Want to discover the hottest up and coming local bands and support the local music scene? Republic Polytechnic’s IGNITE! Music Festival Band Auditions returns this year, bringing the best local bands to the masses.
Since 2012, the IGNITE! Music Festival has been hosting its Band Auditions to provide new bands an opportunity to perform on the Main Festival Stage. This year is no different and the submissions started from 4 July to 4 August.
The Auditions will be filmed on 25 August and will premiere on 28 August, 8PM on IGNITE!’s YouTube Channel. Watch the following finalist bands rock it out:
– Hijack Hayley
– Kiss Me Juliet
– Sio Lubis
– The Experryment
– ULTRA MEGA CAT ATTACK
Vote for your favourite act on the IGNITE! Instagram Page from 28 August to 3 September. The winner will be chosen via a 50% Judges Score (via Live Judging) and 50% Audience Votes (via Instagram), and will get the chance to play at the IGNITE! MainStage, the highlight event of the Festival.
As part of the Festival’s theme of “Passion & Compassion”, the IGNITE! Virtual Village will spotlight VWOs and Social Service Organisations that strive to make a difference to society, including Cat Welfare Society, Design For Good, The Animal Project and The Art Faculty. Support local music and a good cause! The Virtual Village will run from 26 Aug – 18 Sep via the IGNITE! Facebook and Instagram Page.
28 August 2021 (Saturday), 8pm: IGNITE! Band Auditions Showcase Premiere
28 August to 3 September 2021: IGNITE! Band Auditions Showcase Voting
26 August to 18 September 2021: IGNITE! Virtual Village
About IGNITE! Music Festival
Organised annually since 2008, the IGNITE! Music Festival gathers audiences of about 30,000 annually. The only music festival of this scale organised by a Polytechnic, it aims to encourage youth volunteerism through the themes of passion and compassion.
Wholly student-run, IGNITE! also allows students to demonstrate their capabilities in event management, production, marketing, theatrical theatre, artiste liaison, as well as project management while providing a key platform for local independent bands to showcase their music.