The *SCAPE Invasion Tour is an outreach programme that seeks to showcase made-in-Singapore bands, musicians and creatives. Jointly presented by *SCAPE, the tour has invaded the halls and ears of 69 schools and 80,000 students since 2015, amassing a total of 220,000 social media engagements.
Over the past 3 years, we’ve gotten 101 requests for invasion to bring specific Singaporean artists
to their schools and 1,800 nominations from students and teachers to have their schools invaded
The *SCAPE Invasion Tour is an outreach programme that seeks to showcase made-in-Singapore bands, musicians, and creatives. Jointly presented by *SCAPE, the tour has invaded the halls and ears of 69 schools and 80,000 students since 2015, amassing a total of 220,000 social media engagements.
Over the past 3 years, we’ve gotten 101 requests for invasion to bring specific Singaporean artists to their schools and 1,800 nominations from students and teachers to have their schools invaded.
*SCAPE The Invasion 2015, held on December 5, capped off the year of *SCAPEInvasion school tours, and celebrated the return of the tour after a long hiatus. The festival comprised of three stages around *SCAPE, at the Ground Theatre, Bandstand, and Gallery, hosting a wide range of local bands and artists from Caracal to Shigga Shay.
*SCAPE The Invasion festival 2016 was a stripped-down acoustic affair held at the *SCAPE Ground Theatre on the 17th of December. The festival featured collaborations between artists, such as between Nathan Hartono and Inch, and Take Two and Stopgap. Festival-goers enjoyed a magical atmosphere with installations of astroturf, bean bags, and fairy lights, accompanied by food from Park Bench Deli.
The 2017 edition of the *SCAPE Invasion festival was held on November 25th at the *SCAPE Playspace, featuring popular local artists such as The Sam Willows, Jasmine Sokko, and Stopgap, and featured a craft market, a giant inflatable obstacle course, and homegrown F&B vendors. In addition, the #GiftItForward initiative was introduced, where festival goers can gift a ticket to fellow youths receiving financial assistance in local secondary schools.
Warner Music, Sony Music, Lush 995, National Arts Council and Ocean Butterflies The Fireside Pitch connected bands with music industry professionals in an intimate setting. Bands and music artists were given 10 mins to pitch themselves directly to and receive feedback from a group of 5 industry professionals. 12 artists out of 25 applicants were shortlisted to participate.
Warner Music, Universal Music, National Arts Council, 98.7fm, Ocean Butterflies and Umami Records/Foundation Music Following the success of the Fireside Pitch 2016, the event was conducted once more with a different set of industry partners. Similarly, 12 shortlisted bands were given the opportunity to pitch themselves directly to music industry professionals and were able to receive instant feedback on their pitch.
Experienced gig photographer Aloysius Lim, who has notably shot for Baybeats and various other music events in Singapore, led a workshop in which he talked about the process and equipment necessary for gig photography. The workshop was attended by 25 participants, and Aloysius selected a couple of participants based on their portfolios to shoot for *SCAPE the Invasion Festival 2016.