Esplanade Presents


The F16s


29 Oct 2022, Sat, 9.55pm

30 Oct 2022, Sun, 7pm & 9pm


(Intermission: None)

Powerhouse² (Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade) & Chillout Stage (Esplanade Concourse)

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Photo Credit: Prayoon Sajeev

For over ten years, Chennai-based four-piece The F16s have steadily refined their vision as a band. From their 2013 debut Kaleidoscope, to the 2014 studio tie-up with Converse that birthed Nobody's Gonna Wait and their 2016 breakthrough Triggerpunkte, this vision has mirrored both a maturity of execution and a certain gravity from listeners worldwide—as ten million Spotify streams and coverage in StereoGum, Brooklyn Vegan and Variety clearly suggest.


Their forthcoming release, Is It Time To Eat The Rich Yet?, was borne of an extended iteration of this evolution as authored from an observer’s distant stare, one forged on intimately experiencing how a global pandemic needlessly compromised not only the lives of millions here in India, but more personally, their own. Through extended periods of economic uncertainty and a corresponding focus to develop their craft, this music explores alienation with lyrical wit intact—“dancing to our doom” as one member frames it‚via sonic experiences that pull listeners in just by the juxtaposition of the sentiment. This is a joyful celebration of the human condition under duress, scored by some of the finest pop music this country has to offer.


The recording of this performance will be made available online on 20 Nov, Sat, 5pm on Baybeats Youtube.


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places.


Ticket-holders are advised to arrive at the venue early, as unutilised tickets may be offered to walk-in patrons, on a first-come, first-served basis once the performance has started. This will enable as many people as possible to join us for this free performance.


Ticket-holders who leave the venue during the performance will have to join the queue for walk-in patrons in order to re-enter the venue.

Admission Age:
6 and above
Language: English
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Date & Time

29 Oct 2022, Sat


Powerhouse² (Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade)

30 Oct 2022, Sun


Chillout Stage (Esplanade Concourse)


Chillout Stage (Esplanade Concourse)

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