live from the Esplanade Concert Hall. Don't miss out on the electrifying performance!
Tune into their segment: 8 Nov 2020, Sun, 9.05 – 9.35pm
Audiences can enjoy the incredible music by catching the full show via Baybeats' Facebook and Youtube channels as well as Esplanade Offstage.
Baybeats 2020 will take place from 6 to 8 November, the festival is free. For more information, follow Baybeats on Facebook and Instagram, or visit their official website.
In the meantime, check out our event review of last year’s festival here.
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