The Final of TNL Onstage Season 16 is just a few days away and TNL RN is buzzing with excitement! Adding even more flavour to the final show this year, we’ve got some guest acts making an appearance on the night. You ~may~ have heard of them before...


After winning the top spot of last year’s TNL Onstage, Cosmogyral have carved a niche for themselves in the local music scene. As the band has had to cope with members going abroad to study – the fate of many a local band that forms in school – they’ve reunited to play the opening slot at TNL Onstage Season 16!

Check them out where it all started - the Preliminary Rounds of TNL Onstage last year!


Cosmogyral, winners of the encore round at TNL Onstage Season 15 - Preliminary Round 2 last night! 

A video posted by TNL Radio (@tnlradio) on Aug 2, 2015 at 1:05am PDT

Magic Box Mixup

Funktastic indie pop rockers Magic Box Mixup have been keeping their fans entertained for over a decade with their music – particularly their remarkable interpretations of popular songs. No strangers to TNL Onstage, the band won the People’s Choice Award back in 2006 and founding member Shaun Perera won Best Musician that same year.

Here's the band with their recent cover of 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' 

The Slipping Chairs

It takes a certain kind of band to make acoustic music sound as wholesome, invigorating and uplifting as The Slipping Chairs can. Identifying themselves as an alt and contemporary rock band, their song selection ranges from rock to soul to R’nB. Rhythm guitarist and vocalist Dylon Manuel participated in TNL Onstage years ago, and the band’s fame has grown steadily over the years.

Watch The Slipping Chairs cover 'The Night Shift' here

The Slipping Chairs from Shawn Landersz on Vimeo.


This pure Sri Lankan metal band is celebrating the 13th anniversary of debut album ‘Hollow Dreams’ this year, and they’re invading the stage of the TNL Onstage Final too. With 3 albums to their name, Stigmata have become one of the most popular bands in Sri Lanka’s music industry, and have gained popularity abroad too through their international gigs.

Here they are performing Shore by O! in July 

Don't miss the Final of TNL Onstage Season 16 this Saturday (September 3rd) at Viharamahadevi Amphitheatre! Tickets are available at TNL Radio Network, 52, 5th Lane, Colombo 3.