For the love of nature, arts and music: Take a walk on the green side, party to eclectic beats, play with art and more… Here's what you need to know about Garden Beats 2020.
Now that the weather’s getting back to it’s usual sunny self (after that bout of year-end erraticness), we’re just itching to go for a music festival out in nature. And when you think of bashes that don’t trigger sustainability guilt, Garden Beats is the one that springs to mind. This carbon-neutral fest is a major event on our cals every year (mark yours for 29 Feb 2020!), and believe us when we say there’s more to it than a solid artist line-up. Beats, bites and booze are just the beginning…
The who’s who of music
FOALS: Indie big-hitters FOALS are set to make (dance) waves at the Fort Canning lawn. Whether they’re taking on the stage with indie rock bangers or high-energy electronic jams, this is one band that’ll get you moving.
Sabrina Claudio: This bedroom singer-turned-international headliner is one to watch, so of course the Garden Beats team brought her on to wow the crowd. Experience her soulful R&B tunes with a pint in hand and sway to her dreamy, mesmerising vocals.
Giolì & Assia: The duo’s music is best described as breathtaking and we’re stoked for the chance to catch them live. You’ll be treated to a breezy blend of EDM and pop, featuring leisurely grooves that easily lure you into a blissful state of mind. Take a listen and you’ll realise just how perfect they are for this music and picnic fest.
Psst: there’s more excitement to come! We’re expecting some stellar additions of local, regional and international names, so stay tuned for the full line-up on the Garden Beats website.
Dial up the art
Or play with it, because why not? The art lane at Garden Beats is as collaborative as it is fun. Plus, top off your selfie sessions at the art installations with a stint at one of the creative classes or craft workshops – who knows, you might just discover a different side to your artistic senses.
Enter the green zone
And by green we mean conscious, sustainable living. Expect a new eco-friendly initiative with OneTreePlanted where you can donate to reforestation efforts with your ticket purchase. Plus, riding on the trend towards plant-based dining, the festival will be introducing more flavourful vegan food options (and more vendors in general) at the food village this year.
Over at the Pavilion, you can lounge on a beanbag and engage in Conscious Talks during panel discussions about the green movement. But don’t leave when night falls – this becomes the Theatre & Dance Pavilion, an an intimate festival space where surprise performances await!
Here’s the cherry on top: Say yay for the return of the Zen Garden, a tranquil wellness oasis that you can retreat to in the middle of this bash for a quick breather. Or, you can always dive into self-care activities like meditation or creative writing workshops for a quick mindfulness reset to restore your balance…. before the party kicks off again with the next music act.
See you there!
Already thinking of what to wear? Book ahead; your future self will thank you for swerving the queues for tickets at the door. Get them at $148 per pax for lazy bird tickets, $138 per pax for a group of at least five or $208 per pax for VIP passes.
Garden Beats, 29 Feb 2020, 1pm – 10.30pm, Fort Canning Park, River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
This post is in partnership with Garden Beats.