The first Alex Blake Charlie Sessions was driven by our belief that women are making the best music today.
The one day of indie pop, rock, folk, shoegaze and techno music heartened, cheered and inspired you. Your enthusiasm for our female-led programme affirmed us. We heard you…so, we’re back!
We remember how you, the curious festival attendee, seek the uncommon in an auditory experience across the spectrum of music – and we’re, once again, primed to satisfy that desire with The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions.
Expect sets that are equally eloquent verbally and nonverbally, overlaying a seriousness of purpose in the music.
thuy: Hailing from the Bay Area, California, this fast-rising Vietnamese-American soulstress is one to watch – she’s setting herself apart in today’s pop R&B scene with her luscious vocals, catchy melodies and dreamlike soundscapes.
Lyn Lapid: This break-out star from Baltimore boasts serious chops: classically-trained in piano and violin, she blew big on TikTok and has since proven to be an unpredictable vocal dynamo and a fearless genre-breaker.
Soccer Mommy: An American indie-rock darling on a sharp ascendence for her critically-acclaimed albums that have landed on best-of list.
Luna Li: This Korean-Canadian multi-instrumentalist specialises in a blend of indie rock and psych, where experimental nonclassical morphs into pristine pop in an everyday symphony.
Deb Never: The Seattle native has amassed a cult following with her concoction of lo-fi guitars, 808 beats and melancholic lyrics steeped in a moody blend of grunge and hip-hop.
Ichiko Aoba: A Japanese ambient-folk artist namechecked by Pitchfork for her breathy vocals and placid guitar playing.
Nusha: A Romanian artist Nusha who has forged her own identity in the international techno scene.
Didi Han: A Korean-born, Paris-based DJ and producer who turns heads globally with her delicately genre-defying sets.
rEMPiT gOdDe$$: A Kuala Lumpur-Singapore based artist who ventures into the farthest, darkest recesses of industrial club.
Coming Up Roses: A Singapore-bred and UK-based alt-rock trio that whips up a magical world of innocence tinged with adult revelations.
Nicolette: A DJ who expresses her love for the underground, through her special brand of disco, house and funk.
Kindergarchy: A Singapore-based Indonesian selector Amanda Rizkita whose mixes and sets are often tinged with lush and atmospheric sounds, and a sense of play.
12pm till late
A – Why Wait? $85 (now till 31 January)
B – The Time Is Right $105 (1-25 February)
C – You Made It! $125 (at the door)
Ticket price includes:
- Admission to The Alex Blake Charile Sessions including Sweet Somethings, EYES
on… and all F&B brand activations on the festival grounds
With The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions, we will also gather our friends from Singapore’s arts and lifestyle scenes in an engaging series of artistic collaborations that we’re beyond excited about:
The Best Seats In The House x The Projector : A showcase of films made by women and about women, and loved by both viewers and critics. The Singapore premieres of two films, Joyride and Nothing Compares, are made possible by the Embassy of Ireland Singapore.
21 February (Tues), 7pm:
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (NC16) (1h 24min)
Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren, Vivienne Westwood had been redefining British fashion for over 40 years and was responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of recent time. Director Lorna Tucker blends archival footage and insightful interviews to give a portrait of Vivienne's fascinating network of collaborators, taking viewers on her journey – from a childhood in post-war Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan.
22 February (Wed), 7pm:
Joyride (NC16) (1h 34 mins/Festival Premiere)
In this sweet and charming odd couple farce directed by Emer Reynolds, Oscar winner Olivia Colman plays the ironically named Joy, a frantic, beleaguered small-town lawyer travelling across County Kerry, Ireland, to give over her newborn daughter to her best friend, Mags, before jetting off to a Canary Islands vacay. Her plan is derailed when she is accidentally kidnapped by a 12-year-old Mully, who is on the run from his scheming father.
This premiere of Joyride is made possible thanks to the Embassy of Ireland Singapore.
23 February (Thurs), 7pm:
M18 : Nothing Compares (M18) (1h 37mins/Festival Premiere)
This acclaimed and moving documentary by Kathryn Ferguson redeems the Irish iconoclast Sinéad O’Connor who was once ridiculed for championing causes that were ahead of our time. Tracing her career through her rise to fame and exile from the pop mainstream, it makes a compelling case for her genuine talent and vision in music and beyond. A must-watch.
This premiere of Nothing Compares is made possible thanks to the Embassy of Ireland Singapore.
24 February (Fri), 7pm:
Aftersun (M18) (1h 42min)
Yes, it’s the indie film that pulls you in with its undertow when you least expect it. Nothing is as it seems in first-time director Charlotte Wells’ elliptically-shot, semi-autobiographical film about a young, idealistic father Calum (in an Oscar-nominated turn by Paul Mescal) and his 11-year-old daughter Sophie (newcomer Frankie Corio) on vacation in Turkey. Already garlanded with accolades (including being crowned The Guardian’s Best Film of the Year in 2022), it’s a slow-burning beauty on the chasm between good intentions and tragedy, redemption and loss.
Sweet Somethings x Chio Books : A pop-up book cafe featuring titles and readings by female authors, a dessert bar serving up cocktails and elegantly fashioned sweets, and a supper club – all in one!
At Sweet Somethings, you can witness the genius of Ukrainian pastry chef Dinara Kasko whose creations look absolutely too good to be eaten. It’s a one-time-only opportunity and exclusive to the Festival, so don’t miss her works in person. A pioneering pastry chef using food as a platform for peace, she’s been namechecked on the 50 Next List of game-changers who are shaping the future face of gastronomy.
You can also pop over at the nearby book corner which features a special selection of books about food, music, lifestyle pursuits and topical issues about women curated by Chio Books.
EYES on… : An art lane recognising the work of artists poised for creative greatness: Alison M. Low, an artist focusing on a diverse scope of drawing and painting; Geraldine Lim, a soft sculptor and Wondebra Loh, a rat-loving (literally!) artist-designer.
The Nest Club Sessions : Especially for party devotees, a pre-festival DJ night run by women who are changing Singapore’s DJ game. Presenting a trio of new and seasoned female DJs – AYA, an up-and-comer for her hypnotic, high-energy sets; EJ Missy, a veteran who blurs the line between uplifting house grooves and deep, dark techno beats; and Kylie Nicole, a new star committed to serving “bangin’, dirty ghetto house tunes, chili padi style”.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Kylie Nicole will not be performing as part of our Nest Club Sessions on 24 February (Friday). Ej Missy and AYA will be playing expanded sets at 9pm and 11pm respectively.
5pm to 11pm
5PM to late
– $35 per night
Ticket price includes:
- One film ticket for The Best Seats In The House
- One entry ticket to Sweet Somethings, EYES on…
- (Only on Feb 24) One entry ticket to The Nest Club Sessions
Come celebrate the style and spirit of vibrant, innovative female performers with The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions – reserve your space today!
For more information, check Frequently Asked Questions here.
Ticket-holders are encouraged to come to the venue by public transport, or park their vehicles at the nearest car parks at Mapletree Business City / Alexandra Retail Centre.
You may choose any of the following mode of transport.BY CAR: BY TAXI / PRIVATE HIRE CAR: