The Singapore Night Festival 2022 (SNF 2022) opened on August 19, 2022, presenting the Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB) precinct in a whole new light.
With the theme Rebirth, the festival returns for its 13th edition after a two-year hiatus and features one highlight act, six projection mapping installations, 15 Night Lights installations, five performance locations with over 30 performances, five experiential programmes, and a Festival Village.
This year’s highlight act, titled Cathay Hotel: The Curse of the Missing Red Shoe, has been commissioned specially for SNF 2022.
The immersive theatre experience is presented by local art collective Vertical Submarine, written and created by Justin Loke and directed by Jeremiah Choy.
This year’s festival highlights the lesser-known stories of the precinct and its community.
Roving theatre performance Yesterday Once More: Queen Street by Inch Chua and Tim De Cotta dives deep into the history of the precinct, featuring personal stories from past and present inhabitants.
Hungarian projection mapping studio Maxin10sity transforms the façade of the National Museum of Singapore with Stories from Forbidden Hill, an amalgamation of ancient wall murals, nature, and treasures that retrace the roots of Fort Canning Park.
The festival grounds expand to Fort Canning for the first time this year, with works that festival-goers can enjoy both during the day and at night.
These artworks cast a spotlight on the history of Fort Canning and the vibrancy of its flora and fauna.
Dhoby Ghaut Green transforms into an enchanting neon forest as the location of this year’s Festival Village with a spectacular line-up of live performances, DJ acts, and game stations.
SNF 2022 runs from 19 to 27 August 2022 with an exciting and eclectic line-up of activities and experiences that celebrate the heritage, people, and lesser-known stories of the BBB precinct.
Discover the Singapore Night Festival 2022 here.
Cover image supplied by Singapore Night Festival.