The iconic Singapore Night Festival celebrates the passion of creation with this year’s theme, Inventions and Innovation, returning to the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct for a spectacular ninth edition. Join the revelry as science fiction and fantasy intertwine in unforgettable performances and light art, inspired by the zeal that drove inventors in their quest to discover the new and unconventional. Visitors can look forward to an exciting line-up of immersive activities and performances from local and international acts.

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Dates: Fri & Sat, 19 & 20 and 26 & 27 August 2016
Time: 7:30pm to 2:00am
Venue: Bras Basah | Bugis
Admission: Free

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9 Things Not To Miss At The 9th Edition of The Singapore Night Festival 

1. HOUSE OF CURIOSITIES | Sweet Tooth by CAKE (Singapore)

Venue: Cathay Green

19, 20, 26, 27 August 2016 | 6pm – 8pm, 8.30pm – 10.30pm, 11pm – 1am

Tickets are available for purchase from 27 July onwards via SISTIC or at the door (while stocks last)
Adults: $16 (inclusive of $1 SISTIC fee)
Concession: $13 (inclusive of $1 SISTIC fee)

The House of Curiosities is an event featuring performance, activities and more. Based on the storyline of The Mechanical Heart, it is a story of adventure, curious man-made machines and the wonderful capacity of the human mind and spirit to discover and invent. Professor Chambers is a celebrated explorer and inventor. With his son Christopher, he builds a time machine that takes them on an expedition to find crystal caves in the subterranean depths. On the journey back, a monstrous octopus attacks them, injures Christopher and escapes. The devious octopus is a man-made contraption, but who is behind it? Find out in this exhilarating performance.

2. THE WHEEL HOUSE | Acrojou (United Kingdom)

the wheel house singapore night festival
Venue: Mainground

19 and 20 August 2016 | 8pm – 8.25pm, 9.25pm – 9.50pm, 10.50pm – 11.15pm

A “tender, post-apocalyptic love story”, The Wheel House is a unique, rolling acrobatic theatre show, which unfolds inside and around a stunning circular home as it travels with the audience walking alongside.

The enchanting story is set in a gently comic dystopian future at a time where survival depends on sharp eyes, quick hands and, above all, friendship. Join these traveller-gatherers on the road to nowhere: treading lightly, enduring quietly and always moving onwards.

3. LES AQUAMENS | Machtiern Company (France)

Venue: Various locations (Roving performance)

19 and 20 August 2016
8pm: School of the Arts
9.30pm: Festival Village at Singapore Management University
11pm: Armenian Street

An absurd, poetic and disturbing image of two men whose heads are stuck inside in a jar of swimming goldfish. They wander about town, questioning passers-by who thus become participants in this comical yet disconcerting act. Dressed in suits, they could be ordinary tourists, if not for the bowl around their heads, rendering communication next to impossible. The question asked is a fundamental one – how do we connect with each other when barriers are up?

4. KEYFRAMES | Groupe LAPS (France)

Venue: National Museum of Singapore Façade

19, 20, 26, 27 August 2016, 7.30pm – 2am | 21 – 25 August 2016, 7.30pm – 11pm

Through micro-stories weaved upon the stately National Museum of Singapore facade, KEYFRAMES offers narration in the city – urban stories where bodies and their movements play main roles. Part animation and part moving sculpture, the LED figures and their routine imbue static buildings with energy and excitement. This new installation – part of the KEYFRAMES series – brings glimmers of the past to life.


Roving performance singapore night festival

Venue: Various (Roving performance)

26 and 27 August 2016 | 7.30pm – 2am

Be mesmerised by characters flying and running across buildings and open spaces in the city. Mixing animated stories with real life, a tricycle beaming animated stories traverses open spaces, lighting the surrounding buildings, trees and sidewalks, adding a playful interactivity with the public as the artists manipulate video in real time.

6. JOURNEY | NOVAK (United Kingdom)

Venue: Singapore Art Museum Façade

19, 20, 26, 27 August 2016, 7.30pm – 2am | 21 – 25 August 2016, 7.30pm – 11pm

In this spectacular work, award-winning creative studio NOVAK delves into the world of Victorian novelist Jules Verne, known for his creation of a world reflecting the future of Victorian invention and fantasy. The team reinterprets seven of his novels to create a unique adventure dynamically projection-mapped to fit the façade of the Singapore Art Museum.

Highlighting the use of invention to enable adventure, JOURNEY will take viewers on a magical adventure through a series of scenes, each depicting a different landscape, related to the vivid environments found in Verne’s classic novels.


festival village singapore night festival
Venue: Singapore Management University (SMU) Campus Green & University Square

19, 20, 26, 27 August 2016 | 6pm – 1am

Weekend Noise is back at the first weekend of the Singapore Night Festival this year with a stellar line-up of Noise alumni musicians and three Australian emerging acts! Featuring acts like Stopgap, Linying and HubbaBubbas from past Noise Singapore music mentorships, and emerging Australian acts – Alice Ivy, Tali Mahoney and Frida, this weekend will be an amazing mix of eclectic styles of music, from both within our shores and beyond stage. Indulge in specially curated epicurean and shopping experiences with over 30 flea market and approximately 20 Food and Beverage stalls at Festival Village this year. There will also be free face painting services brought to you by Cosmoprof and a host of music performances by local musicians.


Venue:  Armenian Street

19, 20, 26, 27 August 2016 | 7.30pm – 2am

The Bloc Party @Armenian Street will be THE party to be at during the Singapore Night Festival 2016. Come explore the coming together of an assortment of electrifying programmes at the Armenian Street ranging from motorcycle convoys to a selection of back-to-back music acts called Isms & Schisms presented by The Substation. This year, visitors to The Bloc Party@Armenian Street are set for a multi-disciplined treat.

On the first weekend listen out for the deep rumbles of the motorcycle convoy led by Harley Davidson Singapore, hold your own in a light saber battle by FightSaber Singapore and, dance to the beats of roving percussion band Rhythm de Passion.

Then, return on the second weekend for the acapella tunes of Vocal XTC, and watch Main Wayang at the Main Stage on Armenian Street brought to you by Peranakan Museum.

9. INVASION | Close-Act (The Netherlands)

Venue: National Museum of Singapore Front Lawn

26 and 27 August 2016 | 9.45pm – 10.15pm, 11.30pm – 12am

Invasion is an unforgettable, moving street spectacle that immerses the audience in a magical atmosphere. A mythical world comes alive with large animals roving among the public and a prehistoric bird flying overhead. Chaos ensues when magical creatures flock in. Will you run or will you follow?

August Family Activities 2016