Singapore Night Festival Returns

Iconic event celebrates ten magical years with local artists leading the field

Published: 09 August 2017, Photos: Singapore Night Festival 2017

A fantastic celebration of ‘10 Magical Years’ awaits festival-goers to the Singapore Night Festival (SNF), as Asia’s most anticipated outdoor nocturnal celebration marks its 10th edition this year.

This year, the Festival’s stellar line-up, including  strong  showing by  local  artists  that  have anchored  past  editions,  will  once  again  light  up Singapore’s arts and heritage district in August. This  year,  the  Festival  kicks  off  on  18  August  with  the  annual  Night  Lights,  its  enthralling showcase of light art installations.

It culminates in three evenings of revelry on 24, 25 and 26 August, featuring world-class artists, roving acts and exciting performances, all adding their own magic to a celebration of the Festival’s 10th edition.

A magical home coming to mark the special occasion, SNF 2017welcomes back 10 local artists and artist groups who have grown with the festival over the years.  Audiences can definitely look forward to catching their favourite groups from over the years as they are all set to ‘wow’ festivalgoers with new and exciting performances this year.

Festival-goers who attended the inaugural edition in 2008 will remember Bloco Singapura. As a small troupe of close to 80 performers then, they wowed crowds with their infectious energy and bold beats, and returned to the festival several times, including in collaboration with Fuerzabruta La Argentinain 2013 for an exhilarating aerial dance performance.

The group has since grown to over 200 members, and will perform this year at the Armenian Street Carnaval Bloc. Multi-disciplinary performance arts group Starlight Alchemy enraptured audiences at the Festival with stunning fire and acrobatic performances.

This year, they return with a geometric and reflective outdoor installation, titled The Flower of Life and the Infinite Self, inspired by the work of American systems architect, Buckminster Fuller and Dutch graphic artist, M.C. Escher. As with past editions of the festival, Timbre Music promises an aural treat.

This year, Timbre Music brings back the New Stream Brass Band, a Singapore-based New Orleans-style band that blends jazz, funk and hip-hop styles with traditional New Orleans brass. Experience  the  wonderful  and  eclectic  dialogue  between  two  different  dance  forms  by Flamenco  Sin  Fronteras and Nawaz  and  Friends.

For complete list of performers and event schedule log on to the official event website

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