Baybeats, Esplanade’s alternative music festival featuring Asian bands, is back again for the 12th year from 28-30 June (Fri-Sun). Launched in 2002, the festival features performing genres such as folk, pop, metal, post-rock, emo and punk; and less-known alternative genres including grindcore, progressive metalcore, dreampop and acoustic blue grass.
Over the three-day festival, Baybeats 2013 will present 35 bands (21 acts from Singapore and 14 from Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia) performing a grand total of 54 non-ticketed shows. Thirty bands will be playing in Baybeats for the
The movie Dirty Dancing was a phenomenal hit when it was released in 1987, starring the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Close to two decades later, the musical Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage was staged in 2004 to sell-out audiences, a re-imagining of the film which was adapted for the stage by Eleanor Bergstein, the original writer for the movie screenplay.
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