Been singing Mumford & Sons' I Will Wait for the longest time? The wait is over – the Grammy-Award winning British folk-rock band is finally leaving The Cave for Singapore's Fort Canning music shindig Neon Lights. This is the band's first Singapore show. Marcus Mumford and the lads are joined by fellow Brit, electronic-soul act Honne in the line-up on November 23. Grammy-nominated songstress Halsey and Norwegian electro-pop darling Aurora are also taking the stage on November 24. Featuring a stellar line-up of international and local stars from the indie cosmos, Neon Lights is set to illuminate Fort Canning Green on the weekend of November 23 and 24.
Making the banjo and mandolin cool again since its debut in 2007, Mumford & Sons has captivated audiences around the world with its oddly-popular banjo-toting chart-toppers like Little Lion Man. The quartet has released four multi-platinum certified albums in a span of a decade and has played in both intimate gigs and massive stadiums including their last Asia outing at Japan's Fuji Rocks in 2013. Which makes it a big deal that Mumford & Sons is swapping waistcoats and tweeds for perhaps something breezy and summery at Neon Lights where the band is set to perform its career-spanning set including all the greatest hits and fresh new tracks from last year's electric studio release Delta.
Last performed two sold-out shows early this year, Honne is hungry for more and so are we. The electronic duo is known for their creative ability to mold the sounds of synths and souls, creating a hybrid of warm electronic sounds that will get you in the groove. Expect an electrifying set loaded with hits like Someone That Loves You and Warm On A Cold Night, as well as tracks off their latest full-length release, Love Me/Love Me Not.
After her 2018 headline concert in Singapore, the unapologetic Halsey returns to further bless us with her signature electropop sound à la hher latest studio album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, as well as chart-toppers like Ghost, Without Me, Eastside with Benny Blanco and Khalid, Closer with The Chainsmokers, and if we're lucky, Boy With Luv, the mega collab with BTS.
We last saw Aurora charmed audiences at Laneway Festival in 2017. She now returns with a brand new work that was brilliantly produced in two parts – EP Infections of a Different Kind – Step 1 released in 2018 and A Different Kind of Human – Step 2 released just last month. The enigmatic star rose to the scene when her stripped-back cover of Oasis' Half the World Away went viral in 2015.
Only 7,000 tickets are released for Mumford & Sons' debut Singapore show, so it's best to secure those tickets fast via Neon Lights and Sistic. Limited Early Bird tickets for November 23 are also available at $108. Watch this space for more line-up and ticket announcements.