AXEAN Festival 2023  to champion the finest in SE Asian music, food, craft beer

AXEAN Festival, the acclaimed annual regional music festival, will be taking place in Singapore on 28-29 October this year. Alongside live music performances by renowned and up-and-coming acts from 10 different countries across Southeast Asia and the rest of the world, the festival is 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 festival places extra emphasis on Asia’s indelible food culture with exclusive forward-thinking dishes inspired by flavors from across the region and a diverse range of beverages via the festival’s Beer Village.

Performers include Malaysia’s cultural icons Masdo and Zamaera, renowned lyrical storyteller Taba Chake from India, feel-good alt-rock band Helsinki Lambda Club from Japan and many more.

Apart from Singapore-based organizations, France will be the first European country invited to present an artist — Sun 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.

AXEAN Festival is also 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.

Presented by GOFY, an independent Singapore-grown creative community that celebrates artists from the Southeast Asian region, the arts showcase at AXEAN Festival will feature 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.