Singapore River Buskers' Festival
By: christine on 07 Apr 2011
For nine days in November every year, the nightlife and entertainment scene of Singapore dramatically changes from the typical to obscure. Check out the range of live entertainment on the streets of Singapore. One of the largest gathering of buskers in Asia, the festival has been going on since 1997, where numerous street performers from all over the world gather here in the most populated locations of Singapore for the Singapore Buskers' River Festival. The festival starts off with presenting a Busker's Grand Parade to start off the nine-day long event. Professional street performers from the east to the west take to the streets of Orchard Road, Singapore River, Clarke Quay, Marina Bay, Robertson Walk and the Riverside to present you with their energetic talents. Drawing a crowd of over 300,000 people each year, be treated to sights from the humorous - theatre performers, comedians, jugglers and mimes - to the astonishing; acrobats, contortionists, magicians and sword-swallowers. Performers over the past years have included professionals like Australian comedian Andy Zap, Ballet Hooligan and stilt comedians Big Business from Britain, Canadians - acrobatic group Tesseract, face painter Nathalie Simard and recycled musical instrument players Junkyard Symphony. With more performers attending each year as the festival grows larger, performances have extended out from the city to heartland areas like Chinatown, Bras Basah, Kallang, toa payoh and Bishan. Take to the streets and see vibrant, energetic live acts performing in various locations around Singapore.