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2 years ago, we had our own little Glastonbury in Singapore when the likes of Jason Mraz, Travis and the Pussycat Dolls descended upon Fort Canning Park. It was wild, manic (without street preachers) and possibly the most fun the 17, 000 or so of us had in a while.
After a year’s hiatus as the world recovers from whatever it was hedge funds did to the economy, Midas Promotions brings back the biggest event in our musical calendar: Singfest 2010. Fort Canning Park will again be the venue for the festival, which will run on the evenings of the 3rd to the 5th of August.
One of the confirmed headliners will be Billy Corgan’s brand-new Smashing Pumpkins, sans twice-fired drummer Jimmy Chamberlain, co-founder James Iha, and femme fatales D’arcy Wretzky and Melissa Auf der Maur. So that leaves us with Billy, and 3 names even long-time fans are not familiar with: Mike Byrne, Jeff Schroeder and Nicole Fiorentino.
I cannot promise the Smashing Pumpkins that pioneered alternative rock in the 90s, but if the songs they’ve released from upcoming album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope is anything to go by, Billy Corgan has not lost his talent for writing atmospheric alternative hits.
Meanwhile, Katy Perry, Orianthi (Michael Jackson’s Australian guitarist for his This Is It tour) and Korea’s sexiest exports, Wondergirls, will be performing on the 3rd. Confirmed acts for the 5th include former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown, rock band 30 Seconds to Mars and The Smashing Pumpkins themselves.
Other acts include Diane Birch, Hail The Villain and hip-hop maestro Kanye West. I hope somebody interrupts him on stage to tell him someone else has the best damn video of all time.
More acts will be announced in the coming days, but it already looks like a rockin’ festival as it is.
Tickets are available at all SISTIC outlets for $175.
Stay tuned to Augustman.com for more updates.