Music Matters Live with HP Returns to Singapore this May
Who will you discover?
All That Matters 2014 is thrilled to announce the fourth edition of the largest music festival in Asia, Music Matters Live with HP. Kicking off on May 21 for four nights of meteoric music fiesta, this year’s edition continues to grow, with an additional night, more bands, more venues, and more shows – over 60 bands from 16 countries will play over 170 shows in nine venues across Clarke Quay (one of Singapore’s vibrant nightlife hubs) as well as in a few new satellite sites around the city in conjunction with the Timbre Music Group.
The line-up for this year is jam-packed with buzz-worthy and magnetic bands! Prominent and up-and-coming acts from around the world will make the trip to the Lion City, including Taiwan’s hip-hop godfather MC HotDog, Blues, Rock & Roots master Ash Grunwald (AU), electronic rockers Love X Stereo (KR), metal heads Slapshock (PH), and local charmer boy-next-door Sezairi (SG). Each year we see new countries joining the festival and this year we are excited to welcome Portugal with The StoneWolf Band.
Also returning this year to the festival that matters are the highly anticipated country specific showcases, much to the excitement of the local and regional hardcore fans, including K-Pop Night Out, Canadian Blast, The Aussie BBQ, JAPAN NIGHT, Bravo Taiwan and Made in Singapore, featuring six of the city’s finest. Sounds Australia will also be debuting Sound Gallery for the first time in Asia at Music Matters Live with HP, following success in SXSW (USA) and Canadian Music Week (Canada).
Fans of the Korean-music scene would be delighted to hear that six Korean artistes have been confirmed for this year’s Music Matters Live with HP line-up, and they are no other than the popular rock band with nine full-length albums under their belts, Jaurim, popular contestant of Superstar K3 who eventually debut as a soloist, Lim Kim, modern indie rock band who earned the nickname “awesome live singers”, Daybreak, electro-rock band whose electronic music is based on alternative and punk rock from the 90s, LOVE X STEREO, producing music with a 70s R&B and Disco beat, Sultan Of The Disco and indie rock band known for pulling a wide range of musical styles, Asian Chairshot.
Avid festival-goers will have more than one opportunity to catch the acts perform in various venues over four nights, and will be able to plan their nights of discovery ahead of time, thanks to the Music Matters App.
Clarke Quay’s central Fountain Stage will be the heart of the festival’s action yet again. For three nights (May 22 to 24), fans from around the world will also be able to catch the shows as Music Matters Live with HP teams up with YouTube and a dedicated team of media and visual students from Republic Polytechnic to bring you the live stream at youtube.com/musicmatterstome.
Jasper Donat, co-founder and CEO of organiser Branded Ltd. said: “We see tremendous value in what Music Matters Live with HP can do for new and breakout artists by providing a unique gateway into the Asian market and Asian audiences. Music Matters Live with HP had opened many doors of opportunities for musicians and bands over the past years along with our Academy mentoring programme, valuable networking opportunities with label executives from around the globe and a chance to tap into the vibrant music scene here in Asia!”
Taking place in the evenings of All That Matters conferences and preceding YouTube FanFest with HP Singapore, Music Matters Live with HP will more than certainly be the place to discover 2014’s trending playlist, get closer to the bands and chill out in Singapore’s hot nights.
Who will you discover?!
Details of Music Matters Live with HP Festival:
Date: 21-24 May 2014, Wednesday to Saturday
- Aquanova, Beer Market, China One, Crazy Elephant, Fern & Kiwi, Kuro, Paulaner, Shuffle, Fountain Stage @Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Road, S179024
- Switch, 73 Bras Basah Rd, NTUC Trade Union House #01-01, S 189556
- Barber Shop, 1 Old Parliament Lane #01-03, Singapore, S 179429
- Timbré @ Substation, 45 Armenian Street, S 179936
For more information on Music Matters Live with HP Singapore 2014, do visit/subscribe/follow/like the following avenues:
Information and schedule: musicmatterslive.com
YouTube channel: youtube.com/musicmatterstome
Twitter: twitter.com/musicmatters #MMLive
Instagram: instagram.com/musicmatterslive #MMLive