The COVID-19 pandemic rages on, but that doesn’t mean music is dead. Here’s how you can catch your favourite Asian artists online this year, whether it’s in a livestream they’ve pulled together or a massive virtual event organised by seasoned festival promoters.
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Balcony Entertainment Fundraiser, Philippines
When: November 27, 8:30pm
More info: Facebook
Following the back-to-back typhoons that have rocked the Philippines, artist management and record label Balcony Entertainment has announced a virtual fundraiser concert on Friday, November 27.
Funds raised during the concert will go towards helping those affected by the typhoons get back on their feet, as well as rebuilding the country’s agriculture, which has reportedly sustained over P2billion in damages.
The concert will begin streaming at 8:30pm for free via Balcony Entertainment’s Facebook and TikTok accounts. Donations are not compulsory but are encouraged.
— Balcony Entertainment (@BalconyE) November 15, 2020
Bangkok Music City, Thailand
When: November 28 – November 29 2020
More info: Official website
After its inaugral festival last year, Bangkok Music City is set to return on a digital – and physical – stage this year. A large number of artists from across Asia, Europe, and America will perform at the festival and partake in musical workshops, conferences and more.
The festival will run on November 28 and 29 at Bangkok’s Glowfish Sathorn, for it’s Thai based acts, and will be streamed online for its international guests and viewers. Acts include Singapore’s M1LDL1FE and Shye, Philippines’ She’s Only Sixteen and One Click Straight, South Korea’s WeDance, Taiwan’s Non-Confined Space, Canada’s The Mariachi Ghost, Australia’s Hayley Mary and more.
Hydeout Festival, Singapore
When: November 2020
More info: Hydeout Facebook page
EDM and hip-hop festival Hydeout was due to debut in Singapore this April, but was forced to postpone to October due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In August, the festival officially announced it would not take place in a physical format this year.
Instead, Hydeout will go digital in November. A number of artists slated for the physical festival will return for the virtual event, which has been dubbed Hydeout World: The Prelude. These include Rita Ora, Tinashe, Martin Garrix, Sam Feldt, Yellow Claw and more. Key details, including dates, how the livestream will take place and whether it will be ticketed, have yet to be announced.
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Playing The Piano 12122020, Japan
When: December 12, 7:30pm JST
More info: Official event website
Legendary Japanese composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto has announced a solo piano concert to wrap up 2020 – a.k.a “a year no one will ever forget”. Playing The Piano 12122020 will be Sakamoto’s first solo piano concert since 2013.
The solo piano concert will be livestreamed from a studio in Japan on December 12, and can be viewed in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. The ticketed event will cost 5000 yen (S$65) for all countries. Viewers in Japan will also be able to buy a hight resolution version of the performance for 9000 yen (S$112).
Tickets are available from now till December 7, 11:59pm JST. Tickets can be purchased here.
Events That Have Ended:
When: August 17 to 19, 2020, from 8pm
Livestream location: The Resso app and links on its social media platforms
Resso – a music streaming app from Bytedance, the owner of TikTok – will be celebrating Indonesia’s 75th Independence Day with virtual concerts starring Indonesian artists. The three-day event #RESSOnited will feature pop singer Rahmania Atrini, surf rockers The Panturas, Rizky Febian, indie group Reality Club, Fourtwnty and neo-soul crooner Oslo Ibrahim in collaboration with Romantic Echoes.
The lineup was chosen to champion genre diversity, and was based also on the artists’ popularity on the app. Resso Indonesia’s head of music and content Christo Putra told the Jakarta Post that the concerts will also be accessible for those who haven’t downloaded the app.
Two Songs and a Story, Singapore
When: August 6 to 31, 2020
Livestream location: Sistic
This music-meets-theatre production from Singapore’s Checkpoint Theatre presents solo performances by five actresses and musicians: ants chua (performing “at least I have words now”), Inch Chua (“Super Q”), Jo Tan (“A Bit”), Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai (“And Then I Am Light”) and Weish (“Be Here, With Me”). Directed and dramaturged by theatre luminary Huzir Sulaiman in collaboration with Joel Lim, Two Songs and a Story is streaming until the end of the month. A $15 ticket (excluding the booking fee) gives 72-hour access from the ticket date.
Oranges & Lemons, Philippines
When: August 21, 2020, 6pm
More info: Event page on Lilystars Records official site
Oranges & Lemons’ sophomore album ‘Strike While the Iron is Hot’ turns 15 this year. The Filipino pop rock band will mark the anniversary with a special anniversary online show, where they’ll perform all songs in the breakout record in full. Joining them for this ticketed livestream – which will take place in a private Facebook group – is Bulacan-based actor/comedian Empoy Marquez.
Tickets start at P200, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to one of Orange & Lemons’ handlers Antonette Maniquis, who recently suffered a stroke.
IT'S HAPPENING! A full band online concert by Orange & Lemons performing all the songs in the 2nd album to celebrate its…
Grab’s Pesta Satu7-an, Indonesia
When: August 21, 2020, 7pm
More info: Grab app
Grab is throwing a virtual concert dubbed Pesta Satu7-an to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day, with a pretty novel competition to secure tickets: As the Jakarta Post reports, users will compete in a virtual panjat pinang contest. The pole climbing race is a traditional game during Indonesia’s Independence Day celebrations.
Grab’s version of panjat pinang involves making transactions on the ride-hailing app. Those who rack up the highest number of transactions will secure tickets to the concert, which features singers Marion Jola and Kikan Namara, the band GIGI and popular DJs Diskoria and Dipha Barus.
Baybeats 2020, Singapore
When: August 21 to 23, 2020, from 8pm
Livestream location: Official Baybeats website
This year, Singapore’s most beloved music festival – usually held at the Esplanade – goes online. Baybeats has played host to a number of stellar international and regional acts over the years, but all the performing acts this year will be Singaporean, a decision perhaps made to minimise technical difficulties.
Standouts playing 15-minute acoustic sets include popular singer-songwriter Charlie Lim and math rock emo outfit Forests, joined by rock bands Mannequins, Dreebsby, Bakers In Space and more.
On the other end of the spectrum are the ‘chapalang sessions’ – named after Singaporean slang that means “mishmash” – with punk veterans Iman’s League, rising artist-producer YAO and math rock bands ANECHOIS and Two Seas, both of which have been laying low for some time.
Baybeats will also plumb the archives for three throwback broadcasts: old live sets by Singaporean favourites Force Vomit and B-Quartet as well as Indonesian outfit The Trees & The Wild. Panels with music industry heads and in-person interviews with Baybeats 2019 alums Franco (of the Philippines) and Reality Club (of Indonesia) round out the festivities.
Gary Valenciano, Philippines
When: August 22, 2020, 9pm
Livestream location: Gary Valenciano official Facebook
Gary Valenciano’s Faith Hope Love concert in June went over so well that the Filipino singer will restage the virtual gig on August 22 via Facebook Live. A number of guests, including Valenciano’s own children, will appear. Over October frontman Josh Buizon – who is Valenciano’s nephew – is also involved, MYX reported. The concert will fundraise for the ABS-CBN Foundation’s Pantawid ng Pag-ibig program, which provides food and basic necessities to Filipinos affected by quarantine.
Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino 2020, Philippines
When: August 23 to 28, 2020
More info: Official LMP website
Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino (LMP) will go online this year. For the 2020 digital edition, the annual festival will celebrate Filipino music with a variety of events: there’ll be online busking sessions, group performances, talks and workshops. The festivities will culminate in a Grand Finale Concert on August 28 featuring Itchyworms, Clara Benin, Noel Cabangon, Christian Bautista and more.
LMP is organised by Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit (OPM) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Head to its official website to find out more about the myriad performers and other events available.
Songwriting For Hope Showcase, Singapore
When: August 26, 2020, 8pm
More info: Official Esplanade event page
Every August, the Esplanade commemorates Singapore’s National Day with a series of Lion City-centric programming known as Red Dot August. This year’s bill features a heartwarming collaboration: Weish, aka half of acclaimed electronic duo .gif, and musician Crystal Ong – the founder of Diamonds On The Street, a social enterprise that works with at-risk youth – to perform original songs written by youth from the Singapore Girls’ Home who participated in the Esplanade’s Songwriting For Hope project.
Though the 30-minute performance will premiere on August 26, it will be accessible online until September 7.
Iman’s League, Singapore
When: September 4, 2020, 6pm
More info: Iman’s League Facebook page
Singapore punk band Iman’s League released their latest album ‘Dead Planet’ in February, and managed to squeeze in a short tour of Indonesia in March before lockdown ensued.
They’ll be launching the album proper on September 4 with a livestream from The Basement Studio, where they will play the record in its entirety and also discuss the production process and the meaning behind every song.
No Good, Malaysia
When: September 6, 2020, 10pm
Livestream location: Bising Live! Facebook page
Rising Malaysian punk trio No Good will be the very first band to play the new livestream series Bising Live!. The group – made up of members of Killeur Calculateur and Dirgahayu – only have a demo EP under their belt, but have already made a name for themselves with their buzzsaw tunes sung in Kelantanese.
This Is My Wave Concert – Jason Ranti, Indonesia
When: September 11, 2020, 8pm
More info: Tiket.com
Indonesia’s Jason Ranti will perform a virtual, 360 degree concert experience on Friday, September 11, in collaboration with This Is My Wave.
The hour-long virtual concert will be a ticketed affair, with passes currently available for purchase at tiket.com. Two ticketing options are available, a 360 degree experience, which comes with a VR headset, and a standard concert experience. Both ticket bundles come with a Jason Ranti face mask and t-shirt.
Jazz Anthology by Aya Sekine Trio + Special Guests, Singapore
When: September 13, 2020, 8pm
More info: Peatix
Peatix Singapore has collaborated with iconic Japanese jazz pianist, Aya Sekine to present the Jazz Antholgy concert on Sunday, September 13.
The ticketed performance will be headlined by Aya Sekine and her band, the Aya Sekine Trio, with special guests Tim De Cotta and jazz saxophonist Shawn Letts. The performance will see Sekine and company perform a number of her original cuts, as well as covers of jazz classics that have inspired her career.
The Burial of The Caulfield Cult, Singapore
When: September 16, 2020, 9:15pm
More info: Trent Davis’ YouTube channel
Three years after Singaporean punk rock band The Caulfield Cult disbanded, the quartet’s final show at the now-defunct Decline live space, titled “The Burial Of The Caulfield Cult” is being livestreamed for the first time in its entirety.
The band was formed in 2011, and released three records leading up to its farewell on September 16 2017. The band, headed by Marijannah and Blood Cult’s Nicholas Wong, had toured across Europe and America before its break up, performing at Florida’s punk rock festival, The Fest in 2016, and appearing on Audiotree.
Ebe Dancel Digital Concert, The Philippines
When: September 18, 2020, 8pm
More info: MYX Philippines’ Facebook event page
Filipino singer-songwriter Ebe Dancel is set to host a digital concert on Friday, September 18. The prolific rock musician’s concert is presented by the Philippines’ number one music channel, MYX, via its Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Ebe Dancel, who celebrates his 20th anniversary in the music scene this year, has long been lauded as one of the most influential musicians to come out of the country, from his stint in iconic rock band Sugarfree, to his extensive solo work, and producing for other artists.
Voices of Hope, Singapore
When: September 19, 2020, 8.30pm
Livestream location: Samaritans of Singapore Facebook page
A number of musicians will join the Samaritans of Singapore for the organisation’s weeklong virtual walkathon to mark Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Charlie Lim, Jean Seizure, Chasing Daylight, Isaac Ong and Cold Cut Duo will perform for this livestream.
F For Fantastic, Singapore
When: September 19, 8.30pm-12.30am
Livestream location: Red Kite Music Twitch
Singapore’s Red Kite Music and the National Arts Council are throwing a livestream that showcases women in the country’s electronic music scene, including Ginette Chittick, Aresha, A/K/A Sounds and schönseven. There will also be a special performance by The Analog Girl, who will be celebrating the release of her new album ‘Awe’, which will have dropped just the day before.
Diskoria, Hindia and Mooner, Indonesia
When: September 19, 2020, 8pm
Livestream location: Plainsong Live YouTube channel
A month ago, Jakarta-based concert promoter Plainsong Live launched a livestream series, the Plainsong Live Sessions. The likes of Efek Rumah Kaca, White Shoes and the Couples Company and Gabber Modus Operandi have participated.
On September 19, the series will come to an end with DJ duo Diskoria, Hindia (aka Baskara Putra of .Feast) and psych rockers Mooner. Jump in the live chat upon the episode’s premiere on YouTube to talk shop with the bands themselves.
When: September 20, 2020, 8pm
Livestream location: Our Tampines Hub Facebook page
Singaporean electronic duo .gif will be playing a livestream from Our Tampines Hub’s Festive Arts Theatre, showcasing songs off their latest album ‘HAIL NOTHING’ – which NME named one of Southeast Asia’s best records of 2020 to date.
[LIVE FROM FESTIVE ARTS THEATRE] Catch the Singaporean indie-electronic duo .gif, made up of weish and din on OTH…
Uploading Now 01, Singapore
When: September 23, 2020, 8-11pm
Livestream location: Singapore Community Radio Twitch
Singapore Community Radio is back with a raft of new programming, including Uploading Now – a livestream version of the club night Uploading, the brainchild of producer Intriguant. The first episode of Uploading Now will feature electronica veteran The Analog Girl, masked rapper BGourd as well as producers Cravism and OFTRT.
Rock With Us: Online Charity Concert, Singapore
When: September 23, 2020, 9pm
More info: Official Giving SG website
IMC Live Global has announced its first-ever Rock With Us: Online Charity Concert. The virtual fundraiser concert is being held in hopes of fostering “unity and celebrate diversity while making a difference in the lives of the children at Darul Ihsan Orphanage, Singapore”.
The concert will feature Weibird, Angela Zhang, Joi Chua, Jeremy Monteiro, Alemay Fernandez, TIEN, Jordin Tan, Rudy Djoe, Jive Talkin’, and the Tin Box The Live House Band.
The money raised will go into much-needed dorm repair and renewal efforts at the Darul Ihsan Orphanage, which houses and provides education for Muslim orphans and Muslim children in need in Singapore. The 60-day fundraiser campaign seeks to raise S$100,000.
Endank Soekamti, Indonesia
When: September 25, 2020, 8pm
More info: Tiket.com
The next artist SuperMusicID have gotten for their This Is My Wave Concert series is Endank Soekamti. The rock trio will be giving a full acoustic performance, and as usual, there will be opportunities to get your hands on merchandise and participate in a live chat with the band via Zoom.
KAMTIS FAMILY SAATNYA BERPESTA!!
Jangan lewatin This Is My Wave Concert x @endanksoekamti, 25 September mendatang karena untuk pertama kalinya Endank Soekamti bakal tampil dalam format FULL ACCOUSTIC PERFORMANCE!
— SUPERMUSIC (@SuperMusic_ID) September 12, 2020
Overpass Music Festival
When: September 26, 2020
More info: Overpass Music Festival official website
Overpass Music Festival was supposed to make its debut in Orange County, California this year, but it will now instead stage its maiden edition online to a global audience.
The lineup is led by top-tier K-pop talent: Baekhyun of EXO, Winner rapper Mino and singer Gray lead the way. They’re followed by Malaysian R&B star Yuna, Filipino artist James Reid and Thailand’s own Phum Viphurit.
One-time access to the livestream costs US$8, though a US$90 merch bundle is also available. Head to the festival website to find out more.
GigaFest Virtual Concert, Philippines
When: September 26, 6.30pm
Livestream location: GigaFest Concert Facebook Live event
Nadine Lustre, James Reid, KZ Tandingan and Curtismith have been lined up for Smart Communications’ GigaFest Virtual Concert. Besides the performances, there will also be pre-show activities and prizes to be won throughout the livestream.
You're in for GIGA fun at the #SmartGigaFest concert. Catch your favorite local artists perform live, and get a chance to win awesome prizes. Save the date! More details at http://smrt.ph/gigafestconcert
Peatix Online Event Festival, Singapore and Malaysia
When: September 26, 11am-11pm
More info: Peatix
Event organisers from Singapore and Malaysia are coming together for a multifaceted online event under the banner of event company Peatix. On the music front, Singaporean rapper Masia One will preview her upcoming EP ‘Freedom Fades’ backed by a three-piece live band, and in between the songs talk to various organisers from Malaysia and the United States.
Maker Records will present the second edition of its Crossroads programme, which is centered on unexpected collaborations between artists. For the Peatix festival, Singaporean indie rock band Bakers in Space will be paired with alternative rock artist per[sona. There will also be an acoustic singer-songwriter showcase featuring Malaysian female talent, led by jazz singer Dani Komari.
We The Fest: Virtual Home Edition, Indonesia
When: September 26 to 27, 2020
More info: We The Fest official website
We The Fest, the Ismaya Live festival that has become a standout on Jakarta’s summer calendar, will be launching a virtual, homebound event that promises to be everything the IRL fest is. The best part? It’s free (though registration is required).
The two-day affair will see performances from headliners Lewis Capaldi, Oh Wonder and Masego, with a strong supporting lineup that includes Autograf, Chilli.Dip, Yura Yunita, Keshi and more.
Local artists set to perform include Gabber Modus Operandi, Patricia Schuldtz, Kalula, Hondo, Diskoria, Moon Gang, Jason Ranti, Hindia and many more.
Beyond The Label Fest 2020, Singapore
When: September 27, 8pm
Livestream location: Beyond the Label official Facebook
Singapore’s Beyond The Label campaign, which aims to fight stigma against those with mental illnesses, has organised a huge virtual concert featuring some of the biggest names in Singapore music.
Kit Chan, Ramli Sarip, Stefanie Sun and Taufik Batisah lead the line-up, which also includes NEKO Highway, Tosh Zhang and Jack & Rai. Artists Benjamin Kheng and Inch Chua are slated to host.
United We Stream Asia, Malaysia
When: October 3, 7-10pm
More info: United We Stream Asia Facebook event
United We Stream is a non-profit streaming initiative that aims to keep club culture alive against the ravages of the coronavirus. The livestream-and-fundraiser programme began in Europe and spread worldwide, officially launching in Asia in May.
On October 3, DJs Stuffa, Uzairsawal and Yugo T will spin all-vinyl sets from Kuala Lumpur in JOLOKO. This stream is a collaboration with German cultural association Goethe Institut and the German embassy in KL, held to celebrate German Unity Day – the country’s national day, and also the commemoration of the day East and West Germany reunited.
When: October 3, 8pm
More info: Doggyhouse Records ticketing site
Yogyakarta ska band Shaggydog held a two-hour online concert to celebrate their 23rd anniversary in June – and due to popular demand, they’ll be broadcasting the concert dubbed ’23LOAD’ again in October.
The second virtual show will, according to The Jakarta Post, feature more acoustic songs and also provide an option for fans to donate to the band’s crew. Tickets cost RP23,000 and are on sale now.
Halo teman-teman, karena kemaren banyak yang minta #23LOADconcert ditayangkan ulang, akhirnya konser ulang tahun ke-23…
Filipino folk pop band Ben&Ben have announced another fundraising livestream. On October4, the nine-piece will play an hour-long live concert for the Balik Eswela Project to support teachers and students who have been affected by COVID-19.
It follows their previous benefit livestream, Puhon: A Ben&Ben FB Live Event, in March. “Ever since the end of the first Puhon, we’ve been aching to help out even more in our own little way,” Ben&Ben lead vocalist and guitarist Miguel Benjamin said in a statement.
”And so, when we were figuring out where to help with the myriad of problems in today’s landscape, we eventually zeroed in on helping out a sector that is very close to our hearts: education.”
Puhon 2: A Ben&Ben Online Concert for Balik-Eskwela InitiativesSunday, October 4, 5:00 PMon our FB page and YT channelknow more at www.puhon.ph
The Observatory, Singapore
When: October 5, 1-2pm
Livestream location: LASALLE College of the Arts official YouTube channel
Singapore avant garde stalwarts The Observatory will be giving their first performance in a long time for LASALLE College of the Arts’ lunchtime concert series. Expect a bracing mid-day dose of atonal electronics and freewheeling improvisation from Yuen Chee Wai, Dharma and Cheryl Ong.
This livestream comes the week after The Obs release ‘Authority Is Alive’, a live album recorded with Keiji Haino at the Playfreely Festival in Singapore last November.
United We Stream Asia, Vietnam
When: October 8, 7-10pm
More info: United We Stream Asia Facebook event
The Asia chapter of the global club music movement United We Stream will be organising a unique performance this October. Three DJs – LY Trang, Pinki and Tiny Giant – will play live from Vietnam’s iconic Golden Bridge, a tourist attraction in the Ba Na Hills that went viral in photos a few years ago.
This livestream marks United We Stream Asia’s pivot to more “unique collaborations and curated streams outside of clubs” as lockdown restrictions ease in the region.
Flock At The Nest, Singapore
When: October 9, 8-9pm
More info: 24OWLS
The organisers of the 2019 Singapore festival Alex Blake Charlie Sessions are returning with a new concert series, Flock At The Nest, which is going virtual in light of the ongoing pandemic. Benjamin Kheng, Marian Carmel and lewloh will play the first edition, filming their performances at The Nest, a new performance venue within a decommissioned power station-turned-huge event space.
YouTube Fanfest 2020
When: October 11
Livestream location: YouTube FanFest channel
YouTube Fanfest is going digital in October with a packed line-up of artists, content creators, comedians and internet personalities. Leading the music offerings this year are Philippines’ Ben&Ben and SB19, Malaysian rapper Namewee, Taiwanese trio Tilly Birds and more.
Indonesian star NIKI will bring the world of her debut album ‘Moonchild’ to life in a concert livestream called Moonchild Experience. Details of the performance are scarce, but the spellbinding visuals she and her label 88rising have been turning out for the record so far promise allure and mystique – just see the videos for singles ‘Plot Twist’ and ‘Lose’.
I present to you….
🌙 MOONCHILD Experience 🌙
October 9th 10PM ET /
October 10th 9AM Indonesia
Tune in on YouTube (Global) & KASKUS TV (Indonesia) pic.twitter.com/nMvg78N6V5
— NIKI (@nikizefanya) October 3, 2020
When: October 16 to 18, 2020
More info: Sonik Philippines Facebook page
Music conference and festival Sonik Philippines debuted last year, and is coming back strong with a pandemic-appropriate virtual event. Sonik, which is organised by Homonym and Hyphen Music, has tapped Itchyworms, Jason Dhakal, Lourdes, Pamphleteer, Leanne & Naara and Flu to perform for its full 2020 programme. The list of speakers also includes music industry figures from the United States, Europe and, of course, the Philippines.
Pre-registration for early bird tickets is now available here. There are currently two categories: a PHP800+ option for one day of talks and one day of performances, and a PHP1,200+ option for two days of talks and all performances.
*SCAPE Music Day Out, Singapore
When: October 16-18
More info: *SCAPE official website
Singapore arts non-profit organisation and venue *SCAPE has announced a free virtual festival, led by post-hardcore outfit Caracal – who will be performing live for the first time this year – electronic duo .gif, Tim De Cotta & The Warriors and more.
There will also be a conference programme that will discuss topics such as music industry tech, audience growth strategy and more.
Re:IMAGINE Festival, Indonesia
When: October 10, October 17 and October 24
More info: Re:IMAGINE ticketing page
Indonesian event organiser PK Entertainment has announced a virtual festival called Re:IMAGINE. Taking place over three consecutive Saturdays in October, the fest will present exclusive collaborations between Indonesian musicians, visual artists and creators.
On October 17, techno mavericks Gabber Modus Operandi and visual artist Rimbawan Gerilya will collaborate with ballet dancer Siko Setyanto. On October 24, musician Sal Priadi will link up with Isha Hening, a motion graphics artist and VJ.
Welcome to Re:IMAGINE – a new form of digital festival that brings compelling collaborations of Indonesia’s most sought…
Wanderland: Home Court, Philippines
When: October 24, 6pm
Livestream location: GlobeOne app
Manila’s Wanderland Festival will be making up for its cancelled 2020 festival with a virtual event called Wanderland: Home Court. The livestream, which premieres exclusively on the GlobeOne app, will feature live performances from Phum Viphurit, Rusty Machines and Lola Amour. Wanderland will also broadcast old performances from festival alumni Honne, Masego and Joan.
We’re advancing to the next round, Wanderers! A whole new ball game awaits at the Wanderland: Home Court x Globe Telecom…
This Is My Wave Concert — Sisitipsi, Indonesia
When: October 30, 2020, 8pm
More information: Tiket.com
Jazzy six-piece band Sisitipsi are the latest addition to the virtual This Is My Wave Concert series, performing on October 30.
Ticket bundles are available for purchase on Tiket.com — the option to watch the concert in 360° will come with a virtual headset, while all bundles will come with Sisitipsi face masks and t-shirts. The ongoing series previously featured the likes of The SIGIT and Jason Ranti.
JJ Lin, Singapore
When: October 30, 2020, 8pm
More information: JJ Lin’s official website
Singaporean Mando-pop star JJ Lin will be hosting a virtual livestream concert on his YouTube channel on Friday, October 30.
The concert, which will be free to stream, will see the musician perform new tracks from his upcoming 14th studio album, ‘Drifter’, and his recently released EP, ‘Like You Do’ for the first time ever.
During the livestream, Lin will premiere the music video for ‘While I Can’, the first English single from his upcoming album, which is set to release on January 22, 2021.
When: October 31, 12pm – 3pm SGT
More info: Official Isol-Aid website
Australia’s Isol-Aid livestream series – which kicked off earlier this year as a way to curb the coronavirus-inflicted blues – has announced its lineup for October 31’s roster of performers, which will feature a number of artists from across Asia.
Set to perform are Indonesia’s Horse Planet Police Department, Korea’s Silica Gel and Wedance, Thailand’s Pyra, and Thailand’s Ruru, and Gym and Swim. Australian acts Jackmann, Budjerah, Paige Black and Mia Wray will perform after.
The livestream event, which is now in its 32nd edition, will be free to stream via the artist’s Instagram handles, or on the official Isol-Aid website.
🍻 Round 32's a brewin' 🍻Tune in to this Saturday's action live & direct from the artists' insta handles or head to…
Baybeats 2020, Singapore
When: November 6 – November 8
More info: Baybeats’ official website
Singapore’s long-running alternative music festival, is back for a second event in November. The three-day festival will feature a mixture of limited crowd-controlled performances in front of a live crowd, as well as virtual performances.
The lineup for Baybeats’ second festival of the year features the likes of Hanging Up The Moon, long-dormant bands Astreal and Cockpit, plus the country’s punk pioneers Opposition Party. Local favourites .gif, Forests, Subsonic Eye and M1LDL1FE will play, while hip-hop acts on the lineup include THELIONCITYBOY, ABANGSAPAU and Mediocre Haircut Crew.
The beast is back to haunt you with only the best headbanging beats. From 6 to 8 Nov, join us for three days of live…
Synchronize Festival, Indonesia
When: November 14, 7.45pm
More info: Instagram
Following the news that the physical Synchronize Festival had been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced that the festival will still place this year, albeit virtually.
The single day festival is scheduled to take place on November 14, and will feature performances from the likes of The SIGIT, .Feast, Scaller, Pamungkas, Mocca, Dipha Barus and a reunited Kangen Band.
Rock and Indie Fest, Singapore
When: November 20 and 21, 6pm
More info: Official RIF 2020 website
Singapore’s Lasalle College Of The Arts is returning this November with its fourth annual Rock and Indie Fest (RIF), albeit with a digital twist.
Given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its restrictions on larger gatherings and live music performances, this year’s festival will make its virtual debut over the course of two days, featuring 19 local musicians such as Subsonic Eye, Tim De Cotta, Astreal, False Plaintiff, Marian Carmel, Gareth Fernandez & The Momma Shop and more.
The virtual festival will be free for all viewers, and can be streamed via the college’s official YouTube and Facebook pages. The festivities will run from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, November 20, and from 1pm till 4pm on Saturday, November 21.
RIF 2020 online edition will be happening on the 20th and 21st of November on our YouTube and Facebook channels 😱 Get…
When: November 21, 2pm
More info: Global Live ticketing page
Philippines boyband SB19 will stage a virtual concert for their rapidly growing fanbase this November. The five-member P-pop group have been touted as the Philippines’ answer to K-pop: they are managed by the Philippines arm of the South Korean company ShowBT. The group put out their debut single ‘Tilaluha’ in 2018, and dropped their debut album ‘Get In The Zone’ in July.
Majulah Live, Singapore
When: November 22, 4pm
More info: Majulah Live’s official website
Majulah Live, a Singaporean virtual concert taking place in November, has announced that it is set to stream on Sunday, November 22, and will feature headlining performances by soul singer Aisyah Aziz and Sam Willows member Jon Chua JX, backed by The SMS Band.
Other acts set to perform include Estelle Fly, Elsa Mickayla, Tengyboy, BGourd, Fauxe, Shye and more. A number of comedians, such as Fakkah Fuzz and Sharul Channa, will also perform.
The show will ticketed, and ticket holders will be given 48hours to stream and replay the event from the virtual gig’s start time.