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Music For A Cause returns for final edition this year with Jack and Rai, 53A and Charlie Lim

You can make a donation for hawkers and local musicians whose livelihoods are disrupted, while enjoying the performances on Facebook live.

Nigel Chin

Published: 19 May 2020, 12:29 AM

Craving to attend a local music festival? We’ve got you covered!

Music For A Cause (MFAC) returns this year for its fifth and final edition on May 28 to 29, with all 12 alumnus such as Jack and Rai, 53A and Charlie Lim returning this year.

As a nod to the sign of times, Singapore’s one and only altruistic music festival that encourages giving and volunteerism through music will go digital. The festival will be broadcasted via Facebook live in two sessions – 4pm to 6.15pm and 7pm to 9.15pm on both days.

Apart from performing, the 12 acts will come together and raise funds to support local musicians, hawkers and our frontline workers. The music festival, organised by Love Action Project and powered by the National Youth Council, is partnering non-profit charity The Music Society, Singapore (SGMUSO) and Hawkers United to do so via three campaigns.

The #FundAGig fundraiser will support local musicians whose livelihoods are disrupted by COVID-19, while the #FundAHawker fundraiser will support five local hawkers through the use of donations from the public to purchase their food and drinks and distribute to frontline workers, under #HawkersXFrontliners.

Frontliner workers include healthcare workers, delivery personnel, service providers in the F&B sectors, and safe distancing ambassadors.

Other acts involved in the festival this year include Shye, Afterhours, Gareth Fernandez and the Momma Shop, MICappella, Dru Chen, Linying, Joie Tan, Tabula and brb.


Shye, a self-taught 17-year-old musician, is part of the line up at MFAC 2020.


“We cannot express enough our gratitude to the local musicians who have joined us on our journey at Music For A Cause through the years to raise funds and awareness for our partnering social causes,” said Joe Tan, founder of Love Action Project.

“COVID-19 has disrupted the livelihood of many local artistes and performers. It is only befitting that in our last and final edition of Music For A Cause, we go back full circle to support the very musicians and industry which have always uplifted us.”

Hawkers United founder Melvin Chew added: “This is a difficult time for hawkers but we are happy that through this initiative, we can also give back to the frontliners who are supporting us during the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope more Singaporeans will join us online and support the hawker community, as well as help preserve our local food heritage.”

NYC Chief Executive David Chua added that the NYC is “glad to support ground-up movement MFAC in its final run”.

He said: “In this current climate of COVID-19, we have seen many young Singaporeans learning to adjust and pivot to the ongoing situation. Some have stepped up in their own communities to make a positive impact, while others have innovated and leveraged on various online engagements to tide through this period.

“I’m encouraged that this digital festival came in timely, as it not only brings together the community to support a good cause during this season but also shows how our youths have adapted to the new normal to bring meaningful engagement to other youths. I hope that this will inspire more young Singaporeans out there to continue to innovate and push themselves, and emerge more relevant and resolute after this pandemic is over.”

For more information, you can visit MAFC website here.

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