Mark your calendars this July, for SHINE Festival 2016 is back!
Held annually, the youth festival celebrates youths worldwide and encourages them to identify and shine with their talents. This year, it will be held across three days, from Jul 1 to 3, with an official road closure along Orchard Road on the second day.
With a full and exciting line-up scheduled across three days, we have rounded up the activities and performances that you should not miss. Here we go!
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PHOTO CREDIT: SHINE FESTIVAL FACEBOOK
For the music lovers
This year's SHINE Festival boasts a strong line-up of local and international artists. With four stages set up across Orchard Road, you will be spoilt for choice. Park yourselves near the ION stage or at The Coliseum at Ngee Ann City if you want a good view of headliner acts like Jay Park and Gentle Bones.
If you are into hip-hop…
KNOWN FOR HIS SLEEK IMAGE, JAY PARK HAS AN IMPRESSIVE 1.3 MILLION FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM.
PHOTO CREDIT: JAY PARK FACEBOOK
Cancel all your dinner plans for Saturday, as Jay Park will be gracing our ION stage on Day 2, from 9.30-10pm! K-pop fan or not, you will not want to miss out on his set as he is well-known for his flashy performances (watch out for his abs!).
Psst… Hop over to our social media platforms later today to find out how you can win a pair of passes to his exclusive sharing session on Day 3!
SHIGGA SHAY SHOT TO FAME AFTER THE RELEASE OF HIS HIT SONG, 'LION CITY KIA'.
PHOTO CREDIT: SHIGGA SHAY FACEBOOK
Renowned local hip-hop artist ShiGGa Shay will also be performing on the ION stage on Day 2, from 7.30-8pm. Stay till the end to watch him collaborate with Jay Park during the latter's set. I hope you are as equally excited as us about this collaboration!
If you are into indie pop…
GENTLE BONES RECENTLY LAUNCHED HIS SOPHOMORE EP TITLED GENIUSES AND THIEVES.
If you didn't manage to score a ticket to his sold-out concerts earlier this month, fret not. Come early on Saturday to watch him perform at the ION stage, from 8.30-9pm. Known for his strong stage presence, you will not want to miss this chance.
Other indie pop artists performing at SHINE: The Summer State (Jul 1, ION Stage), Take Two (Jul 1, ION Stage), and Jawn Chan + Jaime Wong (Jul 3, ION Stage)
If you are into R&B…
BESIDES R&B, CHARLIE LIM ALSO COVERS ACOUSTIC MELANCHOLIA, POST-ROCK AND ELECTRONIC-POP.
Closing acts Charlie Lim & The Mothership will be wrapping up the SHINE festivities on Sunday night from 9.15-10pm.
If you have never heard of our home-grown singer-songwriter Charlie Lim before (seriously?), give his song 'Knots' a try and you'll find yourself falling in love with his melodious voice in no time.
Here's a tip from us: head to the ION Stage early if you don't want to jostle with the crowd of fangirls.
Other R&B artists performing at SHINE: Gareth Fernandez (Jul 3, The Coliseum at Ngee Ann City), Tabitha Nauser (Jul 2, ION Stage)
If you are into punk rock…
IMAN'S LEAGUE'S SONG 'DESTINY' WAS RECENTLY NOMINATED FOR VIMA MUSIC AWARDS 2016 FOR BEST ROCK SONG.
Go ahead and join in the fun with punk rock band Iman League, who will be filling up the atmosphere with their incredible energy. They will be performing at the ION stage on Sunday night, from 8-8.45pm.
For the foodies
KERBSIDE GOURMET WILL BE OPERATING FROM THEIR MOBILE KITCHEN 'KERBY', AN ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY HYBRID TRUCK.
PHOTO CREDIT: KERBSIDE GOURMET FACEBOOK
Treat your bellies with an array of snacks from 15 food trucks and carts, which will be lining the streets during the road closure on Saturday. Available from 6.30pm onwards, look out for popular F&B brands such as Momolato, Churros Factory, Maki-San, Kerbside Gourmet, and The Lab.
THE WICKED CREAM CO. SELLS GOURMET MARSHMALLOWS THAT ARE VERY INSTA-WORTHY.
PHOTO CREDIT: THE WICKED CREAM CO. FACEBOOK
But wait, there's more! On Day 2 and 3, The Local People will be bringing in artisanal food vendors such as Matchaya SG, Old Hen Coffee, Soi Coco, Citizen Pop, and The Wicked Cream Co. Check them out at *SCAPE from 12-10pm.
For the art and design enthusiasts
If you're looking for handcrafted products and accessories to bring home, The Local People's Art Market will be hosting local artists and designers, such as local illustrator Sarah Thursday, and the quirky designers behind Tee-Saurus.
KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR THESE UNIQUE GEMS, HANDPICKED BY TESSELLATE.CO OWNER, MAY, FROM HER TRAVELS.
PHOTO CREDIT: TESSELLATE.CO FACEBOOK
KEEP YOUR LIPS HYDRATED IN THIS HEAT WITH BEAUTY PRODUCTS INSPIRED BY OUR LOCAL HERITAGE.
PHOTO CREDIT: SHOPHOUSE SIXTYFIVE FACEBOOK
For adrenaline junkies
If your limbs are fidgety for some reason, try your hands on urban sports such as parkour or freestyle football, during the various sessions available on Day 2 and Day 3.
TOKUDA WILL BE HOLDING CLINICS FOR ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN FREESTYLE FOOTBALL.
PHOTO CREDIT: SHINE FESTIVAL FACEBOOK
We hope you find our general guide useful. Have fun this weekend!
Check out SHINE Festival 2016’s Facebook page for more information.