This year, festival-goers can rock out to their favourite artists at six stages scattered around Central Harbourfront Event Space. The Harbourflap stage will hold the music festival’s main acts including Yoasobi, Pulp, Idles, De La Soul, and more. The Orbit stage is a stone’s throw away, and will feature a wide spectrum of genres, from No Party For Cao Dong and Omnipotent Youth Society, to Atarashii Gakko!. Clockenflap’s newest stage which launched in March, Topper, will keep the vibes going between live sets on the other stages with edgy electronic music.
On the other side of the craft market lies the Electriq stage, which you’ll need to hit up for a major dose of dancefloor energy – Darren Emerson, Peking Duk, and Hong Kong DJs Gia and Xiaolin will be playing here. Robot Stage is situated next to the bouncy castle, showcasing kid-friendly content during the day and spotlighting DJs and party crews come sundown. Catch Korean producer 250, Triple Happiness Club, and Totti doing their thing at this location. Lastly, the Tommy Stage sits at the far eastern end of the festival grounds, and is where you can see emerging talents such as Otoboke Beaver, Yack Studio, and Idiotape perform.
In an unfortunate turn of events, Sunday headliner Joji will not be able to perform due to health reasons, also cancelling his Kuala Lumpur and Singapore shows. This news comes after American singer-songwriter D4vd and Canadian singer Andy Shauf also cancelled their performances. The organisers have now arranged for local indie band N.Y.P.D to take the 5.45pm set on Saturday, while American rapper Swae Lee will headline on Sunday in place of Joji.