POPagenda Singapore - Over 60 Asia’s Rising Pop and Rock Music Artistes Gather in Singapore



POPagenda Singapore


Media Update


Over 60 Asia’s Rising Pop and Rock Music Artistes Gather in Singapore 


POPagenda Singapore – Singapore’s newest music platform, presents its line-up of artistes, bands and programme for its opening event Pop Village and closing show Rock D’Fort.  Music lovers, aspiring musicians and adoring fans should not miss the exciting performances by Japan’s Aikawa Nanase, Korea’s Rock Tigers and Ryu of the popular Winter Sonata theme song, Taiwan’s Tank and Ji Xiao Jun, Hong Kong’s Chet Lam and at17, China’s China Magpie and the Philippines’ Bamboo.  They join Singapore’s very own Tanya Chua, Concave Scream, Ahli Fiqir, Addy, Jai, Chou Pi Jiang, Gong Shi Jia, Chua Lee Lian, 3Dash1, Ugly in the Morning, Bushmen, Fatskunks and many more.


As a key platform to profile and boost the development of our home-grown talents and capabilities in contemporary music, workshops, seminars and forums with local and Asian music companies and industry experts are highlights of POPagenda.  Topics include the use of new technology and the Internet to use or distribute original creations, DIY music recording and marketing for singers-songwriters, as well as a workshop where participants can have their original compositions assessed by singer-composer Dick Lee. Other speakers include Yao Chien of Chengtian Music Production, Yen Ong of Soundbuzz Singapore, Leonard Soosay of Snakeweed Studio, singer-composer Liang Wern Fook, the Principle Organiser of Beijing Midi Music Festival Zhang Fan, and Shen Li Hui, Founder of ModernSky Entertainment Company.


POPagenda is Singapore’s newest music platform to celebrate local music talents with those of Asia.  It is also a vehicle for music industry players to discover talents, share their expertise, promote exchange, and develop partnerships and business opportunities. Organised by the National Arts Council, POPagenda looks to support the local scene by profiling and promoting the development of home-grown talents and capabilities in contemporary music, thereby encouraging and fostering the development of a thriving S-Pop music industry in Singapore.


Daily programmes, artiste line-up and workshop synopses are in the annexes:


  • Pop Village 
  • Rock D’Fort
  • POPagenda Singapore 2006 Partners


POPagenda Singapore Events


Pop Village (Opening Event)


10 & 11 June 2006, from 3pm, Fort Canning Park 


$25 for 1-day pass, $40 for 2-day pass


20% discount for full-time students, senior citizens and NSF 


Rock Opera The Musical - A Rock Anthology 


16 & 17 June 2006, 8pm, Esplanade Theatre


$48, $68, $88, $108


Full-time students: $50/$35         Senior citizens and NSF: $70/$50


Rock D'Fort


16-18 June 2006, from 2pm, Fort Canning Park


$10 for 1-day pass, $20 for 3-day pass


Bandhana – Music That Binds (Prelude Event)


3 & 4 June, 8pm -10pm


Open field at Race Course/ Northumberland Road (next to Little India MRT Station)


Free admission


Tickets available from Sistic outlets and www.sistic.com.sg