Reasons Why You and Your Squad Should be at Garden Beats 2018

Reasons Why You and Your Squad Should be at Garden Beats 2018

Picnic, dance and party all night at Garden Beats 2018, Singapore's first sustainable food and music festival held at Fort Canning Park this year.

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Presented by Sunshine Nation, Singapore’s first sustainable music festival, Garden Beats 2018 is back on 3 Mar 2018 at Fort Canning Park with a stronger lineup than ever. Be sure to keep this Electronic Picnic Festival on your radar if you are looking for infectious feel-good music, comfort food and old-school games all in one place.

If you are still not convinced, here are some reasons why you and your squad should be at this event.

You get to jam to upbeat electronic dance tunes

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Get pumped with a stellar lineup of top-notch international acts including the rising Manchester-based pop artist, Youngr; Canadian multi-instrumentalist, Pomo; German producer Andhim who finally hit the shores of Singapore; and the drum and percussion Filipino duo, Hernandez Brothers.

Singapore’s very own indie-electronic artists including .gif, Fat Fish Familia and Jerls will also take to the stage with electronic music tunes peppered with a dash of local flavour.

Venue: Garden Beats Main Stage

You get to dig into mouthwatering delights at pop-up food stalls

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The way to most people’s hearts? FOOD. Culinary Fields hits the spot with their range of pop-up food stalls which serve up some seriously scrumptious delights!

Featuring food served by Singapore’s hippest restaurants, you will be in for a gastronomic adventure courtesy of delectable options such as the well-toasted flatbread by DON HO – Social Kitchen & Bar, delicious kebabs infused with Middle Eastern spices at Fat Prince, and other F&B brands such as Grain Traders, Blu Kouzina, Crack and Workspace Espresso.

Venue: Culinary Fields

You get to sip the finest beer and wine

Kick start your drink sesh with an ice-cold beer at the Peroni tent or sample some of the finest Chilean wines during your multi-sensory wine experience by PengWine.

Venue: Culinary Fields

You get to visit quirky stalls and try tarot-reading

Social Fields is lined with rows of unique, whimsical stalls. Whether it is tarot-reading at the Hendrick’s Gin Tent of Divine Destinies, marvelling at cute wooden art installations built by the rockstar volunteers or leaving your footprints at the iconic Arch of Love, this is the place to go for a quick party break. Gather your squad under the hippie-tents!

Venue: Social Fields

You get to be funky with glitter, face paint and tattoos

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Want to get primped and festival ready, but don’t know how? Be it styling your hair with shimmering glitter, donning a flower crown, smearing on vibrant face paint or putting on cool temporary tattoos –  get these all done at the Styling Fields with the help of the lovely Vaniday team.

For environmentalists, drop by the Green is The New Black booth to enhance your look with their plant-based, eco-friendly glitter.

Once you are all dolled up, gather your squad for a group photo at the giant photo booth!

Venue: Styling Fields

You get to enjoy a cosy picnic with your squad

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Known to be one of the best picnic spots in Singapore, Fort Canning Park has set aside the Picnic Fields at Garden Beats 2018 to host you and your friends for a relaxing evening picnic nestled within lush greenery. Catch up with your friends over a delightful, self-prepared picnic spread with chill-out tunes playing in the background.

Venue: Picnic Fields

You get to power up your morning with yoga and breakfast

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If you are a morning person, you might want to head down to the Play Fields. Participate in aromatherapy flow yoga by The Locomotive, an intensive HIIT & yoga workout by Liv Lo from Fitsphere. Alternatively, indulge in a healthy Grain Traders breakfast and free Thai coconut water from maprao to start your day right.

Venue: Play Fields

You get to challenge your friends in giant Jenga & sack racing

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Show your prowess at games and unleash your inner kid with a slew of interesting Red Bull games at Play Fields, including giant Jenga, lawn bowling, sack racing and croquet.

Venue: Play Fields

You get to party the night away at the After Party

The night is still young and the real party only begins after the festival ends at 10pm. Head over to mao, the new funky underground nightclub in town headed by Singapore’s finest DJs Brendon P. and Stephen Day for dusk-to-dawn revelry. Free shuttle buses run every 10 minutes starting from 10.30pm onwards and free entry is given to Garden Beats Festival-goers. Now there is no reason why you should stop partyin’!

Venue: mao Singapore
Address: 133 Cecil St, Singapore 069535

You get to find unique, eco-friendly trinkets & treasures

Partnering with Green is the New Black Asia, Garden Beats 2018 brings to you Conscious Market, featuring homegrown fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands who are ethical in their business practices. Lay your hands on unique and sustainable artisan products from FrankSkincare, Oh My Goodness, Hunter + Boo, Utama Spice, Lembas, Just Gaya’s, Tinee Dino and Apres Avant!

Venue: Conscious Market

In addition, the entire event setup is carbon offset. You can even get a $1 off next drink every time you return your booze cups (made of cornstarch) to the bar!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets now for a fun day out at Garden Beats 2018!

Click here for the event map.

Garden Beats 2018
Date: Saturday, 3 Mar 2018
Time: 1 – 10.30pm
Venue: Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park
Admission: Picnic Group (5 pax or more) – S$86, Regular – S$106, Door Sales – S$126

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