Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Reigniting the Passion for IGNITE! Music Festival!

By Christina Liang

Come August, IGNITE! will be back once again to set the crowd on fire at Republic Polytechnic (RP). Being in the seventh year, this annual festival has definitely grown into a national music event. With six successful runs under their name, this year will definitely be no exception. Over the two day music extravaganza, concert-goers can look forward to performances by a tantalizing lineup of cutting-edge local artists.

August 15 
Day one, will feature a star studded line-up of local favourites Charlie Lim, The Sam Willows and ShiGGa Shay. The crowd can also expect to see familiar faces like Aspectrum, ORANGECOVE and 53A, who are back to shake up IGNITE! once again. In addition, having created some of the best earworm anthems of 2014 and having had a dizzyingly successful year, Gentle Bones, Stopgap and wyd:syd, who will be having their virgin performances on this year’s IGNITE! stage are definitely acts to look out for!

August 16 
Day two, will only get more exciting with veterans of the local music scene, Plainsunset and Caracal rocking out on stage. Be prepared to be mesmerized by the melodious rhythm of Pleasantry and rock to the electrifying songs from Bear Culture. Next up, ANECHOIS who has been shaking up the music industry locally and internationally will keep us dancing the night away with their tunes. IGNITE! goers can also look out for regulars from past years, Republic Polytechnic’s very own bands from Interest Groups (IG) Jammerz Arena and Replug. Get ready also to be blown away by the winners of IGNITE! Band Auditions who will be making their debut performance to the public on this year’s stage.

The IGNITE! Village is set to be the most happening village of all time will many interesting booths set up just for you! PHOTO CREDITS: IGNITE! MUSIC FESTIVAL

IGNITE! Music Festival Village
The fun does not stop there, the IGNITE! experience would not be complete without visiting the IGNITE! village. Get a new look by donning yourself out with merchandise on sale from Clique Clothing, Suave Clothing, PeonFX and Macbeth or get some temporary tattoos from Dottinghill. Once you are happy with your festive look, get a picture of you and your friends for keepsakes when you head down to the photobooth by Aww Snap! Merchandise from UrbanProse will also be on sale, so that you can now carry your laptops and cameras in style. And if you are hungry from all that excitement Manhattan Pizza Co. will be there to fill some tummies and give you the extra energy for more head banging and crowd surfing. Don’t forget to redeem your free coupons to enjoy discounts while shopping at the Village!

IGNITE! will be held on August 15 and 16, so what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and get your dancing shoes ready!

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