Flaunt that beach bod and slip into your comfiest flip flops—ZoukOut returns this year with a line-up of electronic dance music (EDM) A-listers. Ravers need no introduction to ZoukOut. Organised by Zouk, a homegrown club that has consistently ranked among the world’s best, this dusk-till-dawn music festival has been a mainstay in the global party-goer’s calendar since 2000.
Origins of a series
ZoukOut began life as a modest, one-night-only event that attracted just 9,000 revellers, but it didn’t take long for it to build a following on the global party scene, drawing tens of thousands now annually. Techno legend Richie Hawtin headlined the very first edition, and the Canadian is now joined by some of the biggest names including Above&Beyond, Paul Oakenfold, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Tiësto and David Guetta. Spinning alongside are local DJs such as Aldrin, LeNERD, KoFlow, DuriO and Haan.
So successful has ZoukOut been that the Singapore Tourism Awards has twice crowned it the “Best Leisure Event Experience” in the city. Such is its appeal that ZoukOut has also been staged internationally, in Hong Kong, Boracay and Tokyo.
Source: Singapore Tourism Board website