The highlight of the free concert to celebrate Singapore’s 59th birthday is Benjamin Kheng’s first official ‘live’ performance of the NDP 2024 theme song

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The sixth edition of the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert (NDC) will be one with several firsts. The concert, which will take place on Sunday, 4 August, is the first official ‘live’ performance of the NDP 2024 theme song Not Alone by Benjamin Kheng. Themed Our Home, Our Heart, Our Singapore, the concert held at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay also features an exciting line-up of local artistes, a myriad of family-friendly games and activities, and a vibrant fireworks display.

📅 4 Aug 2024
⏰ 4.30pm onwards
📍 The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
🏷 Admission is free

As Guest of Honour of the concert for the first time, President Tharman Shanmugaratnam alongside Ms Jane Ittogi will do a self-introduction in sign language, before leading the audience in reciting the pledge during the finale, as members from the Singapore Association for the Deaf accompany with sign language. In addition, performing groups in the community such as Diverse Abilities Dance Collective, will mark their first appearance at the concert, as they perform together with local artistes.

Hosted by popular audio personalities, Mediacorp 987’s Avery Yeo and Mediacorp YES 933’s Hazelle Teo, this year’s concert will be headlined by renowned songstress Olivia Ong who is set to serenade audiences with 如燕 (Like a Swallow), the iconic theme song for Mediacorp’s hit drama The Little Nyonya, as well as her latest tune 光影 (Azure) in a special debut. Meanwhile, homegrown musicians Shabir and Yung Raja, who have showcased their talents beyond our shores in regional Indian film soundtracks, will take to the stage to respectively perform their latest tracks The Name Is, in an NDC exclusive, and High Fashion.

President Tharman said: “This year’s concert features Singaporean performers with a diverse array of styles and backgrounds. Music has a unique power to open our minds and unite us. Occasions like this National Day Concert are valuable as they deepen our respect and appreciation for each other.”

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Mr Niam Chiang Meng, Chairman of Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp, said: “We are thrilled to collaborate on this meaningful concert for the sixth time, offering Singaporeans a specially curated concert featuring a wide ensemble of local talents and a range of activities for all ages. As the national media network, Mediacorp offers homegrown performers opportunities to showcase their talents across its platforms. This is aligned to Gardens by the Bay’s core mission as a national garden and an accessible and inclusive leisure space for all Singaporeans to bond, regardless of their backgrounds. I look forward to everyone joining us to celebrate Singapore’s 59th birthday together!”

Two hours of non-stop entertainment featuring local artistes and community groups

Concertgoers can also look forward to riveting renditions of past NDP theme songs such as NDP 2022’s Stronger Together by Taufik Batisah and NDP2021’s Breathing City by Sezairi, both winners of Singapore Idol.

Catch fan favourites We Are Young and Wonderwall, by music duo Jack & Rai who will be supported by an inclusive live band from Faith Music Centre, a social enterprise that conducts music courses for individuals, including persons with disabilities. Meanwhile, vocalist Amni Musfirah will enchant crowds with the popular Singapore ballad Bunga Sayang, accompanied by an uplifting dance sequence from the Diverse Abilities Dance Collective – a community initiative led by local company Maya Dance Theatre which aims to foster inclusivity through dance.

The celebratory mood sets to deepen as seasoned musicians Liu Ling Ling, Rahimah Rahim and John Klass bring a medley of beloved Singapore folk songs, including Singapore Town, 小人物的心声 (The Voice of the Ordinary People), Munneru Vaalibaa (Move Forward, Youth), and Geylang Sipaku Geylang (Come Home, Let’s Go Home), with backings by the lively rhythms of local band The Vasantham Boyz.

In addition, Mediacorp artistes Bonnie Loo, Desmond Ng, Jeremy Chan and JJ Neo will join hands with the talents from Mediacorp’s reality singing competitions Juara Mic Junior and Yaar Antha Star for a fun performance of K-pop boy band BTS’ catchy track Butter.

Wide array of pre-concert festivities to kickstart the celebrations

There is also a wide range of pre-concert festivities lined up from 4.30pm, where concertgoers can groove to the beat of live song covers, and enjoy a wide range of activities including go-kart races and nostalgic carnival games. Additionally, purchase of Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2024 #SGYesWeCan tote bags are available on-site, with proceeds going towards Gardens by the Bay’s community outreach initiative Gift of Gardens, which allows the disadvantaged and disabled to enjoy the cooled conservatories for free.

The event is organised with the support of community partners Dads for Life, NTUC, People’s Association and SAFRA, who will be providing activities and opportunities for Singaporeans from all walks of life to enjoy the celebrations.

The Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2024 will take place from 4.30pm onwards on Sunday, 4 August at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay. The concert will also air on mewatch, Channel 5 and Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube on Sunday, 17 August, from 7.30pm to 9pm.

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