7 upcoming concerts, musicals, plays and festivals you can’t miss

This year-end is set to be packed with cool concerts, film festivals and musicals. Here are the ones you have to book now.


A Design Film Festival

More trendy design-inspired film at this popular festival, spanning fashion (Dior and I, Iris) to photography (The Salt of the Earth) to conceptual art (Station to Station), and many more. Sep 5-13.


Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

This year’s exciting edition will not only feature thrills from the racetracks; international acts like Maroon 5, Bon Jovi and Pharrell Williams are also set to perform at the Padang. Sep 18-20.



Following their previous successful gigs here, the popular English rock band returns to perform tracks from their latest album Drones as well as earlier favorites. Sep 26.

Taylor Swift

In support of her fifth studio album, 1989, the world’s biggest pop star returns to perform hits such as “Style” and “Bad Blood.” Plus, this time around she’s here for two nights. Nov 7-8.


Saturday Night Fever

The movie-turned-hit musical featuring the iconic Bee Gees soundtrack is packed with slick dance moves and dazzling choreography. A must for fans of ’70s anthems such as “Stayin’ Alive”, “How Deep is Your Love” and the title track, “Saturday Night Fever”. Sep 25-27.


Globe to Globe Hamlet

Already performed in 96 countries, the Shakespeare Globe’s rendition of one of the world’s most popular plays is another electrifying and dynamic performance. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, with music by Bill Barclay. Sep 8-12.

Kafka on the Shore

Harumi Murakami’s cult classic Kafka On The Shore gets the stage treatment with an all-Japanese cast including Rie Miyazawa, Naohito Fujiki and Nino Furuhata. The plot centers on the various intertwining stories of 15-year-old Kafka, who runs away from home, and the elderly Nakata, finder of lost cats. Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa helms this production. Oct 30-Nov 1.