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Jessie J Asia Tour as found online. Unfortunately no Hong Kong date. Hopefully next time!  

Date: 16 March 2012
Venue: Surf Beach @ Sunway Lagoon

Date: 18 March 2012
Venue: Jiexpo Hall D2, Kemayoran

Date: 20 March 2012
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium

The moment the whole of Asia has been waiting for has arrived! Future Entertainment and Livescape are excited to reveal the full details of the inaugural Future Music Festival Asia. Announcing the line up at the FMF Asia press conference held at MaTiC (Malaysia Tourism Centre) in Kuala Lumpur, lovers of music in the South East Asia region, prepare yourselves!

The first edition of FMF Asia will take place at the Sepang International Circuit and will be the official opening event for the upcoming F1 Grand Prix week on the 17 March. The festival is scheduled to kick off at 2pm and go for 12 glorious hours of ground-breaking music. Tickets go on-sale 19th January with prices from RM98 via and it’s ticketing outlets.

After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, JUDAS PRIEST - one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have announced their first ever Singapore tour date on February 20, 2012. This is the only show in South-east Asia on the EPITAPH Farewell World Tour.

LAMC Productions is pleased to announce that chart topping New York disco pop group SCISSOR SISTERS are bringing their infectious dance floor anthems to Hong Kong, Bali and Singapore for the first time in 2012!

Singapore - January 9, 2012, 8pm
Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park
In association with Live Nation

Pot smoking travelers transiting through Singapore Airport who’ve smoked a joint within the last month risk being jailed immediately, according to a report on the country’s infamously strict anti-drug strategies, published in the Independent this week.

Singaporean dugs councilor Tony Tan said first time offenders face one year mandatory jail terms if identified as consumers and warned ‘consumption just means that your urine has tested positive’.

On the 27th May 2011, Hed Kandi lands in Lan Kwai Fong Chengdu, China for the very first time!

As the second “Summer Love” Party held by Lan Kwai Fong Chengdu, Hed Kandi artists DJ Glen Horsborough, Eloise (live Saxophone) and none other than Lauren Rose will be performing live to a packed Courtyard of party goers. Lauren Rose known for her massive hits such as “Put Your Hands On” & “What is this Feeling” will be on stage throughout the night in front of a massive LED visual display and concert style production to make it one of the largest shows to ever appear in that part of China.

So get ready for an evening of Glamorous Hed Kandi music in Chengdu!

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An Indonesian law student was this week facing up to 20 years in jail after he was accused of maliciously starting a fire at acclaimed Surabaya nightspot Redboxx in which ten people died.

The club’s resident DJ and an Australian and Japanese national were amongst the victims who were killed in what police said was a revenge attack launched by Christian Natalino after he became angry at staff refusing to play a reggae track he requested.

While one newspaper reported that Natalino set fire to a foam sofa with a lighter, chief detective Adj. Comr. Arbaridi Jumhur from Surabaya Police told the Jakarta Globe he lit a curtain as revellers watched a world cup soccer game.

“The suspect said his initial intention was only to trigger panic among Redboxx staffs,” Detective Jumhur told the Globe, “But the flame spread and it was beyond his expectation,” Arbaridi said. (Jakarta Globe: )

The Global Battle of the Bands 2009 World Final at the London Scala on April 27th 2010 featured national final winning bands from every corner of the globe.   The World Final was delayed due to snowstorms and the volcanic ash almost delayed this rescheduled date.

The bands competing came from Italy, Australia, Belgium, Japan, Norway, England, Kazakhstan, Israel, Montenegro, Ukraine, Romania, China, Netherlands, Scotland, Serbia, Nepal, Malaysia, Canada, Iceland and Germany to compete for the GBOB Best New Bands in the World title.

Federbrau and O&P Worldwide present S3QUENCE. Asia’s First 3-City Music Festival. Bring out the noise as Bangkok, Pattaya, and Phuket will see the birth of S3QUENCE, Asia’s first 3-city electronic music festival. The festival will boast a massive line up guaranteed to spark a dance fever in Thailand.

The Beacon of Love, Great Music and Unforgettable Memories!

The most anticipated outdoor dance music festival of the year is back on the pristine palm tree-lined Siloso Beach, for the ninth year, bringing forth a spectacular voyage of rapturous music, dancing, art and lots of festivities.

Inspired by Greek mythology’s illustration of the legendary aquatic nymphs’ irresistible allure, with seafarers captivated by the mythical temptresses’ enchanting melodies and voice, the Sirens’ call beckons the collective buoyant vibes of partygoers at ZoukOut 2009. 

ZoukOut- Asia’s distinctive and largest outdoor dance music festival  returns to be the beacon of community spirit celebrating love, respect and all in all, ever-lasting good moments!

Surf’s Up! Wave House Sentosa comes aboard

With a record breaking 26,000 party revellers in 2008, ZoukOut 2009 extends its venue to incorporate Siloso Beach’s latest lifestyle attraction, Wave House Sentosa, and will house one of ZoukOut’s stages! Offering exhilarating rides akin to the Wave Houses found in North America, Chile and South Africa, thrill seekers can look to make a wild splash and get their adrenaline fix whether surfing the tube, jumping waves or performing gravity defying flips and stunts.

Indonesian Terrorists Terrorise Manumission

Ibiza promoters Manumission have postponed a planned Minimission event in Bali after terrorists blew up two five star hotels in Jakarta two weeks ago, killing nine people.

“Manumission in Privilege was singled out as the highest risk terrorist target in Ibiza by the British Government due to the massive numbers of people attending and the nature of our shows,” Mike and Claire Manumission explained in a statement, “We feel that doing our show in Bali at this present moment could be like waving a red flag to a bull.”

The couple also cited Manchester United’s decision to cancel a 3 day trip following the bombings, explaining ‘we do not feel safe going to Bali to do an event on the beach. We feel we would be putting our team and ourselves and the public at risk.”

Event promoter Arief Sundjaja from Indonesian superclub organisation the Embassy Club was sympathetic.

“Manumission's cancellation is really a disappointment as we've worked hard to bring them here to Indonesia to Bali, the island of the Gods. And in a way we are contributing to Indonesian society by staging what would have been this major event. It's just too bad the terrorists didn't see it that way and decided to wreck it for the rest of us,” he said.

Manumission’s press release also quoted Foreign Office advice warning of ‘a general threat from terrorism in Indonesia’ though Arief downplayed the significance of the official travel alert.

“Those warnings appear as and when there're some news on something we feel is often quite trivial; there's a higher chance of you getting hit by traffic here than being bombed, to be honest,” said Arief.

“It’s now two weeks since the bombings happened and little has changed in business terms since then,” he noted.

“Hotels in Bali are full and people are still out eating at their favourite restaurants, clubbing and partying, hardly any events have been cancelled, apart from Manumission postponing,” he noted.

“I applaud the Indonesians who in solidarity, are going out to Bali in droves to party. And I must say, the Indonesian government is doing a better job this time round,” he concluded.

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