Singapore Cocktail Festival to split into two editions this year

With the spate of event cancellations going on in Singapore due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, many were wondering if marquee events like the annual Singapore Cocktail Festival (SGCF) 2020 will still be going on.

One one hand, it’ll be a shame to cancel such a significant event in the drinks scene, but on the other hand, the last thing anyone wants is for a virus cluster to form because of the gathering (they expect a 10,000 strong turnout at the Festival Village).

So, the folks behind SGCF have done the next best thing. Rather than cancel, they’ve decided to split the event into two parts. The original May 15-22 date will not change. However, the Festival Village portion of the event will be moved to Oct 23-25 instead, and still be held at the Bayfront Event Space.

This means that the cocktail passport, bar tours and inaugural BarStar Award will still be taking place at the various venues around town as originally planned, while the SGCF Festival Village is the only bit being postponed till year-end. Hopefully by then, the virus situation should have improved.

If you’ve already purchased tickets for the Festival Village, you can go ahead and use it when it happens in October. If you can’t make it on the new dates however, they’re offering the option to either transfer them (by editing the details on Eventbrite) or get a refund by writing in to [email protected] by April 5.

To us, the split in dates simply means we get to space out our drinking more. All the better for our livers, we say.

More info on Singapore Cocktail Festival 2020 here.