The Substation closing down 

Artsy folks out there are sure to have heard of The Substation, located in a small shophouse along Armenian Street. Some know it as an underground arts scene, while others remember it fondly as a chill spot for some tipples and pizza at Timbre.

Unfortunately, with its lease expiring, The Substation is slated to close down soon – a huge shocker for all of us who’ve spent countless weekends there. But the artsy space won’t be going out without a last hoorah. As a final farewell, they’re ending their 31-year-long run with a four-month-long music festival happening from now till end July 2021.

Goodbye Garden mini-music festival 

the substation goodbye garden
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The Substation

In collaboration with Timbre, The Substation’s garden has been converted into a live performance stage. Fans may recognise bands like 53A, Blues Machine and RockWeller – all of which will be returning to perform at the music festival.

the substation goodbye garden
Blues Machine

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Enjoy gigs every weekend, from Saturdays through Monday, after 6PM. If you have a favourite band in mind, snag your tickets on Peatix ASAP as there’s a cosy 11-attendee cap per show due to safe-distancing limitations. 

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Tickets start from $23 and come with a complimentary $12 F&B coupon or two boozy beverages – pick between two standard house pours or two Tiger Crystal beers

Timbre’s Duck Pizza
Timbre’s Duck Pizza
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Those aside, you can also expect the classic Timbre fare of Roasted Duck Pizza and tacos. Slake will also be having a pop-up there with bar bites, drinks and sharing plates. But note that these are only available on non-concert days – from Tuesdays to Fridays, 5PM-10.30PM.

Saying goodbye to The Substation 

It’s never easy to see our favourite haunts close down. If you’re a fan of The Substation and its slew of local artists, you can now bid a final farewell with the Goodbye Garden music festival. While you’re there, also be sure to abide by safe distancing regulations so that everyone can have fun safely!

Goodbye Garden Music Festival
Date: Until end July 2021
Time: Varies – depending on gigs
Pop-up food stores will be open from Tue – Fri 5PM-10.30PM
Venue: 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

The Substation website

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Cover image adapted from: @jasminehow, @wearegenerallee