From the organisers of Garden Beats comes this epic music festival that combines new-age vibes with a tech twist
With more stellar music festivals landing here in Singapore and even homegrown ones popping up (Garden Beats, anyone?), there really isn’t an excuse for not getting in on the action. We all know the highlight of any good music festival is the line-up—how else are you going to dance?—but we’re also seriously into the sideline activities such as yoga and meditation classes, art markets and picnics. Come 18 November, Sunshine Nation’s IMI Festival may just turn the typical music festival formula on its head: along with the new age vibes is a focus on all things tech. Here’s what you can look forward to…
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An electronic star-studded line-up
First things first: the line-up is a killer. Move your feet to Canadian electronic duo Bob Moses – regulars at famous international music festivals like Governors Ball and Coachella. From Down Under, feel-good indietronica band Miami Horror will take the stage – here’s hoping they’ll play their hit ‘Real Slow’.
Making their way around the world, Austrian electronic duo HVOB and Mumford & Sons’ Winston Marshall will be here in Singapore performing their light and visual show at IMI Festival.
The beat goes on at the after party, where Iranian DJs Blade & Beard and Singapore’s own CATS ON CRACK will keep you dancing throughout the night.
A dose of tech with your art
Here’s the part where things are a little bit different, as IMI Festival combines mind-boggling innovation and technology into several art installations. Take Sit and See Your Future by Annelaure Herrezuelo in collaboration with Jacques Deschambeault Jr (NYP) and Meshminds, for example. Let a machine map out your face, and it’ll show you your future self as a robot – it’s a surreal experience, for sure. Fancy using your brain to paint, literally? At the BrainPaint3D booth by Lean Startup Machine creator Grace Ng, all you have to do is to visualise an image and watch as a fascinating art piece is generated. For those who prefer to let their hands do the talking, there’s also a Tilt Brush booth – a virtual painting tool that lets you draw in 3D, presented by MeshMinds.
Of course, what’s a music festival without new-age vibes? Relax to a Sound Meditation session led by self-consciousness techer Yin Ling, or explore alternate realities at a Dream Workshop with executive coach Aneace Haddad.
Check out riveting topics about tech with industry experts
The tech theme continues with a panel discussion curated by Big Data for Humans Chief Marketing Officer and one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 Helena Wasserman, and comprising speakers such as sex therapist, Erin Chen, founder of chat app Wander, Krystal Choo, and host and fitness entrepreneur, Liv Lo. Love 3.0: Changing How We Love sees how technology changes our definition of love, sex and relationships, while My Tech Addiction: Conquering Digital Noise talks about the search for balance between offline and online lives. Lastly, there’s Limitless: Becoming Superhuman, a fascinating discussion of the how the human body is constantly pushing boundaries.
IMI Festival, 18 November, Old Kallang Airport, 9 Stadium Link, Singapore 397750. Phase 1 (until 8 Nov) tickets at $85, phase 2 (until 17 Nov) tickets at $95 and event day tickets at $125. Get your tickets here.
This article is sponsored by IMI Festival