Singapore Night Festival is back for its 9th installation this year, and is more than ready to dazzle and impress again! Mark your calendar folks! This highly anticipated, outdoor event will be taking place over two weekends starting this Friday, 19th August.

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Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival

Inventions and Innovation

This year’s iconic Night Fest celebrates the passion of creation with the theme: Inventions and Innovation. Join the revelry as science fiction and fantasy intertwine! Get ready to enjoy unforgettable performances and light art, inspired by the zeal that drove inventors in their quest to discover the new and unconventional.

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Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival

Festival Revelries

Located once again at the Bras Basah and Bugis precinct, visitors can watch street and classic facades come alive with spectacular light art installations. And, as usual, look forward to engaging activities and roving street performances by Singapore and international artists!

Explore the wonders of a young inventor’s lair and watch as performers wearing fishbowls (with live goldfish!) perform. That’s not all! We have also shortlisted several highlights that will definitely enthral and amaze. So, summon up your inner night bug and be prepared to have some fun!

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Highlights – House of Curiosities by CAKE Theatrical Productions

Firstly, let local contemporary performance company, CAKE, draw you into a world of adventure and discovery. In “The Mechanical Heart”, spectators will journey together with Professor Chambers and his son Christopher. They will go on a thrilling expedition to find crystal caves.

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Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival

Visitors of all ages will also be fully engaged with this fun experiential extravaganza! They can step into a ‘Time Machine’ and wander through a tunnel of mirrors. You can even meet towering characters, take part in a funky fashion parade and ‘invent’ a mechanical heart at the craft booths! Grab your tickets to this riveting event at SISTIC right now.

Location: Cathay Green
Dates: 19, 20, 26, 27 August / 6pm-8pm, 8:30-10:30pm, 11pm-1am
Adults: $16
Concession/ Students/ Senior Citizens/ NSF: $13
(Tickets are available for purchase via SISTIC or at the door while stocks last)

The Wheel House

This beautiful and captivating love story is a one-of-a-kind rolling acrobatic theatre show. Put up by United Kingdom company, Acrojou, ‘The Wheel House’ is a tender, post-apocalyptic love story which unfolds inside its stunning circular home.

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Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival
Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival
Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival

In this journey, two traveller-gatherers embark on a road to nowhere. With its unique portable stage, the audience, you, can actually WALK ALONGSIDE them as the story unravels! On this stage, the only way to go is forward. We love it, and we bet you will too!

Location: Mainground
Dates: 19 and 20 August, 8pm-8:25pm, 9:25-9:50pm, 10:50-11:15pm
Admission is free

Leave the Nightlight On

This year’s Night Festival brings together a collage of brilliant night shows! As always, the entire precinct will be transformed into a spectacular visual feast.

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Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival
Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival
Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival
Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival
Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival

Watch the stately National Museum of Singapore’s facade light up with Keyframes, or jaunty LED stick-men telling micro-stories about urban life while paying homage to tradition. Immerse yourself in art as the kaleidoscopic projections on Peranakan Museum flit and flutter in response to moving shadows.

Most interesting of all is #showerthoughts: a light exhibition that recreates the unexpected inspiration moments we often experience while showering. Do pack a camera, you’re going to want to immortalise this night forever.

Location: Along the streets of Bugis/ Bras Basah.
Dates: 19-27th August
Admission is free

Festival Village: Eat, Shop, and Chill to Great Vibes

Night Fest wouldn’t be complete without the ultimate epicurean experience at the Festival Village! There are 17 booths selling festival favourites. Leave no stomach hollow with food like Bacon bombs with potato and cheese, and churros and creamsicles.

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Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival
Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival
Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival

Be on the look out for paus stuffed with salted egg yolk and soft-shell crab and duck leg confit burger! Don’t forget to go for the free face painting session with Cosmoprof Academy. Otherwise, browse through handcrafted creations by local artists at the flea.

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Image Credits: Singapore Night Festival

Festival-goers can also groove to live performances. Local and international musicians will be playing and enhancing the whole experience. The HubbaBubbas, Stopgap, and Linying will grace the stage with their stellar voices alongside Australia’s Alice Ivy and more.

Location: Singapore Management University Campus Green and University Square
Dates: 19, 20, 26, 27 August, 6pm-1am

Own the Night

It is evident that this event gets progressively better each year. From what we’ve seen so far, the 9th edition promises to be more electrifying than ever before. Grab a bunch of friends this weekend, head down to the Night Fest and own the night!

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Singapore Night Festival 2016 will take place over two weekends on 19 and 20th August, and 26 and 27 August from 7:30pm-2am around the Bras Basah precinct.

More information here

Also, read ULTRA Singapore – Super Sick Lineup & Resistance Stage Artists Announced!

(Header image credit: popspoken)

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