Singapore Dance Festival Hopes To Attract Middle East’s Clubbers

Published November 2nd, 2006 - 07:43 GMT

Dance music fans living in the Middle East are invited to Singapore’s largest dance festival on the idyllic beaches of Sentosa Island.

In its sixth year, the 12-hour ZoukOut festival, which runs from dusk until dawn, is expected to attract more than 20,000 people to dance the night away to the latest club anthems being played by some of the world’s best DJ’s.

Of the 18,000 revelers at last year’s event, more than a-third of the party goers were foreigners, and the same is expected this year, with many travelling specially to Singapore from across Asia and Europe and some even venturing from as far as the US to participate in the annual festival.

“Dance fans interested in good festivals have a perfect opportunity to enjoy Singapore and the fantastic occasion that is ZoukOut. This event highlights the diversity of entertainment on offer in the country and contributes to its reputation for having a pulsating nightlife,” said Ke-Wei Peh, Area Director for the Middle East and Africa, Singapore Tourism Board.

“Those intent on dancing all night and enjoying a fantastic array of world music with a large mix of nationalities and cultures while in Singapore certainly won’t be disappointed,” added Ke-Wei.

Last year’s festival which featured DJ Armin Van Buuren and pioneering Hip Hop artists Cash Money, won the Tourism Awards ’05 Best Leisure Events Experience.

This year’s lineup, which includes Steve Lawler, Jazzy Jeff and DJ Pippi, is unprecedented in its diversity with DJ’s playing a multitude of genres of music including, house, trance, electro, progressive, alternative, indie and hip hop all playing under ZoukOut’s motto of One World One Music One Tribe One Dance.

For fans of live music, some of Singapore’s best bands will be appearing on the Live Stage along with popular pop and punk acts from Australia and Thailand such as Stars Don’t Fall and Futon.

Besides the music, the festival also offers an array of distractions and fringe events for those who need a break during the night. A series of films documenting the history of the event will be shown throughout the evening while festival goers can entertain themselves with drumming lessons, carnival rides or palmistry and foot massages.

To make it easier for overseas visitors to attend the December 9 festival, tickets and attractive hotel deals are available through Zouk’s online travel partner www.octopustravel.com.sg.  More information on the event is available at www.zoukout.com

And dance and music enthusiasts visiting Singapore for the festival will also be able to experience an assortment of music delights at Singapore’s newest entertainment complex which features nine distinctive outlets of live entertainment encompassing nine exclusive themes.

Set in Singapore’s first coal-fired power station built in 1927, St James Power Station, promises to be like no other in the region.


About Singapore Tourism Board

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is an economic development agency for one of Singapore’s key service sectors – tourism. The mission of the Board is to develop and champion tourism, so as to build the sector into a key driver of economic growth for Singapore. The STB aims to differentiate and market Singapore as a must-visit destination offering enriching experiences through the “Uniquely Singapore” brand. For more information, please visit www.stb.com.sg or visitsingapore.com.

 

 

 


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