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Baybeats and da:ns Festivals at the Esplanade

Here are two upcoming Esplanade Presents festivals for you to sink your teeth into: Baybeats 2011 and da:ns festival. 

Baybeats is an annual Asian rock festival that features local and foreign indie bands jamming to alternative music (music you don't often hear on the radio). Genres include metal, folk, punk, post-rock and emo. Held over three days from 19 - 21 August at the Esplanade, you can be sure of a jamming good time enjoying the electic live performances by bands from around the region. Bands will be playing either indoors (Esplande concourse) or at the outdoor theatre. Further information here at the Baybeats offical website!

This year's instalment of the da:ns festival will feature a host of exciting performers. Highlights include ballet superstar Sylvie Guillem performing works by three of the world's most acclaimed and well-known choreographers, a flamenco dance by the Spanish national ballet company and contemporary hip-hop fused with tribal dance. Tickets for dance performances can be purchased from SISTIC

Numerous great artistes and dance companies will grace the Esplanade Theatre and Theatre Studio over 10 days from 7 - 16 October. Mass dance events will be held at the Esplanade's open-air area on weekend evenings to allow people to dance and party to K-Pope and Cha-Cha tunes.