Stars of Nickelodeon, dare devil acts and international comedians to descend upon Clarke Quay at the first Singapore Festival of Fun
The inaugural Singapore Festival of Fun at Clarke Quay is set to thrill the public with three pillars of entertainment during the March school holidays from 11th to 19th of March 2017. Comprising of the Nickelodeon Fiesta in collaboration with Nickelodeon, Clarke Quay StreetFest and the return of the Magners International Comedy Festival Singapore, a week-long programme of all-ages fun, entertainment and activities await everyone.
Nickelodeon Fiesta: 11 – 12 March 2017
Kicking off Singapore Festival of Fun, is the Southeast Asia debut of a two-day Nickelodeon Fiesta weekend. Inspired by Clarke Quay’s rich Singapore history, the free-entry event will see Clarke Quay transform into a carnival-like playground. Kids and their families can participate in a thematic family scavenger hunt around Clarke Quay with built-in historical and edutainment elements that will bring stories of Singapore River to life for participants.
In line with the festivities, the carnival will feature reimagined nostalgic local childhood games with a Nickelodeon twist and limited edition Nickelodeon collectibles to be won. Not to be missed are stage games and meet-and-greet sessions with family favourite characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Leonardo and Donatello from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Chase and Marshall from one of the hottest preschool shows, PAW Patrol.
Clarke Quay StreetFest 14 – 19 March 2017
The first Clarke Quay StreetFest follows Nickelodeon Fiesta, which will feature one of the world’s most famous clowns – Pepe the Clown, who will captivate and entertain the crowd with his inimitable style of tomfoolery. On Wednesday 15 March 2017, he will be joined by World Champion Unicyclist Jamey Mossengren who will perform daring and death-defying tricks while involving the audience such as leaping over a volunteer on his 12-foot high unicycle – the world’s tallest unicycle act whilst juggling a sword, a club and a torch.
Not to be outdone, don’t miss the chance to watch The Kamikaze Fireflies comprising Rob Williams and Casey Martin who received a standing ovation when they performed on America’s Got Talent, in action. Live entertainment at its very best, The Kamikaze Fireflies combines circus and comedy in an exhilarating 40-minute show involving juggling, whip-cracking, German wheel and more.
The fun at Clarke Quay StreetFest continues with Bruce Airhead – a unique street theatre comedy show featuring the metamorphosis of a man and a six-foot balloon in a surreal, fast-paced and insane performance involving an inflatable balloon.
What is a street festival without an escape artist? Meet Rob Roy Collins – Europe’s top street performer and Guinness World Record Holder for the fastest upside-down escape from a soaking wet straight jacket while being suspended 20m high from a crane overlooking Niagara Falls. Through his street performance, Rob Roy has enthralled audiences around the world with his signature handcuffs and chains escape, earning him the moniker – The Houdini of the 21st century. Watch him escape from chains, ropes and handcuffs at the main stage in Clarke Quay’s fountain square.
A roaming magician, one of the world’s most renowned, Ryan Shadow street magician and illusionist has been featured on CBS, ABC and ESPN. With a style like no-other, Ryan Shadow has entertained countless celebrities with his heart-stopping illusions. Catch him as he takes on and amazes audiences in Clarke Quay.
Return of the 4th edition Magners International Comedy Festival Singapore 16-19 March
Comedy lovers are not to be left out at the Singapore Festival of Fun with a diverse line-up of 12 international comedians hailing from Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and America touring the comedy circuit in Asia. Venues such as Warehouse, Maziga, Paulaner Clarke Quay, Crazy Elephant, The Pump Room and McGettigan’s will play host to these international stand up comedians; together with comedy sponsor Magners Cider ensuring audiences have a rollicking good laugh.
Irish jokes anyone? This year, the 4th edition Magners International Comedy Festival Singapore will feature a special Irish comedy presentation on Saturday 18 March, in conjunction with St Patrick’s Day at Irish pub McGettigan’s. Featuring a triple bill of Irishmen Aiden Killian, Martin Mor and comedy circuit favourite Matthew Giffen (half-Irish), the St Patrick’s Day Celtic showcase promises to tickle and delight even the greatest of detractors.
Celebrating cultural diversity in the form of comedy, Maziga will be the venue host to a trio of Malaysia’s top comedians on 17 and 18 March. Back by popular demand, from across the causeway are Kavin Jay, Andrew Netto and Sunanda Sachatrakul with their hilarious brand of local comedy everyone can identify with. Audiences can expect to be in stitches and hysterics over Malaysia vs. Singapore type jokes.
Audiences are advised to get their Singapore International Magners Comedy tickets early to avoid disappointment. Entry is free for both Nickelodeon Fiesta and Clarke Quay StreetFest. With the March school holidays round the corner, the spectacular array of entertainment for all ages in the mix, the Singapore Festival of Fun held at Clarke Quay is set to create an unforgettable experience for families and friends.
Singapore Festival of Fun is organised by Magic Rock Pte Ltd, in collaboration with Clarke Quay and Nickelodeon.
PROGRAMME LINE UP
Information, line-up and showtimes are available at www.funfest.asia
11 and 12 March, 11am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday
Stage games and meet-and-greet sessions: 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
Tickets: Free Entry
Venue: Clarke Quay Fountain Square
14 – 19 March, Tuesday to Sunday
Clarke Quay StreetFest
Show Times: 6pm onwards
Tickets: Free Entry
Venue: Clarke Quay
16-19 March Thursday to Sunday
Singapore International Magners Comedy
Show Times: 8pm onwards
Tickets: SGD$20 early bird and SGD$30 at the door. SGD$98 for 4 days and all shows.
Weekend passport at SGD$30 early bird and SGD$40 at the door for all Friday and Saturday shows only.