Singapore Major Festivals

Singapore Major Festivals

From experimental music, free street performances, dance, visual arts, DJs, beach party, these massive events in Singapore have it all covered. Submerge yourself in an arts extravaganza at the gigantic Singapore International Festival of Arts, satisfy your inner music addict at the WOMAD Singapore and party like there's no tomorrow at ZoukOut.

Featuring a large array of mainstream and experimental music, dance, theatre and visual arts to venues all over town during one month, Singapore Arts Festival is one of the most cutting-edge of this kind in Asia.

Even though the event is mainly about international acts such as the UK theatre group Station House Opera, Belgian dance outfit Rosas, and the Oslo Philarmonic Orchestra, there's also local fare as well as a slew of free street performances and workshops.

The festival is organised by the National Arts Council (NAC). For the festival, the NAC offers an edgy, experimental and original line-up of performances. Besides, the event has had world-renowned artists such as theatre director Robert Wilson and avant garde music composer Phillip Glass, as well as Singaporean talents such as theatre director Goh Boon Teck.

Founded in the UK by rock stars Peter Gabriel and Thomas Brooman, WOMAD (World of Music, Arts & Dance) has a trajectory of over 20 years in 20 different countries. Its aim is to bring together music and dance artists from far and wide who are legit representatives of the traditions of their country.

Set in the beautiful Fort Canning Park, WOMAD Singapore attracts expat families, clubbers and music lovers of all shapes and sizes who enjoy music and dance performances from over 15 countries

With DJs, dancers, arts and crafts, food from Peru to Korea, Australia and Africa, festival-goers are spoilt for choice. As the event is family-friendly, activities for children are aplenty, from storytelling, creative dramas, arts and crafts activities and interactive workshops that involve the use of masks and shadow-play.

What started as a beach party in 2000 has grown into one of Asia's biggest music dance festivals, attracting over 20,000 revellers each year. Organised by Mega-club Zouk, the beach party ZoukOut features local and overseas music acts and big-name DJs play in tents and outdoor arenas, everything from rock to hip hop, lounge to house.

Set in the beach at Sentosa, this gigantic party has had important acts, featuring international DJs such as Paul Van Dyk, Masters at Work, Gilles Peterson, Peter Kruder, James Lavelle, and Armin Van Buuren.

ZoutOut has also won the Singapore Tourism Board's “Best Leisure Event Experience” award three times, between 2005 and 2008. On its 10-year anniversary, the three headline acts that performed at ZoukOut were multi-platinum selling artists David Guetta, world renowned trance DJ Tiëstp and Grammy-award winning DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Apart from featuring mainstream DJs from around the world, the event is alluring to festival-goers from all over the world due to its beautiful beach setting, organisation and great vibrant party mood.

Checkout zoukout 9 - 10 Dec 2016