Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Don’t Forget To IGNITE! Your Style

By Afiq Naqiuddin

IGNITE! Music Festival 2016 is just around the corner and we’re almost ready to bring you an amazing show. But with all the excitement from our side, we thought it’d be pretty cool to know if you’re ready for us too. One of the most difficult decisions to make, especially here in Singapore, is what to actually wear to an outdoor event. Are you willing to forgo your style for comfort? Or is your inner fashionista raring to go? Well whichever you decide, we’ve got some go-to tips for you!


Hey, who said you can’t look good AND feel comfortable? Simply throw on a cotton tank top or a graphic Tee and match it with a pair of your favourite denim shorts and slip on your most comfortable pair of kicks. Bring along your Penny board not only to complete your look, but to quickly ‘Chope!’ a table at the Al-Ameen’s nearby! 


You want to look cool without really trying. We get it. So how about you match up your favourite band T-shirt with a pair of skinny or even ripped jeans and some cool trippy sneakers from Superga? Finish your look with your favourite baseball cap and some accessories and you’ve got yourself a bomb outfit. You know what? We’ll even help you out with that last part. Come on over to our village to get yourself some cool temporary tattoos from Dottinghill or a new phone case from Shopcasers.


This is for you folks who truly follow the mantra: No pain, No gain. But since it’s a festival, let’s tone it down a bit with one of Avarice Apparel’s super cool t-shirts, a pair of skinny-ripped jeans and your favourite pair of high-cut sneakers or creepers. Adding a simple plaid flannel tied around your waist or a long-line cardigan and some accessories would surely increase your chances of ending up being mentioned in someone’s tweet. 

Worried that no one’s going to notice your little get-up at our events? Don’t fret, because all the effort you put into dressing up isn’t going to go to waste! Just post your “OOTD” accompanied by #IGNITEYOURSTYLE on Twitter or Instagram and you might find yourself being featured on our social media platforms!

With all that said, you have to remember that you are attending one of the biggest local music festivals in Singapore! So remember to dress comfortably because what’s the point of looking good if you’re not going to be able to have fun?

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Republic Polytechnic: Back at it again with the amazing IGNITE! Music Fest!

By Judith Ann Kumar

Grab your gear and get ready everyone, for IGNITE! Music Festival is back for 2016!

This year happens to be IGNITE’s 9th year running at Republic Polytechnic (RP)’s lawn. The entire festival is put together through the collaborated efforts of The Republic Cultural Centre (TRCC), RP and roughly 400 students and alumni alike. With the scale of the student-driven festival reaching new heights, IGNITE! aims to continuously promote youth volunteerism through local music acts with its ever-spirited theme of Passion & Compassion. Icing on the cake? – Wait for it - It’s absolutely free! No sign ups, no payment, no hassle. Just plain good free-and-easy music catered just for you.

To kick start the festival proper, IGNITE! boasts an impressive series of fringe events and workshops leading right up to the main festival days.

You don’t want to miss these free workshops and sessions that will give you relevant exposure you would otherwise not have, as well as a good time to unwind and chill. You’ll be able to learn more about breaking into the local music industry as well as enjoy the fruit of local artists in the best possible setting. It’s a win-win situation, ultimately.