5 Of A Kind Street Art Festival Returns For Its 2nd Edition

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Look forward to dance competitions, workshops, live music performances, murals and art exhibitions, as well as an array of apparel and food stalls.

Venue: D’Marquee @Downtown East
Date: 29 Sep to 1 Oct 2023
Fee: from $50

5 Of A Kind Street Art Festival (5OAK) 2023

Popular street art festival 5 Of A Kind Street Art Festival (5OAK) 2023 is set to paint the town with a vibrant tapestry of urban subcultures as it kicks off its anticipated second edition at D’Marquee @ Downtown East this year, across three exhilarating days from 29 September to 1 October 2023!

5OAK returns bigger and better, expanding beyond five street dance styles to a dynamic convergence of five disciplines – dance, music, street art, fashion, and food, all under one roof - in celebration of various arts and culture communities in Singapore. The event sets out to recognise Singapore’s talents across a multitude of artistic disciplines and provide aspiring youths with an avenue to exhibit their craft; connect and promote cross collaboration among these communities; as well as expose and inspire the public to develop an interest in these intriguing sub-cultures. 

With a line-up that showcases the finest home-grown and international talents, get ready for a series of dance contests, battles and workshops that spans across genres, styles, and cultures.

Dance Competitions & Judges Showcase

Venue: D’Marquee & Begonia Terrace
 30 Sep (Top 16 dance-offs) | 1 Oct 2023 (Finals)

Whether you're a seasoned dancer or someone who loves the rhythm, the fierce street dance competitions that will span over two days will have one on their feet and cheering for more.

From the sophisticated footwork of breakdancers to the smooth grooves of hip-hop crews, every performance is sure to be a captivating display of skill, passion, and creativity. At D’Marquee and Begonia Terrace, catch the impressive preliminary rounds and Top 16 dance-offs on 30 September 2023, and be sure not to miss the heart-pumping finals on 1 October 2023.

Feel the zeal as dancers bring their A-game to the stage, presenting their individuality and unique flair while pushing their boundaries as they vie for the Champion title of respective dance categories. Look out for the exciting judges showcase where the esteemed guest judges such as Acky, Niako, Brother Bin, Chihiro and Canarus, take the floor and deliver truly special performances highlighting their signature moves and style, which pay tribute to their very own journey and love for dance.

Dance Exhibition Battles - Singapore vs The World

Venue: D’Marquee
Date: 30 Sep 2023

Brace yourself as street dance exhibition battles heat up the scene on 30 September 2023 at D’Marquee. Watch in awe as Singapore’s top street dance practitioners and international heavyweights engage in intense face-offs, redefining the limits of physical expression through breathtaking performances. Riveting live music by talented home-grown musicians will further set the mood for these thrilling battles.

Workshops with International Dance Icons

Venue: Open Plaza 1
Date: 29 Sep to 1 Oct 2023
Fee: from $35

Taking the spotlight is the repertoire of masterclass workshops by global dance professionals, across the various dance styles. The workshops that will be held at Open Plaza 1 are open to the Public and Dance Competitions Festival Pass Holders for participation.

Over the three festival days, icons from the industry whose names have become synonymous with dance excellence, including Acky from Japan, Brother Bin from Korea, Niako from France and more, will share their expertise, techniques, and secrets to help one elevate their dance game. These workshops are your golden ticket to getting up close and personal with the dance world's best and brightest, and learn the intricacies of dance styles directly from the artists who have mastered them.

Each workshop is designed to give participants an immersive experience in a specific dance form. Participants will learn the fundamental techniques, navigate the unique expressions of each style, and put their learning into practice as they explore their own artistic voice, guided by renowned instructors who are passionate about helping each dancer shine.

As you learn alongside fellow dance enthusiasts, you’ll also forge connections, share experiences, and create memories that extend beyond the festival itself.

Prices start from just $35 per workshop with limited slots up for grabs here, and snag discounted bundle prices to join multiple workshops with all your favourite dance legends!

The Ripple Music Festival

Venue: D’Marquee
Date: 30 Sep to 1 Oct 2023
Time: from 7pm

The event's pulsating energy will be further amplified by eclectic live music performances that resonate with the urban beat and cater to every musical palate.

From 7pm on both Day 2 and Day 3 of the event, the local music scene take center stage and the air will be filled with enchanting tunes and beats of home-grown singers, rap artists and musicians, echoing the diverse and dynamic spirit of the nation, and setting the night ablaze.

Get ready to cheer for gifted Singapore music artistes to the likes of ABANGSAPAU, Cravism and more, who champion self-expression and the power of music to transcend barriers and bring people together.

Efficacity - Live Art Works at Art Exhibitions, Public Art Try-outs, Open Art Workshops

Venue: Open Plaza 1
Date: 30 Sep 2023 to 1 Oct 2023

Street art aficionados can feast their eyes on the stunning array of live art paintings by homegrown street artists such as Boon Baked, Demster, Phatnoez and Defaze at 50AK’s urban art exhibition, each one telling an inimitable story and inviting all to explore the intricate details and hidden meanings that lie within, sparking conversations and prompting contemplation.

5OAK takes its art exhibition to the next level with enthralling live art works demonstrations such within this installation, where one can soak in a living canvas of colour and emotion, as they witness the birth of art pieces that unfold into alluring visual stories.

5OAK also extends an open invitation to all attendees to dive into the world of artistry through public art try-outs and hands-on art workshops happening from 30 September to 1 October 2023. This is your opportunity to leave your mark on the canvas of the festival, and unleash your inner artist under the guidance of the experts! Public try-outs and hands-on workshops are available throughout the Festival, participants can drop by the Open Plaza 1 and find out more.

5OAK Marketplace - Apparel and Merchandise Vendor Booths

Venue: D'Marquee & Open Plaza 1
Date: 30 Sep to 1 Oct 2023

Elevate your style game at the 5OAK marketplace dedicated to independent brands. Discover street fashion pieces, footwear and more, with artisanal creations from homegrown brands like Carousell Certified Sneakers and Pelynnoobakes! Open to all Festival Pass Holders and the Public.

Food Village - Makan on Wheels

Photo Credits: Downtown East

Venue: Open Plaza 1
Date: 30 Sep to 1 Oct 2023

For the foodies, satisfy your taste buds with an array of mouthwatering culinary offerings from various food and beverage vendors, by M.O.W Foodwagon! Relish diverse flavors that mirror the cultural diversity of Singapore from vendors such as ChixOutz, Loco Loco, Brostern, Mr Bean Singapore, and more. 

Ticketing Details

  • Music Pass: $50
  • Dance Pass: $70 
    • inclusive of FREE entry to one battle category; top-up of $10 required for additional categories – register here.
  • All-access Pass: $95
    • inclusive of FREE entry to one battle category; top-up of $10 required for additional categories – register here.

Prices subject to booking fee. All festival passes include FREE admission into the Urban Arts Exhibition, Fashion Market and Food Festival.

Tickets are now on sale on Eventbrite. The first 500 attendees will receive a complimentary goodie bag consisting of attractive goodies!

Stay tuned to 5OAK’s Instagram page for the festival map and full programme line-up.


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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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