This March, join the Esplanade and bring your parents and grandparents for a celebratory line-up of arts dedicated to the generations that came before us at A Date With Friends 2021.
Kick off the festival with favourite songs from yesteryear at The Young Ones: A Tribute to Cliff Richard and The Shadows. Join Dimension5 as they bring you the very best of the “Peter Pan of Pop” and his band—Cliff Richard & The Shadows! Bop along to unforgettable hits like Summer Holiday, Move It and The Young Ones, among many others. Joining Dimension5 as a special guest for this performance is Winston Koh of The Phantoms, who has been dubbed as Singapore’s answer to Cliff Richard.
Malay songstress Rahimah Rahim and Fathin Amira star in Gadis dan Bunga: The Lady and The Flower , in this nostalgic evening featuring your favourite tunes from the 1970s and 1980s. Watch as the duo celebrate life and art through songs that hold a special significance to them, harking back to the good old days.
Come celebrate with Singapore veteran performer and host Marcus Chin in Glory 45 – Marcus Chin Live in Concert as he commemorates 45 years in the show business industry, reflecting on an eventful career spanning from the 1970s up to today. A man of numerous talents, Chin presents an intimate performance of songs and stories as he reminisces on half a decade of diverse experiences in the scene.
Throughout the festival, there’ll also be a veritable line-up of free events for all to enjoy, both online and in-person. From Kombucha workshops to Mandarin Golden Melodies of the 70s and 80s, Dancercise with Moses Lim to a glorious throwback to the best of pop, disco and rock and roll, A Date with Friends 2021 is sure to lighten the mood and help us forget the troubles of the present, as we kick back, relax, and take a trip down memory lane to soak up the nostalgia, and enjoy timeless music and more from the generation of yesteryear.
A Date with Friends 2021 runs from 25th to 28th March 2021 at the Esplanade. Tickets and programme available here