Back for its 12th year, Music Matters Live now takes place in CHIJMES, Canvas, and several Timbre establishment across four nights
You’re darn right music matters in Singapore – from the island’s wide array of live music venues to big concerts month after month. Now back for its 12th year is Music Matters Live, a recurring music festival featuring a stellar roster of commercial and alternative musicians from all over the world. Think ska from Indonesia, jazz from Scotland, funk from Canada or hip-hop from Korea – anything is possible when Music Matters Live rolls into town.
This year, the free music festival will no longer take place at Clarke Quay – the most iconic of the multiple venues normally booked for this event – but will rock the stage of CHIJMES’ outdoor lawn instead. Other destinations where you’ll find these 40 acts from 14 countries include Barber Shop by Timbre, Timbre Music Academy Hall, SWITCH by Timbre, Timbre @ The Substation, and even Canvas. So take your pick; no matter where you end up in (with a cold beer in hand), you’re bound to stumble upon a music discovery or two.
Announced from the first wave so far are r&b songstress, Kiana Valenciano, from The Philippines; hip-hop emcee, Dizzy, from Canada; anthemic indie-rockers, Fairchild, from Australia; smooth synth-pop artiste, Theia, from New Zealand; and local musicians including Dru Chen, Tabitha Nauser, Falling Feathers and Ffion. Music Matters Live will also have dedicated nights, with themed stages showcasing talent from Australia, Taiwan, India, and more.
If music matters to you too, you won’t be caught missing this.