Saturday, August 14th, 2010 - Singapore Sun Festival
SINGAPORE--(Marketwire) - Back for the fourth year, Asia's premium lifestyle festival -- the Singapore Sun Festival officially revealed its 2010 programme. It also announced that global financial services firm, UBS, would be the presenting sponsor of this year's Festival. The programme this year is surely set to dazzle with an array of star-studded and high profile events that will take place from 29 October to 7 November 2010.

Highlights for this year's Festival include headliners in the music, film and culinary industries, including multi-Grammy award winning musician, producer, composer, and arranger David Foster, together with Natalie Cole, young singing sensation Charice, American Idol winner Ruben Studdard, Peter Cetera and The Canadian Tenors in two stunning gala night performances of HITMAN -- David Foster and Friends. Other highly anticipated acts include Natalie Cole as she performs a greatest hits concert which includes duets with her father projected on a screen above the stage; George Benson -- the true jazz legend, and the acclaimed vocal and percussion ensemble -- The Creole Choir of Cuba. For the first time in Singapore, Sharon Stone takes the stage in an on-stage interview and a gala dinner.

José Carreras will be performing in an Italian Gala performance with the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra and soloists from the Accademia Del Maggio Musical Fiorentino, conducted by Paolo Olmi. José Carreras will also be conducting an exclusive on-stage interview. The Singapore Chinese Orchestra will take the stage in its East meets West Gala Closing Concert Silk Road Odyssey with rising stars -- guanzi soloist Han Le, violin soloist Rachel Lee, pipa soloist Yu Jia and guitar soloist Miloš Karadagli?.

Visual artist Jimmy Ong presents his exhibition while Diana Francis's exclusive exhibition Life Is Beautiful will be showcased at the Veuve Clicquot Sun Tent along with a champagne appreciation session with wine guru Curtis Marsh. There are weekend yoga classes, as well as wellness and meditation sessions by wellness and spiritual gurus Vikas Malkani and Umesh H. Nandwani.

Meet two exciting authors at this year's Festival, Li Cunxin, author of Mao's Last Dancer who will share his incredible life story as depicted in his book of which a film has now been made and Tishani Doshi as she talks about her poems, short stories and her first novel.

Michelin Star chef Carlo Cracco will be teaming up with the leading wine critic, James Suckling in an Italian gourmet celebration including a brunch and gala dinner. James Suckling will also lead a superb Bordeaux masterclass at the Fullerton Hotel. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone will also be presenting exclusive culinary events and a cooking class.

Free screenings of classic films will be held at Singapore Botanic Gardens as well as two free outdoor concerts by Tambuco and Indialucia at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and an outdoor exhibition of stunning light art installations -- the First of its kind in Asia -- will be held in the Marina Bay precinct.

UBS, the global financial services firm, has come on board as presenting sponsor of the 2010 Festival. UBS is a well known advocate for the arts in the region with its sponsorship of the world-renowned Verbier Festival Orchestra and Beijing Music Festival.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Communications DNA
Sophia Ho
Senior Associate
Tel: (65) 6327 7120
E: [email protected]

Grace Cher
Senior Associate
Tel: (65) 6327 7165
E: [email protected]

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Singapore Sun Festival

Tickets for the Singapore Sun Festival events go on sale on 6 August 2010 and can be booked directly with SISTIC at; SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555; and all SISTIC authorized agents.

Communications DNA, Sophia Ho, Senior Associate
P: (65) 6327 7120


Natalie Cole, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Beijing Music Festival, The Creole Choir of Cuba



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