Music Matters Live: Experience Emerging Artists in the Heart of Clarke Quay

Attention, Singapore’s music lovers! You’ll want to free up your schedule because to celebrate its 18th year, Music Matters Live is bringing you 6 nights of music you can’t miss. 

Featuring 35 awesome up-and-coming artists hailing from 20 different countries, this FREE music festival will run from 8 to 13 September 2023! Here’s what you need to know:

Music Matters Live: Line-up
The complete list of featured artists for Music Matters Live

Music Matters Live @ Clarke Quay kickstarted the festival, running from Friday, 8 September and will last till Sunday, 10 September. 

With Singapore’s very own Benjamin Kheng headlining, Friday’s stellar line-up includes Nathan Hartono (SG), Sezairi (SG), Paige (NZ), and Teddy Adhitya (ID), with Love X Stereo (feat. DA1SY DØØM) (KR), KIRE (TW), critic’s choice Mauvey (CA/UK), and the new duo of NIGHTONLYSTUDIO (Gummy B and wannasleep) (TW) following on Saturday and Sunday. 

Music Matters Live: Benjamin Kheng
Benjamin Kheng was the headliner for Music Matters Live @ Clarke Quay

Next, MUSIC MATTERS LIVE SELECTS will be held on Monday, 11 September, at *SCAPE Ground Theatre. Monday’s set includes some of the best-emerging artists from all over the world, including the returning acts of Teddy Adhitya, Mauvey, and Love X Stereo (feat. DA1SY DØØM), as well as Nadav (IR), Boo Seeka (AU), and the fan-favourite Kalpee (TT)

Tuesday, 12 September, will see the festival continue at *SCAPE with Warner Music Presents, a showcase of Warner Music’s 8 biggest signings in the region. 

This set is absolutely unmissable, featuring the biggest DJ/Producer/singer-songwriter in Asia, SHAUN, China’s top Hip Hop star, thomeboydontkill, P-Pop megastar FELIP, and , the Indie pride of Vietnam. Also included are LUSS (TH), Abus阿布絲 (TW), yonawo (JP), and Paul Partohap (ID). Drinks from ecoSPIRITS and Proof & Company will also be featured on 11 and 12 September of the festival.

Music Matters Live: SHAUN
Check out DJ/Producer/singer-songwriter, SHAUN, at Warner Music Presents

The festival’s final night on Wednesday, 13 September, will comprise 2 showcases: Girls Night Out and ONErpm Presents: FUNYOUCANFEEL

Back at Clarke Quay, Girls Night Out will celebrate the region’s best new female artists. Gracing the stage will be Singaporean rapper J.M3 and singer-songwriter JENE, Saudi Arabian artist Fulana, Malaysian pop singer Claudia, who managed to catch the attention of BTS’s Jungkook, Australian up-and-comer BIRDEE 王煒, Paige, and finally Love X Stereo (feat. DA1SY DØØM) once again. 

And last but certainly not least, Yang Club Singapore will hold ONErpm Presents: FUNYOUCANFEEL, showcasing some of Asia’s hottest spark plug popstars such as Ethan Low, CLUB BOYBND, KIRE, CLAUDIA, HNATA, and CHANKA

While the festival has already started, there’s still lots to check out! So, head on over to Music Matters Live to experience the party!

Summary of Music Matters Live 

8 September (Friday) – 10 September (Sunday)

Music Matters Live

11 September (Monday)

Music Matters Live Selects

12 September (Tuesday)

Warner Music Presents

13 September (Wednesday)

Girls Night Out


Visuals courtesy of Music Matters Live.

Roshan Bagheri Aghdam

Constantly accused of perming his hair. Absolutely does not perm his hair. Typically quiet but will not stop talking if you bring up his favourite movies.

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