Got plans for 29th February? You do now! If you’re new to the party, it’s time to experience Garden Beats; the festival where music, arts, and conscious living collide. We’ll see you on the fields at Fort Canning.
Singapore’s first 100% carbon-neutral festival, Garden Beats, is back! And this year it’s bigger than ever with two stages, more than 10 festival brand activations, and for the first time it’s taking over both Fort Gate and Fort Green. For the third year running, we are beyond excited to be its official green partner. Since launching way back in 2014, the Sunshine Nation team has continually worked hard to action myriad #LittleGreenSteps (and some huge ones, too) on its journey towards sustainability. We’ve been supporting them every step of the way, and this year is no exception. Dig out your festival gear and eco-glitter; it’s time to party.
The return of the Anti-Plastics
We all know that festivals can leave a trail of pollution and plastic in their wake. But not Garden Beats. Incredible headliners, activations, and workshops aside, this year you can expect to see a raft of new green initiatives that make 2020 its most sustainable yet. And best of all? The Anti-Plastics are back to educate (and entertain!) us all with a few conscious lessons.
NEWSFLASH: The Anti-Plastics return in the inaugural episode of Garden Beats Social (sorry not sorry, Netflix). We’ve teamed up with Sunshine Nation to deliver a series of deep-dive Conscious Talks during the festival. Featuring a panel of experts, we’ll be taking a look at the current state of the planet, what is being done about it, and why we should all remain optimistic. Hear from the likes of Raena Lim (co-founder of Style Theory), Bjorn Low (Founder of Edible Garden City), Inch Chua (international recording and performing artist), plus many more influential game-changers and business leaders.Got plans for 29th February? You do now! If you’re new to the party, it’s time to experience Garden Beats; the festival where music, arts, and conscious living collide. We’ll see you on the fields at Garden Beats Festival!
Posted by Green Is The New Black on Monday, 3 February 2020
Garden Beats goes greener
A mere two months into 2020 and already we’ve seen floods decimate Indonesia and raging infernos sweep across Australia. These climate disasters have driven the Garden Beats organisers to go greener than ever. We’ve been working with the GB team to keep things planet-friendly, and the progress is amazing to see. This year, you can expect:
More recycling stations: As usual, look out for the recycling stations that will be dotted all around the fields. There is nothing sadder than seeing a ton of trash left behind to ruin the good vibes of an epic party. And there are no excuses when recycling is made this easy!
Get eco-glittery: Get festival ready using eco-glitter from The Sparkle Effect. It uses only biodegradable products meaning you can shine on while also saying no to single-use plastic. Pay a visit to its stall and cover yourself head to toe in the sparkly stuff. Because why not?
Plant-based food options: in collaboration with foodpanda, more food vendors than ever will set up shop in the food village. Which means even more plant-based options for you to enjoy.
A single-use plastic ban: An estimated 22,000 plastic cups were used and disposed at previous festivals. Which is why this year single-use plastic is not on the guest list. Be sure to bring your own reusable cup, or rent a tin cup when you arrive. Garden Beats has put in a lot of work to ensure waste is kept to a minimum, so embrace it and BYO!
100% carbon neutral, certified: When you buy your ticket, be sure to opt-in to donating as little as US$1 to One Tree Planted and help the Garden Beats team plant more trees! One Tree Planted is a non-profit environmental charity that plants trees in regions across Asia, Africa, North America, and Latin America. Help restore and reforest the world while you party, it’s a no-brainer.
Be inspired by our Conscious Talks
Join team GITNB and a panel of game-changing speakers for a series of deep-dive Conscious Talks. We’ll be taking a look at the current state of the planet, what we can do about it, and why we should all remain optimistic. Hear from Style Theory, Inch Chua, BLOND:ISH, Edible Garden City, Ben & Jerry’s, WWF Singapore, and more, as we delve into four juicy, thought-provoking discussions. Our very own Stephanie Dickson will be hosting, swing by to hear more on:
1. Change-makers in Singapore: featuring Rachel Tan (youth activist of @nocarrierpls Insta fame). Janissa Ng (communications manager at WWF). Raena Lim (founder of Style Theory). Inch Chua (singer/songwriter). And Bjorn Low (founder and managing director of Edible Garden City).
2. Climate change is real: featuring Sarah Cragg (sustainability, advocacy, and communications expert). Sarah Tan (Singapore lead of Bye Bye Plastic Bags). And Aidan Mock (climate activist and co-organiser of SG climate rally).
3. Saying bye-bye to plastic in the music industry: featuring BLOND:ISH (producer/DJ, who is also playing at the festival!).
4. Breaking the poverty cycle, one school uniform at a time: featuring Dali Schonfelder (co-founder of Nalu Gallery).
Experience the all-new zen garden
All-around wellness of attendees is high on the 2020 agenda. As a result, Garden Beats is creating a dedicated zen garden where you can participate in a series of mindful workshops. Think calming guided meditation, restorative yoga, dance activities, and breathwork sessions. Word on the street is the renowned DJ Crussen will be leading the breathwork; a higher state of consciousness awaits.