Local acts rocked Ignite! Music Festival
Artists return to Republic Poly to perform at music festival
The show was bigger and better.
Back for its ninth year, Ignite! Music Festival was held at Republic Polytechnic over two days, with many local bands and artists coming together to perform.
"This is where our music started, and it feels like home," said Mr Shahrin Syazwan of Bear Culture.
"When we were students (in RP), we dreamed about playing, but we only managed to do so after we graduated.
"It is always something we look forward to. It feels like home - this is where the band started."
The band, returning for the fourth time, performed a 30-minute set to an enthusiastic crowd last night.
"We treat it like homecoming," said lead guitarist Jayme Lim.
The Lion City Boy wowed the crowd at IGNITE! during his 30 minute set. TNP PHOTO: ISKANDAR ROSSALI
Kevin Lester, better known as The Lion City Boy, was also back for his second run.
He said: "It is an honour to be handpicked to perform for this event.Ignite! 2015 was why I wrote my next album (to be released next month)."
He said he had felt so inspired after the performance that he started writing for his new album once he reached home from the festival.
On Friday, he performed a 30-minute set to a crowd that went wild.
Hands in the air, the festival-goers danced to the music and soaked in the vibe.
Benjamin Kheng was welcomed with loud screams as he came on stage to perform with The Lion City Boy. PHOTO: ISKANDAR ROSSALI
And there was a special guest during the set - Benjamin Kheng from The Sam Willows.
This year, the festival, which was run by about 700 students, saw more than 10 acts perform.
Festival secretariat Zainulrahman Motalif said: "I love how the event is run and how we (students) are able to see this turn from nothing into something.
"There is a sense of achievement."
Plans are underway for the next Ignite! Music Festival as it hits its tenth year next year.
Chief artiste liaison officer Kelwen Liewsaid: "The planning for next year's event will start after we end this one."