GlowBeat x *SCAPE is the latest festival poppin’ in our little island city, and here are six things to expect during this weekend.
First things first, I ought to let you in on this great deal. The first 200 festival goers of each day will be able to redeem a ticket.
It entails a complimentary entry to the illuminated ball pit, as well as a free go at your next carnival game. That’s a pretty sweet deal!
Even though you’ll have to use cash at other stalls, you’ll have to change tokens for games and claw machines that are sprawled around the festival grounds.
1. Unique Retail Options
There are four permanent stalls and one pop-up space with tenants that change every day. The pop-ups include a VR experience, jagua henna tattoos and even things like manicures.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and Toki’s array of bouquets are the perfect last-minute gift. They are non-perishable as well, so if your date ditches you this year, you can save it for the next year.
Hypedrop has taken over town with its spin on the Key Master, an arcade game that looks deceptively easy. Pictured above is my failed attempt at the game. There goes my two dollars.
2. Never Before Seen Food Choices
From the streets of Taiwan, Flame-Grilled Beef Cubes (S$10) have finally arrived in Singapore this year.
These cubes of medium-rare goodness by Swag Grill Bar, are marinated with a special secret concoction and finished with a drizzle of yakiniku sauce.
Bloom + Bird are the new kids on the block and this is their first public appearance. Serving up all-natural sorbets with an emphasis on health, we had first dibs before anyone else.
The mango and chocolate sorbet combination was tart but very refreshing; a great respite in the blistering heat. I highly recommend this!
The home-made cashew butter sauce is a speciality and something I’ve never tasted before.
3. A Music Stage Unlike Any Other
It’s not really a festival without musical acts, right? This stage will be home to unprecedented collaborations between Singaporean artists, as well as provide a platform for hidden gems that have gone through the event’s open call for new artists.
For many of the artists, this may be the biggest crowd they’ve played for thus far!
4. IG-Spots For Your Feed
One of the highlights of the festival is their illuminated ball pit. Essentially, it’s a space filled with plastic balls with lights illuminating them from below.
We had a lot of fun taking great photos for the ‘gram, and just being a kid again.
That’s the perfect segue to the next spot, where you’ll find these erasers which are a major throwback to anyone who’s ever spent their time in class flipping these guys instead of listening to their teacher.
Remember to tag your teachers in the photos.
5. Carnival Games
Carnival games are so much fun and these games are no different. Expect your typical carnival games and try your hands at winning these officially licensed toys as prizes.
6. Overwatch Celebrity Deathmatch
This is not something you’ll see every day — on the last day of the festival, between 1pm – 4pm, the stage will turn into an E-sports arena where an Overwatch celebrity deathmatch will take place. It’s pretty cool to see E-sports in a festival setting!
With the festival line-up packed with new activities and performances, you’d be missing out on this lifestyle festival if you don’t make plans to go.
The organisers hope that the free entry will create a laid-back atmosphere where people can just chill and spend their weekend.
Great music, even better food and a countless number of things to do. You know where I’ll be this weekend.
Dates & Times: 9 – 11 February 2018, 5pm – 10pm (9 Feb); 1pm – 10pm (10 – 11 Feb)
Prices: Free Entry