This year’s edition will rekindle the romance and beauty of night lights and exhilarating performances, bringing back previous crowd favourites in a refreshing retrospective, while looking forward to its bright future as Singapore’s largest outdoor performing arts festival.
SUNSHINE NATION GOES BESTIVAL BALI 2017
Bestival has made its way from the UK to Bali! Let’s come together and explore the stunning Bestival fields of Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park, where some of the biggest international acts and local talent spread love, fun, music, and merry mayhem over 2 days.
Bestival has built a reputation all over the world for combining innovative lineups with off-stage performance and a huge variety of activities and workshops. Yoga, circus troupes, close-up performers and more will be side-by-side with international A-listers of rock, pop, rap, disco, funk, soul and electronic music.
Join us in September for a truly unique music festival in Asia’s favourite destination, Bali!
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GWK CULTURAL PARK
The Bali edition of Bestival will take place in a truly mind-blowing venue, Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park.The park will be transformed with the main arena hosting an epic main stage with live acts and DJs, our street food bazaar - The Parade - where you can sample the finest local cuisines from our favourite Balinese restaurants, and a cocktail bar where you can lounge on daybeds under beautifully decorated parasols.
SN BESTIVAL BUNDLE
2 DAY BESTIVAL PASS • 3D2N HOTEL STAY • WELCOME PARTY
Leave the hustle of the city behind, we’ve got you all sorted out for a fuss-free Bestival experience!
2 DAY BESTIVAL PASS
The bundle will include 2 Day Bestival Passes worth USD$210/SGD290.
Be part of the Sunshine Nation crew and let's conquer the Bestival fields as one!
- Twin room (i.e. 2 Bestival Bundle for 1 Twin room)
- 3D2N (30 Sep - 2 Oct) incl. breakfast
- Located 5 min walking distance away from Festival Fields
SUNSHINE NATION POOL PARTY
Kick off the Bestival weekend at our very own rooftop pool party, get together with the other Sunshine Nation crew with pumping tunes and good vibes!
BE PART OF IT
Join FestivalForGood for a full day of shopping and activities at our pop up market, experience capsules, conversations and live performances. Showcasing everything from fashion and lifestyle to technology and fitness, FestivalForGood promises to immerse you in a world of possibilities.
ICS PRESENTS: ICE CREAM NATIONAL DAY
Show your Singapore spirit with Ice Cream Sundays this National Day!
We’re returning to one of our favorite spots at the National Gallery Singapore to celebrate 52 years of Singapore with a fun-filled day of music, drinks and good banter. With the Gallery Bar’s incredible location facing the Padang and Marina Bay, we are sure to be treated to an amazing view of the National Day fireworks and celebrations!
We’ll be kicking things off with live musical performances in the afternoon before our lineup of DJ’s (Toppings / Johan Lavoo / Satrio) take over the decks with their arsenal of house, disco, funk and hip hop selections. If you’ve been to one of our previous parties at the National Gallery, you’ll know this is not to be missed.
Delicious food and drinks will be available courtesy of Gallery & Co. In the spirit of National Day, they will be holding an All-Day Happy Hour promotion, with special prices for all drinks! Come thirsty!
If you’re a fan of gin, this is definitely up your alley. We’ve teamed up with Cin Cin for a gin masterclass and the Head Bartender, Fadly Sujebto will take you through the four different gins from Four Pillars Gin.
KILO LOUNGE THURSDAYS X COLLECTIVE MINDS PRESENT GRANDMASTER FLASH (US)
Emerging from the South Bronx in the early 1970s, Grandmaster Flash is inarguably one of Hip Hop’s original innovators. In the earliest days of the genre, he manipulated music by placing his fingers on the vinyl, perfected beat looping, and discovered many of the most iconic beats still commonly sampled today. It’s no surprise that The New York Times calls him Hip Hop’s first virtuoso.
Today, he’s the voice of an entire generation of 1970s hip hop pioneers. From his electric live shows, to his producer role on Netflix’ The Get Down, Grandmaster Flash is at once a historian, a storyteller, and a cultural force.
ABOUT GRANDMASTER FLASH
There are lots of stories about the birth of jazz and the beginning of rock n’ roll, but hip-hop has founding fathers: one of them is DJ Grandmaster Flash. In the early '70s Joseph Saddler was living in the South Bronx and studying electrical engineering. However, Saddler, a native of the Bronx, had a much deeper passion for music; he had been experimenting with his father’s vinyl since he was a toddler. His knowledge of audio equipment led him to an idea that would revolutionize the way he played music: the turntable would become his instrument.
The career of DJ Grandmaster Flash began in the Bronx with neighborhood block parties that essentially were the start of what would become a global phenomenon — the dawn of a musical genre. He was the first DJ to physically lay his hands on the vinyl and manipulate it in a backward, forward or counterclockwise motion, when most DJs simply handled the record by the edges, put down the tone arm, and let it play. Those DJs let the tone arm guide their music, but Flash marked up the body of the vinyl with crayon, fluorescent pen, and grease pencil—and those markings became his compass.
He invented the Quick Mix Theory, which included techniques such as the double-back, back-door, back-spin, and phasing. This allowed a DJ to make music by touching the record and gauging its revolutions to make his own beat and his own music. Flash’s template grew to include cutting, which, in turn, spawned scratching, transforming, the Clock Theory and the like. He laid the groundwork for everything a DJ can do with a record today, other than just letting it play. What we call a DJ today is a role that Flash invented.
In tribute to the late wildlife photographer Silvana Suranta, the Silvana S. Foundation is hosting the Wild & Free Photography Exhibition Reception where Suranta's 15 most beautiful works will be on full display. These works are just a sliver out of a vast body of photographs taken by the artist.
RASA FIESTA SINGAPURA BLOCK PARTY
The celebration of the Caribbean and South American lifestyle and culture will culminate in a street festival on Jiak Chuan Road on Saturday, 15 July 2017, where revellers can partake in a day’s worth of entertainment, feasting, and drinking.
Jiak Chuan Road is transformed into a bustling and colourful Tiki Festival filled with music, bright lights, and dance parties. Lime House will dish out tropical concoctions in roadside booths. With artisanal booths and craft stalls decorated in a Caribbean set-up, expect delicious street food by establishments such as Señor Taco, salsa performances, tattoo artists, and workshops by brand ambassadors, and for the rum aficionados, private tastings and sales of rare rums will be held on the second floor of Lime House.
RUM HOPPING AROUND SINGAPORE
Rum enthusiasts rejoice! Drink your way through the RFS Map and discover each culture via a themed atmosphere. Head to Sugarhall, Vasco, Potato Head, Bread Street Kitchen, and Lime House (from 10 – 14 July 2017) for a specialty cocktail and that'll get you a stamp on the RFS Map! Once the map is completed with five stamps, guests can redeem prizes including coupons, tiki mugs and a one-night staycation in the Executive Room of Swissotel Merchant Court* at the Street Festival on Saturday.
2 Jiak Chuan Road
Set in a heritage four-storey shophouse on Jiak Chuan Road in Chinatown’s Keong Siak belt, Lime House opened its doors in 2013 and introduced the Caribbean concept of “liming”, which means hanging out with friends. It is a mecca of gatherings, making connections and collaborating, authoritatively housing not only good vibes but new friends and a passion for all things Caribbean.
36 Keong Saik Road
Potato Head Singapore has the intimate feel of a private house; the first floor is the kitchen – the dynamic burger restaurant Three Buns; the second its living room – a relaxed restaurant with table service; the third its private studio – a decadent drinking den; and the rooftop its garden – a tropical open-air bar. The different rooms of the house are a haven in the heart of the city, a retreat for Singapore’s creative crowd from the arts, fashion, film, music and design worlds.
The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands
Sophistication meets casual dining at Bread Street Kitchen, where vintage blends with modern, and the music is as eclectic as the décor. Located at the vibrant spot by the waterfront, the al fresco bar serves well-known classics, innovative cocktails, as well as a large collection of world wines. Bread Street Kitchen is about fun, tapping into the culture; more than anything, coming into a relaxed environment.
102 Amoy Street
Sugarhall features unconventional beats of Jamaican Reggae & old-school ska, lightbulbs in mason jars suspended by hemp ropes with a wood-clad interior evoking a rustic ambience. Bartenders are dressed in checks and nothing says modern barnyard more than Sugarhall - the lates entrant to Amoy Street’s bar scene.
42 Hong Kong Street
Singapore’s first Latin American bar and open kitchen. With a vibrant and colorful atmosphere, right in the heart of the central business district. Vasco holds Latin culture with a well-executed menu displaying a fusion of street food and killer cocktails. The ambience of Vasco also lends itself to the unique décor and the romantic hospitality.
As its name would suggest, bring out the beats and dance the night away!
Presented by the Esplanade, Baybeats presents a fist-pumping line-up showcasing prominent Singapore and international acts such as Rag n' Bone, Astreal and many more, which covers genres including folk, pop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro and everything in between.