CITY65 Music Festival returns in its second year to celebrate Singapore’s burgeoning talent and homegrown heroes on Saturday, March 31 at Fort Canning Park.

The festival is organised by CITY65 Music, a community founded by Mike Spinks dedicated to music created and performed by Singapore artists. They have provided a platform for musicians through a series of intimate sessions and an annual festival, which saw a successful launch last April.

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This year, CITY65 is hosting a two-stage edition with performances from the Lion City’s trailblazing and genre-splitting artists, led by guitar icon Addy Cradle, the soulful JAWN, hot off festival stages down under, internationally acclaimed shredder Randolf Arriola, and The Steve McQueens, who have made a name for themselves on Asia’s festival circuit.

Also in the lineup are feel-good pop funk act Retrofocus, indie rockers The Betts, who, together with metallers Terminal Cry, will deliver a danceable soundtrack to Electric Stage whether you like it groovy or hot and heavy.

Meanwhile on Living Room Stage, nine-piece Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra are bringing Afro-Cuban beats and Brazilian rhythms before things get raucous with General Lee’s rock ’n roll riffs. Dreamy folk will be provided by Lincoln Lim, Singapore’s answer to Ben Howard and Damien Rice.

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For the first time, the festival is seeking undiscovered talent to share the stage with these established names. For a chance to win a spot on stage, submit a video of you performing an original song to [email protected] until Sunday, March 25, midnight. Top three acts will also win a free recording studio session at The Music Parlour to record their original song. Read full T&C here.

Festival tickets are SGD55, now available online through Ticketbox. The price goes up SGD65 on the day. A bundle for four is SGD200. Kids aged 12 and under will be granted a free entry.

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