March will herald the very first launch of the True Colours Festival in Singapore. From March 22 to 25, artistes with disabilities will be able to showcase their talents in various art forms in this event that will be organized with special procedures to draw in disabled attendees to promote inclusivity and a sense of community among people from all walks and status in life.
Of note, the event will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium which will set 240 bay spaces allotted for people in wheelchairs per night in this 3-day event. According to a Singapore Sports Hub representative, the lower level seats are movable which will render the venue flexible for varying crowd sizes and seating arrangements.
The 3-Day True Colours Festival to kick off this March 2018
Front-row seat tickets for the event can be bought by calling the Sports Hub ticket hotline (+65 3158788) or right at the Singapore Stadium Box Office. Ticket price starts at $30.
According to Ms. Audrey Perera, festival director, the visually-impaired and mobility-challenged guests as well as guard dogs will be accommodated but must make an advance notice using the (same) hotline mentioned above.
In line with this event, a special promotion campaign called My Treat allows individuals and companies to buy festival tickets that will go to at least 50 local disability organizations. Administrative fees for tickets purchased under this campaign will be waived.
The festival will feature some 30 local and international artistes and performing groups at the Singapore Indoor Stadium as well as an open-admission outdoor festival village at the adjacent OCBC Square. The list of notable performers in the event include Danial Bawthan, a Singaporean a capella beat boxer turned hip-hop music producer, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy during his childhood; Adrian Anantawan, an exceptional violinist who was born without a right hand; and Aliénette Coldfire, a Filipino-born blind singer who placed second runner-up in France’s Got Talent back in 2016.
For more details on the event, please visit the True Colours Festival Official website.