The Night Festival opened rather eventfully this year with the usual bevy of musical performances, installation artwork along the street and quirky stalls in the heart of the city. As usual, Bandwagon was on hand to check out the musical happenings at the Night Festival and we found ourselves running back and forth between the SMU Green mega stage and the cosy intimate one set outside The Substation.
The first weekend was a rather noteworthy one, with performances by the 10-man Pleasantry, sounding dreamy and majestic under the foliage of the SMU lawn. Tiramisu was as whimsical and wacky as always, kicking off the groove and funk with a side of panda and wildlife costumes. Never a dull moment when Tiramisu are around really.
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Over at The Substation, we caught Fauxe doing a pretty chill set away from the main hustle on Bras Basah. Ending with his mix of Amateur Takes Control's '4207', he left some of us smiling and a little wistful recalling the night of Sayonara Superboy. As per usual every year at The Substation, there was the mandatory inclusion of a punk/hardcore act, and Oi! veterans The Bois did a most excellent job filling up that space.
Day Two was all about getting lost in sonic landscapes with the equally exciting likes of ANECHOIS, Stellarium (the veterans of fuzz and shoegaze in Singapore), and the act that blew everyone away that night - This Is Atlantis. We then ended Weekend One of our Night Festival experience with the atmospheric music of 7nightsatsea.
Check out some of the pictures of what went on below, and remember this is only Part 1. See you there this Friday and Saturday (30 & 31 August)!