Last Saturday saw the latest edition of Open Stage held in the Event Plaza of Marina Bay Sands. Open Stage, a concert series by Marina Bay Sands showcasing the brightest talents in music from Singapore and the Southeast Asian region, featured bands Sobs and Astronauts from Singapore and singer Hoody from South Korea.
Even before the first band, Sobs, started to play, a small gathering of loyal fans had appeared. With the help of our emcee, Fiona, this crowd grew larger and larger in size.
Few can argue with the importance of building up and developing the Singaporean art scene, and giving local bands more opportunities to perform helps bands to thrive. Building a genuine connection between bands and the audience also goes a long way. Fiona interviewed bands mid-set to ask questions such as “Which stage has been your favourite to perform on so far?”.
All in all, we had a blast at Open Stage and we hope you did too. Be sure to catch the next edition of Open Stage to support homegrown talent!