How to make the best out of YOUTHx 2019

The ultimate guide to experiencing the best of the YOUTHx Weekend Festival.

Anisah Azmi
Anisah Azmi

Published: 30 July 2019, 12:00 AM

It’s that time of year again, folks. A time to celebrate all things youthful, and what better way to celebrate than at the annual YOUTHx weekend festival?

Taking over all of Singapore Sports Hub on 3 and 4 August, this festival brings vibrant art installations, exciting musical line-ups and so much more at every turn!

Here’s what to check out to make the very best of the YOUTHx weekend:

If you want to #treatyourself – for a good cause, 

Music For a Cause (MFAC), Singapore’s first music festival dedicated to social causes, is the best place to be!

Acting as YOUTHx‘s main festival village, MFAC will be taking place at the OCBC Arena Park, providing you with good tunes, delectable food and booths by home-grown entrepreneurs.


MFAC is supporting a total of 16 charities and social causes this year.


If you’re looking for unique loot, you may want to take a look at Threads of Syria, selling handmade scarves knitted by Syrian women refugees. And the women are guaranteed a profit of S$20.11 (US$15) per scarf!


This not-for-profit initiative was started by Artisan and Fox to create sustainable livelihoods for refugees.


You can also get an adorable portrait of yourself drawn by Laugh and Belly, a local artist specialising in quirky illustrations. You’ll be happy to know that 15% of their earnings will be donated to MFAC’s social causes.

If you want to chill out to good beats,

YOUTHx is giving us TWO stages with amazing music – MFAC’s stage at the Festival Village (OCBC Arena Park) and the main YOUTHx stage, featuring SHINE LIVE, at the Festival Square (OCBC Square)!

This year’s line-up is giving us cool indie, pop and hip-hop acts – and we’re not complaining.


Give your ears a treat and catch this Trip-Hop, R&B and Jazz influenced artist.
Credit: Houg Official’s Facebook


Make sure you’re at the Festival Village at OCBC Arena Park to groove to the first performer of MFAC, Houg, at 4.40pm (3 Aug). This artist-producer gives us all the feels with his lo-fi beats and soothing vocals, joining other acts such as Gareth Fernandez and the Momma Shop and Joanna Dong.


Singer-songwriter Charlie Lim will be gracing the stage with Yeo in a joint performance.
Credit: Music for a cause


If you’re visiting MFAC on 4 August, you may want to stick around for a while – the mesmerising Charlie Lim and Yeo will be closing the fest with a performance at 9pm.

There’s something for everybody at YOUTHx, so hip-hop heads, listen up! Axel Brizzy and ShiGGa Shay are both performing at SHINE LIVE starting 8pm onwards on 3 August.


Yung Raja and Fariz Jabba has been lighting up Singapore with their electric performances.
Photo credit: Fariz Jabba’s Facebook


You might not want to miss Day 2, though. SHINE LIVE will be starting up at 6.30pm on 4 August, with well-loved act Yung Raja and Fariz Jabba hitting the main stage at 7.10pm.

End your night experiencing the smooth sounds of Singapore’s very own Gentle Bones at 8.45pm, followed by Sam Rui closing this year’s SHINE LIVE.

If you’re feeling peckish, 

Head to the F&B booths at the Festival Village (OCBC Arena Park) and grab halal Hispanic cuisine by Black Boys Cubanos and Cantina, or even good ol’ traditional popiah by Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah.

Other F&B booths include social enterprise Pope Jai Thai, Fish Sh-nack and many more – opening as early as 1pm!

If you’re game to be entertained, 

You might be interested in the Campus Game Fest, Singapore’s go-to internet party!

Taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, both days feature exciting FIFA, Mobile Legends and League of Legend match ups from 11am till 8pm.


Campus Game Fest has an action-packed line-up sure to keep you occupied for the day!


But the Campus Game Fest offers more than just esports. The indoor stadium will be filled with entertainment, table top tournaments and games for you to try!

Check out WELP WKND, a live talk show with appearances from six local celebrity pairings! Catch comedic brother-sister duo, Fakkah Fuzz and Farah Lola at 2pm (3 Aug) and hang out with Benjamin Kheng and Hirzi at 6pm the next day (4 Aug).

Remember to get your tickets here – no worries, they’re free!

If you want to do it for the #gram, 

Check out the vibrant artwork, interactive installations and roving performances at the Noise Singapore Urban Arts zone!

Taking place at the walkway toward the OCBC Arena, this art zone will be filled with insta-worthy backdrops.


Check out the stunning collaborative artwork by Noise Singapore!
Photo credit: National Youth Council


For the first time, there’s going to be an Environment x Art walkway, decorating the area with recyclable, sustainable art.

Remember to include #YOUTHx when you’re posting on Instagram! See you this weekend!

For more details on programmes and schedules, you can visit this website.

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