15 music acts to check out in 2015

Is it just me, or does 2015 already seem like it’s going to be an amazing year for the music scene in Singapore with these top acts? Weekender rounds up the top 15 music acts you should catch this year. I’m all ready to break the bank.

Bastille Live in Singapore

9 Jan, 8pm, From $110


Following the global success of ‘Pompeii’ from their #1 debut album ‘Bad Blood’ and many other hit singles, Bastille have been selling out tours worldwide and will be bringing their exhilarating live show to Singapore for the first time, for one night only!

The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, www.sistic.com.sg


Jayesslee Asia Tour

16-17 Jan, 8pm (Fri), 3pm&8pm (Fri & Sat), From $58


Our favourite pair of YouTube sisters is back after a good three years! Following the success of their first headlining Asia Tour in 2012 spanning 8 cities to sold out shows with more than 3,500 fans coming out to see them, YouTube stars Janice and Sonia are back with an exciting music line up – with babies in tow. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Kallang Theatre, www.sistic.com.sg


Michael Bublé

16-17 Jan, 8pm, From $188


Let four-time Grammy award winner Michael Bublé take you on a wonderful journey about love of all kinds, featuring songs from his latest album, To Be Loved, as well as classics such as Home, Everything and Haven’t Met You Yet.

Marina Bay Sands, entertainment.marinabaysands.com


Classic Soft Rock Legend Leo Sayer Live in Singapore

17 Jan, 7.30pm, From $50


With more than 20 top ten singles and five top ten albums in his celebrated recording career, this live British performer, song writer, recording artist and Grammy Award winner will enthral the Singapore audience for a one-night concert. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Esplanade Concert Hall, www.britishtheatreplayhouse.com


St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2015

24 Jan

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The Laneway Festival is back this year, bigger than ever! Prepare yourselves for the 2015 Laneway Festival line-up. Featuring a mix of Singaporean, Malaysian and international acts – Angus and Julia Stone, Banks and St. Vincent, the Singapore event will host perhaps its strongest line-up to date.

The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, singapore.lanewayfestival.com


Avenged Sevenfold Live in Singapore

25 Jan, 7.30pm, From $118


Chart-topping hard-rock act Avenged Sevenfold will be making a triumphant return to Southeast Asia this January! The Huntington Beach, CA-bred band has achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums, and are touring in support of Hail To The King, which topped the Billboard Top 200 albums chart upon release.

The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa


Lily Allen Live in Singapore

2 Feb 2015, 8pm, From $128


The British pop sensation will bring her showmanship and impressive live show to Singapore come February 2015! Since emerging in 2006 with her iconic debut single “Smile,” Lily Allen has gone on to sell over five million albums worldwide. You don’t want to miss the starlet’s one night only show.

The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre


Taeyang World Tour Rise in Singapore

8 Feb 2015, 7pm, From $128


The melancholic crooner of Big Bang, Taeyang, will bring his RISE Tour to Singapore’s shore. Since the release of his second solo album, Rise, in June last year, Taeyang has been busy zipping about for promotions and concerts. Now, he’s finally bringing his solo stage to us!

Singapore Expo Hall 3, www.sistic.com.sg


Christina Perri: The Head or Heart Tour

27 Feb, 8pm, From $118


With hits like Jar of Hearts, A Thousand Years and Human, there hardly is anyone today who hasn’t heard of Christina Perri. She brings her Head or Heart Tour to our shores this February, featuring songs from her second album of the same name.

The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, www.sistic.com.sg


One Direction On the Road Again Tour 2015

11 Mar, 8pm, From $88


Directioners, rejoice! UK’s hottest act One Direction brings their On The Road Again Tour to Singapore! In just over three years together they have had an awesome 61 number ones, notching up an incredible 36 million sales worldwide, including 20 million singles, 11 million albums and over a million DVDs.

With that talent, those looks, coupled with #1 hits like What Makes You Beautiful, Best Song Ever and Story of My Life, need we say more?

National Stadium, www.sportshub.com.sg


Future Music Festival Asia 2015

13 Mar, 4pm, From $148


The region’s largest music festival will be taking place in Singapore over two days come March 2015. The festival is expected to attract over 50 000 fans from and is set to feature its biggest line up to date.

The Future Music Festival Asia has thrilled over 150 000 music fans in the past three years is an internationally acclaimed and award winning festival originating from Australia, featuring some of the biggest names in Pop, Hip Hop, Indie and Rock.

Changi Exhibition Centre, www.sistic.com.sg


Ed Sheeran Live in Singapore [SOLD OUT!]

14 Mar, 8 pm, From $88


Two-time Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran will be here for the first time. Masterfully blending soulful vocals with folk blues vibes and irresistible hip-hop hooks, the singer-songwriter has enjoyed a meteoric rise to become a global phenomenon.

You don’t want to miss Ed Sheeran belting out his greatest hits in this one-night concert!

The Star Theatre, www.sistic.com.sg


The Script

21 Apr, 8 pm, From $98

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Irish pop rock band The Script will be performing in Singapore for a one night only concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Get ready to be blown away when Danny O’Donoghue (vocals, piano), Mark Sheehan (vocals, guitar), Glen Power (vocals, drums) perform their hit songs.

Singapore Indoor Stadium, www.sportshubtix.sg


Charli XCX

22 Apr, 8 pm, from $88 (limited early-bird)


Rising pop superstar Charli XCX will be bring her show to Singapore come April! She has been making waves since the release of her 2013 debut studio album ‘True Romance’ and also as the songwriter of Icona Pop’s synth-pop anthem ‘I Love It’.

Charli XCX’s rise to stardom was further propelled in 2014 following her guest spot in Iggy Azalea’s #1 hit ‘Fancy’ and also with her infectious single ‘Boom Clap’, from the soundtrack of ‘The Fault In Our Stars’.

Following her fantastic live performances at festivals like SXSW and as the sole support act for the European leg of Katy Perry’s Prismatic World tour, Charli XCX is set to blaze the stage in her first headline show in Singapore.

The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, www.sistic.com.sg


An Evening with Michael Bolton

28 May, 8 pm, From $90


Grammy legend Michael Bolton brings a hit filled set list of soulful classics, power ballads arias for one night only!

The award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide, continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and theatre.

Mastercard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, sistic.com.sg


If you think we left anything out of the list (your favourite bands and whatnot), let us know and we’ll add it in the list!

By Eu Shuqi