Asean Music Showcase Festival 2022 unveils all-star multi-genre lineup
A mix of established and emerging names from Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and India are taking the stage
SOME of Asia’s most exciting music acts will be performing in Singapore for the Asean Music Showcase Festival (AMS). The event slated for September 10-11 (Saturday and Sunday) marks the first in-person showcase since its founding in 2020.
Each country in the Asean will be represented by a mix of established and emerging artists performing various music genres.
From Cambodia, hip-hop superstar VannDa will be returning with the release of his new album, Skull 2 (Season 1). He will be joined by labelmates from Baramey Production for an all-star showcase. VannDa made his AMS debut last year, with his full set viewed nearly 2 million times on YouTube.
Indonesia will be led by ‘To The Bone’ hitmaker singer-songwriter Pamungkas; Jakarta-based rapper Basboi; jazz-funk trio Mad MadMen; ambient artist Logic Lost; indie-rock soloist IQIF; electronic pop act Lone; and electronic jazz band Littlefingers.
The Philippines is bringing in a party of seven acts. This includes AMS 2020 alum Cheats and AMS first-timers alternative band SOS (formerly known as She’s Only Sixteen), rapper-producer Kiyo, electro R&B act Fern, dream pop band KRNA, rapper Young Cocoa, and pop-R&B act Ace Banzuelo.
Thailand’s lineup will consist of all-star hip hop label showcases from Yupp! artists Autta featuring Flower.Far, Ainn, and Fizzie; Hype Train label artists (to be announced); singer-songwriter Alec Orachi from NewEchoes; and Thailand pop/T-pop acts from High Cloud Entertainment’s Boom Boom Cash and Pun.
Singapore will be represented by post-rock band Amateur Takes Control, DJ-producer Fauxe, rapper Bgourd, indie pop act Pleasantry, four-piece math rock band cues, and pop-R&B act Ffion.
Four music acts will be representing Malaysia this year. They include rising electro-R&B act NYK, rock duo Jemson, “fractional math rock” quartet The Filters. City pop act Babychair rounds up the Malaysian lineup as the official ambassador of TuneCore, a general sponsor of AMS.
“Tunecore is proud to support an event like Asean Music Showcase Festival which celebrates and amplifies the voices of independent artists around the region.
“I’m stoked to announce the inclusion of Babychair, one of our up-and-coming bands from Malaysia as Tunecore’s ambassador in the showcase.
“We believe them to be a perfect representation of Malaysia’s vibrant underground scene,” said Cyrus Chen, head of TuneCore Southeast Asia.
Laos and Myanmar will also be represented this year for the first time. Laotian acts Zamio P & Thinlamphone make their AMS debut. There will also be the Burmese act Oak Soe Khant and Velocity, with the latter’s set available online only.
Guest acts outside Asean will also be making appearances at AMS 2022. They include Taiwanese indie act indie rock bands Huan Huan and I Mean Us, and another act to be announced later. Indian jazz-rock fusion band Jatayu will also be performing this year.
AMS will also host a virtual showcase, with the lineup to be announced soon. In the tradition of past AMS editions, this year’s showcase sets will be broadcasted live via AMS’s official YouTube channel on both days.
Tickets to Asean Music Showcase Festival 2022 are available to purchase via Sistic at https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/asean0922.
source – The Vibes