You no longer have to trawl multiple websites to find out just when the major festivals and gigs are happening in Asia. Asia’s first highly-curated events and festival guide – and one-stop gig portal – Gig Life Asia, launches today.
This is where event-goers as well as travellers can also find useful information about the gigs, travel tips for each featured city, as well as purchase tickets to these events. The countries listed on Gig Life Asia include Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, India China, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Gig Life Asia provides an overview or a calendar of the major events in Asia, which is searchable by date/month and city on the portal.
More than just an event or festival listing, Gig Life Asia also offers travel tips for visitors, such as a curated selection of nearby accommodation, attractions and F&B hotspots. Plus, Insider Tips on travel advisory such as how to get to the event venue or festival ground by different modes of transportation, and more.
The recommendations are based on real-life experiences by Gig Life Asia’s creator, Priya Dewan. The 33-yearold entrepreneur is also the founder of Singaporebased booking agency and music consultancy, Feedback Asia. Dewan, who has more than a decade of experience in the music industry in the Asian and Western markets. A labour of love, Dewan spent 18 months to conceptualise and develop the portal.
Gig Life Asia also draws extensively on Feedback Asia’s network of promoters and organisers to provide consumers detailed information of their gigs. Dewan, who attends up to four gigs in Singapore and at least one festival [out of Singapore] every month, says: “I travel frequently to festivals and shows and was getting an overwhelming reaction on my social media posts from friends wanting to know more about these events and that inspired me to create this portal. “I attend many events alone and have met some lovely, adventurous people along the way who reinforced the idea that there are many people around the region and the world who would find this information useful.”