Valentine's Day: 10 Places to Find the Best of Music and Love in Singapore

Valentine's Day: 10 Places to Find the Best of Music and Love in Singapore

Valentine's Day – the day which elicits a declaration of I.F.L.Y from lovers or makes you wonder if you're looking for love in a hopeless place. Here at Bandwagon, we're ready to celebrate love in all its sounds and glory. 

Ahead of the misty-eyed, rose-scented, and balloon-toting day, we've picked 10 spots in Singapore where you and your chosen valentine can groove to great music and dance the night away. 

With all that's happening, give love and music in Singapore a shot on 14 February or time it to avoid the crowd – who knows, you might even meet someone ahead of next year's shindigs. 


VALENTINE'S DAY

Nerd Lounge – The Steve McQueens

Date: 14 Feb 2020, Friday
Time: 8PM – 9PM
Venue: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive

Promising a night of cool seduction and gripping magnetism, Esplanade Mosaic Associate Artist, The Steve McQueens, will present an evening of brand new, previously unheard tracks off their upcoming record. The quartet will light up the night with their progressive brand of neo-vintage soul-funk, and you’re invited to experience the electricity of the music by these exceptional artists who have also performed at the likes of Summersonic (JP), Java Jazz Festival (ID), SingJazz (SG), Melbourne International Jazz Fest (AU) and more. 

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GILLES PETERSON [POSTPONED]

Date: 14 Feb 2020, Friday
Time: 10PM – 2AM
Venue: 222 Arts Club, 222 Queen St

Collective Minds is bringing in the big guns for Valentine's Day this year, as they welcome the legendary Gilles Peterson back to our shores. One of the most influential and renowned tastemakers in the world, the Brownswood head honcho returns to leave his sonic footprint on this side of the world once again.

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UPDATE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, the show has been postponed. Collective Minds will announce a rescheduled date in the coming days. 


PILLOW TALK – VALENTINE'S SLUMBER PARTY

Date: 14 Feb 2020, Friday
Time: 10PM – 5AM
Venue: CÉ LA VI, Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue

Cozy up with your loved ones this Valentine's Day as Cé La Vi puts an interesting spin on things. Typically, you'd show up to a Valentine's Day party dressed to the nines, but at Cé La Vi's Valentine's Day Slumber Party, you're encouraged to show up in your PJs and soak up the best view in the city, soundtracked by the biggest trap, hip hop and dance hits in the world. 

Cover charge will cost $30 and includes a glass of premium pour. 


100% BULLETPROOF 

Date: 14 Feb 2020, Friday
Time: 10PM – 4AM
Venue: Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road

Not for the faint-hearted, 100% Bulletproof is back this Valentine's Day so gear up and ready your bodies as Ghetto bombards you with a selection of tracks from big room, hardstyle, hip hop and more that will have you shuffling with your loved ones all night.

Cover charge will cost $30 (Ladies) / $40 (Men). 


BOOMBOX – A VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL

Date: 14 Feb 2020, Friday
Time: 9PM – Late
Venue: Pinball Wizard, 1 Rochor Canal Rd, #B1-29

Celebrate Valentine's Day with YA5TH and friends at Pinball Wizard this year, as the gang takes party-goers back to the glory days of R&B and hip-hop. Kick back and enjoy the music solo, or get up and dance with your partner, or play some pinball with friends; there's something for everyone at Pinball Wizard this Valentine's Day, and you're guaranteed to fall in love, either with a partner, or the incredible music. Either way, it's a win-win situation. 

Cover charge of $16 applies after 10pm, inclusive of one standard house pour drink.


GET REAL

Date: 14 Feb 2020, Friday
Time: 10PM – 2:30AM
Venue: Canvas Singapore, 20 Upper Circular Rd, The Riverwalk

If you miss the times when the sounds of 50 Cent, Daddy Yankee, Ja Rule, and Ashanti soundtracked your weekends, then this is your night. Good music + Good vibes = Get Real. Get down to DJ JAG  x K FAITH x MC Aubz  who will bring you tracks from the yesteryears and mix it up with the urban chart-toppers of today, giving you a good dose of R&B & hip-hop.

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SOUNDCLASH – I HATE V DAY SPECIAL

Date: 14 Feb 2020, Friday
Time: 11PM till Late
Venue: MARQUEE Singapore

If you hate the idea of Valentine's Day, and all the cheesy, lovey dovey pageantry it stands for, then this is the party for you. Join FVDER and other resident DJs as they rip on love, with hard-hitting club bangers and non-stop fun that'll make you forget all about Valentine's Day. 

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FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO BEAT THE CROWDS

MELODIES FOR THE HEART

Date: 13 Feb 2020, Thursday
Time: 6:45PM – 7:15PM & 7:45PM – 8:15PM
Venue: Esplanade Concourse, Esplanade (Theatres on the Bay) Level 2

Singaporean bassoonist, Jo Anne Sukumaran, and pianist, Adriana Chiew, present a delightful and charming concert filled with romantic pieces. With the likes of popular classical concert encores and heart-felt selections from Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky, this free concert is a great way to start the over-priced weekend without burning a hole in your pocket. 

Entry is free. 


MY FUNNY VALENTINE – GREGG ARTHUR

Date: 15 Feb 2020, Saturday
Time: 9PM
Venue: Cool Cats, The NCO Club, JW Marriott Hotel

If you’re a fan of jazz standards and the OG genre of love songs, Australian crooner and songwriter, Gregg Arthur, promises to charm your socks off at this one night only event. Featuring smooth jazz and luscious vocals, take this chance to dress up and pick up a tip or two from Arthur in his impeccable suits. 

VIP tickets sold out, standard tickets still available here


PUBERTY AGAIN – V DAY HEARTBREAK EDITION

Date: 15 Feb 2020, Saturday
Time: 10PM – 4AM
Venue: Hopheads, 178 Clemenceau Ave, Haw Par Glass Tower B1-00

If 2000s heartbreak songs are your jam, dance and cry along at Hopheads for a head banging good time. It’s time to revisit your teens and reminisce the good old days when puppy love meant secret love notes (or SMSes) and Ferrero Rocher bouquets. 

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If you want to skip the Valentine's Day festivities, check out the other gigs happening in the month of February here