Sing50 concert tickets sold out, but some are still available for a donation

The upcoming Sing50 concert on Aug 7 at the National Stadium will feature home-grown artists such as Stefanie Sun (left) and JJ Lin. -- PHOTO: UNUSUAL ENTERTAINMENT
The upcoming Sing50 concert on Aug 7 at the National Stadium will feature home-grown artists such as Stefanie Sun (left) and JJ Lin. -- PHOTO: UNUSUAL ENTERTAINMENT

SINGAPORE - Tickets to the Sing50 concert have sold out, but the public can still obtain them with a donation at the Mapletree Sing50 Charity Ticket Drive, organised by sponsor Mapletree Investments.

Starting from Friday (June 6), tickets for the Aug 7 mega concert will be available every weekend until the end of June at the charity drive held at VivoCity shopping mall. A minimum donation of $20 is required per ticket and each person is limited to 10 tickets.

All proceeds will go towards The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, both of which support children and youth from underprivileged backgrounds.

In the lead-up to the concert, a series of pop-up concerts will be held at VivoCity and Resorts World Sentosa. Open to the public, they will provide a sneak preview of the Sing50 concert and feature performances by ChildAid alumni such as Amni Musfirah singing some of Singapore's greatest hits, which have been decided through a public poll.

The pop-up concerts will be held over this weekend (June 6 and 7) and the next (June 13 and 14) at VivoCity from 3pm to 3.45pm, and at Resorts World Sentosa on June 20 and 27 from 4pm to 4.45pm.

Mrs Seah-Khoo Ee Boon, senior vice-president of human resources and communications at Resorts World Sentosa, says: "Besides driving greater anticipation for the Sing50 concert, this series of pop-up concerts provide a platform for young and talented artists to perform."

Aside from the tickets that are sold out and those available at the charity drive, concert organisers have set aside tickets for schools and community groups, among others.

The upcoming Sing50 concert on Aug 7 will feature iconic home-grown artists performing songs across all language and music genres over the past five decades. It is jointly organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times to celebrate Singapore's golden jubilee.

Held at the National Stadium, the star-studded line-up includes established and emerging artists such as Stefanie Sun, JJ Lin, Tracy Huang, Dick Lee, Jeremy Monteiro, Rahimah Rahim, Mohamed Raffee, Reuby, Dru Chen and Ling Kai.

Mapletree Investments, Resorts World Sentosa and Zurich Insurance are the main sponsors of the Sing50 concert. The show is produced by The Rice Company and supported by Steinway Gallery Singapore.

Check out the Sing50 concert website.

paigelim@sph.com.sg