Photo credit: STAR ISLAND

New Year countdown party at Marina Bay to feature 70-minute fireworks display

The Star Island party will also feature a food village and live DJ performances.

Liam Willett

Aspiring cat dad.

Published: 27 September 2022, 4:09 PM

Miss the fireworks and music of New Year’s eve at Marina Bay? After a two-year hiatus Star Island Singapore Countdown 2022-2023 is set to return this New Year’s Eve to ring in 2023 with a bang at The Float at Marina Bay.

Set against the city skyline and with a 22,000 seating capacity, Star Island will feature artisanal Japanese fireworks that have not been featured anywhere in Southeast Asia, as part of a 70-minute fireworks musical extravaganza.

This year’s show will include for the first time “Ghost Effect Shell” fireworks, which bloom in a red-to-white graduation in the sky. 

In addition, fireworks handcrafted by Japanese artisans that received the Prime Minister Award at Japan’s Omagari Fireworks Competition earlier this year are also set to debut in this countdown. 


Award winning fireworks handcrafted by Japanese artisans are among the new pyrotechnics set to make their first appearance in this countdown show. PHOTO CREDIT: STAR ISLAND


Star Island’s countdown features stage performances with a new storyline, choreographed to a 70-minute soundtrack enhanced by experiential show elements, cutting-edge sound technology, pyrotechnics and dynamic laser displays.


The show’s stage performances are choreographed to be in symphony with the pyrotechnics displays. PHOTO CREDIT: STAR ISLAND


The countdown is a futuristic twist on the traditional Hanabi entertainment show, a long-standing Japanese summer tradition where people gather to eat, drink and watch firework displays at night. 

In the same spirit, there will also be a food village and entertainment options for all ages to complement the main show.

Tickets will go on sale from Oct 20 ranging from $88 to $388 for a VIP experience with exclusive entitlements. All tickets permit entry to the seated gallery at The Float at Marina Bay and the food village. The waitlist for tickets is now available on Star Island’s website.

Between Dec 25 and 30, there will be a free admission event preview called Prequel to Star Island held at MBS Event Plaza for visitors to get a sneak peek of the show.


Prequel to Star Island at MBS event plaza will become a ticketed satellite location for the main show on the actual countdown. PHOTO CREDIT: STAR ISLAND


Star Island will be held in conjunction with Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2023, which will include activities around Marina Bay such as The Great Food Fiesta and entertainment offerings at After Hours @ The Lawn.

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