As social distancing measures and regulations loosen up in Singapore, more and more in-person events are coming back, including concerts, gaming events and festivals.
From Michael Jackson tributes and JJ Lin fans to (G)I-dle for the K-Pop fans out there, here are the complete lists of concerts, events, and even trade shows you need to know for 2022, as well as some tips and tricks to save while you spend.
List of Concert/Show/Festival Dates
|Sep 16||Charlie Lim & The Great Wave||Esplanade Concert Hall|
|Sep 20||A Tribute to Michael Jackson||The Star Theatre|
|Sep 20||Beabadoobee Beatopia Tour||Singapore Gateway Theatre|
|Sep 25||LinYing: There’s Still TIme||Esplanade Concert Hall|
|Sep 25||The Script Greatest Hits Tour||Singapore Indoor Stadium|
|Sep 30 to Oct 2||Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix||Padang|
|Oct 1||(G)I-DLE: Just me ()I-DLE Tour||The Star Theatre|
|Oct 2, 3||Slchld||SCAPE The Ground Theatre|
|Oct 13||Seventeen: Be The Sun tour||Singapore Indoor Stadium|
|Oct 14||Boys like Girls||EBX Live Space|
|Oct 18||Anne-Marie Dysfunctional Tour||Capitol Theatre|
|Oct 20||Say Sue Me||Esplanade Annexe Studio|
|Oct 21||SOBS – Air Guitar||Esplanade Annexe Studio|
|Oct 22||Meitei||Esplanade Annexe Studio|
|Oct 22, 23||One Love Asia Festival||Bayfront Event Space|
|Oct 23||Phum Viphurit||Esplanade Annexe Studio|
|Oct 25||Justin Bieber Justice Tour||Singapore National Stadium|
|Oct 28||Calum Scott ‘Bridges’ Tour||Capitol Theatre|
|Oct 28 to 30||Baybeats Festival||Esplanade|
|Nov 4, 5||JJ Lin ‘JJ20’ Tour||Singapore National Stadium|
|Nov 5||All Love No Hate Sid Sriram||The Star Theatre|
|Nov 7||Lany: A November to Remember||Singapore Indoor Stadium|
|Nov 12||Guns N’ Roses 2022||Singapore National Stadium|
|Nov 28||Maroon 5 World Tour||Singapore National Stadium|
|Nov 30||Keshi: Hell/Heaven Tour||The Star Theatre|
|Nov 30||Boy Pablo||Esplanade Theatre|
|Dec 2, 3||Zoukout 2022||Siloso Beach|
|Dec 3||Mayday Fly to 2022||Singapore National Stadium|
|Dec 6||Clinton Kane: Maybe Someday It’ll All Be Ok Tour||The Theatre at Mediacorp|
|Dec 17, 18||Jay Chou Carnival Tour||Singapore National Stadium|
List of Gaming Events/Expo
|Sep 15||TECHSPO Singapore 2022 Technology Expo||Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre|
|Sep 15 to 16||DigiMarCon Singapore 2022 – Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition||Marina Bay Sands|
|Sep 21 to 22||Tech in Asia Conference 2022||Virtually|
|Oct 14||Meta Expo Singapore & Web3.0 Summit||Marina Bay Sands|
|Oct 20 to 23||Gamescom Asia||Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre|
|Oct 20 to 23||Dota 2: The International (TI) Playoffs||Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre|
|Oct 29 to 30||Dota 2: The International (TI) Finals||Singapore Indoor Stadium|
List of Trade Events
|Sep 29 to Oct 3||STB Brussels Media Familiarisation Trip||STB Western Europe|
|Sep 29 to Oct 4||Sponsorship Opportunity for Leisure Trade Familiarisation (FAM) Trip||STB Americas|
|Oct 13 to 16||Reverse Roadshow & Family||Singapore – STB Oceania|
|Oct 16 to 18||Sponsorship Opportunity for ITB Asia 2022 Pre-event Familiarisation Trip||STB|
|Oct 19 to 21||Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) Asia||Singapore – STB HQ|
With everything coming back all at once, there may be just one too many events you want to attend. To be able to attend all the events, one would need to finance their budget efficiently and effectively. It is also important to keep an eye on when the tickets go on sale and when the last chance to purchase these tickets is.
Cashback and Discounts
There are also a lot of options for credit cards that are suitable for entertainment transactions.
The OCBC Frank Card offers a 6% rebate on online purchases, mobile contactless spending, and on FX transactions. To be eligible for these rebates, one must spend S$600 per month, which is on the lower end compared to other cards. On all other spending, there is a 0.3% cashback with a monthly cashback capped at S$75. There is also a cashback of up to 5% through purchasing at movie theatres, bars, and cafes. The annual fee of S$80 is waived for the first 2 years and will continue to be with S$10,000 of annual spending.
The Citi Lazada Credit Card lets users earn 4 miles (10pts) per S$1 spent on Lazada and 2 miles (5pts) per S$1 spent on local dining, entertainment, travel, and transport. When shopping online, users can also get shipping rebates and exclusive Lazada deals. There is a monthly cap of 4,000 miles (10k pts) on rewards, which is a spend of S$1,000. There is an annual fee of S$192.60 that is waived for 1 year and complimentary travel insurance that comes with it, perfect for travelling far to see a concert or show. These Citi Rewards points are valid for up to 3 years and can be redeemed for cash rebates, miles, vouchers, or merchandise.
Maybank Platinum Visa Card allows cardholders for a rebate of 3.33% with as low as S$300 monthly spend at up to S$30/quarter. Usually, for most other cards, a monthly spend of S$300 results in just a 0.3% base cashback rate. Cardholders also get free travel insurance, which is also perfect for traveling to events or shows. There is S$80 annual or S$20 quarterly fee, however, this is waived simply by using the card at least once each quarter. It is easy to maintain a greater cashback reward compared to other credit cards.
The Citi Cash Back Credit Card provides 8% cashback on groceries and 6% cashback on dining with 0.25% cashback on all other purchases. To earn a bonus cashback, a minimum monthly spend of S$800 is required, with monthly cashbacks capped at S$80. There are also up to 20.88% fuel savings at Esso and Shell gas stations, with 8% cashback at other gasoline stations. Currently, there is a promotion going on with a gift of an Apple iPad 9th Gen, Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2, a Samsonite Straten Spinner, or S$350 worth of cash within 30 days of
card approval. Through these high rates of cashback, one could easily save up to visit shows and purchase concert tickets.
Other Ways to Save
Volunteer in Concert Venues
Most concert venues, especially larger venues, will have sign-ups for volunteers. This means that you would not have to pay for the concert tickets, but it also means that you might not be able to enjoy the concert with full experience.
Subscribe to Mailing Lists or Spotify Lists
By subscribing to mailing lists of concert venues or even by following your favourite artists on Spotify, they will send an early email in advance. Keep an eye out on your email inbox for early bird deals and discounts to your favourite artists!
Last Minute Tickets
After the tickets have been on sale for a while, even right before the show, and still have not been sold, it is likely that sellers and resellers of the show will drop the prices of the tickets. However, this is also based on the fact that the tickets have not been all sold out.
While purchasing and obtaining tickets for events and shows are expensive and need thoughtful planning, there are various ways that money can be saved. These include credit card cashbacks, discounts from buying tickets early or late, and rewards you can obtain through spending.
The article The Awaited Ticketed Events that are Coming Back to Singapore 2022
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