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The latest events postponed or cancelled in Singapore

Take note of the music concerts, theatre performances and art festivals that are affected by the current COVID-19 situation

Marvel Universe Live!
Photograph: Marvel Universe Live!/Feld Entertainment Marvel Universe Live!
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The Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (Dorscon) level was raised from yellow to orange on February 7 due to COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus. But that's no reason to panic or empty supermarket shelves. Keep calm and carry on – avoid crowded places, stay safe and healthy, and of course, practise good hygiene. While you're at it, take note of events in Singapore that have either been cancelled or postponed to a later date. If you've purchased tickets for some of these, read on to find out your options.

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Peroni Sunset Cinemas
Photograph: Peroni Sunset Cinemas
Film

Peroni Sunset Cinema

Tanjong Beach, Sentosa

Status: Cancelled

If you've been looking forward to watching Oscar-worthy films including Parasite, 1917, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Ford V Ferrari and Judy by the beach, we've got some heartbreaking news: the outdoor movie affair has been cancelled. Ticketholders will be emailed directly on how to select a refund or transfer tickets to Films At The Fort happening in August 2020.

Nature morte aux oranges by Matisse
Photograph: National Gallery Singapore
Things to do, Exhibitions

Matisse and Picasso: Friends, Rivals

National Gallery Singapore, City Hall

Status: Cancelled

Due to the border and travel restrictions implemented around the world to help curb the spread of COVID-19, this exhibition by National Gallery Singapore in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia has been cancelled.

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HSBC Rugby Sevens Singapore - Day 2
Photograph: HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens/Suhaimi Abdullah
Sport and fitness

HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens

National Stadium, Kallang

Status: Postponed

You can still catch all the rugby action on-pitch and have some family fun off-pitch at the annual HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The mega sporting event is postponed to October 10 and 11.

Singapore Cocktail Festival
Photograph: Singapore Cocktail Festival
Bars and pubs

Singapore Cocktail Festival

Multiple venues

Status: Postponed

Shaken or stirred, you can still indulge in a tipple or two and celebrate the best mixologists in town as the annual cocktail festival moves to October 23 to 30.

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Marvel Universe Live!
Photograph: Marvel Universe Live!/Feld Entertainment
Things to do, Performances

Marvel Universe Live!

Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang

Status: Cancelled

Looks like The Avengers won't be assembling this June. In accordance with the government's advice on events and travel restrictions, the highly anticipated action-packed experience has been axed (or hammered – Thor style). All ticketholders who have purchased their tickets via APACTix will get a full refund.

Sneaker Con
Photograph: Sneaker Con
Shopping

Sneaker Con

Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay

Status: Postponed

At the direction of the Singapore Ministry of Health’s advice that all ticketed events with 250 participants or more are to be deferred or cancelled based on the evolving COVID-19 situation, Sneaker Con has been postponed to a later date. The new date will be announced soon. 

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Tori Kelly
Photograph: Hype Records
Music

Tori Kelly

Capitol Theatre, City Hall

Status: Cancelled

The Should've Been Us singer has halted her Inspired By True Events world tour including her Singapore stop. Tickets purchased through Sistic will be refunded in full via the original payment mode.

Nadia Sirota
Photograph: Shervin Lainez
Music, Classical and opera

Nadia Sirota: Nico Muhly Viola Concerto

Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, City Hall

Status: Cancelled

Due to travel restrictions and the Ministry of Health's advisory to cancel all concerts, this sonic experience with powerhouse viola player Nadia Sirota has been cancelled. Ticketholders who have purchased via credit card will receive an automatic refund within one to months' credit card billing cycle. For payment via cash or NETS, ticketholders will be contacted on the various ways to obtain the refund.

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Ruel
Photograph: Ruel
Music

Ruel

*SCAPE The Ground Theatre , Orchard

Status: Postponed

The ARIA Award-winning teen music prodigy has moved his March show to September 10. Catch him take the Singapore stage once again to showcase tracks off his recent EP, Free Time.

HRVY
Photograph: HRVY
Music, Pop

HRVY

*SCAPE The Ground Theatre , Orchard

Status: Cancelled

This rising popstar is no longer taking the stage at *Scape The Ground Theatre. All tickets purchased through BookMyShow will be refunded automatically via the original credit or debit card used for the purchase. Processing time will take around two to three weeks. Customers are advised to check their next billing cycle for the credited amount.

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Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Photograph: Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Music

VCHpresents: Baroque Festival

Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, City Hall

Status: Cancelled

The concert was scheduled to be led by the leader of the famous Academy of Ancient Music, Bojan Cicic, and other guest artists. However, due to travel restrictions, the concert has been cancelled. Ticketholders who have purchased via credit card will receive an automatic refund issued within one to two months’ credit card billing cycle. For payment via cash or Nets, ticketholders will be contacted on the various ways to obtain the refund.  

War Horse
Photograph: Esplanade/Brinkhoff & Mogenburg
Theatre, Puppetry

National Theatre's War Horse

Esplanade Theatre (Esplanade Theatres on the Bay), City Hall

Status: Cancelled

You can choose to receive a full refund or donate the amount paid for your tickets to Esplanade and SRT, in support of the arts in these challenging times.

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Yayoi Kusama
Photograph: Mucciaccia Gallery
Art, Contemporary art

Mucciaccia Gallery presents Yayoi Kusama

Partners & Mucciaccia, Bukit Merah

Status: Postponed

Mucciaccia Gallery has decided to postpone the Yayoi Kusama exhibition until further notice. This is due to the sensitive nature of the current COVID-19 situation.

geylang bazaar

Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar

Status: Cancelled

The iconic food market is cancelled this year. That means no grease feast and sinful street snacks (remember last year's lobster rolls and white rabbit drink?) to binge on. Other annual Hari Raya bazaars such as the ones at Wisma Geylang Serai as well as at Our Tampines Hub and in Woodlands are also cancelled.

 

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AIA Glow Festival
Photograph: AIA Glow Festival
Things to do

AIA Glow Festival

Palawan Green, Central

Status: Postponed

The organisers have announced that AIA Glow Festival 2020 will be postponed to the later part of 2020. The new date for AIA Glow Festival 2020 will be announced in due course. Ticket holders for the festival will be able to reuse the tickets on the rescheduled dates. If you are unable to make it for the new dates, drop an email for a full refund. 

Vengaboys
Photograph: Facebook/Vengaboys
Nightlife

Vengaboys

MARQUEE Singapore, Marina Bay

Status: Cancelled

With Marquee Singapore suspending operations in light of COVID-19, the Vengabus will not be coming to this side of the world. All purchased tickets to upcoming shows in Marquee will be refunded immediately.

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Gucci Mane, Hydeout
Photo: Johnathan Mannion
Music

Hydeout

Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay

Status: Postponed

Festival-goers have to hold out for a few more months before partying it up at Gardens By The Bay. The multi-genre music festival is moving to October, happening on the 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th of the month. All purchased passes are valid for the rescheduled dates but if you are unable to make it, refunds are also available.

Stormzy
Photograph: Stormzy
Music, Rap, hip hop and R&B

Stormzy

Zouk, Raffles Place

Status: Postponed

Don't sweat – you can still catch the multi-award-winning lyrical titan Vossi Bop and spit some serious bars from his five-year discography including hits such as Big For Your Boots, Blinded By Your Grace Pt. 2 and recently, Own It featuring Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy. The Asian leg of Stormzy's upcoming H.I.T.H World Tour resumes later this year. It's confirmed that the reigning king of grime is set to perform on November 12 instead of the initial date, March 21. Tickets purchased for the previous date will be honoured on the new date.

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Music, Pop

98°

The Star Theatre, Buona Vista

Status: Postponed

Fangirl and swoon over Nick and Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre as they reunite on new date May 19 to deliver their greatest hits such as Because Of You, I Do, The Hardest Thing, Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche), My Everything and The Way You Want Me To

Novo Amor
Photograph: Connor Robertson
Music

Novo Amor

Esplanade Annexe Studio, City Hall

Status: Postponed

In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, Novo Amor has postponed his Asia Pacific Tour to a later date. The event has been moved from March 5 and 6 to July 28 and 29, so you can still fill your evening with the ethereal sounds of the Welsh singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Ticket holders who have purchased tickets for the previous dates can request for a refund.

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Music, Classical and opera

Yiruma

The Star Theatre, Buona Vista

Status: Postponed

Internationally renowned Korean contemporary pianist-composer Yiruma returns to Singapore following the overwhelming success of his previous tours. With music featured in Hollywood blockbusters and hit Korean dramas, Yiruma has been widely regarded as one of the most successful classical artists in the world. But instead of the initial February 29 show, Yiruma will be playing on October 3 instead. Ticket holders are advised to retain their tickets for the new date.

Music

Tony Hadley

Singapore City,

Status: Postponed

While you might not be able to take a walk down memory lane with the former lead singer from one of the biggest bands in the 80s this February, you can do so on October 10 instead. Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley is returning to our shores to belt out classics like True and Gold, as well as tracks off his new solo album Talking to the Moon. It's advised that ticket holders retain their tickets to proceed with the musical experience in October.

Keep calm and stay healthy

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