Immersive performances, art installations and other things to expect at Singapore Night Festival’s ‘Rebirth’

It’ll soon be time again to celebrate the night: The Singapore Night Festival (SNF) is making a long-awaited comeback after two years for its 13th edition, aptly themed “Rebirth”, from Aug 19 to 27. 

The festival teases more than 55 experiences across the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct and covering spaces from Armenian Street and Fort Canning Hill to Raffles City. These include six projection mapping installations, 14 Night Lights installations, performances, experiential programmes and food and retail experiences.

In a press release, festival organisers National Heritage Board (NHB) said the range of installations, performances and experiential programmes will “illuminate the lesser-known stories in the heart of Singapore’s multi-dimensional arts and heritage precinct”. 

Along with a feast for the eyes, this year’s festival promises treats for the mind as well, with masterclass workshops on design processes and skills needed for projection mapping installations for selected local artists. 

Festival director David Chew, who’s helming the event for the first time this year, said: “As Singapore progressively emerges from the pandemic, we found the theme for this year’s festival fitting to symbolise Singapore’s recovery and mark the new path we are charting. 

“Since its inception in 2008, SNF has grown to become an iconic night-time arts and culture festival which celebrates the history, heritage and diverse communities of the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct. We invite all Singaporeans to immerse in the magic of the night, reimagine familiar, everyday spaces, and celebrate the multifaceted precinct together.” 

Imagine immersing yourself in the lights as you and your fellow festival-goers ooh and aah over the diverse installations. Make your way past lights splashing colour onto building facades while live music fills the air.

Here are some highlights to look forward to: 

IMMERSIVE THEATRE PERFORMANCE

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