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SHINE Festival 2018 – Local Music Performances, FIFA Tournament & More To Spend The Weekend

Your Ultimate Guide to SHINE Festival 2018

Image credit: SHINE Festival

If you’re a fan of local music, chances are, you’ve probably heard of SHINE Festival. But for the uninitiated, SHINE Festival is a National Youth Council (NYC) initiative “by youths, for youths” that celebrates the best of local talent the areas of Music and Dance, Esports, Media and Sports.

Back for its 13th edition, this 4th-5th August 2018, this year’s event runs alongside 2 other festivals – Hyperplay and GetActive!SG – to bring you a colossal celebration of youths and their aspirations, under the umbrella of YOUTHx.

Moving away from its usual venue on Orchard Road, SHINE Festival is making Singapore Sports Hub its stage this year to bring you some of the best local and regional music, a food village, fun activities and more.

Here’s the rundown of what’s good:

The biggest showcase of musical talent in SG and ASEAN

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If you’re big on #supportlocal, you’ll like SHINE Festival 2018. You’re looking at 2 dedicated stages and a rocking 2-day lineup of local acts that will feed your music-loving soul.

Yung Raja in Mustafa

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You can also expect headline performances from crowd favourites such as Charlie Lim, Tabitha Nauser, Sezairi, Dru Chen and more. Let loose to the electro-pop beats of Jasmine Sokko, cry to the soulful tunes of Lew and unleash your inner gangsta with rappers Yung Raja and Fariz Jabba

Both of whom are learning the ropes from mentor Joe Flizzow – one part of the Malaysian hip-hop duo Too Phat – as part of the SHINE x *SCAPE Talent Development Programme (TDP). And the music doesn’t stop there. Joe Flizzow, the man himself, will be busting out rhymes and taking the stage together with some of ASEAN’s best upcoming artistes – Tachaya, Christian Bautista, and Tokyo’s JP the Wavy.

The event also gathers all of Southeast Asia’s best aspiring rappers with a live run of 16 BARIS. Plus, witness a musical display of talent by the bands of NOISE Singapore.

A FIFA tournament and a chance to win an EZ-link card with $100 credit

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France might have taken home the World Cup trophy, but the title of SHINE FIFA Cup champion is still up for grabs. If you think you have what it takes to emerge the winner, sign yourself up for a little friendly competition. 

Prove your worth on the digital turf and battle it out for the title of SHINE FIFA Cup champion for your chance at winning a PlayStation 4 Console (worth $500), or a Razer Electra V2 7.1 Gaming Headset (worth $100). To register, just approach any one of the FIFA volunteers on ground, and sign up for one of the 32 available game slots.

Get your Sherlock gloves on for the Find the Shine treasure hunt and locate all 4 hidden tokens around the grounds of the SHINE Festival. Your prize? A fully loaded EZ-link card with $100 credit! All you have to do is look out for clues on any one of SHINE Festival’s social media platforms.

Celebrate your youth at SHINE Festival 2018

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Fill your bellies over at the food village, shop for quirky handmade finds over at the craft market or hit up the game booths for a little carnival fun. There’ll even be a whole ton of fringe activities such as B-Boy Street, Musical Walkway and even a dance battle to keep you on your feet. 

And for those who love document errthang on the gram – here’s your shot at winning a Nikon coolpix a900 Camera worth $539. Just hunt down all the reality-bending optical illusions along the festival’s walkways, snap a picture and upload to Instagram with the hashtag #shine2018. Don’t forget to follow @shinefest and set your profile to public to make your entry count.

No matter what your passion, head down to SHINE Festival this 4-5th August for a weekend of guaranteed fun. Follow Shine Festival on Facebook for the latest event updates.

Find out more about SHINE Festival here

This post was brought to you by National Youth Council Singapore.

Kimberly Lauren Wong

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