March in Singapore is all about outdoor dance parties

Singapore is no stranger to block parties, but we can’t help but notice the sheer abundance and diversity of outdoor dance/drinking parties taking place this month, from daytime poolside affairs to German DJ art gallery shin digs to a full-on electro picnic at Fort Canning. Here are the ones to watch.

Club Berlin: Electronic Music and Photography (Mar 4)

Photography gallery DECK is hosting Club Berlin, an exhibition about the ’90s electronic music scene from Mar 5-Apr 3 with the Goethe Institut, but we’re particularly excited about the opening night afterparty. The infamous bouncer of Berlin’s Berghain nightclub Sven Marquardt will be there, along with DJs like Debbie Chia and EJ Missy. $15-20, 6pm.

LIGHT Pool Party (Mar 5)

Sofitel So’s LIGHT Pool Party is back with a line-up that’s big on soul, RnB, funk and hip-hop. DJs Titus, Brendon P., Louis Baduge and Oliver Osborne will feature with drink specials available through the day. $10, 2-11pm.

Atlantis Paradise Island (Mar 12)

The folks at Black White productions are organizing Atlantis Paradise Island again, with Asia’s top female DJ Leng Yein, TRIPL from Illinois, local DJ T-FRESH and more at the Sentosa Wavehouse. Ladies, register here to get in for free; and if you come early, there will be complimentary booze. $35-50 for men, 6-9pm.

Garden Beats (Mar 19)

Lots of EDM musicians, DJs and the like will be making their way to Fort Canning Park for this festival. The line-up includes French DJ duo Faul & Wad and the breathy vocals of Jan Blomqvist. There’s also Lovra, who is known for her ’80s and ’90s inspired house tunes. DJs include Ce La Vi’s Brendon P, Zig Zach, Haan and KFC. Get your tickets here. $65-105, 1-10:30pm.


Rail Collidoscope presented by Noise x LushLovesLocal (Mar 19)

Sending off the Rail Corridor with a bang is this pop-up daytime party featuring DJs, live street art and food and drinks stalls. Details are still under wraps at the moment, but hey, this is your last chance to visit the area’s gritty green space before it gets all spruced up. Free, 12-6pm.