SINGAPORE — Neon Lights music and arts festival today (11 September) reveals 13 more acts to its two-day event taking place at Fort Canning Park on Saturday (23 November) and Sunday (24 November).
SINGAPORE – Singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono is back with a new Mandarin single titled “Make It Right”. The Chinese title of the song, “排过的队”, essentially translates to “the line that I queued for”.
SINGAPORE — To celebrate the drop of the 2 Moncler 1952 + Valextra Collection, celebrities and VIP guests were invited to the Moncler Flagship Store in Marina Bay Sands.
Resale fee imposed to thwart touts has made it almost impossible to get rid of unused tickets. Ed Sheeran fans claim they have been left hundreds of pounds out of pocket after measures to prevent ticket touting during his record-breaking Divide tour backfired. Sheeran and his promotion company Kilimanjaro Live have been at the forefront of a battle with resale platforms such as Viagogo, which are used by touts to sell tickets for popular gigs, often at vast mark-ups.But concertgoers have complained that the methods used by the singer-songwriter’s team to combat touts ended up hurting innocent fans. Sheeran devotees who bought tickets, but later found they could not attend the gig, were permitted to use so-called “fan-to-fan” resale sites that allow users to sell to one another. For the Divide tour, prices were set at the face value of the ticket plus a 10% “resale fee”, in an apparent effort to provide an alternative to sites such as StubHub and Viagogo, which have been criticised for exploiting music lovers. But angry fans said they were unable to offload tickets on the platforms authorised for Sheeran’s concerts because seats were still available at face value up until the day of the event. This meant that last-minute buyers snapped up those face value tickets, rather than pay a 10% premium to buy the ones listed by fans unable to attend. The outcome appears to be at odds with advice issued to event organisers earlier this year by the Competition and Markets Authority, the consumer watchdog. It said promoters and venues should either offer a full refund to ticket buyers who cannot attend an event, or provide arrangements that allow them to “recoup or substantially reduce any direct financial loss”. George Fox, a 20-year-old student, told the Guardian that he offered to help a family member offload four tickets to see Sheeran in Leeds, because the gig clashed with a holiday. He says he was left nursing a loss of £340. “It [price restrictions] meant I was unable to sell the tickets or recoup any money with the price being locked […] because why would anybody buy tickets for face value plus 10% when face value tickets exist? “That meant Ed’s team selling more [of their own tickets] as nobody could buy off anybody else who couldn’t go. Thousands went to waste, to their advantage, whether intentional or not.” Several other fans complained of resale restrictions, via Twitter. A spokesperson for Kilimanjaro Live said: “From the outset we have tried to find a way to be fair to fans, to facilitate the ethical resale of tickets and to leave as many fans as happy as possible whilst preventing the daily horror stories of them being ripped off by ticket touts profiting from the panic to get a ticket to see Ed. We have undoubtedly had a huge impact here. “Whilst we understand the frustration of someone who is unable to resell and wants to drop the price accordingly to give themselves a better chance of recouping some of their money, unfortunately this throws up more questions than answers.” Kilimanjaro Live said it did not want to allow ticket owners to cut the price of their tickets below face value, because consumers who had paid full price would end up feeling ripped off. But the promotion company did not explain why sellers were not permitted to sell tickets at exactly face value, or sell them back to the box office. “An Ed Sheeran ticket on this tour costs around £85 to £90, and that’s a price point that we have set all along – and one that industry stats suggest as being of really good value for the size of venue on this tour,” said a spokesperson.
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SINGAPORE – Singaporean singer and songwriter JJ Lin revealed that he felt a wave of emotions when he first saw the artist’s impression of the Rain Vortex at Jewel Changi Airport and, at that moment, he was inspired to produce his latest song “The Right Time”.
SINGAPORE — Singapore GP announced two more acts to the line-up: British musical acts Lighthouse Family and The Ramona Flowers.
American pop singer Halsey will perform at the outdoor music and arts festival Neon Lights, which will take place on Saturday, 23rd and Sunday 24th November at Fort Canning Green in Fort Canning Park.
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SINGAPORE — The Golden Melody Awards 2019 went on smoothly on Saturday (29 June) at Taipei, with the biggest winner of the night awarded to pop diva Jolin Tsai. Her album, Ugly Beauty, had landed with seven nominations and picked up two awards: Album of The Year and Song of The Year, which was ‘Womxnly’.
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SINGAPORE — After celebrating 26 years as a band, Irish quartet Boyzone played their last show in Singapore at The Star Theatre on Wednesday (12 June) in an emotional final curtain call as they make their farewell world tour.
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