Mon, 30 Jan 2023

Attendees will witness the dazzling Hanabi show that includes the unique 'Gradation Shell' and 10-award-winning bursts against the iconic Marina Bay skyline.

SINGAPORE, Dec. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The fireworks will start a little earlier this New Year's Eve. One of the world's leading fireworks entertainment, STAR ISLAND, returns, after a two-year hiatus, with an estimated 80-minute array of sound and colours this 31 December 2022.

Central view of the fireworks at STAR ISLAND
Central view of the fireworks at STAR ISLAND

In conjunction with Marina Bay Singapore Countdown (MBSC), the show will be hosted at The Float at Marina Bay. Organised by Avex Asia, presented by major global payment brand, JCB, and Sanrio as a Premium Sponsor, STAR ISLAND is a futuristic take on Japan's Hanabi (Japanese for 'fireworks') summer tradition, where spectators gather over food and drinks to enjoy the fireworks.

This year's edition will see the show being held at The Float at Marina Bay against the iconic Marina Bay skyline for the last time, before the venue's redevelopment to NS Square starting in 2023. Having presented three shows in Japan and two shows in Singapore, STAR ISLAND has also debuted in the Middle East, to celebrate Saudi Arabia's National Day in 2019.

For its show in Singapore, STAR ISLAND will be choreographed to an immersive soundtrack. This year's show features a new storyline titled LIFE - Beyond The Time - that follows a Space and Time theme.

DJ Hello Kitty is set to perform at this year's Star Island
DJ Hello Kitty is set to perform at this year's Star Island

Ticket holders will be treated to specially hand-crafted fireworks designs never before seen in Singapore, such as the 'Gradation Shell' fireworks - an effect that is specifically designed with Singapore in mind with a red-to-white time gradation display. Revellers at the event will also witness 10 special firework bursts that were awarded the 'Prime Minister's Award' earlier in the year at Japan's Omagari Fireworks Competition, which is described as Japan's Olympics of fireworks. Designed to angle the fireworks to bloom most beautifully at The Float at Marina Bay, ticket holders will be able to enjoy the best view of these fireworks, dazzling the night skies outside of Japan for the very first time.

Part of STAR ISLAND's showcase is the appearances of Sanrio characters, including a live pre-show gig by DJ Hello Kitty who will get fans to move to the beat; a Sanrio-themed family-friendly area, and many more! 

"We are determined to create the best countdown experience for Singaporeans and international tourists alike to usher in the New Year", said Kenji Kohashi, the Executive Producer of STAR ISLAND, "and have been planning how to choreograph our Hanabi into a brand new, spectacular storyline that will be in symphony with the fireworks, an immersive sound experience, dynamic laser displays and stage performances - painting the skies with Marina Bay as the backdrop."

Site Map of STAR ISLAND's Prequel on 25 to 30 December 2022
Site Map of STAR ISLAND's Prequel on 25 to 30 December 2022

As a taster, there will be the "Prequel to STAR ISLAND" that will run from 25 to 30 December 2022. Held at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, the affair is open to the public for free. With a myriad of family-friendly activities, patrons can experience a sliver of what the main show, STAR ISLAND, has to offer-a glimpse of the STAR ISLAND experience with past editions of the show playing back on LED screens, surprise Sanrio elements as well as F&B offerings.

Running from 25 to 30 December, booths from JCB, Sanrio, Penfolds and Jim Beam Highball will be set up at the Event Plaza. For the kids (and child-at-heart adults), there's a Sanrio characters Pop Up store adorned with Sanrio characters decor and a special DJ Hello Kitty x STAR ISLAND collaboration merchandise that will be available for purchase. For the adults, there's a Penfolds wine pop-up and a Jim Beam Highball Bar to usher in the new year. As a bonus, if you're a JCB member, flashing your JCB card at the booth allows for a free drink at the bar.

Given the popularity of the last STAR ISLAND; the tickets for this year's event are selling fast with limited available seats.

Those looking for a maximum experience can purchase the VVIP SUITES package (from SGD6,888, up to 6 pax), which comes with a bird's eye view of the fireworks performance from the comfort of sofa seats, table services and exclusive lounge access. Those interested in the VVIP SUITES package (limited availability) can e-mail info@avex.asia.

TICKETING INFORMATION

STAR ISLAND SINGAPORE Countdown Edition 2022

Date:               

31 December 2022

Time:             

5pm (doors open); 10:48pm (tentative showtime)

Venue:             

The Float at Marina Bay

Admission:     

VVIP SUITES: 6,888 (Limited Availability)


VIP: SGD318


Premier: SGD218


Light Green: SGD118


Light Blue: SGD118


Dark Green: SGD88


Dark Blue: SGD88


Prequel to STAR ISLAND

Date:               

25-30 December 2022

Time:               

2:30pm-10:30pm

Venue:             

Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza

Admission:     

Free

About Avex Asia

As Avex Group's Asian headquarters in Singapore, Avex Asia implements the Group's regional strategies for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other markets in East & Southeast Asia. It also organizes a wide range of live music events, anime, sports, and other types of events across the region. The company supports other Avex Group companies to conduct marketing and research with an eye to tap into regional markets.

Corporate Website: https://avex.com/jp/en/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/avex.asia

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/avex.asia

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 39 million merchants around the world. JCB Cards are issued mainly in Asian countries and territories, with more than 140 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase its merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide.

For more information, please visit: www.global.jcb/en/

About Sanrio
Originating from Japan, the company designs, licenses and produces products featuring over 400 characters in its portfolio to date, focusing on the kawaii (cute) segment of Japanese popular culture that is sold worldwide. The company's vision, One World, Connecting Smiles, refers to their corporate philosophy of "everyone getting along together in harmony", which they aim to achieve by creating smiles one person at a time and spreading the circle of happiness even further afield.

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