Rockestra enlivens Fort Canning Park with a nostalgic evening of Retro hits
21 May 2017
Park users and the local community can look forward to the sixth instalment of NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra® at Fort Canning Park (Fort Canning Green) on 3 June 2017 from 6.30pm until late. Organised by the National Parks Board (NParks), the concert will feature a medley of golden hits from the 60s to the 90s performed by our local bands.
The audience can dine on delectable light bites while reminiscing the good old times with songs from yesteryears. Themed “Saturday Night Retro Fever”, the Rockestra® concert will feature more than 30 hits by the likes of Michael Jackson, Bananarama, Bee Gees, Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Queen by Dru Chen, Jack & Rai, Jive Talkin’, Joie Tan, Shagies and 53A. A newly formed band, The Durian Theory, will be making their debut at the Rockestra® concert. The concert is proudly supported by Presenting Sponsor, Temasek, and will be hosted by Justin Misson, popularly known as Warrant Lum in the movie “Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen”.
Mr Kong Yit San, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of NParks, said, “NParks is happy to collaborate with Temasek for the NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra® concert. The fun-filled evening will provide a platform for local artistes to showcase their talent and it is an opportunity for the community to gather and bond over shared spaces and common interests in our park.”
"Temasek cares deeply about the well-being of our community, and through this partnership with NParks, we hope to enable and nurture young Singaporean music talents, where their voices can be shared with the larger community at Fort Canning Park,” said Robin Hu, Head of Sustainability & Stewardship Group at Temasek.
The event starts from 6.30pm onwards till late. The programme for NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra® at Fort Canning Park (Fort Canning Green) and the list of confirmed acts can be found in the Annex.
Interested concert-goers can send in their song requests in advance by texting <Your Name>_<Song Title>_<Name of Artiste> and <Dedication Message> to 77275 from now till 3 June 2017.
NParks will also be giving out limited prizes to concert-goers who are dressed in retro outfits or share pictures of their retro-themed picnic at the concert on their public Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account with the hashtag #nparksrockestra. Winners will be able to redeem their prize at the concert on 3 June. More details at https://www.facebook.com/nparksbuzz.
For more information on the upcoming concert, please SMS <Rock06> to 77275 to receive updates leading up to the event or visit www.nparks.gov.sg/concertseries.