Asia’s most anticipated outdoor nocturnal celebration, the Singapore Night Festival (SNF), marks its 10th edition this year. The festival kicks off on 18 August 2017 with the annual Night Lights, an enthralling showcase of light art installations. There will be a parade of elements in the following days and you can expect roving acts and exciting performances by world-class artists on 24, 25 and 26 August from 7.30pm onwards.
This year’s stellar line-up includes a number of local artists that have anchored past editions. Creative Director of the Festival, Ms Christie Chua, shared, “Each of the returning artists share a personal relationship with the festival – in growing with us, they feel comfortable to experiment and bold enough to push and hone their craft. Audiences can definitely look forward to catching their favourite groups from over the years as they are all set to ‘wow’ festival-goers with new and exciting performances this year!”
Returning acts include Bloco Singapura, a cultural musical collective of walking percussionists spreading their love of swinging Samba and throbbing Batacuda beats; Starlight Alchemy, who will be showcasing thrilling visual effects through the manipulation of LED and fire; and the New Stream Brass Band by Timbre Music, a Singapore-based New Orleans style brass band blending jazz, funk and hip-hop styles with classic brass sounds.
Special collaborations by the homecoming artists include a blend of Flamenco and traditional Indian dance genre Kathak by Flamenco Sin Fronteras and Nawaz & Friends; and Homemade, an amalgamation of vocalists who will be fusing Samba and mainstream music.
You can also expect traditional performances by the Zingo Festival Drum Group who are inspired by the Chinese culture, and song performances at the Peranakan Party by Peranakan Sayang. There will also be specialised performances such as the Night Festival Showdown, an improvised physical theatre storytelling through acrobatics and combat sport by Grapple Max Dojo and The Art of Pole, a sensual display of exotic pole dancing by The Brass Barre.
Venue: Bras Basah.Bugis Singapore Cultural District
Date: Fri 18 Aug (Night Light) to Sun 26 Aug | Performance nights on 24, 25, 26 Aug
Time: 7.30pm to 12 mn
Look out for this year’s edition of the Singapore Night Festival, it will rekindle the romance of the night lights and exhilarating performances as the homecoming artists once again light up Singapore’s arts and heritage district! Click here for more information.