GRAB YOUR GEAR, ROLL UP YOUR CUFFS, AND GATHER YOUR TROOPS.
The biggest music festival of its kind in Singapore and the region, Baybeats presents a fist-pumping line-up showcasing prominent Singapore and international acts, covering genres including folk, pop, R&B, hip hop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro and everything in between.
Entering its 18th edition, Baybeats continues a highly successful collaboration with EMONIGHTSG, presenting a late-night party at the Esplanade Annexe Studio. Continuing its expansion to encompass hip hop and rap, the Annexe Studio will play host to a diverse range of rhymes and rhythms from all across the world. Also look forward to the closing day party with DJs from the Analog Vault up in the second floor terrace.
This year sees a new lease of life for the iconic Powerhouse Stage, which will be shifted to the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. One of the festival's main stages, the Powerhouse stage was created specifically for Baybeats, making its appearance annually since 2007. The old Powerhouse Stage makes way for Esplanade's new waterfront theatre, slated to be ready in 2020.
Expect a whole new Powerhouse experience, with the redressed Outdoor Theatre specially adapted for your head bangin' pleasure. Get hyped with top bands from across the region rocking out with the Singapore skyline as an epic backdrop to some epic sounds.
Through the Baybeats Budding initiatives, we gather the best of our homegrown talent not only in music-making but also other creative fields of music journalism, gig photography, video arts and more. This year, six bands were selected for the Baybeats Budding Bands mentorship programme. Cinnamon Persimmon, cues, No Rest For The Weary, Plate, Summations and The New Modern Lights will make their debut at Baybeats 2019.
So reach out, touch faith and rock on at Singapore's very own alternative music festival, proudly presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.