Singapore, 14 September 2014 – Organisers of Anime Festival Asia, the region’s most established experiential festival for Japanese Popular Culture, announced its first wave of anisong artistes today. To be held from 5 to 7 December 2014, the festival space will span over 12,000 square metres, the largest in its seven-year history, spreading the festival activities throughout all 6 halls of Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Level 4.
AFA 2014 I Love Anisong Mega Anime Music Festival: First Wave of Anisong Artistes
The highly successful I Love Anisong concerts saw tickets snapped up for all three days’ performances last year. This year, music lovers can once again look forward to three days of adrenaline-pumping performances of theme songs of the region’s latest and hottest anime titles. Eight artistes have been confirmed to date, with more expected to be finalised closer to date, as part of the I Love Anisong Mega Anime Music Festival. They include a mix of returning anisong veterans as well as up-and-coming artistes, for an aural and visual extravaganza.
Bringing the best of curated content to South-east Asia, through Singapore
Anime Festival Asia 2014 in Singapore will be jointly organised by Japanese partners Dentsu Inc & Zepp Live Inc, and Singapore-based organiser SOZO. The festival also lends support from partner company Crooner. The festival saw over 80,000 local and overseas visitors with over 150 exhibitors in 2013. This year, attendees can look forward to all three components of the festival – concerts, exhibition and the main stage activities, filled with exciting activities during each of the three days.
“We are seeing strong excitement and interest in the Japanese popular culture scene at a regional level, we believe the J-Wave is back, as elements of Anime and J-pop are increasingly making its way to our shores. AFA 2014 will be our 11th festival since 2008, and we are proud to have led the way in promoting and bridging high quality original Japanese Popular Culture content from top industry players, with youths, families, and lovers of Japanese Popular Culture across South-east Asia. AFA 2014 in Singapore will be our biggest, yet we are very excited at the tremendous amount of quality content we have in store for our customers this year,” said Anime Festival Asia’s Executive Festival Director and SOZO’s Founder and Managing Director Shawn Chin.
Ticketing details for AFA 2014
Organisers also announced the ticketing details for Anime Festival Asia 2014. For the I Love Anisong concerts, early bird tickets for VIP 3-day packages, priced at S$398, are available from October 1, at 12pm, till October 11, 10am, online ticketing via a sub-site for the event, and at selected physical outlets. Sales of individual day VIP tickets, Standard and Basic ticket packages and single day tickets will begin on October 11, at 12pm, through the same channels. Prices for 3-day VIP package would revert to S$428 after the end of the Early Bird period.
Ticket sales for Exhibition and Exhibition + Stage tickets will begin at a later date through various channels. More information on ticketing details are available at animefestival.asia/afa2014/ticketing/ .
AFA2014 will be held at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre Level 4. For more information on the festival, members of the public can check out www.animefestival.asia and www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia.
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