A year ago the first ever CIRCUS 2020 took place at XX XX / 2020. On Saturday 26th May they’ll be diving straight into their first year anniversary! The venue, located discreetly behind Pasong Tamo, is open Wednesday – Saturday boasting the most eclectic music programming in the city.
CIRCUS 2020 has been running monthly, hosting hundreds of performers, bands, DJ’s, stalls and food trucks and sprawling across XX XX club, 2020 bar and The Courtyard. The night twists and turns from early evening until sunrise. You may find yourself shopping at the flea market, at the movie screening, drinking sophisticated beer in the early evening. Then suddenly you’ll realize that it’s 2am and you have a bottle of moonshine, a plate of tapas and are half way through a tarot card reading…
Here are the highlights from their April edition –
Live Music, Djsets, Live art, Circus, Burlesque & Cabaret Performances, Food pop-ups, Ice cold draft beers served by Heineken, Flea market, Record fare, Cinema and a Tarot reader!
Here are some of the performers you’ll find at Circus 2020:
Formed in 2004 in Manila, Philippines, Pedicab is a five-piece rock band; their debut album Tugish Takish kick-started a wave of danceable, electro-rock bands in their country.
Pedicab are a full-fledged touring entity, taking their synth-punk sound and electric live show all over the archipelago and beyond!
Asch is an electronic, hip-hop, jazz, and soul band curated to share head bobbing tunes.
A multi-genre beat-maker, producer, laptop musician, experimental artist and musical educator who has become a figure synonymous with esoteric and quality musicianship in the Philippines.
He produces electronic tracks of an ever evolving aesthetic of various genres showcasing his wide range of influences spanning from ambient,avant-garde, lo-fi, wierdpop, minimal, glitch, hip-hop, IDM, down-tempo to future beats, synth funk and chill trap resulting in a sound uniquely his own.
He’s also one of the founding members of one of the Philippines’ household communities in the Manila local beat scene called “The BuwanBuwan Collective”.
DJ ARBIE WON
Award winning hip-hop Dj and producer and owner of record store Treskul Records & Cafe.
OURSELVES THE ELVES
An independent folk/rock band from Manila. Alyana, Akira, and Ponch all met in a college dorm when they were freshmen and have been playing with each other ever since. They discovered a bassist in Paula, thanks to her YouTube videos. They are not real elves.
LONER is Lean Ordinario’s alter ego; his outlet of thoughts and ideas turned into lyrics with an accompaniment of both easy and aggressive music.
NIGHT OF RIZAL
Call it post-disco or chillwave, but what Nights of Rizal actually sounds like is a singer-songwriter trying to give up his guitar for the restless introspection afforded by a laptop running FL Studio.
LUSTBASS mixes elements of soul, jazz, hiphop, funk, blues and world music into his tracks
One of Manila’s top electronic DJs: Samantha Nicole is a resident Dj at XX XX and promoter in the underground music community in Manila.
Dj, producer, beat-maker, vinyl collector and organizer of events in the underground scene of Metro Manila.
Clockwise: A.I. Hoseki, Calvin “Foxxxy” Gray, Superstarlet and GV Soria
GAMES & BURLESQUE SHOW BY BURLESQUE PH
Philippines’ premiere brand for burlesque performances, education, and merchandise dedicated to building awareness and development of the art of tease. A group of sophisticated and whimsical individuals who see and interpret beauty through theatrical and empowering striptease.
Treskul Records & Cafe
You will find record sold by: Treskul Records & Cafe, Diego Mapa & Red-i
LIVE ART PERFORMANCES
OK’ Hara: Artist, Muralist and DJ
CLOTHES, FLEA MARKET & CINEMA
Mah Trash Yo Treasure will take-over the courtyard with selected vendors of pre-loved clothes, accessories and other goodies and at the Flea Market you will find anything from stickers, books, zines, postcards, plants, pottery, art, photography, vintage items and more!
For the movie lovers there will be also an indoor cinema! (Movie schedule TBA)
FOOD POP UPS
Clockwise Goto Monster, Bao Bar PH, TETSUO,Persia House,Ichiban Takoyaki and Sweet Ecstasy
HERE’S THE COMPLETE ARTIST LINE-UP!
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