The Singapore Night Festival - Singapore’s largest nocturnal experience - returns to the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct for its 15th edition this year. Happening for three weekends for the first time from 23 August to 7 September, this year’s festival is themed the Art of Play. This exploration of the concept of play and childhood is inspired by the historical significance of the precinct as the birthplace of some of Singapore's first schools.

Discover the unique stories and traditions of the precinct through the festival’s signature projection mapping artworks, night light installations by local and regional artists, alongside a series of exciting programmes, food and retail experiences across numerous Festival Villages, and performances including jazz performances and a xinyao singalong – another festival first!

Take a step back in time with this year’s Highlight Act titled, Wonder World, and bask in the old-school and retro vibes of Singapore from the 1950s to 1970s. Conceptualised by local artist SKL0, this seemingly whimsical amusement park experience ponders on and touches upon our modern idea of nostalgia and heritage. Look forward to being immersed in this world of amusement park rides, old school games stalls, nostalgia-themed food and beverages, performances and more!

With the Singapore Night Festival 2024 running over three weekends, join us and play on as we celebrate Singapore’s arts and culture! 

*The website will be refreshed with information on the 2024 edition on 17 July, 12pm. 



Director’s Message


Dear festival go-ers,

As we gear up for the 15th edition of the Singapore Night Festival (SNF), I am thrilled to share with you the exciting lineup and key highlights for this year's festivities.

With the theme ‘Art of Play’, SNF aims to celebrate Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB)’s heritage and culture through the lens of play, creativity, and childhood nostalgia. Some of Singapore’s first schools, such as St Joseph’s Institution, Anglo-Chinese School, Tao Nan School, and St Anthony's Convent, were once located in this precinct. While these institutions have since relocated, the precinct continues to be home to newer educational institutions like Singapore Management University, School of the Arts, University of the Arts Singapore (NAFA and LASALLE).

This year, we are proud to announce several firsts, including the extension of the festival to three weekends, spanning a total of 16 days. We are thrilled to present the first-ever Xinyao singalong concert at Bras Basah Complex, our first late night festival village in GR:ID amongst others, promising an unforgettable experience for all. One of the most anticipated highlights of this year's festival is the highly immersive Highlight Act, Wonder World - Enter the Machine of Nostalgia, which offers festival go-ers a journey into a carnival world exploring the very concept of nostalgia. Being the largest nocturnal experience in BBB, we will continue to showcase diverse offerings from stakeholders in the precinct – be it tours, workshops and retail experiences.

Join us and play on as we explore the magic of the night!


David Chew
Festival Director
Singapore Night Festival

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