The Welsh-Aussie songstress, Stella Donnelly, certainly looks like a petite charmer. However, her songs are filled with diatribes against the bullies, chauvinists, and anyone else who has wronged her and society.
Donnelly’s lofi buzzy songs have impressed critics. Her debut album, Beware of the Dogs, received widespread acclaim from critics. Robert Christgau, praised it as a “musical encyclopedia of [male] assholes”.
Donnelly is the latest artist to join this highly anticipated festival with the likes of Charly Bliss, Kero Kero Bonito, Vandetta and more, already on board.
The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions will be held at the Pasir Panjang Power Station which is located at 27 Pasir Panjang Road, just a few minutes’ walk from the Labrador Park MRT Station (Circle Line). The event will be the first large-scale music event to be held at the sprawling venue.
The raw, industrial space will be transformed into a stunning setting with varied performance areas, dedicated relaxation corners, as well as shopping and food-and-beverage stalls. To enhance the one-of-a-kind experience at The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions, 24OWLS has brought together a mix of international brands and popular local names.
As part of its integrated approach to involve the physicality of the space, an Artist-in-Residence programme is also being launched. A group of artists and illustrators from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand will bedeck blank walls and seating pods, turning them into works of art.
From industry facility to lifestyle venue, the Pasir Panjang Power Station is an important heritage building earmarked by the Government for rejuvenation, as part of its Greater Southern Waterfront plan. This was highlighted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his 2019 National Day Rally Speech in which he said “we can find creative new uses” for it. The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions will be the first big-scale event to showcase the versatility and range of possibilities for the space.
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