Any self-respecting music fiend should be at The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions festival (ABCS) – the indie music outfit is back for a second edition with its signature all-women line-up. 24Owls, the collective behind ABCS, is known for their impeccable curation and this year’s line-up continues their streak of expertly balancing a mix of exciting international names and rising acts. Headliners include the critically acclaimed American indie-rock darling Soccer Mommy, viral Korean-American multi-instrumentalist Luna Li, Japanese ambient folk artist Ichiko Aoba and South Korean producer and DJ Didi Han.
The festival retains its core modus operandi of spotlighting women-fronted acts but this year’s edition has been expanded into a five-day extravaganza – the main music festival itself takes place on Saturday, February 25, but there’s also a series of complementary programmes all focused on celebrating women talent across the fields of art, design, film and deejaying. For the first time, ABCS is bringing in various partners from Singapore’s arts and lifestyle scenes.
For example, there’s a film showcase (in partnership with The Projector), where the line-up will comprise films made by women and about women, as well as some Singapore-exclusive premieres. For literature lovers, there’s Chio Books: an all-in-one pop-up consisting of a book cafe where female authors reign, a dessert bar serving up cocktails and elegantly-fashioned sweets, and a supper club. Lastly, there is also what the organisers call an “art lane”, where three women artists will be showcasing their works and selected designs for customised merchandise printing.
Get your tickets here now.
On now till Feb 25, various times, at Pasir Panjang Power Station, 27 Pasir Panjang Rd