Presented by DBS
Dragon boat races, fitness classes, obstacle courses and more have come to The Promontory@Marina Bay as part of the DBS Marina Regatta, a two-weekend extravaganza held over 26-27 May and 1-3 June.
Complementing all the action will be 18 talented buskers as part of DBS Busking by the Bay, which aims to celebrate Singapore's street artists and also bring more vibrancy to the Bay during the Regatta, which is Singapore's biggest BayFest.
These performers – from musicians to jugglers and magicians – will perform at the Bay area starting from the DBS Marina Regatta between 5.30 and 8pm on Friday and Saturday.
Of those 18 acts, six will be selected to perform during the finals on Sunday, 3 June from 2 to 6pm. They will be picked based on how much they earn from the public – so be sure to express your appreciation with a donation! – how they engage the crowd, the entertainment value of their performances, and their creativity.
Up for grabs: cash prizes and talent development classes sponsored by DBS that will help buskers hone their craft.
So who can you expect to see this weekend at DBS Busking by the Bay? Here's a quick introduction to all 18 performers (in alphabetical order) gearing up to entertain you.
Adia Tan Yan Tze
A singer-songwriter readying her own original music, Adia Tan also plays covers across all genres.
Check Adia Tan out on Instagram (@adiatayyt) and Youtube.
Finishing in the top 24 of the second season of talent competition The Final 1, Aeriqah Chang grew up in a family of artists and busks to start dialogues with others.
Check Aeriqah Chang out on Instagram (@aeriqah) and Youtube.
Andrew Paul Chen
Andrew Paul Chen started busking to bring his stories and music to his fellow Singaporeans.
Check Andrew Paul Chen out on Instagram (@andrewpaulchen).
When he's not busy at his day job, Drew Lexmond is a magician who's performed at the likes of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Check Drew Lexmond out on Youtube.
Jay Che has brought his exciting performances – including devilstick, crystal ball, escape and knife-juggling acts – to audiences worldwide.
Check Jay Che out on Youtube.
Jonathan Goh is one half of The Annoying Brothers, the duo (who, surprise surprise, are not actually siblings) who performed on last year's Asia's Got Talent.
Check Jonathan Goh out on Instagram (@tranceonfire).
Kai Chek Ng
While waiting for school to start, Kai Chek Ng fills the days by singing and playing guitar.
Check Kai Chek Ng out on Instagram (@kaichekk).
A Noise Music Mentee in 2016, Marian Carmel is a performer who's become more confident through busking.
Check Marian Carmel out on Instagram (@mariancarmelmusic) and Youtube.
Muhammad Firdaus aims to spread a message of positivity via busking. You might remember him from recent appearances on Ria 89.7FM.
Check Muhammad Firdaus out on Instagram (@fyrdauzmacbeth) and Youtube.
An English Literature teacher by day, Mohammad Said made headlines a few years ago for being Singapore's answer to Ed Sheeran (who came up as a busker).
Check our Mohammad Said on Instagram (@buskrsaid) and Youtube.
Music in the City SG
Music in the City SG are one pianist and two vocalists who specialise in evergreen Mandopop hits.
Check out Music in the City SG on Instagram (@musicinthecitysg) and Youtube.
The Juggling Artisans
The Juggling Artisans are just who they say they are: two talented performers who love the finer side of object manipulation.
Check out The Juggling Artisans on Youtube.
The Pyro Guy
The Pyro Guy heats things up with chains and flames.
Check The Pyro Guy out on Youtube.
Look forward to Top 40 hits and evergreen tunes brought to you by junior college friends The Unemployedd.
Check out The Unemployedd on Instagram (@theunemployedd) and Facebook.
TK Jiang is a magician who just wants to bring a smile to your face.
Check out TK Jiang on Instagram (@tkmodernmagic) and Youtube.
A percussive fingerstyle acoustic guitarist, Victor Gwee is a one-man band.
Check out Victor Gwee on Instagram (@busking_gweetarist).
Wee Toon Hee
The affable multi-tasker Wee Toon Hee might be a familiar face: the juggler magician often entertains pedestrians on Orchard Road.
Check out Wee Toon Hee on Instagram (@singaporejuggler) and Youtube.
Wong Ping-Loong has six years of busking under his belt and plenty of experiences entertaining audiences around the world.
Check out Wong Ping-Loong on Instagram (@loongmusic) and Youtube.