The biggest music festival of its kind in Singapore and the region, Baybeats presents a fist-pumping line-up showcasing prominent Singapore and international acts, covering genres including folk, pop, R&B, hip hop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro and everything in between.
Entering its 18th edition, Baybeats continues a highly successful collaboration with EMONIGHTSG, presenting a late-night party at the Esplanade Annexe Studio. Continuing its expansion to encompass hip hop and rap, the Annexe Studio will play host to a diverse range of rhymes and rhythms from all across the world. You can also look forward to the closing day party with DJs from the Analog Vault up in the second-floor terrace.
This year, we invite you to rock out to an eclectic array of sounds from indie rock to hip hop and more at the new LiveWire stage at the Esplanade Forecourt Garden. Sharing the same space but on the opposite end is Open Stage, featuring unplugged sets, which was last seen at Baybeats in 2016. We have reintroduced Open Stage so that new musicians have an opportunity to be a part of Baybeats.
Through the Baybeats Budding initiatives, we gather the best of our homegrown talent not only in music-making but also in other creative fields like music journalism, gig photography, video arts and more. This year, six bands were selected for the Baybeats Budding Bands mentorship programme. Cinnamon Persimmon, cues, No Rest For The Weary, Plate, Summations and The New Modern Lights will make their debut at Baybeats 2019.