With the slew of music and dance festivals happening over the past few weeks and more in the next, Singapore’s nightlife is heating up with reasons to let loose on the dance floor. Here are five.
1. A new mega club is opening in Boat Quay
There’s an opening party for Baliza, Singapore’s newest super club at Raffles Boulevard on Jun 25. Set up by the guys behind homegrown Clarke Quay nightspot, Attica, the club has a chic, minimalist industrial-inspired hip-hop room, an LED-immersive main room complete with a three-meter elevated DJ stand and sleek VIP suites. The opening party will feature local DJs Raw & Angelux as well as Baliza’s resident-at-large celebrity DJ Jade Rasif.
2. A silent disco party is taking place in a neighborhood bar
Sure, Silent Disco sounds like gimmicky set up—a dancefloor set to beats only you can hear, thanks to individual noise-cancelling wireless headsets. But if it’s taking cities like London and Los Angeles by storm, then it must be cool right? Not to mention the first edition back in May was a sold-out hit. Join other gyrating lemmings as three DJs simultaneously spin disco, electro and rock tunes at Kult Kafe on Jul 2. Make sure you book in advance.
3. Alternative music mayhem is happening this weekend
The Baybeats Festival is back from Jun 24-26 with an eclectic mix of alternative music from the likes of local music producer Mitch Advent and Johorian synthpop siblings Juno and Hanna. Australia’s punk rock group The Dirt Radicals and Indonesian reggae-rock band D’JENKS will also be making an appearance.
4. There’s a psychedelic pirate-themed underground party
This Under the Bridge party on Jun 25 promises to be epic with an outdoor covered secret venue—location announced only on the day of the event—and a lineup of DJs playing psytrance, tech house, dubstep, trap and more, across two stages, complete with lasers and light projections. Best of all? It’s free. There’s only 400 spaces available so make sure you sign up to secure a spot.
5. An electro-house picnic festival is happening in July
After a successful first run a few weeks ago, Garden Beats Festival returns to Fort Canning Park on Jul 30 featuring house music acts like DJ Bakermat, known for having his own stage at TOMORROWLAND festival along with future house trio Autograf, Austrian duo MÖWE and Thailand’s Moodwax. There’ll be food from Marco Marco, Meatliquor and Lime House, garden games like croquet and giant Jenga, social art installations and a Vaniday corner for face paint and Coachella-approved hair.
Need more reasons and places to party? We’ve also rounded up 15 reasons why Singapore nightlife has never been hotter.