Adam Lambert treats Marina Bay crowd to extended New Year show

The crowd at the Marina Bay floating platform was treated to a mini Adam Lambert concert as they welcomed 2016. 

Mediacorp's Celebrate 2016 countdown show on New Year's Eve saw over 10,000 people in attendance as an eight-minute-long fireworks spectacular filled the night sky.

As of yesterday morning (Dec 31), 10,000 tickets had been sold, according to organisers.

Despite the intermittent rain from 7pm, the crowds powered through, even sharing ponchos and umbrellas. 

Members of the crew helped to mop up the wet stage between performances.

Decked out in tropics-friendly sandals and sporting perfectly coiffed hair, 33-year-old Lambert peppered his set with hit songs Ghost Town and Lonely Night before the live countdown portion of the show.

The singer and his band of six played another half-hour-long set after the live feed on free-to-air television ended, with tracks such as Mad World and a reggae version of If I Had You. 

His set ended at around 1am.

An estimated 300,000 people attended the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown celebrations as a whole, according to the Urban Redevelopment Authority.


The celebrations included all the events that happened around the Marina Bay Area, including Mediacorp's Celebrate 2016, the Celebrate December concert, food trucks at promontory, and spectators standing all around the Marina Bay waterfront enjoying the fireworks and projection show on Fullerton Hotel's facade.  

As many of the crowd attempted to file out, the hosts warned of bottlenecks. 

Mediacorp stars such as Shane Pow and Ian Fang, as well as local acts like Taufik Batisah and Inch Chua also performed at Celebrate 2016. 

Lambert's show segment was followed by a dance party on The Float helmed by DJ Tinc.