Esplanade’s annual alternative music festival Baybeats has just announced that its ‘Baybeats Auditions’ applications are now open.
The Baybeats Auditions were created to discover, nurture and showcase local bands with the potential to perform on a large-scale platform alongside local, regional and international acts with an eclectic mix of genres. This year’s Auditions will be supported by Macbeth Singapore, a throwback to the festival’s early years when it was co-curated with the team at the now defunct Wake Me Up Music.
Successful applicants are mentored by prominent local musicians for four months in a unique programme that develops all aspects of their live performance.
This year saw eight bands perform at the festival: A Town In Fear, Anechois, Black Diamond Folds, Cashew Chemists, Embrace Them Ghosts, Godzilla, Obedient Wives Club and Pep Talk.
Baybeats 2013 be held from 28-30 June.
Closing date: 10 Dec 2012, Mon, 6pm
Results will be announced on the Baybeats website on 21 Dec 2012, Fri
1st Round Auditions: 5 Jan 2013, Sat
2nd Round Auditions: 2 Feb 2013, Sat