The one day Aliwal Urban Art Festival on Jan 17 kicks off Singapore Art Week. In its second year, the event is set to turn Kampong Glam into one huge block party.

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Internationally-renowned Wicked Aura leads the live performances.

The event celebbrates creative freedom and communal bonding, which would include an epic breakdance competition and graffiti lords working their legal magic on several vehicles. The outdoor festivities will be soundtracked by the Pushin’ On DJs on the Red Bull Defender Sound System.

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Curated by creative collective Sideshow, the two stages will present loads of our finest musicians and DJs.

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The annual shindig will debut a brand new interactive work by contemporary visual artist Mojoko in collaboration with programmer Shang Liang that will be on display till Sunday, January 25.

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The Matteblacc collective (DJ Jnr, above) are known for soulful inspired dance music.

Singapore’s only indie radio station, Lush 99.5FM will have a prominent presence at the festival, in a takeover of café A-for-Arbite. The station will be broadcasting a series of programmes that include interviews with the artistes performing at the festival, as well as an acoustic performance by Singapore hip-hop wunderkind ShiGGa Shay.

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Jan 17, 5pm till late. Admission is FREE.

Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliway Street.