Esplanade Presents


XingPop 2.0

Presented as part of Huayi 2022
Various Artists (Singapore)

12 Feb 2022, Sat, 7.30pm

2hrs 15mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concert Hall

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Singapore’s Mandarin pop music scene has flourished over the years, with many local artists rising to the ranks of regional and international household names. Celebrate this heartening growth with XingPop 2.0— a sequel to the first XingPop concert held as part of Esplanade’s Opening Festival in 2002.


Similar to how its predecessor paid homage to iconic tunes from the ’80s xinyao era until the early 2000s, XingPop 2.0 traces the creative journeys and innovations of musical trailblazers in the past two decades. Catch the performances of homegrown talents including Olivia Ong, Nathan Hartono, The Freshman, Hong Junyang, Desmond Ng, Ruth Kueo, StellaVee, Nat Wu, Tingzhi Hz and Isaac Yong.


Apart from featured artists, the spotlight will also be cast on “unsung heroes” who have played a pivotal role in placing Singapore on the regional map for Mandarin pop music. These include songwriters, music directors and producers like Lee Si Song, Goh Kheng Long, Jim Lim and Ruth Ling, who will share their experience and insights to shine a light for a new generation of Mandarin pop music talents.


Whether you are an aspiring musician, an ardent supporter of Mandarin pop or a curious observer, hop on the musical bandwagon at XingPop 2.0!


A programme of PopLore, in celebration of Esplanade's 20th anniversary.
Discover and relive the epic, storied and exhilarating journeys of different generations through Singapore popular music and culture.


From 1 Jan 2022, there will no longer be a concession for unvaccinated individuals to perform Pre-Event Testing in lieu of being fully vaccinated. All patrons (except for children aged 12 and below) need to be fully vaccinated# against COVID-19.


#Full vaccination refers to:

  • having received the appropriate regimen of World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines including their respective duration post-vaccination for the vaccine to be fully effective, and had their vaccination records ingested in MOH’s national IT systems
  • recovery from a COVID-19 infection within the last 180 days


All patrons are required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app (version 2.11 and above) or token only. Other modes of SafeEntry check-in will not be accepted.

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: Mandarin
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Date & Time

12 Feb 2022, Sat


Esplanade Concert Hall
Tickets & Prices

Students, NSFs & Seniors

Cat 1 $88 - $40
Cat 2 $68 - $40
Cat 3 $48 $40 $40

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