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Monday, October 16, 2023

Newsletter: AXEAN Festival 2023 to champion the finest in Southeast Asian music, food, and craft beer


AXEAN Festival, the acclaimed annual regional music festival, will be taking place in Singapore on 28 and 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. Get your tickets here!

This year’s edition of the festival 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. 

This iteration’s 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. 

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, in the hopes of making 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.

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

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 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. 

The full lineup of artists performing at AXEAN Festival 2023 in alphabetical order is as follows: 

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
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

Get your tickets here!


Partner benefits:
Hmlet has gladly extended a 10% discount for participants and guests using the promo code AXEANxHABYT. This will be applicable for both Owen House by Hmlet and Hmlet Cantonment. You may send your inquiries and reservations mentioning the promo code to


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