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What's On in Singapore in August

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Updated: 2 August 2017
Singapore’s 52nd birthday falls this August and if you haven’t secured your tickets for the biggest bash yet, fret not! We’ve scoured the island for a slew of events that will make appeal to foodies, revellers and the curious.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST – MONDAY, AUGUST 10

DESIGN | PIECE OF PEACE WORLD TOUR 2017

📅 Sunday, 27th July – Sunday, 3rd September

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN, Singapore will be the first ASEAN country to host this UNESCO World Heritage Art Exhibition. The highlight of the exhibition is the LOVE EARTH, LOVE ASIA; and LOVE ASEAN, which will feature intricate LEGO replicas of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Tickets: $13 onwards for children, $17 onwards for adults

📍5 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179620

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ARTS | M1 PEER PLEASURE YOUTH THEATRE FESTIVAL

📅 Saturday, 22nd July 2017 – Saturday, 5th August 2017

As Singapore’s only annual showcase for youth theatre in Singapore, M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival provides opportunities for nurturing younger people to be theatre markers of the future. Themed “The Other”, highlights of the festival includes a commission titled “Without Reason”, written by emerging youth playwright Sim Yan Ying, which highlights the negotiating interracial relationships and identities in modern day Singapore, a Triple Bill (titles include Nonsense, The Box and How Did I Mess Up This Bad: An Analysis) as well as an M1 Theatre Ninja Programme -a mentorship programme that brings to life the magic that happens behind the scenes.

Tickets: $20 per ticket

📍1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

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FESTIVAL | Singapore Coffee Festival

📅 Friday, August 4th – Sunday, August 6th

The inaugural Singapore Coffee Festival is back, with more than 80 exhibitors showcasing premium brews and artisanal products. Held at the seaside of Marina Bay Cruise Center, festival goers can enjoy the sea breeze and check out caffeinated workshops, live art performances and aeropress championships happening throughout the three days.

Tickets: $22 per session -Festival is broken up into two sessions: Brunch (10am – 3:30pm) and Sun-down (4:30pm to 10:00pm).

📍61 Marina Coastal Drive, Singapore 018947

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MUSIC | Sundown Festival 2017

📅 Saturday, 5th August 2017

A unique annual event in Singapore that celebrates Asian music and culture, Sundown Festival is back this year at a spanking new venue, promising the hottest local acts like Derrick Koh, Jack & Rai, The Summer State and Farrago.

Tickets: $15

📍8 Port Rd, Singapore 117540

FESTIVAL | Singapore Drum Fest

📅 Saturday, 5th August 2017 to Sunday, 6th August 2017

Dubbed as “The Ultimate Drummers Weekend”, Singapore Drum Fest provides the local drum community with a platform to share their passion and aptitude, bringing together the world’s best drummers for two days of musicianship and showmanship.

Tickets: Single day pass – $80 onwards, Two-day pass – $120 onwards

📍1 Expo Drive, #02-01, Singapore 486150

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FESTIVAL | National Day Celebrations

📅 Wednesday, 9th August 2017

Singapore ushers in its 52nd birthday with the theme #OneNationTogether, a timely slogan that seeks to unite all Singaporeans, harness their diversity and strive towards a brighter future. Featuring a myriad of local musical and theatrical acts ending with a spectacular firework showcase, this is one event not to be missed!

Tickets: Balloted

📍20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805

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MUSIC | LANY Live in Singapore

📅 Thursday, 10th August 2017

Rising alt-pop sensations LANY presents their Singaporean debut on 10th August 2017 at *SCAPE The Ground Theatre. Having toured with acts like Troye Sivan, Ellie Goulding and Halsey, the LA-based trio is famed for its artful genres of new-wave electronica, R&B and early-1990s R&B.

Tickets: Sold Out

📍2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 11th – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20th

FOOD | Epicurean Market Singapore

📅 Friday, 11th August 2017 – Sunday, 13th August 2017

The Epicurean Market celebrates its fifth anniversary next month and offers a brand new Singapore street food experience that will be set in a traditional two-storey shophouse that highlights the best of Singapore’s cuisine. Also look forward to a Kampung Bar, which offers local hawker fare inspired cocktails created with premium spirits. Other highlights include a Farmer’s Market, a preview of new restaurants and masterclasses fronted by celebrity chefs.

Tickets: $39 for three-day passes

📍10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

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MUSIC | Bastille Live in Singapore

📅 Monday, 14th August 2017

British band Bastille is back to set your stage ablaze this August after a rousing performance as part of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2016 last year. Expect energetic showcases of their catchy hits like Good Grief and Send Them Off! from their successful album Wild World when the boys are back in town next month!

Tickets: $148, $128, $108, $88, $68

📍1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617

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MUSIC | DNCE Live in Singapore

📅 Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Fronted by Joe Jonas, DNCE is the pop group responsible for charting hits like Cake By The Ocean and Kissing Strangers. After a massively successful EP Sway, the band released a self-titled album in 2016 that was met with roaring reviews. Known for lively and energetic sets, get ready to let your hair down and get your Body Moves on this August!

Tickets: $278 (VIP Meet & Greet), $188 (Premier Package), $128 (Standard)

📍1 Raffles Blvd, Suntec City, Singapore 039593

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FESTIVAL | Beerfest Asia 2017

📅 Thursday, 17th August 2017 to Sunday, 20th August 2017

Specially brewed to raise the profile of the beer industry, Beerfest Asia is a four-day event that features over 500 types of beer for you to sample, as well as more than 30 live acts that include international tribute acts and stand-up comedy.

Tickets: 1-Day pass for $25 (Thurs/Sun), $34 (Fri/Sat) or a 4-Day pass for $100

📍61 Marina Coastal Drive, Singapore 018947

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FESTIVAL | Singapore Night Festival

📅 Friday, 18th August 2017 to Saturday, 26th August 2017

Singapore Night Festival celebrates its 10th edition this year as Asia’s most anticipated outdoor nocturnal celebration. Titled 10 Magical Years, the festival promises a stellar line-up that includes a strong showcase by local artists and musicians, with breathtaking light art installations that culminates in three evenings of revelry on 24, 25 and 26 August.

Tickets: Free admission

📍Various: Armenian Street, The Pit (Singapore Management University Campus Green), 8Q@SAM, The Brass Bare ( 222 Queen Street #02-01) and Stamford Green.

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FESTIVAL | FestivalForGood 2017

📅 Saturday, 19th August 2017

Singapore’s only social enterprise festival, The FestivalForGood returns for its second edition to showcase the nation’s vibrant social enterprises, and celebrate their spirit, innovation and passion to do good through their businesses. Featuring socially-conscious products, interactive workshops, live performances and delicious food from over 50 social enterprises, this is an event for conscious-minded not to be missed.

Tickets: Free Admission

📍 71-77 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178895 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178895

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WORLD | NAT GEO Live: Celebrating the End of Food Waste

📅 Sunday, 20th August 2017

National Geographic Live is a series of events that shares epic tales of adventure and exploration from renowned National Geographic Explorers and Photographers live on stage. This August, hear from Tristam Stuart -an award-winning author, campaigners and National Geographic Emerging Explorer as he educates the audience on how to end food waste once and for all.

Tickets: VIP Reserve – $65, A Reserve- $55, B Reserve – $45

📍 Sands Theater, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 018956

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MONDAY, AUGUST 21st – THURSDAY, AUGUST 31st

MUSIC | Foo Fighters Live in Singapore

📅 Saturday, 26th August 2017

International headliners Foo Fighters are back this August with their highly anticipated brand new world tour, after almost two decades since the band first performed in Singapore back in 1996. With 11 Grammy Awards and 25 million records under their belt, be prepared to sing a long to massive anthems and nostalgic hits as Foo Fighters prove why they are one of the biggest rock bands in the world.

Tickets: CAT 1 $238, CAT 2 $168, CAT 3 $238, CAT 4 $198, CAT 5, $168, CAT 6 $128, CAT 7 (Restricted view) $198, CAT 8 (Restricted view), $168, CAT 9 (Restricted view) $128

📍 1 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397629

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