International superstars Swedish House Mafia announced their return at the end
of 2018 and will bring their incredible live show to the Padang Stage on
20 September in Zone 4. Swedish House Mafia consisting of
Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso are the trio behind global hits such as
“Don’t You Worry Child”, “Save The World” and “One (Your
Muse, one of the world’s leading rock bands, formed in 1994 by Matt
Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals), and
Dominic Howard (drums), has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide with Simulation Theory its
sixth number one album in the United Kingdom. The band has won two Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards,
five MTV Europe Music Awards and eight NME Awards, with smash hits like Hysteria, Stockholm
Syndrome, Plug In Baby, New Born and Knights of Cydonia. Muse will rock the Padang
Stage in Zone 4 on 21 September.
Indelible punk rock legends – Californian rock band, Red Hot Chili
Peppers marked an era with their trademark confection of rock, funk and punk. Inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, the band, presently made up of vocalist Anthony
Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, is one of the most
successful rock bands of all time. With three Grammys under their belt, Red Hot Chili Peppers also
holds the record for the most #1 hits in Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. Since their
last concert in Singapore in 2002, fans can look forward to their set on 22
September at the Padang Stage in Zone 4.
Unapologetic. Real. Hip-Hop - Rally the Bardi Gang to shake it up at the debut Singapore
performance of Cardi B on 21 September at the Padang
Stage in Zone 4. As the first solo female artist to receive the Best Rap
Album for her debut album Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B has gone from strength to strength.
She boasts a string of top hits which include her first hit single “Bodak Yellow” in
2017, successful collboarations with Bruno Mars and Maroon 5. The 26-year-old is one of
Time’s “100 most influential people in the world” in 2018 and has picked up
numerous awards including nine BET Hip Hop awards, two Guinness World Records and three MTV Video
Music Awards. Cardi B even beat Beyoncé’s record for most simultaneous Billboard US
Hot 100 entries by a female.
Renowned British DJ and producer Fatboy Slim has been creating big beats since
1996. A Grammy and Brit Award winner, Fatboy Slim’s four studio albums (Better Living
Through Chemistry, You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby, Halfway Between
The Gutter and the Stars, and Palookavilla) have had millions moving to such iconic
tracks like Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat, The Rockafeller Skank, Praise You,
Right Here, Right Now, and Sunset (Bird of Prey). His music video for Weapon
of Choice, which features a stunning dance performance from Hollywood legend Christopher
Walken, remains one of the greatest examples of the art form – and earned him six MTV Video
Music Awards in 2001. Fatboy Slim will hit the stage on 21 September at
The Wharf Stage in Zone 1 and 22 September at
the Padang Stage in Zone 4.
Bona fide iconic composer, Hans Zimmer, will wow with a rousing concert
experience this 22 September at The Wharf Stage in Zone
1. Fans will journey through an orchestrated musical set through The World of Hans
Zimmer. The multi award-winning German composer works will be presented by a live symphony
orchestra, featuring some of Zimmer’s best known works from the soundtracks of blockbuster
productions including The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight,
Inception, The Da Vinci Code and Interstellar.
Jamaican legends Toots and the Maytals, the group that coined the term
“reggae”, have been grooving audiences across the world since the 1960s. They are also
credited as a key player in popularising the reggae genre. The band, led by Frederick
“Toots” Hibbert, has been a proven mainstream success over and again – with Vogue
magazine including 54-46 Was My Number in its list of 15 Roots Reggae Songs You
Should Know, and the band featuring at iconic festivals like Coachella in the USA and Glastonbury
in the UK. Toots and the Maytals have also made appearances on Saturday Night Live and The Tonight
Show with Jimmy Fallon. Catch Toots and the Maytals perform at The Wharf Stage in
Zone 1 on 20 September and Esplanade Outdoor
Theatre in Zone 4 on 21 September.
Back by popular demand, DJ Lizzy is the first female DJ to perform at 2017
Ultra China. Her outstanding appearance and production techniques of electronic music led to her
increased popularity in China, where she built a reputation for her high-energy sets. “Kill
the vampire” and “Kombat” have reached #11 and #23 respectively on the pyro
Let the ethereal R&B electro-pop sounds of Ffion set the tone for a chilled
out weekend. The Singapore-based, British-born songstress has gotten the attention of the industry
since her 2017 EP Bad Habits, racking up over 1.8 million plays on Spotify, earning a spot
in the platform’s ‘Early Noise’ playlist as well as Apple Music’s
‘New Artist Spotlight’.
Fresh from the successful release of singles “Send me an Angel” and “Walking
on the Side”, followed by his first full-length solo album release with Warner Music in
January 2019, Singapore-born and Melbourne based Glen Wee will bring his smooth blend of acoustics,
strong folk roots and a touch of old school soul and blues to the Marina Bay.
Bangkok-based tropical pop band Gym and Swim will keep fans on their feet with
their energetic set, playful ditties and bright melodies. A mix of electronic, dynamic drum and
guitar riffs provide a beat that overflow with a tropical vibe, all of which is completed by an
easy-to-hum vocal tracks.
J.S. Ondara is a singer-songwriter based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born
and raised in Nairobi, Kenya - His music is largely inspired Bob Dylan and Neil Young. The largely
self-taught musician with his distinct emotive singing and narrative lyrics will wow with songs
like “Saying Goodbye” and “American Dream” from his album “Tales of
Jupiter & Okwess has an impressive list of collaborators for their album
Kin Sonic: Damon Albarn of Blur, violinist Warren Ellis of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds as
well as Robert del Naja aka ‘3D’ of Massive Attack. Barack Obama is a fan – their
song “Ekombe” was listed by the former US President as one of his favourite songs of
2018. Singer-songwriter Jupiter creates his own infectious style inspired by Congolese rumba
rhythms and the funky rifts from American soul legends James Brown and The Temptations.
Set to make their debut in Singapore, popular American roots band Larkin
Poe is fronted by sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell. The four-piece band’s music
is Southern American-inspired with big toe-tapping guitar riffs and catchy harmonies, and was named
the best discovery at the Glastonbury festival in 2014. Their critically acclaimed new
album, Venom & Faith, has been regarded as a beguiling mix of Gothic soul and
outlaw country. From Rebecca’s powerful vocals on “Ain’t Gonna Cry” to
Megan’s sultry lap steel on “Good And Gone”, the sisters weave their talents into
the fabric of their experience and a picture of the American South. “Blue Ridge
Mountains” harkens to the sisters’ hometown, “drinking sweet tea every day”
with stomping percussion and churning riffs. Larkin Poe infuse pop sensibilities into their sound,
blending old-school elements of rock and soul with drum samples, hip-hop production values, that
will have fans in Singapore dancing in Zone 1 (21 Sept) and Zone 4 (22 Sept) of the Circuit
Mantravine is a world electronic band of sonic sorcerers from Singapore that combines electronic
and acoustic music into organic frequencies. Inspired by nature, everyday sounds, & human
connections they love unifying dance floors with rhythms from around the globe, interactive
improvisations and live looping. The band has performed at festivals globally including the
Luminate Festival & Twisted Frequency Festival in New Zealand, Audio Alchemy Festival in
Hawaii, Gaggalacka Festival in Germany and is a regular feature at Chill Sessions in Singapore.
Singer-songwriter NJWA’s debut Singapore performance will have the
audience captivated by her sultry vocals and unique sound. From her award-winning debut
R&B/neo-soul album InnocentSoul to the idiosyncratic blend of the
traditional and the contemporary in the self-titled EP NJWA, the Anugerah Industri
Muzik’s Best New Artiste 2011 seeks to reaffirm her Malaysian roots while paying homage to
the experiences she had while living alone in America.
Indian dream pop duo Parekh & Singh has been making waves since the release
of their debut album Ocean in 2013. The two dreamers make winsome pop music that springs
from the depths of their imaginations and, in turn, makes listeners want to hop aboard their ride
to other, more fantastical realms. Their sweet, acoustic guitar-driven pop has already seen them
receive acclaim from the likes of The Times, The Guardian, Billboard and Rolling Stone India.
Hit singer-songwriter and hip-hop artiste, Raja Kumari is an artiste in her own
right with music that bridges East and West. Raja Kumari has penned records like the multi-platinum
“Centuries” for Fall Out Boy, “Change Your Life” for Iggy Azalea’s
Grammy-nominated album The New Classic and six tracks for Gwen Stefani’s album
This Is What The Truth Feels Like. In her debut EP The Come Up and her brand new
album Bloodline, the “Queen of Hindustan” continues to proclaim her Indian
roots with her American upbringing, fusing the rhythms she mastered as a trained classical Indian
dancer with her love for hip-hop.
Debonair crooners Swoon will have the audience swooning with their fast paced,
slick and interactive show. The ‘Legends of Swing’ surprises with their refreshing take
on iconic hits from past and present, including Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”,
AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long” and Michael Bublé’s
“Can’t Buy Me Love”.
Scottish pop rock band Texas is known for their pop and Mo-town
influenced sounds. Since the band’s lauded debut single “I Don't Want a
Lover” in 1989, the Glasgow-based band has followed up their success with two major sellers,
"White on Blonde” and "The Hush", and with their latest album “Jump on
Board”. Fans will be treated to a set full of energy as the band makes their debut Singapore
GP performance as part of their “Jump on Board” tour.
Performing his unique brand of close-up magic and situational illusions is
Troy, one of United Kingdom’s leading young broadcast magicians. Troy is
behind several hugely successful television programmes in the UK, including two seasons of an
eponymous series, Troy: Cyber Hijack – a one off special combining large scale
stunts and pranks and Troy: The Highwire which saw him taking on the most daring stunt of
his career to date.
Electronic music fans will recognise a familiar “robot pop”, krautrock style from
the MusikSoldat (music soldier) set by
Wolfgang Flür (Ex‑Kraftwerk). The German’s
audio-visual show will feature videos and rare images from his time as the percussionist of
electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, as well as Flür’s signature mix of tech house and