Garden Beats 2018's lineup: Youngr, Pomo, andhim, Hernandez Bros and .gif

Garden Beats 2018's lineup: Youngr, Pomo, andhim, Hernandez Bros and .gif

Garden groove

Text: Adibah Isa

Image: Colossal Photos

Garden Beats returns to Fort Canning Park for a music festival that brings together indie and dance this March

Singapore's mini-Woodstock of sorts returns in March. Helmed by Sunshine Nation, who last brought you IMI Festival, Garden Beats will welcome the flower crown appreciation group who also happens to have good taste in music, notably in up-and-coming house, indie and electronic names.

This year, standouts from their lineup include Youngr, Pomo, andhim, Hernandez Bros and .gif. While the lack of female names might be tragically off-putting, you're still scheduled a smashing good time with new music from the likes of Youngr, who's just released a record, This Is Not An Album, this week. You also know the one-man show from his groovy remix of Temper Trap's 'Sweet Disposition'. Fans of Sade and Hall & Oates can also appreciate Pomo, who makes remixes and beats with a taste for hip-hop, house, and '70s and '80s funk. If you're really into house, Cologne duo andhim has been credited with creating their own "Superhouse" genre to get you Energizer bunnies going. We're hoping that .gif will be scheduled later in the night too, to best enjoy their ethereal, indie-electronica sound.

The grounds are split into areas that have something for this 3,000-something-strong squad. Apart from the main Garden Beats stage, Social Fields are where wooden art installations will be set up, while Play Fields will host competitions in sack racing, croquet or lawn bowling. Set up your own picnics or nosh on pop-up food stalls to fuel up. End the night with an afterparty that has been scheduled at the neon-crazy underground club, Mao.

Garden Beats 2018 takes place on 3 March from 1pm to 10.30pm at Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park. Book tickets from 8 January.