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

Date Who/What Where
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

Date Who/What Where
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

Date Who/What Where
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

Using cashback credit cards, one can gain more benefits from the returned value. There are cards with an annual fee and ones without an annual fee.

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.

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The article The Awaited Ticketed Events that are Coming Back to Singapore 2022
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