Soak up the explosive beats, neon splashes and lose yourself in one of Asia’s biggest glow-in-the-dark paint parties! Join thousands of clubbers at Singapore’s ultimate party paradise – Siloso Beach – for this psychedelic paint frenzy!





What to expect at ILLUMI NATION?

Expect lots of paint splashes and paint blast action at the dance floor as you rave to the explosive beats of EDM music by our top international DJs. A night of intense fun awaits as you illuminate under the state of UV lightings amongst thousands of revellers. There are more for you to find out on the event day itself, so get glowing!

Is there an age limit?

You must be at least 18 years old (as of 11 Oct 2014) to enter. Presentation of valid photo ID is compulsory at the entrance.

What to wear to ILLUMI NATION?

We say Wear White for optimal glow! Wear a white shirt/ bikini/ top that you are willing to get dirty in. Naturally, you will NOT return home in white. What were you thinking? You have been warned so do bring along a small towel.

Does the event go Rain or Shine?

ILLUMI NATION is a rain or shine event. However, in extreme conditions, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the event.

Is the paint safe?

Our glow-in-the-dark paint is water based, non-toxic and safe on skin and hair. It’s ok if you accidentally ingest it but PLEASE don’t do it on purpose. We also advise to avoid unnecessary direct contact with eyes.

Can the paint be washed away easily if stained on clothes?

Our paint washes out easily in most fabrics. Nonetheless, we do advise you not to wear your best clothes to the party.

Can I bring along my own paint?

For safety reasons, external paint will not be allowed to be brought into the Event ground.


Entry will not be permitted without successful verification via the printed copy of the E-ticket or hard copy tickets. It is compulsory to show your identification card via entry to ensure that you are 18 years old and above. Any individual who do not bring their identification card will not be permitted entry even with their e-ticket purchased.

If you have purchased your tickets online, E-tickets (electronic tickets) will be sent to you via email together with the email confirmation. E-tickets come in a PDF attachment. Kindly note that there may be multiples and that one ticket is required per person for admission. Each copy can only be used by one person as it contains a unique QR code. E-ticket has to be printed and presented at the venue in exchange for RFID event wrist tag for admission.

If you have purchased the hard copy tickets, please ensure tickets are not tampered with, defaced or torn. The terms and conditions are printed on the back of the ticket.
If you have purchased the tickets via Toptime, do remember to ready your tickets via the application for verification at the counter.

Lost/Damaged ticket. Can I have it replaced?

If you have purchased an E-ticket, just print another copy. If you have purchased a hard copy ticket, we are unable to replace or refund if it’s lost or damaged.

Can I ask for a refund of my ticket if I can’t make it?

Purchased tickets are strictly non-refundable but you can pass the tickets to your friends.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Yes, limited tickets are available at the door but they are more expensive so we strongly encourage you to buy your tickets as soon as you decided to join us. Online ticket sales will end on 10 Oct 2014.

What is included in the VIP tickets?
  • Priority access at the door
  • Access to VIP zone (standing area)
  • One complimentary standard drink/ beer
  • Exclusive VIP standing area
What is included in the VIP packages?
  • Priority access at the door entrance
  • Reserved VIP table with bottle service and private seating for up to 8 pax (please check
    for more details)
  • Dedicated service staff
What is an Event wrist tag?

It is a waterproof RFID wrist tag that must be worn on the wrist at all times. Each wrist tag is uniquely coded and is non-transferable. Wrist tags will be applied by the organisers to ensure correct fit therefore all ticket holders must be present to have their wrist tag put on. NO wrist tags will be given out for ticket holders who are not present at the time of pick up.

Can I collect the Event wrist tag in advance?

The collection of the Event wristband can only be made on the day of the event.

What are the modes of payment within the Event ground?

All payments of F&B and merchandise items will be via the RFID tags. Guests with valid tickets will be able to obtain their RFID tags at the check-in counter before entering the premises. Guests are required to top-up value into their respective RFID tags at the top-up stations located near the entrance and within the event ground. Top-up payment is by cash or credit/debit cards only.

*Please note that there will be no refund for value unused.

Can I exit and re-enter the event venue?

Exit and re-entry into the event venue is only permitted via the dedicated access. Guests are required to scan their wrist tags upon exiting and re-entry into the event venue. The organisers reserves the right to refuse re-entry should there be any suspicion of tampering with the wrist tags.

Are there any bag deposit?

Yes, there are bag deposit counters available. Please note that organisers will not be responsible for any loss or damage of items. Do avoid bringing big bags and valuable items to the event.

Am I allowed to bring food and drinks into the event venue?

No outside food and beverage are allowed.

Are bags/ backpacks allowed?

Yes, small bags and backpacks are allowed. However, they are subject to security check prior to entry into event. For your enjoyment of the party and the safety of others, bags/ backpacks bigger than 30cm x 20cm x 40cm are required to be deposited at the baggage counters. Please note that organisers will not be responsible for any loss or damage of items.

Can I bring my SLR camera?

Small personal cameras (not more than 12cm) and phone cameras are allowed. No professional cameras (SLR or DSLR) and cameras with detachable lenses will be permitted into the Venue. No selfie sticks will be allowed within the event site as well.

What items to bring to ILLUMI NATION (Allowed Items)?
  • ILLUMI NATION tickets
  • Photo ID
  • Cash/ credit card
  • Small Backpack or Bags
  • Point and shoot camera
  • Poncho (if you don’t want to get painted but trust us, you’ll be missing the fun)
  • Small Towels
  • Good Vibes
Items NOT ALLOWED to bring into the Venue?
  • Outside alcohol
  • Illegal drugs (you should know the seriousness of this!)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any object that can be used as a Projectile or Weapon
  • Beach chairs
  • Pets
  • Big bags (size larger than 30cm x 20cm x 40cm)
  • Chains or spikes
  • Tents
  • Flag poles
  • Aerosol cans of any kind
  • Professional cameras/Selfie Sticks
  • Professional audio/video recording devices, DSLR cameras
  • Bad attitude


How to get there?

MRT: Take the North-East Line or Circle Line MRT and alight at the Harbour Front MRT Station (NE1/ CC29). Enter Vivo City Shopping Mall and take the Sentosa  Express (Lobby L, Level 3) to the Beach Station (first train 7am, last train 12mn).

Taxi/ Car: An admission charge is applicable to each vehicle entering Sentosa. The  charge will cover all passengers aboard the vehicle. Admission charges will vary.

From Beach Station to Siloso Beach: You can hop on a free Sentosa tram service   towards Siloso Beach from the Beach station (alight at Stop 2). Alternatively, take a   short walk towards Siloso Beach.


Where do I park my car?

Parking is available at the following locations subjected to availability:
(Prevailing Car Park Charges apply)

  • Beach Station Car Park
  • Imbiah Lookout Car Park
  • Cove Arrival Plaza Car Park

However, we would strongly encourage drivers to leave their cars at home if they   plan to enjoy a few drinks.


How do I get out of Sentosa after event?

You can hop aboard the shuttle bus services located at Beach Station after the party to Vivo City where you have easier access to cabs.

Organisers reserve the rights to amend the above copy or subject to changes

Line Up

Line Up Bio

Maarten Hoogstraten wasn’t like other kids his age. When he was 10, his friends were buying toys to play with, but Maarten was already spending his cash on vinyl and CDs.

“You know how it starts, he said with a chuckle. “I was the one who bought records when I was young, I bought lots of vinyl, seven-inches, twelve inches, and when CDs came about I bought a lot of CDs, growing up, I spent all my money on music.

The producer behind the hit EDM act, Bingo Players, got hooked on electronic music when he was a kid, listening to The Prodigy’s “Out of Space, and wishing he could make the kind of tunes that were being played on Dutch radio. But, at the time, to make dance music, you needed physical equipment—synthesizers and drum machines—far out of his reach at his age.

When he was a teenager, two events would change his life. An early music software program called ProTracker was released, and he would meet Paul Baümer, who would become his musical partner for the better part of the next 15 years until he suddenly passed away from cancer in 2013.

Maarten met Paul through his younger brother in Enschede, Holland, a two-hour drive from Amsterdam. One day, he went over to hang out with Paul’s younger brother, and found that Paul was also making music using ProTracker software. “It was only four channels and was really basic, but it was a start and really fun to do.
“When we discovered we were both making similar sounding music with the same program we started spending all our time together and became friends right away’ said Maarten.

Over the next decade they began recording; and in 2006 they began recording under the moniker, Bingo Players. Their tracks started to resonate with the EDM crowds in America and abroad. Their songs— featuring buzzing, bouncing synthesizers, crunchy, guitar-like riffs reminiscent of the Chemical Brothers, and powerful, driving beats— are shaped by a memorable lyrical hook or a melody. 2009′s “Devotion utilizes the catchy vocal hook, and sets it against a funky infectious saxophone riff and syncopated backbeat.

“Most of the time we’d just start with a melody. Then a song would just evolve, said Maarten of their songwriting process. “We can connect with a song if the melody is strong even though it can still be bare bones. We need to sing along or whistle along or to have an earworm, you know what I mean? Something that sticks in your head.

Their breakout hit “Cry (Just a Little), featured a re-recording of the hook from a 1988 Brenda Russell song, “Piano in the Dark. With the memorable lyric looping around an ebullient melody, it became an instant crossover anthem.

“I was watching VH1 and I saw this ‘Back to the 80s’ program where they played this Brenda Russell song and I thought, ‘Hey, this particular part of the song sounds really cool, maybe we could do something with it in our own style?’

Though they didn’t start out as DJs, once the demand grew for them to play out live, they learned how to mix on CDJs. Soon, they became regulars on the EDM circuit, playing massive festivals, like Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland, and Coachella.

“I think we started to become better producers once we started to DJ, he said, noting that they would bring new tunes on the road and play for a crowd to gauge their reaction.

In between playing festivals and clubs around the world, the duo found the time to start their own label, Hysteria (a hat tip to Def Leppard, one of their favorite bands), releasing singles from Carl Tricks (“Mad Dash), MAKJ (“Springen), and Henry Fong (“Jump) as well as Bingo Players tunes.

In 2013, they scored one of their biggest coups. An updated version of their 2011 track, “Rattle, titled, “Get Up (Rattle), with LA-based act, Far East Movement, rapping over a bouncy, catchy beat, became a instant hit. When they first played the tune back in 2011, Maarten and Paul didn’t know if audiences liked it, but then, the single started to pick up steam around the world and slowly continued to grow.

It eventually charted in the Top Ten around the world including; Germany, Austria, France, and Australia (where it ended up going double Platinum), Gold in Canada, reaching the coveted #1 spot in the UK charts, and selling over 200,000 records in the U.S., reaching #5 on the dance charts. The success of the single, and the quirky, humorous video featuring ducks squaring off against hoodlums (which now has over 40 million views) helped propel Bingo Players high into the DJ Mag Top 100 list last year.

But in June 2013, at the height of their success, Paul suddenly fell ill. He was diagnosed with cancer. Everyone was shocked. Despite the prognosis, Paul remained optimistic.

In October, Paul took a turn for the worse and he passed away in December 2013. There was an outpouring of support from the EDM community with peers like Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Skrillex and Armin Van Buuren paying tribute on social media, at shows and in the press.

Maarten was stunned and didn’t know what to do. But Paul’s last wishes were for his best friend and his musical partner to keep making music.

“He always said to me, ‘If you can find solace and continue what we started, please do so. Please continue the music. Carry on the Bingo Players flag,’ said Maarten.
He wasn’t sure if he could carry on. But, he said, “I took a holiday, took some time off to clear my head and think about things. I thought, “Yeah Paul’s right. I should continue, and continue the name and continue his legacy.

After all, they have a library of finished tracks and ideas they worked on together that have yet to be released and Maarten can continue his and Paul’s dream of making the music that they heard on the radio as kids. The scene might have gotten bigger, and the production might be made on something more sophisticated than ProTracker, but, says Maarten, “The vibe is still the same. People want to have a good time, come together, and experience the music.

And Bingo Players live on.

They don’t care about genres. They don’t care about smartness. They don’t care about the things you care about. Dada Life just want to make you jump up and down. Then make you crash into a wall with a smile on your face.

The formula has been a winner since the start. In summer 2006 Dada Life released ”Big Time” and DJs all over got their first take on the duo. Since then there has been a steady stream of records: ”The Great Fashionista Swindle”, ”Vote Yes” and “Fun Fun Fun” as well as the full length album “Just Do the Dada”. Dada Life have also remixed artists such as Laidback Luke, Alex Gopher and Dan Black/Kid Cudi.

The tunes are played by everyone from Crookers, Eric Prydz and Benny Benassi to David Guetta, as well as featured on tons of compilations. Tiësto quickly understood how to Do the Dada – and the duo played before him on his massive USA-tour 2009 (as well as some dates this year).

As DJs Dada Life always have a little extra in their record bag. They constantly produce their own remixes/edits (“Guerilla Farts”!!!) of good tunes in order to have something unique to play. (And when they get bored with the tunes, the mp3s end up somewhere on the net…) Just give them a few bottles of cheap champagne and a box of bananas and they keep going.

And remember: destroy dance music and have fun. Don’t look back in the past. Always go forward. Don’t think too much. Always follow the money.

Just Do the Dada.

After years honing his craft on the French clubbing circuit, 2011 saw Martin Solveig achieve true international superstardom. Selling over two million copies of his hit single “Hello” earned him global recognition and put him on the 2012 billing of some of the world’s biggest festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Tomorrowland and Electric Daisy Carnival among others.

Producing six tracks for Madonna’s 2012 “MDNA” album, before accompanying the Pop-Queen on multiple dates across her world tour, 2013 saw Martin challenge his creativity in more spontaneous ways, working with newcomers such as “The Cataracs” and young rapper “Kyle” to release one of 2013′s summer anthem’s “Hey Now”.

An accident with a festival CO2 cannon sparked Martin’s latest, most creative project yet – BLOW. What was originally planned as a collaborative club track with Laidback Luke quickly evolved into an innovative 5-part video project unlike anything ever seen before. Several quirky commercials about a mysterious product coined “The Spray of Life” piqued the viewers’ curiosity, swiftly followed by a hilarious music video that revealed the full story and extent of Solveig’s imagination.

With no intention of slowing down, Martin is currently back in the studio working on fresh material and his summer 2014 residencies are already in full swing. Bringing his thumping, fun-filled sounds to the shores of Ibiza and bright lights of Vegas among many other destinations, 2014 is set to be Martin’s biggest year yet!

Power woman Made in June aka 1st lady of party hard is one of Amsterdam’s finest up and coming female producer / DJ’s. In a male dominated DJ world, Made In June stands her ground and earned her stripes by turning every club she plays into a mad house. It doesn’t matter where she performs, it’s on and popping! Her tracks are no exception to that lifestyle. Recent support by superstar Nicky Romero on his protocol radio show ‘Golden’ was awarded FRESH TRACK OF THE WEEK on his show. Check it out here:

Her latest track ‘You and I’ got video premiered by big EDM blog Dancing Astronaut. The release immediately started a big buzz on the worldwide web when the track was revealed to the masses. ‘You and I’ is on fire and becoming a hit in the Netherlands what is special because she is the first Dutch female DJ producer who got a Dancesmash on dutch biggest radio station 538!

The eclectic duo combines the diverse experience and complementary energy of STAS and Mathias Schell.

STAS has just returned from his slot at Ultra Music Festival in Korea, and Mathias Schell has strong production experience, with strong support for his music, including from Tiesto.

Together they have DJed across Singapore, Japan, Italy, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and Korea. They have shared the stage with the biggest acts in music including LMFAO, Jazzy Jeff, Quintino, Third Party, John Dahlback and Lazy Rich.

Rave Republic, established 2014, is already holding residencies across Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Taiwan, with more in the pipeline, waiting to be announced.

Brought up in a London ghetto to the sounds of rolling breaks and subsonic frequencies, Ming is truly a music maestro in his own right. From techno to drum & bass, garage to house, CANVAS Singapore’s Head of Entertainment has gained a wealth of knowledge pertaining to the science of dance floor mechanics and in a matter of years has risen through the ranks, validating himself as one of the most exciting DJs to watch.

Introduced to sound system culture and pirate radio while living in the UK in 2008, an obsession with early Dubstep and Grime pushed William J to get involved in underground music. After quietly building his tastes and skills for years, William J’s hybrid sound blends together a diverse range of styles, including UK Bass and Funky, old school House and Garage, Dancehall, Footwork, Grime, and everything in between.

Having shared the stage with the world’s best DJs and artists throughout their careers, Ming and William J have become perfectionists behind the decks, seamlessly fusing song after song and genre after genre. With forward-thinking selection, versatility, and diverse knowledge of dance music history, the CANVAS resident DJs represent a fresh sound in the growing Singapore music scene.

Get Your Tickets


11 October 2014, Saturday


6.00 PM - 3.00 AM





(Limited to FIRST 500 tickets)




(Limited to 2000 tickets)










  • Priority access at the door
  • Access to VIP zone
  • ILLUMI NATION party kit
  • One complimentary standard drink


Become the Light Package
(Selling Fast)


VIP table with bottle service and private seating includes:

  • 8 VIP tickets
    party kit
  • 1 bottle of premium spirit 4.5L
  • 1 bottle of champagne 1.5L
  • 1 bottle of tequila 70CL
  • 18 cans of Red Bull
  • 10 bottles of beers
  • Priority access at the door

Tame the Night Package
(Selling Fast)


VIP table with bottle service and private seating includes:

  • 8 VIP tickets
    party kit
  • 1 bottle of premium spirit 1.5L
  • 2 bottles of champagne 75CL
  • 12 cans of Red Bull
  • 10 bottles of beers
  • Priority access at the door

Defy the Darkness Package


VIP table with bottle service and private seating includes:

  • 6 VIP tickets
    party kit
  • 1 bottle of premium spirit 1.5L
  • 6 cans of Red Bull
  • 10 bottles of beers
  • Priority access at the door

  • If you have a group of more than 6 or 8, please ensure you purchase VIP tickets for your additional guests on your table.
For enquiries, please contact
Ticket prices stated above do not include entry fee into Sentosa.
Admission to the party is only for 18 years and above.
The organiser reserves the final right to refuse entry.




Asia's first massive glow-in-the-dark paint party












The Art of Illumination

 “Having music while I’m working is paramount for  my idea creation. It boosts my concentration levels  and ultimately sets the tone of the artwork.  And it has to be played LOUD.”

– Ben Qwek

The Illumi Nation Goddess seen on our home page and print ads was illustrated by Ben Qwek, a multidisciplinary illustrator well known for injecting his artwork with a signature dose of street edge. A crossover from the world of graphic design and street art, he is one of the few artists in Singapore who specialises in 3D anamorphic floor art. Ben’s style is a fusion of various influences – from Japanese manga to contemporary creative techniques. His favourite EDM DJs are Hardwell, Afrojack and Tiesto.