Esplanade Presents


14 – 16 Jul 2017

Grab your gear, roll up your cuffs, and gather your troops.

The biggest music festival of its kind in Singapore and the region, Baybeats presents a fist-pumping line-up showcasing prominent Singapore and international acts, covering genres including folk, pop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro and everything in between.

So reach out and rock on at Singapore’s very own alternative music festival.

Baybeats Budding Editorial

For young individuals with a passion for music and have the chops for writing or photography, the Baybeats Budding Editorial programme is your chance to hone your skills further, join the team and be a voice for Baybeats. Learn from Writing Mentor, Eddino Abdul Hadi, or Photography Mentor, Aloysius Lim, and work as a team under the guidance of Honeycombers Editor, Kevin Ho, to provide editorial and social media coverage for Baybeats.

About the programme

Since 2010, the Baybeats Budding Photographers mentorship programme has been sharpening the skills of promising young shutterbugs every year. Each year, six amateur photographers are chosen to participate in photographer Aloysius Lim’s specially designed structured series of workshops and critique sessions.

The Baybeats Budding Writers mentorship programme has been running from 2014, building a community of writers covering the growing music scene in Singapore. Under the guidance and mentorship of Eddino Abdul Hadi, our budding writers learn more about music journalism, and become voices for the Singapore music community.

The Baybeats Budding Editorial programme, brings together both Budding Writers and Budding Photographers programmes, to form teams of writers and photographers covering the behind-the-scenes activities at Baybeats. Participants may apply according to their interest and expertise in the field of Writing or Photography.

About the Mentors

Aloysius Lim – Since honing his skills shooting Singapore gigs in 2003, Aloysius has built up an impressive portfolio shooting the tastemakers of today’s music scene from Coldplay to Jason Mraz, and The Police to Green Day. He has also successfully captured many unforgettable moments at renowned festivals like WOMAD, Laneway Festival, Timbre Rock & Roots and Esplanade’s Baybeats, and has had several honourable mentions at the International Photo Awards (IPA) for his concert shots.

Eddino Abdul Hadi – Music correspondent for The Straits Times, Eddino has been writing about music for the newspaper since 2007. Prior to The Straits Times, he was one of the main writers for BigO, Singapore's only independent music magazine, from 1999 to 2003.

Kevin Ho – Singapore musician and Editor of Honeycombers, Kevin Ho is the go-to person to learn about writing for online media in Singapore.

Baybeats Budding Editorial Team 2017


  • Hazman Azri Mohd Sidik
  • Danial Zulqarnain Putra Hashim
  • Nur Seryhana Jamali
  • Isyraq Irfan
  • Nik Voon
  • Sharlene Maria Sankaran
  • Patrick Elicano


  • Chester Eu
  • Gideon Lee
  • Mahirah Mahmud
  • Marian Saturno
  • Winifred Wong
  • Ummairah Shariff
  • Fung Wan Pei

Want to rock the Baybeats 2017 stage?

Since 2007, Baybeats Budding Programme has discovered and showcased many Singapore bands that showed they had the chops to perform in Baybeats. Your band could be amongst the budding bands this year. This isn’t just a chance to show Singapore you’ve got what it takes to turn it up to 11. This is also an opportunity to commit to working with respected music mentors to take your band to the next level.

Bands that make it through the auditions earn the chance to hone their skills in a mentorship programme helmed by prominent Singapore music industry veterans, with special workshops on marketing, production, recording, performance techniques and more.

And to cap it all off, they get to perform alongside fellow Singapore and regional acts at Baybeats.

Results: The Final List
  • Decipher
  • Faux Pas
  • Morning Martians
  • Subsonic Eye
  • Tides
Results: The Shortlist

The following bands have been shortlisted for the Live Auditions (4 & 5 March 2017):

  • Abby Simone
  • Amberhill
  • Arkentree
  • Blank Shot
  • Bluempire
  • Decipher
  • Efficient Public Transport
  • Emily in Denial
  • Faraday
  • Faux Pas
  • Finding Jane
  • GIRI
  • Glassmouth
  • Lula The Magic Queen
  • Morning Martians
  • Scream The Silence
  • Siberian
  • Subsonic Eye
  • The Bucketlist
  • Thomas The Death Train
  • Tides
  • Trust The Chaos
  • Virtues

Explore Esplanade