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Garden Beats Festival: Singapore’s Eco-Friendly Music Festival Is Back

Singapore’s sustainable music and picnic festival, Garden Beats, returns for its fifth year anniversary this Saturday on 9 March 2019. For the first time ever, Garden Beats has specially curated new back-to-back programmes alongside its stellar line-up of artistes to keep you going all day long!

The Music Lineup

Garden Beats Festival - Music

This year, Garden Beats will be broadening its music horizon with veteran English Indie band, The Kooks, and a brand new mix of R&B acts, Alina Baraz and Masego. For the festival’s core electro-loving crowd, Black Coffee, Alle Farben and Coran will be gracing the stage alongside Disco Funk artist, Yung Bae. Singaporean artistes Orio, Daryl C., Bongomann and Toppings will be warming up the crowd with daytime sets.

Garden Beats 2019: Toppings
Toppings

Eco-Friendly Initiatives

Garden Beats Festival - Eco-friendly Straws

Since 2018, Garden Beats has taken its first steps towards becoming the first carbon-neutral music festival in Singapore. This year, Garden Beats takes it a notch further with a complete ban of single-use plastics and opting for bio-degradable cups and cutleries. Recycling and food composting stations will also be made available at the festival grounds. Besides, the festival will be introducing the Garden Beats Tin Cups, which allows festival-goers to receive a discount when purchasing drinks!

Picnic Fields

Garden Beats Festival - Picnic

Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Fort Canning Park, the Picnic Fields will be the perfect spot for a picturesque picnic on the hill. For those who do not have the time to prep for their own picnic, head down to Culinary Fields for its pop-up stalls and enjoy an array of mouth-watering savoury treats from vegan to meat delights. Vendors include Don Ho, Dumpling Darlings, Udders, Papi’s Tacos, Fat Prince, Kult Kafe and 25 Degrees.

Garden Beats Festival - Food

Wellness

Garden Beats Festival - Wellness

Treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon at the Zen GardenGarden Beats’ first-ever wellness oasis. Festival-goers may revitalise their mind, body and soul in a unique outdoor setting surrounded by the tranquillity of Fort Canning Park or take a break away from the hustle and bustle of the festival and retreat to the Flower Fortress.

Arts

Garden Beats Festival - Arts

Show off your creative flair at Garden Beats’ Conscious Workshops. Explore how colour pigments were created back in the day using fruits, plants and foliage, or find out how to make your own unique natural aroma-therapeutic DIY (do-it-yourself) body mist. Don’t forget to leave your mark at the Garden Beats Giant Mural or the festival’s iconic Arch of Love.

Playing and Styling Fields

Garden Beats Festival - Tarot Reading

Get competitive at our crowd-favourite lawn games – cornhole, ring toss, sack race, Jenga or hula hoop – and remember to keep your eyes peeled for a few new additions!

Garden Beats Festival - Face Painting

At the Styling Fields, festival-goers can complete their festival fashion look with biodegradable glitter, DIY headbands, express nail fix and temporary tattoos.


Garden Beats Festival 2019

Garden Beats 2019: Lineup

Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Time: 1pm-10.30pm
Venue: Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park, River Valley Road, Singapore 179037

Tickets start at S$128. For more information, visit www.gardenbeats.com.

Visuals courtesy of Garden Beats Festival

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