The inaugural edition of the Keong Saik Carnival, a street market and live music and culture event that will host over eight local and international vendors and performers, will take place on May 28, 2016 along Keong Saik Road, Singapore

Set to run from 12 noon to 10:30pm, the event will provide an exciting day of fun, culture, shopping and dining. A street bazaar will feature popular street fashion labels, designer and collector goods as well as award-winning bars and restaurants, interspersed by intriguing art and cultural activities. Setting the mood from noon till night will be live performances by musical artistes as well as a nonstop lineup of acclaimed DJs.

Keong Saik Carnival is organised and curated by the team behind Potato Head Folk, a four-storey space on 36 Keong Saik Road which offers four unique drinking and dining experiences on each level.

In collaboration with Potato Head Folk, the event will be produced by Division Communications Pte Ltd, a creative events management/production agency, supported by the new UOB YOLO card, Deliveroo, W Hotel Singapore, Heineken, Epson, Leica and the Singapore Tourism Board, and in partnership with Custom Burner, LUSH 99.5, Li TV Life Inspired, and UBER.

At the street bazaar, visitors can browse the latest collections from diverse fashion labels, including a limited edition streetwear collection by Fergadelic created for Three Buns. Not to be missed by antique collectors and bargain hunters, there will also be a pop-up record store by #vinyloftheday and a mini-bazaar of unique curated goods from Made By Legacy.

For the culture vultures, there will be an art installation by Tell Your Children and performances by the Hok San Lion Dance Troupe. There will also be a carousel by Uncle Ringo for families and the young at heart.

Food and beverages on offer are sure to be another highlight as the Keong Saik neighbourhood is home to some of Singapore’s hottest bars and restaurants, many of which will be serving up special creations and deals for the occasion.

Throughout the day, two performance stages will feature headlining artistes, including Beijing’s Howie Lee, Shanghai’s ChaCha and Drunk Monk, and Al Rocco and Blow from Shanghainese hip-hop group Busy Gang. Local acts will be also represented by The Observatory, Syndicate, Mr Has, Pushin’On and Attagirl! Part of the performances will also be matched with visuals by VJ HeyLou.

“We wanted to combine some of our favourite things and bring them all together in one place for one great event,” said Earn Chen, creative director at Potato Head Folk.

“Keong Saik Road has this unique vibe of laid-back fun and creativity, in large part because of the people who run the food and drink establishments here. Keong Saik Carnival gives us the perfect opportunity to work together and build something great for our shared neighbourhood.”

Potato Head Folk will also be taking part in the street bazaar, offering burgers and sides by executive chef Adam Penney, as well as cocktails by award-winning mixologist Mohammed Irwan.

Keong Saik Carnival 2016 is supported by the Kickstart Fund by Singapore Tourism Board.