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.

Just last year, the festival drew an audience of a whopping 12,000 over the two days, be it Coachella-type chillers or even the barrier kissing mosh pit goers. They were all present to witness show stopping performances by THELIONCITYBOY, ShiGGa Shay, Wicked Aura, Sezairi, Dru Chen and RP’s own Jammerz Arena just to name a few.

This year however, IGNITE! 2016 is ready to wow your eyes and ears with our most eclectic line up yet!

You might recognize a few names on the list! Yes, this year's festival brings together a good mix of acts both old and new to the IGNITE! stage. Enjoy the familiar sounds from last year's Band Audition's winner Iman's League, to our festival stage veterans Plainsunset, right next to fresh stages from Linying, These Brittle Bones and Disco Hue. 2016's IGNITE music fest isn't playing around with the amount of entertainment there is in store for you.

Alongside the line-up comes the equally important IGNITE! Festival Village! Want to up your swag status with unique streetwear? How about temporary tattoos and accessories to change up your look? And of course we can’t forget tantalizing foods to accompany your stay throughout the evening? The festival Village has it all. From renown stores like streetwear labels - Sixth Empire and Live High, to accessory gurus - ShopCasers and Dotting Hill to even mouth-watering snack chains PongGelato And Black Boys. The festival village is sure to leave you completely satisfied.

Don’t forget to register for IGNITE’s official coupon program, to get exclusive vouchers and sneak peeks at promotions happening at selected booths at the Village. The booklets are limited, so reserve them via IGNITE!’s official Peatix now to avoid disappointment!

Don’t forget to follow us on our social media platforms to get the latest updates about festival happenings. We hope to see you at the Republic Polytechnic Lawn on the 29th & 30th of July. Be there or be square!

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