Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SingFest 2010 Update

With 14 days to go to SingFest 2010, the organisers have introduced 2-day and 3-day passes, finally! For the 2-day pass, you can choose any of the 2 nights, and that will cost you $255 (including SISTIC fees). The 3-day pass is priced at $357 (including SISTIC fees). You will be issued a set of tickets, one for each night.

Furthermore, to encourage bulk purchase, there is now a Group Booking of 4 tickets package priced at $511 (including SISTIC fees), valid for same night purchases only. However, all the above packages are not valid for the 10% OCBC credit/debit card discount.

With so many options now, consumers are pretty spoilt for choice. So let me break it down for you, if you're thinking of catching just one night. All prices quoted include the $3 SISTIC fee.

Standard 1-night ticket price is $178.

A) If you're planning to go alone, use an OCBC credit/debit card to enjoy 10% discount. Ticket price will be $160.50.

B) If you can find 3 other folks to go on the same night with you, go for the Group of 4 Booking. Ticket price will be $127.75.

C) If you and a friend each want to catch a different night, then go for the 2-day pass, as you can split the tickets. Ticket price per person will be $127.50.

D) If you and 2 other friends each want to each a different night, the 3-day pass will be great. Ticket price is $119.00.

Scenarios C and D are quite unlikely I guess, but those will be the cheapest options, if you're planning to catch only one night's performance.

The lineup is complete at last and here it is:

Tue 3 Aug 2010
Katy Perry
Tokio Hotel
Wonder Girls
The Like

Wed 4 Aug 2010
Kanye West
Kool & The Gang
Lupe Fiasco
Diane Birch
Jully Black

Thur 5 Aug 2010
The Smashing Pumpkins
Thirty Seconds To Mars
The Vines
Ian Brown
Hail The Villain

For me, the most attractive night is the first night, with Katy Perry headlining and also Orianthi and Tokio Hotel in action. The other acts I'm keen are The Smashing Pumpkins and Diane Birch. Kanye was here not too long ago, 29th October 2008, so there isn't a great urge to watch him again, even though he's good.

This year's SingFest is being held on weekdays for the first time. The first act will take the stage at 6pm, and with five acts per night, it is going to be a tight fit. Assuming the turnover for each set is 30 min, there should be two acts who will perform for 45 min each, two acts for 60 min each, and the headliner with 90 min. Something like this?

6:00 - 6:45pm Act 1 (45 min)
6:45 - 7:15pm Turnover
7:15- 8:00pm Act 2 (45 min)
8:00 - 8:30pm Turnover
8:30 - 9:30pm Act 3 (60 min)
9:30 - 10:00pm Turnover
10:00 - 11:00pm Act 4 (60 min)
11:00 - 11:30pm Turnover
11:30 - 1:00am Act 5 (90 min)

That means if you're a Katy Perry fan, you'll have to wait till 11:30pm before she hits the stage. And by the time you reach home and shower, you will get to bed at around 2am or later. And if you're watching the other 2 nights as well, good luck to you! And I haven't mentioned if you're catching the Slash concert on 2nd August, Monday as well...that will be 4 late nights in a row! Woo hoo...

Nevertheless, you have already gone through the World Cup and survived, so this should be nothing right? Plus you're watching the artists live in concert, and not on some TV screen, so this will definitely be better. So hurry up, get your 1/2/3 day passes. SingFest awaits!


At 1:57 am, Blogger yuehui said...

yeah i also thought so that the first night line up is the most attractive!


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