Music picks: The Music of Checkpoint Theatre, Secret Sky festival, Vax Live global concert

Porter Robinson curated the line-up for the all-day event, featuring producers like Baauer, Boys Noize and Laxcity.
Porter Robinson curated the line-up for the all-day event, featuring producers like Baauer, Boys Noize and Laxcity.PHOTO: SECRET SKY

Secret Sky Festival by Porter Robinson

The debut of American electronic music producer Porter Robinson's second studio album, Nurture - his first record in seven years - will coincide with the second edition of digital music festival Secret Sky.

Robinson curated the line-up for the all-day event, which features fellow producers like Baauer, Boys Noize and Laxcity.

While the free event can be viewed on any device with a web browser, you get the most immersive experience with Oculus VR.

Users will be able to embody Secret Sky-themed avatars, experience the festival with thousands of attendees in real time, as well as enjoy features such as live voice chat and multiple explorable environments.

Viewers are encouraged to donate to the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund via YouTube and Twitch.

Where Streamed on YouTube, Twitch, Oculus VR and PlayStation (via RAD TV)

When Sunday (April 25), time to be announced

Info Register at secretskyfest.com to receive a text message and e-mail with a link to the live stream before it starts

Vax Live: The concert to reunite the world

A star-studded line-up is set to perform at a pre-recorded, globally broadcast concert and streaming special calling for global Covid-19 vaccine equity and people to get their vaccinations as soon as they can.

Helmed by international advocacy organisation Global Citizen and hosted by American singer Selena Gomez, it will feature performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R.


Jennifer Lopez will perform while Selena Gomez will host Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World. PHOTOS: JENNIFER LOPEZ/FACEBOOK, SELENA GOMEZ/FACEBOOK

YouTube will stream an extended version of the concert on Global Citizen's channel, which will include additional performances and appearances.

Where Global Citizen's YouTube channel

When May 9, 9am (Singapore time)

The music of Checkpoint Theatre

Local theatre company Checkpoint Theatre is celebrating their songbook in their first digital concert.

Helmed by associate artist Weish, who is also one half of homegrown electronic duo .gif, the 30-minute show will feature seven new arrangements of songs from the company's productions. They include Purple Light from Frago (2017) and the never-before-seen finale musical number of Huzir Sulaiman's sequel to Atomic Jaya, last staged in 2013.


Weish will helm Checkpoint Theatre's first digital concert experience, The Music of Checkpoint Theatre. PHOTO: CHECKPOINT THEATRE

Weish will be accompanied by a nine-piece band. The Projector will host a watch party at 8pm on May 5.

Where Online at Sistic Live; Watch party at The Projector, Golden Mile Tower Level 5, 6001 Beach Road

When Digital stream is available from April 29 to May 9; Watch party on May 5, 8pm

Admission Digital stream - $5.90 via Sistic Live, with 72-hour access. Watch party - $15 via theprojector.sg/events