Oppa I’m Coming: 7 Tips To Secure The Concert Ticket Of Your Dreams

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Still upset you failed to get tickets to your favourite artiste or band’s concert the previous time? Annoyed that these tickets sell out even before your page has loaded? Here are some tips and tricks on how to buy concert tickets online and at SingPost so you’ll never miss a potentially sold-out concert again!

Where to buy concert tickets in Singapore?

Heard of the news that your favourite idols, bands or singers are gracing Singapore with their awesome performances? Before you get too excited, you need to first understand where to buy concert tickets in Singapore so as to secure a spot for the event. There are two main platforms where you can buy your concert tickets in Singapore – online and SingPost. 

  • Online

Usually, concerts will partner up with an official ticket retailer, such as SISTIC and TicketMaster, to regulate sales and prevent scalpers from gaining the upper hand. You can check out these websites to find out the date of ticket sales and set your alarm to snag a chance to see your idols! 

  • SingPost 

Another way how you can get your concert tickets in Singapore is at your nearest SingPost offices! Head to the customer service counter and provide the staff with the relevant details such as the number of tickets and seat category. Thereafter, the staff will handle the rest and, if lucky, your desired tickets will be in your hands in no time, sweet!

Tips on how to buy concert tickets online in Singapore

1. Good WiFi is key

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Good WiFi is the most important factor in securing tickets online! EXO’s concert in Korea sold out within seconds thanks to the brilliant WiFi there. Singapore is no different and we’re sure you’ve seen tickets for artistes like SEd Sheeran, Wanna One, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and Twice’s concerts in Singapore selling out at the speed of light. It’s best you get a spot with a decent, if not excellent internet connection so you can get into the page the second the tickets go on sale. This also means you shouldn’t be at a random Starbucks or public library while trying to get your tickets, as their WiFi sources could fail you. 

Pro Tip: Try to sit as near to the WiFi as possible so your connection isn’t interrupted!

2. Get multiple devices ready

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If you’re buying the tickets online, it’s safer to have multiple devices ready and all logged into the ticketing page. Even if one of your devices fails, at least you’ll have a backup! We’d recommend using both your phone and computer, especially if you’re buying tickets for a popular group. Should you be buying tickets with a group of friends, everyone should use at least one device each to increase the chances of getting the tickets. You can then proceed to key in the credit card details into that account. 

This ensures the entire group isn’t just depending on one device to purchase the tickets. However, this method could backfire if too many people are logged into the system, as it’ll result in the system crashing. So proceed with caution! 

3. Ample preparation

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We’d suggest logging into the ticketing site at least 30 minutes before the tickets go on sale, especially if you’re buying the tickets yourself. This is to ensure you won’t encounter last minute server errors or connection issues right before the ticketing begins. The fastest fingers win, so prepare to start clicking on the ‘buy ticket’ button. You should aim to press the button half a second before the sale time to allow for human reaction time. For example, hit the button when the clock is 9:59:30am if the tickets go on sale at 10am. Get your credit card details ready (have your card on standby) so that you can quickly key in all your card information the second you get into the page. 

You should also keep in mind the exact area and type of tickets you want so that you can immediately click on them the minute the page loads. Keep in mind that there are several types of seats – VIP, standing (more fondly known as the mosh pit), regular seats and those with restricted views. 

Pro Tip: Buying a lousy ticket is better than not securing any tickets at all! You can still choose to sell them away and purchase better tickets from other concertgoers later on. 

Tips on how to buy concert tickets from SingPost

4. The lesser known the better

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If you’re heading down to the physical SingPost or Sistic outlets for tickets, aim for those that are lesser known. As you’ll have to queue at the outlet itself, you’re better off at a SingPost in a lesser known neighbourhood where you’re likely to experience a shorter waiting time. When you buy tickets at these places, you’re still fighting with the general crowd who’ll be buying tickets online and at the other outlets. Everything will be left in the hands of the person at the counter. However, if you’re intending to buy tickets from Singapore Sports Hub itself, be prepared for insanely long queues. Be there at least two to three hours early to be at the front of the queue. Keep in mind that the longer the queues, the lesser the chances of you getting the tickets! 

Pro Tip: While queueing at SingPost or other physical points of sale, we suggest you try to buy the tickets online using your smart devices! This way you will be able to secure your tickets even if plan A fails!

General tips on how to buy concert tickets

5. Don’t be blur

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Ticketing dates, times and mediums — you should know these like the back of your hand! The worst thing you can do is attempt to buy the ticket one day late, or better still, several minutes late because you remembered the wrong date and time. Tickets to popular concerts often sell out within minutes and every minute counts, so be sure you know all the dates and times correctly! 

Some organisers also have pre-sales or priority sales, where customers of certain products and services have access to purchase the tickets a day or two before the rest of the tickets go on sale. If you’re really desperate to get tickets, you could either purchase these products or services (or plead your friends who are eligible). These priority sales almost always guarantee tickets, since not everyone will have the products or services required to take part in the priority sales.

6. Getting help from the experienced

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One surefire way of securing tickets to sold out concerts in Singapore is getting an experienced friend to help you. We’re sure you have that one friend who seems to always be getting front row seats or standing at concerts in Singapore. They would probably also have loads of fanservice from artiste(s). Watching their Instagram stories might make you green with envy, but why not use this to your benefit? If you’re close to these experienced (or maybe purely lucky) ticket buyers, maybe you can (kindly) ask them if they’re willing to help you buy the tickets for your next concert in Singapore. You can even offer a meal in exchange! If it means being able to secure front row tickets, it’ll definitely be worth it! Should this particular friend be going to the same concert too, all the better for you because now you have a concert buddy! 

Pro Tip: Do check how many tickets are allowed per transaction, as these may differ depending on the show. We’d advise not buying tickets in too big a group if you’re opting for seats. Buying tickets for four would mean that the system has to find four seats that are side by side. Chances are, you will risk losing front row seats due to this. If you’re desperate for tickets and everything seems to be sold out, consider getting individual seats! The chances of getting tickets will be higher, if you’re willing to sit apart from your friend.

7. Resellers of tickets for concerts in Singapore

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If all else fails and you still didn’t manage to get your hands on a single ticket, fret not, there’s still hope! Constantly prowl sites like Carousell and Twitter! You might chance upon tickets for concerts in Singapore going at retail price. No matter how desperate you may be, never buy from those that mark up the prices! You’ll only be encouraging their behaviour. Instead, report them so that the official vendors can take the necessary action. Whenever you buy tickets from resellers online, it is important to check for the seller’s credibility and authenticity of the tickets. Take extra precaution if you’re buying printed e-tickets, as these can be photocopied or reprinted and you don’t want to fall victim to fake tickets! Especially with the extremely high ticket prices these days. 

Pro Tip: Wait for tickets to be sold nearer to the concert date! Some people may sell their tickets as they’re unable to go to the event due to unforeseen circumstances. You might even get tickets at a discount! Most people also tend to resell standing tickets with poor queue numbers (if it’s not free-standing) at lower prices. If you don’t mind these, you’ll be able to save some money! 

Now you know how easy it is to buy concert tickets at SingPost and online!

Armed with these tips and tricks, we see no reason why you wouldn’t be grooving to the next concert in Singapore! Check out our list of upcoming concerts in Singapore so you don’t miss out on any of these world-class performances! While you await patiently for the big event, hype yourself up first at one of these best karaoke bars in Singapore!

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