This is a rather odd week in December, the calm before the Christmas storm next week where families gather and friends party it up. But if you’re scratching your head for things to do this weekend, then head on over to Keong Saik and Jiak Chuan Road on Saturday 16th December to check out the eighth edition of Urban Ventures’ Street Party !
Taking place from late afternoon all the way till night, the Urban Ventures X House of Noise Street Party is a special edition of the party that will feature emerging talents from the Noise Music Mentorship 2017, in collaboration with the National Arts Council. A total of 19 bands will perform across 2 stages (Main and Acoustic) throughout the event, including highly-charged progressive rock outfit Test the Divide, groovy funk/soul band Astronauts, and singer-songwriter Krysta Joy, with a genre for any attendee from all walks of life. That’s not where the music ends though. 13 DJs will be spinning at the Electric Avenue stage, all of which have never had an professional DJ experiences before, handpicked from Pioneer DJ’s Mix Us Happy programme.
Being the Christmas season, if you’ve got last minute gift-shopping to do, never fear because the party will also be featuring a Christmas Market with some truly unique, quality gifts for the special people in your life. Look out for local brands like Plain Supplies with a selection of gorgeous accessories, Beans to Bars with delicious bars of chocolate to bring to your Christmas party, and Hush Candle to add a little calm in your life.
You won’t go hungry during the party either, with a stellar selection of local eateries and cafes doing pop up shops during the event. Visitors will be delighted to try food from vendors such as Bao Makers, who’ve just set up a new permanent shop on Jiak Chuan Road, yummy wraps and snacks from 1KS, and of course, alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments from bar popups like Harry’s Bar and beers from Trouble Brewing .
Finally, amidst the shopping and entertainment, visitors can also check out the services available during the party for a little self-TLC. Head on down to Vaniday for some free beauty services, from face painting to manicures, while you can get yourself a suave new haircut from Hombre Barberblade, a barbershop specialising in classic haircuts and shaves.
What’s more, as we move closer and closer into a cashless society, you can pay for anything and everything you want from the vendors with GrabPay to ensure you don’t have to tote a wallet full of cash around, or worry where’s the nearest ATM. After the roaring success of its previous edition, which saw more than 12,000 individuals attend over the course of the day, the eighth edition of the regular street party is sure to keep you entertained all day long, with the freshest beats, the tastiest eats, and a fun way to ring in the end of the year.
Urban Ventures X House of Noise Street Party takes place on 16th December from 4pm – 1030pm at Keong Saik Road and Jiak Chuan Road. Admission is free, for more information, full list of vendors and performance lineup, visit their Event Page