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Music With Heart

These music festivals shine light on our social causes.

By Kelvin Low      23 July 2019

A music festival is an event which features performances by various musicians, singers, and groups. Charity music festivals not only raise funds for local charities, they are also a hotbed for performances as well as fringe activities to raise awareness for the various beneficiaries.

Here are some local festivals that redefine “music from the soul”.

Music For A Cause

Photo: Music For A Cause

Music For A Cause is an all-local annual music festival that provides a platform to generate awareness and raise funds for social causes in Singapore. This year, the event saw 13 bands supporting 16 social causes. It is also an all-local Music Festival, featuring local artistes/bands, as well as local entrepreneurs supporting the event.

www.mfac.sg

Photo: IGNITE! Music festival

IGNITE! Music Festival

An integral part of this music festival is the festival village, which keeps visitors occupied with activities from the service-learning communities, to promote social good and compassion. A platform for local independent bands to showcase their music and solely student-run, it is the only music festival of this scale organised by a Polytechnic.

www.ignitemusicfest.com

Photo: HOPE Alliance

Music Fest of Hope

A showcase of rising talents in music and art, in the celebration of hope. This event is also filled with activities such as art jamming, and face-to-face sharing sessions to raise awareness of mental health. This event is organized by local band EverythingHertzSG and co-hosted with A Good Space – a community of changemakers.

www.facebook.com/EverythingHertzSG

Photo: National Council of Social Service

Beyond the Label Fest

A live music festival blended with a pop-up market at Timbre+ to encourage the acceptance of people with mental health conditions. It gives people the chance to connect with the community, learn about the stigma that they brave and shares message of hope and resilience.

www.ncss.gov.sg/beyond-the-label

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