15 Events & Festivities in S’pore to Look Forward to in April 2019

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April usually signifies the start of spring in places where there are four seasons, but since we don’t have spring, we make it up with spring-related festivities!

Read on to find out what April has in store for us!

Skechers Sundown Festival

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Just what is the Skechers Sundown Festival all about, you ask? It’s 3 days of Asian music from over 50 music artistes, curated art installations, film screenings, market bazaar, street food and fringe entertainment! If you’re really into outdoor stuff, there are also options for glamping as well. Find out more about the Skechers Sundown Festival here.  

Skechers Sundown Festival 2019
Date:
 19 to 21 April 2019
Venue: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Prices: $70 (1-day), $130 (2-day), $160 (3-day)

Stars of the West End Sing The Rock Musicals

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“All the musicals in the world, but so little time…”

If you find yourself muttering that thought, you’ll be pleased to know that Stars of the West End, Shona Lindsay (Christine, The Phantom of the Opera), Carole Stennett (Rachel Marron, The Bodyguard), Mike Sterling (The Phantom & Raoul, The Phantom of the Opera) and Ricardo Afonso (Galileo, We Will Rock You) will entertain you for 2 hours of crowd-pleasing hits and goosebump-inducing vocals!

These four highly-acclaimed Stars of the West End will be singing you hits from We Will Rock You, Thriller Live, The Bodyguard, Tina, Beautiful, Dreamgirls and Motown the Musical. All these songs are made for superhuman vocalists so you must not miss the chance to see it live!

Musicals in Singapore: Stars of the West End Sing The Rock Musicals
Date:
 27 Apr 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Venue: One Farrer Hotel
Admission Fee: $98 – $288

Check the other musicals happening in Singapore for 2019!

The Phantom of the Opera

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When you think of musicals, the first thing that probably comes to mind is The Phantom of the Opera. What makes it roll off the top of your mind, you ask? It’s because it’s the longest running show on Broadway, where it has been shown for 30 years in 2018. Now it is continuing its legacy on our shores, detailing the trials and tribulations of ‘The Phantom’, a disfigured musical genius who haunts the Paris Opera House.

What’s a story without a little drama, though? The Phantom is obsessively trying to court Christine, a young Soprano in the opera house. Christine, however, has a crush on Raoul, a childhood friend of hers. Watch as The Phantom does whatever he can to court Christine and the consequences following his actions, and you’ll be on your seats thinking to yourself, “Wow, he did that?”

Musicals in Singapore: The Phantom of the Opera
Date:
 24 Apr – 26 May 2019
Time:Tue – Fri: 8:00pm
Sat: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm & 6:00pm
Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
Admission Fee: $75 – $780

Peter Tay meets a Genie who helps him wipe off three of his past mistakes. You won’t have expected what he wished for for his third wish. Watch it here:

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John Mayer Asia Tour 2019 Live in Singapore 

He holds 7 Grammy awards, and he is known for numerous hits like ‘Your Body Is A Wonderland’, ‘Daughter’, ‘New Light’ and ‘Free Fallin’ ’ – who else could it be, if not John Mayer? He’ll do the honours of kicking off April with his first ever arena tour in Singapore. For one night only, expect the Bridgeport-born musician to fill the stadium with songs that span his discography.

John Mayer Asia Tour 2019 Live In Singapore
Date: 1 April 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Price: S$108 – S$248

Here’s the ultimate list of upcoming concerts in Singapore!

Ed Sheeran – Divide World Tour 2019 

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He has penned hits that dominate the airwaves, whether it’s for himself or for his musical peers. He has snagged 4 Grammys in span of 5 years. His discography has scaled to ubiquity, as some songs have cemented themselves as mainstays at weddings and events. The linchpin of the pop music sphere performed two sold-out shows here in 2017 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, and come end-April, he’ll be back at The National Stadium for his Divide World Tour 2019! You can expect him to play hits from his multi-platinum Divide album such as ‘Perfect’, ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Happier’.

Ed Sheeran – Divide World Tour 2019 
Date: 26 April 2019
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: National Stadium
Price: S$68 – S$248

Singapore Garden Festival 2019

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This is for the people with green fingers, or have an appreciation for nature. For those who are serious about their plants, there are a couple of competitions for you to join. If you’re not looking to compete, but just want to showcase your talents, there are also events for you to join. Find out more about the Singapore Garden Festival here.

Singapore Garden Festival 2019
Date: 27 April to 5 May 2019
Time: 
10:00am to 7:00pm Daily
Venue: 
Jurong Lake Gardens, 1 Chinese Garden Road, Singapore 619795
Admission Fee: 
Free

Check out our evergreen collection of terrarium workshops in Singapore!

Songkran Music Festival

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Thailand’s most famous festival, Songkran, is making a splash in Singapore this April! This water festival marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year, so look forward to dazzling water and lighting effects and good music. Oh, and lots of water.

Some of the notable acts include Dutch DJ Quintino, INQUISITIVE, LeNERD, Lincey and TINC. As with any festival, expect a range of beers (from The Bar by Beerfest Asia) and festival food (featuring Thai fusion food from Sawadeecup).

You have to be appropriately dressed to party in the water, so whip out your trunks and bikinis for a splashing good time!

Songkran Music Festival
Date: Saturday, 13 April 2019
Time: 5pm to 11pm
Venue: Wild Wild Wet @ Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
Price: $20 (NTUC PLUS! Members), $28 (General Admission)

Here are 13 concerts you don’t want to miss this April!

A Tapestry Of Sacred Music 2019 

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Singapore’s core identity is multiracialism, and with it, entails a cosmopolitan mix of different cultures, religions and customs. A Tapestry of Sacred Music wants to celebrate that by featuring the beauty of religious music from the different races in Singapore. Its theme revolve around the duality of joy and sorrow, darkness and light, good and evil.

Some performances to look out for are Qasidah: Poems of Praise from the Al Khidmah Qasidah Ensemble, Sikh Kirtan: In Harmony with the Divine from the Gurmat Sangeet Academy, Liturgical Buddhist Music from the Shan Guang Buddhist Vihara, among many others.

A Tapestry Of Sacred Music 2019
Date: 
18 – 21 April 2019
Time:
 Check schedule for more details
Venue: 
Esplanade 
Price: 
Free

Jewel Changi Airport

There was a time when we were young where we would go to the airport not to travel, but to revel in its architecture and the planes in it. Now as adults, we only go to the airport for a flight or to fetch a loved one. Jewel Changi Airport aims to be a modern retake of why we went to the airport as a kid, where there was something new to be found and played with! Look forward to childhood favourites like A&W and a permanent Pokemon store. If you’ve travelled and you’re missing a good burger (because let’s face it, burgers here suck), Shake Shack will be opening a store as well!

If you’re already excited by this, there will be more to look forward to, like a forest valley, a rain vortex and a canopy park!

Looks like the east-siders got it very, very good.

Jewel Changi Airport
Date: 17 April 2019
Time: TBA
Venue: 
Changi Airport
Price: 
Free

If you’re visiting the Pokemon store there, it might be handy to know when the next Community Day is.

PUMA FTBL Cup

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Take your neighbourhood game of soccer to the next level by competing in the PUMA FTBL Cup! Unlike your standard football tournament, the PUMA FTBL Cup features not only a 5-a-side futsal tournament but also various skill challenges where teams have to compete. Competing teams stand to win a wide range of exclusive prizes from the global sports brand, with the top prize of $1200USD.

PUMA FTBL Cup
Date: 28 April 2019
Time: TBA
Venue: Home United Football Academy
Price: $57 (registration fees)

Check out other sports events in Singapore!

Grey Goose x Bar Rouge Gone Rogue presents: Throttle (AU)

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Throttle is a big deal in the DJ sphere. He has worked with Avicii and Oliver Heldens, where he seamlessly blending disco, jazz and hip-hop to create a brand of music that is uniquely his. This April, Throttle presents his signature brand of music “Dirty Disco” at Bar Rouge Gone Rogue.

Grey Goose x Bar Rouge Gone Rogue presents: Throttle (AU)
Date: 27 April 2019
Time: 10:00pm – 4:00am
Venue: Bar Rogue
Price: $20

Check out these Ladies Nights offers for free drinks!

CÉ LA VI Presents Crossfade Feat. Hannah Wants

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Hannah Wants is one of UK’s most sought-after DJs and she is coming to Singapore! The House doyenne will be helming the decks at CÉ LA VI, where she will be spinning her original music series – Crossfade.

CÉ LA VI Presents Crossfade Feat. Hannah Wants
Date:
 20 April 2019
Time: 10:00pm till late
Venue: Cé La Vi
Price: $28

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Singapore Yacht Show

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The Singapore Yacht Show is back for its 9th edition, a testament to the fast-growing ASEAN maritime and luxury lifestyle market. Look forward to a four-day celebration of the yachting lifestyle, a wide range of interactive activities and ‘live’ demonstrations, gala dinners and glamorous parties organised to maximise the experience for both exhibitors and visitors alike.

Singapore Yacht Show
Date:
 11 – 14 April 2019
Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm (Thursday & Friday) 2:00pm – 9:00pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: Cé La Vi
Price: $20 – $150

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PetExpo 2019 

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Singapore’s largest pet fair returns for its sixth edition. This year, there will be lots of programs – some of them include K9 Sports for Dogs, Fur4Hope (the first charity dog grooming event in Singapore), Guppy Challenge 2019 and a Parrot Showcase and Photobooth, among many others.

PetExpo 2019 Event Details
Date: 12 – 14 April 2019
Time: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 7, 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486150
Price: $5 per day / $12 for 3-Day Pass

HSBC Rugby Sevens

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Rugby enthusiasts from across the globe can come and experience the sport in all its majesty! The Rugby Sevens is played on a full-size pitch by teams of seven players. But, the games are much shorter in duration compared to the traditional 15’s rugby, with each half lasting seven minutes. The audience can anticipate a fierce competition as this series also doubles up as the Olympic Qualifiers, and the top four teams at the end of the season will automatically qualify for Tokyo 2020.

HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2019
Date: 13 & 14 April 2019
Time: 10:00am – 7:50pm (Saturday), 10:00am – 7:30pm (Sunday)
Venue: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
Price: 2 Day Pass – S$25 to S$249

This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.