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.