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The Itchyworms, Oh, Flamingo!, and more represent Philippines in AXEAN Festival 2023

October 5, 2023

Six music acts from the Philippines will perform at the AXEAN Festival 2023 from October 28 to 29 at Goodman Arts Centre in Singapore!

The acclaimed annual regional music festival, formerly known as ASEAN Music Showcase Festival, will feature live music performances by renowned and up-and-coming acts from 10+ markets across Asia and beyond. Filipino alt-rock icons The Itchyworms and critically acclaimed band Oh, Flamingo! will be joining Ena MoriAlisson Shore, Madd Mark, and LONER as the country’s representative to the second edition of the music festival.

Full artist lineup

Presented by TuneCore:

  • Awang Samrow – Malaysia
  • Madd Mark – Philippines
  • Pink Pitch – Indonesia
  • Singnoy – Thailand

Presented by Ambassade De France À Singapour:

  • Sūn Jùn – France

Presented by [-]YPHEN:

  • Bayangan – Malaysia
  • Leaism – Malaysia
  • Masdo – Malaysia
  • Shelhiel – Malaysia
  • Zamaera – Malaysia
  • ABANGSAPAU – Singapore
  • Alisson Shore – Philippines
  • BULGOGIDISCO – South Korea
  • Deer Mx – Hong Kong
  • DVY – Indonesia
  • Ena Mori – Philippines
  • Empty Wallet – Brunei
  • Flower.far – Thailand
  • H 3 F – Thailand
  • Helsinki Lambda Club – Japan
  • HOME – Japan
  • inch – Singapore
  • Jean Seizure – Singapore
  • Jeslla – Indonesia
  • KIKI – Thailand
  • KWAN – Cambodia
  • Limebócx – Vietnam
  • LONER – Philippines
  • Mantra Vutura – Indonesia
  • MSET075: MCBK & Faz $F – Laos
  • Minh – Vietnam
  • Murphy and The Lawyers – Hong Kong
  • motifs – Singapore
  • Nick. – Cambodia
  • Oh, Flamingo! – Philippines
  • Reality Club – Indonesia
  • San – Cambodia
  • Shye – Singapore
  • Sophia Everest – Myanmar
  • Taba Chake – India
  • TANAYU – Indonesia
  • The Itchyworms – Philippines
  • Thịnh Suy – Vietnam
  • Vũ Thanh Vân – Vietnam
  • Wake Up, Iris! – Indonesia
  • XTIE – Hong Kong
  • Zweed n’ Roll – Thailand

The festival is also partnering with a wide variety of craft beer, food, and art vendors from Southeast Asia to give festival-goers a fully immersive experience, fostering a spirit of community and collaboration. This year’s edition places extra emphasis on Asia’s indelible food culture with exclusive forward-thinking dishes inspired by flavours from across the region and a diverse range of beverages via the festival’s curated Beer Village.

The festival is now operating on a pay-cos-you-want system with a 250% tax-deduction for donations over SGD 100 through its charity partner FOUNDATION MUSIC, hoping to make the festival accessible to as many people as possible. Donations from the public allow the independent festival to continue its annual efforts to elevate the best music in the ASEAN region, accelerating the artists’ careers and launching them on a global stage.

Get your tickets here!


Music Showcase

Apart from Singapore-based organizations, France will be the first European country invited to present an artist – Sūn Jùn, a young French emerging musician, composer, and producer. The Embassy of France will also run a dedicated activation space to promote French music industry initiatives in Asia, where festival goers will be invited to discover French sounds throughout the broadcasting of What the France music playlists and to meet and exchange with French music experts and companies based in Asia.

Beer Village & Festival Food

AXEAN Festival is teaming up with Beer Village, hosting a range of craft beer and food vendors from Singapore and across the region to satisfy the appetites of festival-goers and artists alike, merging international tastes with local twists. Craft beer aficionados and newcomers can unite in a vibrant celebration of the finest brews from across Southeast Asia in this immersive experience that brings together the best of craft beer, gastronomy, and entertainment.

Craft Beer Vendors include: Brewlander (Singapore), Burbrit Brewery (Myanmar), Paperkite (Malaysia), Off Day Beer Company
(Singapore), Kultural (Indonesia), The 1925 Brewing Co. (Singapore), Lion Brewery Co (Singapore), Samata Brewing (Thailand)
Food vendors include: Meatsmith SG, The Oyster Cart, Blue Smoke

Get your tickets here to pre-order 2 beers, as well as 20% off all F&B purchases in the festival!

Art Showcase

The arts showcase at AXEAN Festival is presented GOFY, an independent Singapore-grown creative community that celebrates artists from the Southeast Asian region. It will feature a curation of works from their exhibition For Art’s Sake 2023 which brings art into everyday commercial spaces, melding the discovery of art with people’s daily rituals.

Audiences will enjoy the fusion of arts and music through a unique showcase that celebrates the talent of regional urban artists. The artworks will capture the spirit of Southeast Asia’s youth, with narratives reflecting the pulse of the present moment.

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