Those who love the rustic charm of the shophouses and bars along Keong Saik Street won’t want to miss the first-ever Keong Saik Carnival. This all-day family-friendly affair is organised by the team behind Potato Head Folk, the popular hipster bar at Keong Saik.
With the theme ‘Old Streets New Treats’, the carnival will celebrate the heritage of the historic neighbourhood – Tiong Bahru, “where past inspires present, traditions meets contemporaries”.
That aside, expect art installations, heritage tours, pop-up food stalls, and cultural workshops as well. Plus, families with children will be glad to know that there will be a lion dance troupe putting on a show, a story telling session, balloon sculpting, along with an Uncle Ringo to keep the young ones occupied.
The carnival will also see collaborations of traditional Chinese musicians with cutting-edge electronic DJs, as well as the freshest beatsmiths livening up the atmosphere with sounds of Hip-hop, Bass, House, Funk, Soul and Disco. From international names like Beijing’s Howie Lee to homegrown acts including Pushin’On and Syndicate, the live music stages are to be anticipated!
HOWIE LEE + ZHANG YANG (LIVE)
CHACHA (LIVE) & HOWELL
AL ROCCO & BLOW FEVER
SYNDICATE (KIAT, KOFLOW, INTRIGUANT)
PLEASURE (BERGAS, TARA)
SUN DOWN CIRCLE
PUSHIN’ON (MARVIN GOLD, TOM SHELLSUIT)
HOME (DJR, KNIVES, JERLS, REIKI)
DARKER THAN WAX (FUNK BSTRD, KAYE, DARYL C)
#VINYLOFTHEDAY (KURT, EDEN)
TELL YOUR CHILDREN
Behave Behave X Oak & Bindi
Gallery & Co
Hounds of the Baskervilles
Leica Store Singapore
Supplies & Co.
The Analog Vault
Underscore X Triceratops
Vinyl of The Day #vinyloftheday
Official Credit Card: UOB YOLO (UOB Cards)
Official Food on Wheels: Deliveroo
Official Projector Sponsor: Epson
Official Photography Partner: Leica
Official Ride: Uber
Official Hotel: Park 22 hotel Singapore
Official Beer: Heineken
Official TV: LI TV Asia
Official Bespoke Motorcycle: Custom Burner
Official Irish Whiskey: Jameson Ambassador Singapore
Official Rum: Mount Gay Rum
Official Gin: The Botanist
Official Soda: Fever Tree – Singapore
Official Music Partner: W Hotels Worldwide
Official Radio Station: Lush99.5
Official Magazine: JUICE Singapore
Official Production House: Blackvine Pte Ltd
Official Sound & Light: The Show Company
Keong Saik Carnival has also tied up with Uber for up to $20 off your first ride to or from the carnival with promo code “KSC2016”. Do note that this promotion is only valid for first time Uber riders. Download the Uber app for more details.
Excited for the carnival yet? Let your friends know about it and have a blast this Saturday!
Keong Saik Carnival
Date: Saturday, 28 May 2016
Time: 12:00NN to 10:30PM
Address: Keong Saik Road
(Header image credit: original image by Les Haines, edited by author.)