Asia’s premier music and dance festival, ZoukOut is back for another round of epic dusk to dawn revelry. This year, Singapore’s biggest electronic music party is set for a super-sized sweet sixteen with the promise of delivering an all-encompassing festival experience by bringing together the very best of dance music within and beyond the borders of Singapore. A two-day outdoor festival of grand proportions, the 16th edition of ZoukOut will be held at Siloso Beach, Sentosa on the 9 and 10 December 2016.
Built on the “One World, One Music, One Tribe, One Dance” foundation that Zouk Singapore has been governed by throughout the 25 years of operations, ZoukOut was created with the intention of gathering a larger pool of music lovers beyond the limitations of an indoor space. Taking cues from the renowned motto, the 16th edition aims to reinforce and uphold the togetherness of the “One Tribe” value that ZoukOut will continue to thrive on.
With the expansion of ZoukOut across cities in Asia and the upcoming move of the club to Clarke Quay, the “One Tribe” theme remains to emphasize the identity of the festival and its mission to unify the like-minded people with one accord. Whether on local or foreign shores, the spirit of ZoukOut will always stay true to being together as one.
A homegrown festival that was born out of the love for dance music in 2000, ZoukOut has continued to grow in leaps over the years and has established itself as one of Asia’s biggest music festivals. This year, ZoukOut has expanded beyond the Singapore borders with its first foray in Boracay, Philippines on 30th April and 1st May 2016. A two-day beach event featuring headliners including the likes of Kaskade and DVBBS alongside other regional and local names, the debut amassed up to 8,000 attendees.
Coming 20th August 2016, ZoukOut will also be taking on Tokyo with the takeover of the Beach Stage at the annual Summer Sonic Tokyo 2016 with acts including Vinai, Sam Feldt, The Chainsmokers, and Zouk Singapore’s very own resident DJ, Zushan. In addition to the stage takeover, there will also be a ZoukOut After Party tie up that will be taking place at VIP club, Ele Tokyo.
Zoukout Girl Search 2016
A campaign face hunt launched alongside partnering agency, Basic Models, nineteen-year- old Angie Watkins was announced on the 30th of June as the ZoukOut Girl Search 2016 winner. Known as the Singapore representative for the latest installment of Asia’s Next Top Model, Watkins will be fronting the ZoukOut 2016 campaign and will be co-hosting the MTV EDM Countdown.
Besides the ZoukOut Girl Search, ZoukOut have also held a social media competition with the ZoukOut Singapore Girl 2016 People’s Choice. Social content creator, Chloe Choo, was selected as the crowd favourite.
First wave of headliners announced
Returning to the Singapore stage after last year’s solo I AM Hardwell gig at Gardens By The Bay, the legendary DJ and record producer Hardwell is set as one of the headliners at the ZoukOut 2016 stage. No stranger at major music festivals including the likes of Ultra and Tomorrowland, Hardwell has continued to dominate DJ Mag’s top 100 DJs poll three years in top three from 2013 at just twenty-eight. All thrillers and no fillers, dance music lovers will be swept with wave after wave of hardhitting anthems across a multitude of electronic styles.
Sprung to international status through his 2013 debut album Clarity which spawned hits “Clarity” featuring Foxes, and “Stay the Night” featuring Hayley Williams, Zedd has since established himself as one of the top DJs and music producers with his most recent “Top Dance/Electronic Album” win at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. Expect Zedd to turn up the sandy shores with a heady arsenal of electro-laced pop that will progress into deeper cuts of electro house.