The debut edition of the two-day music festival Neon Lights (Nov 28-29) has gotten more than some attention with a line-up of well-known indie acts like Damien Rice, Nouvelle Vague and Flight Facilities.
But we’re equally excited to report that their recently released list of fringe events sounds pretty cool, too. The first is a performance by The Lords of Strut, a physical comedy duo from Ireland, who were crowned the World Street Performance Champions in 2013. There’s also The League of Sideshow Superstars, a circus act that will perform acrobatic stunts at Club Minky.
If you’re looking to de-stress, then the drag stand-up comic Becca D’Bus and her crew Noristar Narcisso, Mona Kee Kee and Ashley Fifty will host an event called RIOT! by Comedy Masala also at Club Minky. Stay for the after party with Nu-jazz DJ Mr Scruff, best known for his track, “Get a Move On.”
Lit geeks will appreciate Lit Up @ Neon Lights, a two-day spoken word event featuring 40 slam poets and performers, such as Francesca Beard from the UK and Karen McCarthy-Wolf (she was shortlisted for the 2015 Forward Prize).
And if you have literary friends, they may want to attend the Singapore National Poetry Slam Championship to get inspired. All of these events will be going on at the same time as these concerts, so if you’re not that into music, you know where to go.
The dates and venues have yet to be confirmed, but you can check the official website for updates. Your Neon Lights tickets will also entitle you to free entry to these events. Pretty sweet deal.