Perform, shoot or write for Baybeats 2021 under its Budding Programmes, sign-ups open 12 July

Perform, shoot or write for Baybeats 2021 under its Budding Programmes, sign-ups open 12 July

Singapore's highly-anticipated alternative music festival Baybeats once again invites you to perform, shoot or write for their concerts this year.

Taking place from 4 - 7 November 2021, this year's festival will make a comeback in its usual format as a free, three-day concert organized by Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay. 

In addition, it has announced the return of its signature Budding Programmes for bands, photographers, and writers who aspire to be part of the festival. 

The Budding Bands programme aims to identify independent musicians with the potential to excel. Under this initiative, new bands are given the opportunity to be mentored by Singapore’s music veterans. After a two-month mentorship, selected bands will earn the coveted opportunity to perform a 30-minute set at Baybeats 2021. 

Aspiring concert shutterbugs can take part in the Budding Photographers programme, where six amateur photographers will be given the chance to hone their craft through a series of workshops conducted by Aloysius Lim. Lim has had many years of experience as a gig photographer, shooting famous acts like Coldplay, Jason Mraz and Green Day.

Wordsmiths keen on covering the local music scene are invited to join the Budding Writers programme, where they will be mentored by The Straits Times' music correspondent Eddino Abdul Hadi. Participants will also be charged with conceptualising social media and behind-the-scenes content for this year's festival. 

Applications and portfolio submissions for the three programmes will be open from 12 July, 10am to 1 August, 11.59pm

For more information, visit Baybeat's official website here

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