Seventeen years. That’s a long time for any event to be running. Ever since Richie Hawtin headlined the first edition of ZoukOut back in 2000, the music festival has grown in leaps and bounds. We’ve seen dance music juggernauts such as Armin van Buuren and Tiesto grace the decks in past years, and even recently welcomed hip hop stars Rich Chigga and Higher Brothers to bless the microphone.

About 40,000 punters over two days danced on the sands of Sentosa for ZoukOut 2017. Besides tunes, the organiser also brought in other experiences including Singapore’s first bungee jump tower and a vertical skywalk.

Of course, the bread and butter of any dance festival is the music and more importantly, the people. AUGUSTMAN sent a crew (@studiodaydream) down to lens the revellers of Zoukout 2017 and asked them for the song that best encapsulated their year.

Women of ZoukOut 2017 AUGUSTMANLaura, Tuning and Lin Yi from China

“I’m pretty sure something must have been lost in translation because my mandarin is severely lacking. After some hushed discussion and giggles, the girls answered collectively, ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR’, (and I’m paraphrasing here but..) because let’s have a good 2018! True that.” – @chloecheng

Women of ZoukOut 2017 AUGUSTMANHeather & Vivian

Without You‘ by Avicii and ‘Titanium‘ by David Guetta

“The ladies said that they really liked the lyrics. Our money is on ‘Fuck I’m going out without you.'” – @chloecheng

Women of ZoukOut 2017 AUGUSTMANGina from Germany

Silence‘ by Marshmello

“It’s the song that encapsulated the best three days of my life partying at Ha Long Bay.”

Women of ZoukOut 2017 AUGUSTMANYedam Lee from Korea

Miss You‘ by Fox Stevenson

Women of ZoukOut 2017 AUGUSTMANAyaka from Japan

Shape of You‘ by Ed Sheeran

Women of ZoukOut 2017 AUGUSTMANNancy Macdonald

Love Galore‘ by SZA

Women of ZoukOut 2017 AUGUSTMANMiki, Anne and Cleo

Do You Like Bass?‘ by Yellow Claw

“This song represents a special moment for us at another music festival a couple of months back.”

Check out more photos in the gallery below.