If the two previous outings are anything to go by, ULTRA Singapore 2018 promises to be the EDM party of the year. Pencil 15 and 16 June 2018 in your diaries, the countdown has officially begun; next month the world’s DJ elite will be descending on the Red Dot for two days of explosive electronica at Bayfront Avenue. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s festival, from headliners and supporting acts, to staging and ticket details.
The lineup this year is filled with heavy-hitting headliners including Above & Beyond, Afrojack, DJ Snake, Illenium, Loco Dice, NGHTMRE, Slander, Nicky Romero, RL Grime, and Steve Angello. And there’re a ton of top supporting acts not to be missed either; think Aly & Fila, Andrew Rayel, CESQEAUX, Coyu Music, Feddie Legrand, GGMAGREE, JOYRYDE, ,Kris Kross Amsterdam, Nastia, NERVO, OXIA, POPOF, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and Ummet Ozcan
So you thought last year’s setup was slick? Wait ‘til you see the all-new Worldwide Stage that’s making its Southeast Asian debut. It features a unique, arching open stage concept that domes over the crowd and promises to deliver an immersive experience never before seen in SG. The perfect backdrop for globally-renowned ‘Trap and Bass’ artists that will be gracing the stage for the very first time? You betcha!
Get your tickets right here, general access two-day tickets start going for $185 – get them before they sell out!
1. Double Check That You Have Everything Before Leaving the House
This may seem like a total common sense move, but you’d be surprised how many people arrive at the festival only to find that they don’t have the necessities like tickets, cash or a phone. Before you leave your house, make sure you have your ULTRA ticket and that you’ve topped up your RFID card so you can buy food, drinks and merchandise at the festival without worrying about losing your wallet. Also be sure to bring your phone and a portable charger. And of course, your friends!
2. Make a Set Schedule of the Acts You Want to See
With multiple stages and so many bomb DJs lined up over the two days, chances are you may not get to see every single set. Make a list of the DJs you absolutely MUST see, check their time slots and locales and then plan your days around that. We also suggest showing up at least 30 minutes to an hour before their set so you can get some bevvies in and snag a good spot before the crowds hit.
3. Wear Comfortable Shoes and Clothing
Sure, there are going to be a ton of people at ULTRA to see and be seen by, but remember that this is an outdoor festival in a grassy field. High heels just ain’t going to cut it. Plus, if it’s sunny it will be hot, and if it’s rainy then you’re going to get wet. Dress sensibly in clothes that are breathable, wear sunscreen and keep in mind that there’s a good possibility you might get dirty.
4. Stay Hydrated
There are no two ways around it—at ULTRA you’re definitely going to get your sweat on. The sun will be shining and the music will have you fist pumping and dancing up a storm. Be sure to drink tons of water to stay hydrated. There will be water for sale and available to all at the festival.
5. Put Together a Mini-Festival Kit With Comfort Items
While you definitely don’t want to be carrying around a big ol’ bag at the festival, you may want to bring a few small items that will add to your overall comfort while you’re there like toilet paper and baby wipes, mints, deodorant and hand sanitizer. A hat and some good sunnies could also come in useful. And please don’t forget your good vibes.
6. Plan For Your Hangover the Next Day
Of course we don’t condone heavy drinking and we definitely suggest that you drink sensibly and in moderation, but we also know that festivals have a way of upping the party ante. Think ahead to poor hungover future you and stock up on some Berocca, vitamins, coffee and plenty of fluids for the next day.
7. Put Your Contact Details in Your Phone Just in Case
With all that grooving and moving around from Point A to B to C, there’s a small chance that you might lose your phone along the way. While we really hope that doesn’t happen to you, it’s best to be prepared. Put an email addy or second number people can reach you at somewhere they can be easily found like in your address book under ‘Me’, or take a photo of your deets and leave it in your Camera roll.
8. Plan Your Transportation Home Ahead of Time
ULTRA Singapore finishes at 10:30pm both nights, so taking the MRT home is a very viable option. However, keep in mind that the closest station at the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is going to be a zoo just after the festival finishes, and getting a taxi is also going to be tricky. You may want to leave a bit earlier than the crowds or try booking a Grab Car in advance.
1. Where can I pick up my tickets?
Wristbands purchased IN SINGAPORE must be collected at the wristband collection at:
Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre
Level 3 Ballroom
Tuesday, June 12th – Thursday, June 14th
12pm – 9pm SGT
All wristbands purchased OUTSIDE OF SINGAPORE must be collected at the ULTRA Singapore wristband collection event at:
Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre
Level 3 Ballroom
Friday, June 15th & Saturday, June 16th
10am – 6pm SGT
2. What information will people find on the festival app?
The app has all the info you need about individual artists and bands and their set times, plus an ULTRA Park map and a photo feed where you can post your own live updates.
3. What perks come with the VIP packages and the Premium tickets?
For the ultimate ULTRA experience we recommend splashing out a bit more because the VIP packages and Premium tickets include perks like admission to ULTRA Singapore via the exclusive South Entrance on both days, access to the VIP Village with fab food stalls, laid-back rest areas and VIP bathrooms, and access to the Main Stage and WorldWide PGA areas.
4. In terms of staying hydrated, will there be any extra water given out like last year?
Ultra Singapore returning sponsors include DBS LiveFresh, Hublot, Sony Extra Bass and Mercedes Benz.