Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2018


20 Jan 2018, 5:00 PM


21 Jan 2018, 2:00 AM




The fifth edition of the Aliwal Urban Art Festival is even bigger! With Aliwal Street closed to vehicular traffic, we’ve leveled up on our programmes so you can have an ab-fab time with your mates getting urban skills like skateboarding, glamping, freestyle football, dancing, and loads more.


Curated by ScRach MarcS

Aliwal Car Park | 9pm – 10.30pm

Are you up to get down? Time to bust a move with dance wunderkind ScRach MarcS through the decades from the 60s to the noughties in an all-out vibing block party. There may or may not be a soul train.


Presented by Rscls & The Blackbook.

Around Kampong Glam | 5.30pm&6.30pm

Get an insider look at urban art in Kampong Glam by the Rscls. Learn more about the history of urban art in Singapore, and delve deeper into each iconic work. Limited slots available.

Tour Meeting point: RSCLS Studio, #02-10, Aliwal Arts Centre

Aliwal Car Park | 5pm till late

Boy, are we tired of the usual live painting on standard flat canvases… So here we challenge three artists to use a puzzle canvas to create an artwork visitors can actually play with.


Multi-purpose hall | 7pm till late

Bakers In Space

The self-confessed indie post-psych rock band that take musical notes from bands like Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie and Temples, blew up the Singapore indie scene with their latest EP Implosions in 2017.


Singapore’s own ‘Dapper Rapper’ is a singer, songwriter, and producer, as well as a director and editor of his own music videos. Smooth, versatile, energetic and pure cool, Mean delivers a distinct brand of bad-ass, hazy hip-hop.


Playful, kitschy and instantly relatable pop music reminiscent of Liz Phair, Frankie Cosmos and Alvvays. The debut EP Catflap featured their trademark sound with lyrics about a neighbour’s dog, intimacy, affection and Singapore’s non-existent ocean.


The veteran performer Vanessa Fernandez has performed at music festivals around the world including Gilles Peterson Worldwide Festival, Laneway Festival, and Face The Music, brandishing her progressive sound and powerhouse vocals.


11pm till late

EATMEPOPTART parties are filled with delirious fun, mad moshing, scenesters, club kids, head-bangers, and other odd characters in a blur of indie tunes anchored by residents weelikeme and KiDG.


Curated by System Sovereign

Aliwal Car Park | 5pm – 8pm

With over 15 years of experience spanning San Francisco to Singapore, Dre’s musical style is infused with immense soul from the likes of funk greats and lyrical hip-hop greats.

SLUG WIFE resident DJ FFINN’s freeform and interactive sets have the tendency to become volatile on the dance floor, peppered with cheeky classics.

RAS IRIE aka Wan, has spent most of his life in the Singapore music scene, becoming a recognised collector and distributor of music as the founder of Straits Records.

\\IN D' KTV\\

Curated by fFurious

Multi-purpose Studio | 5pm till late

Belt out your favourite tunes from Singapore’s indie music history at this special KTV! Featuring artists from Tokyo Square to Pleasantry, Charlie Lim to Kopi Kat Klan, and designed by creative agency fFurious.


Organised by Skatesg Skateboarding

Aliwal Street | 4pm onwards

Witness the fitness of Singapore’s finest skateboarders, in a display of skateboarding action. Catch skaters competing under the hawk eyes of guest judges.


Organised by Urban Street Team

Aliwal Car Park | 5pm onwards

No field, no problem. Pit your footie skills against your mates in an urban setting, 1v1 or 2v2 tournament-style, or learn some freestyle skills from pros. Come ready to win.


Aliwal Car Park | 5pm onwards

All that urban action is sure to leave you famished. Say no more, fam, cos we got you covered with a bunch of food trucks that’ll keep them hunger pangs at bay.


Curated by System Sovereign

Aliwal Car Park | 5pm onwards

A celebration of Singapore’s independent artists who are fiercely championing the spirit of DIY. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover new music, limited edition art prints, 12” records, custom tees and zines.

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Aliwal Arts Centre
28 Aliwal Street
Singapore 199918