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Long-Awaited Ticketed Events that are Coming Back to Singapore 2022

As more and more in-person events are coming back, there are so many different ticketed events one could attend. However, financing all the ones we want to go to can be hard. Read more to find out how we can save!

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 Kpop 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 16Charlie Lim & The Great WaveEsplanade Concert Hall
Sep 20A Tribute to Michael JacksonThe Star Theatre
Sep 20Beabadoobee Beatopia TourSingapore Gateway Theatre
Sep 25LinYing: There’s Still TImeEsplanade Concert Hall
Sep 25The Script Greatest Hits TourSingapore Indoor Stadium
Sep 30 to Oct 2Formula 1 Singapore Grand PrixPadang
Oct 1(G)I-DLE: Just me ()I-DLE TourThe Star Theatre
Oct 2, 3SlchldSCAPE The Ground Theatre
Oct 13Seventeen: Be The Sun tourSingapore Indoor Stadium
Oct 14Boys like GirlsEBX Live Space
Oct 18Anne-Marie Dysfunctional TourCapitol Theatre
Oct 20Say Sue MeEsplanade Annexe Studio
Oct 21SOBS - Air GuitarEsplanade Annexe Studio
Oct 22MeiteiEsplanade Annexe Studio
Oct 22, 23One Love Asia FestivalBayfront Event Space
Oct 23Phum ViphuritEsplanade Annexe Studio
Oct 25Justin Bieber Justice TourSingapore National Stadium
Oct 28Calum Scott ‘Bridges’ TourCapitol Theatre
Oct 28 to 30Baybeats FestivalEsplanade
Nov 4, 5JJ Lin ‘JJ20’ TourSingapore National Stadium
Nov 5All Love No Hate Sid SriramThe Star Theatre
Nov 7Lany: A November to RememberSingapore Indoor Stadium
Nov 12Guns N’ Roses 2022Singapore National Stadium
Nov 28Maroon 5 World TourSingapore National Stadium
Nov 30Keshi: Hell/Heaven TourThe Star Theatre
Nov 30Boy PabloEsplanade Theatre
Dec 2, 3Zoukout 2022Siloso Beach
Dec 3Mayday Fly to 2022Singapore National Stadium
Dec 6Clinton Kane: Maybe Someday It’ll All Be Ok TourThe Theatre at Mediacorp
Dec 17, 18Jay Chou Carnival TourSingapore National Stadium

List of Gaming Events/Expo

Sep 15TECHSPO Singapore 2022 Technology ExpoMarina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre
Sep 15 to 16DigiMarCon Singapore 2022 - Digital Marketing Conference & ExhibitionMarina Bay Sands
Sep 21 to 22Tech in Asia Conference 2022Virtually
Oct 14Meta Expo Singapore & Web3.0 SummitMarina Bay Sands
Oct 20 to 23Gamescom AsiaSuntec Convention & Exhibition Centre
Oct 20 to 23Dota 2: The International (TI) PlayoffsSuntec Convention & Exhibition Centre
Oct 29 to 30Dota 2: The International (TI) FinalsSingapore Indoor Stadium

List of Trade Events

Sep 29 to Oct 3STB Brussels Media Familiarisation TripSTB Western Europe
Sep 29 to Oct 4Sponsorship Opportunity for Leisure Trade Familiarisation (FAM) TripSTB Americas
Oct 13 to 16Reverse Roadshow & FamilySingapore - STB Oceania
Oct 16 to 18Sponsorship Opportunity for ITB Asia 2022 Pre-event Familiarisation TripSTB
Oct 19 to 21Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) AsiaSingapore - 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 budgets 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 are.

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.

OCBC FRANK Credit Card

OCBC FRANK Credit Card
OCBC FRANK Credit Card
Consider this if you frequently spend money on shopping and entertainment
  • Pros
    • 6% rebate on online, mobile contactless, and FX spend
    • Fee waiver with S$10,000 annual spend
    • Cons
      • 0.3% rebate on general purchases
      • Annual fee after 2 years
      • Capped cashback at S$75
      The OCBC Frank Card offers a 6% rebate on online purchases, mobile contactless spend, 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 spend, 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 a S$10,000 of annual spend.

      Citi Lazada Card

      Citi Lazada Card
      Citi Lazada Card
      Consider this if you want a card that gives great perks for online shopping
      • Pros
        • 4 mi (10pts) per S$1 spend on Lazada
        • 2 mi (5pts) on dining, transport & more
        • Shipping rebates & exclusive Lazada deals
        • Cons
          • Bonus Reward Points capped at 3,600 mi (9,000 pts) per month
          • S$192.60 fee waived just 1 year
          • General spend earns 0.4 mi per S$1
          The Citi Lazada Credit Card lets users earn 4 miles (10pts) per S$1 spend on Lazada and 2 miles (5pts) per S$1 spend on local dining, entertainment, travel, and transport. 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 a 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

          Consider this if you spend S$300-S$500/month
          • Pros
            • Great starter card for young adults
            • Good fit for budgets between S$300 and S$500/month
            • S$80 annual fee
            • Cons
              • Few extra perks
              • Doesn't award specialised spend (ie dining, shopping)
              Maybank Platinum Visa Card allows cardholders for a rebate of 3.33% with as low of 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 travelling to events or shows. There is a 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 for a greater cashback reward compared to other credit cards.

              Citi Cash Back Card

              Consider this if you want a card with great petrol discounts and huge rewards for dining and groceries
              • Pros
                • Great dining and groceries rewards
                • High petrol discounts
                • Cons
                  • Lacks shopping and entertainment rewards
                  • Not suitable for lower budgets
                  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% of 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 cashbacks, 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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                  Fiona Ling

                  Fiona is a full-stack marketer working in the digital sphere for more than six years.
                  A self-proclaimed foodie and bargain hunter, she wants to bring the best deals and value to the community around the world. When not working on her pet projects, Fiona can be found sipping a coffee while reading a paperbacks or watching mystery thrillers on Netflix and Disney+.

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