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On stage in Singapore this October: Retrolicious, Vienna Boys’ Choir, dance shows and more

October has everything from 80s music icons to choirboys and guitarists, and there’s plenty for dance fans too.

Retrolicious Returns
Start practising your best 80s dance moves! When our favourite retro festival returns to Singapore for the fourth time, fans will be treated to the first-ever edition of Retrolicious Reunion, featuring a stellar line-up of 80s chart-topping pop acts such as Belinda Carlisle, Rick Astley and female duo Bananarama.

Look forward to an unforgettable evening at Fort Canning Park featuring their biggest hits, from Rick Astley’s catchy “Never Gonna Give You Up” to sing-along anthems “Heaven is a Place On Earth” and “Leave a Light On” by Belinda Carlisle, to Bananarama’s signature disco numbers “I Heard a Rumour” and “Love in the First Degree”.

Turn up in your most retro 80s-inspired outfit – think shoulder pads, big hoop earrings, neon leggings and oversized tees. Arrive early for a picnic and enjoy the Sunset Specials food and drinks promotion. Standard tickets are $125. For priority entry with free-flow drinks (from 7pm to 10pm) get VIP ticket for $225. Enter EL’s snazzy comp and win a pair for free here! runningintothesun.com


Movers & Shakers

Held from 11 to 20 October, da:ns Festival is a 10-day celebration of movement. Jam-packed with inspirational dance performances, from the fiery footwork of Brazilian dancers from Grupo Corpo, to the fluid movements of the flamenco dancers from Gala Flamenca, da:ns Festivalguarantees a moving experience like no other. dansfestival.com

Strumming Duo
Two of the world’s greatest guitarists, Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor bring the best of acoustic guitar and jazz to the same stage this month. Be dazzled as multi-award winner Martin Taylor and Australian finger-style expert Tommy Emmanuel show off the impressive strumming skills that have captivated many fans over the years. Watch them live on 26 October at 7.30pm at Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets from $28 from Sistic.

Choir Boys
The world-famous Vienna Boys’ Choir returns to the Singapore stage for one night only. The 515-year-old choir group is a national symbol of Austria that has been charming audiences round the world with its big talent. None older than 14, the boys continue to bring their signature sound to music ranging from 16th-century motets to folk music from around the world and songs by The Beatles, Sting, ABBA and Queen. Catch them on 2 November, 7.30pm. Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets ($38 to $88) from Sistic.

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