Asian Live Looping Music Festival Tour Expands To Four Cities


The second Y2K16 Live Loop Asia International Festival Tour, from 18 November to 4 December 2016, expands its reach in Southeast Asia, adding dates in Manila and Kuala Lumpur to a regional circuit that includes the festival’s original hosts, Singapore and Bangkok.

“This year we’re proud to feature 34 local, regional and international artists from the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, Japan and the United States,” says festival director Randolf Arriola. “Lineups include everyone from professional performers to ‘weekend warriors’ and everything in-between, who span the gamut of musical genres from singer-songwriter, beat boxing, freestyle, ambient and experimental.”

The Y2K16 Live Loop Asia International Festival Tour features new artists this year including veteran live looper and experimental musician James Sidlo (US), who will be performing in Asia for the first time with dates in all four cities; singer-songwriters Enrique de Dios, Zsaris Mendioro, Tagumpay and freestylist PJ Martinez (all from the Philippines), who will play dates in Manila and Singapore; experimental guitarist Faisal Mahmood Khan (Pakistan), who will perform in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok; artist and bassist Andy Yang, singer-songwriter Zeeaura, and experimentalists Kai Lam and Lin Yee (all from Singapore) with shows in Singapore; sound artist Goh Lee Kwang (Malaysia), who will play dates in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore; and Hong Kong-based live looper Duke Sexton (US), who will join the tour in Bangkok.

“Audiences will experience a range of creativity, methods, styles, sounds and personal approaches explored through the use of live looping,” says Randolf.

Manila will open the festival on 18 November 2016 with 13 live looping acts from the Philippines, Singapore and the United States who will perform over three nights A SPACE, Le Café Curieux and Z Hostel. In Manila the festival is officially titled Manila International Live Looping Festival 2016 (MILLF2016).

The festival continues from 25-27 November in Singapore at Artistry and Hive by Wala Wala, with a lineup of 14 performers from Singapore, The Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and the US.

Kuala Lumpur, another new city added to Y2K16 this year, will host an evening of live looping with six performers on 30 November and 1st December at Minut Init.

The final stop, Bangkok, will wrap up the festival over two nights of performances from 3-4 December. Live Loop Asia is partnering with Silpakorn University to present a moving tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, to be staged at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and featuring 16 performers.

This is the second Y2K Live Looping Festival to be held in Asia. The first was staged in Singapore from 25-27 September 2014 and Bangkok from 3-4 October 2014, where headliners included Singaporean acts Bani Haykel, SA (仨) and Weish performing alongside Mandoman Hideki (Japan); Stylish Nonsense, Jin Matutamtada, and Kasemsmai Wongchayasilpa (Thailand), ParaSabda (United States/Thailand) and Wil Kolen (the Netherlands/Singapore).

The Y2K16 International Live Loop Asia Festival Tour in Singapore, Bangkok, Manila and Kuala Lumpur is made possible by the generous support of Mackie, Eventide and TC Helicon, Silpakorn University, Live Looping Philippines, Sunday Sideline and all performance venues. Admission to performances in all cities is free, although donations will be accepted with all profits used to help offset event costs. The Y2K16 International Live Loop Asia Festival Tour and all affiliate performances is not-for-profit.


Manila International Live Looping Festival 2016 (MILLF2016)

Contact: Enrique de Dios, email:

Friday, 18 Nov
From 8pm
110 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati,
1229 Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 846 0856

Saturday, 19 Nov
Le Café Curieux
From 8pm
Bel-Air Soho Polaris corner Badajos, Makati,
1200 Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: +63 977 815 5988 (10am-5:30pm)
+63 905 482 6371 (5:30pm-12am)

Sunday, 20 Nov
Z Hostel
From 9pm
5660, Don Pedro, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 856 0851


Contact: Randolf Arriola, email:

Friday, 25 Nov
From 7pm
17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
Tel: +65 6298-2420

Saturday, 26 Nov
From 7pm
17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
Tel: +65 6298-2420

Sunday, 27 Nov
Hive by Wala Wala
1pm – 5pm
407 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169634
Tel: +65 8876 1109

Sunday, 27 Nov
From 8pm
17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
Tel: +65 6298-2420

Kuala Lumpur
Contact: Goh Lee Kwang, email

Thursday, 1 Dec
Minut Init
From 8:30pm
29 A & 29B Jalan SS 21/37
Uptown Damansara Utama,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel:+60 3 7499 5895


Contact: Tommy Hanson (Para Sabda)
email: ,

Saturday, 3 Dec
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan,
Krung Thep, Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 214 6630

Sunday, 4 Dec
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan,
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 214 6630

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The Providence Y2K16 International Live Looping Festival will be a three day event starting on Friday, September 30th, 2016 at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island. Over 30 local, national, and international live looping artists will be creating music in multiple genres for all audiences, all ages. We are raising money to launch the festival, support the artists’ stay in our city, and take Providence one step further in creating a vibrant arts community with an international presence.

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