5 Things to Know if You’re Attending Ultra Singapore 2018

One of Asia’s largest electronic dance music festivals returns on June 15 and 16 with headliners including Above & Beyond and Afrojack.

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1. There will be four stages (so pick your poison)

Whether you’re a seasoned music festival goer or an EDM (electronic dance music) newbie, there’s bound to be a stage for you at Ultra Singapore. This year, the festival will see the inaugural debut of the Worldwide stage, alongside the ULTRA main stage, which features headline acts; the Resistance stage, which pays homage to deep house and techno music; and a fourth stage, where up-and-coming local and regional acts in the South East Asian music scene will perform.

2. Know the set times of your favorite acts

Those planning to catch popular headliners like Above & Beyond, Afrojack, and DJ Snake ought to know their set times — it’s all been listed on the Ultra Singapore site. As their performances are likely to be the finale acts of each night, be sure to make your way to the stages early so as to secure a good spot.

3. Leave your bags (and cash) at home

As the festival wristband doubles as a cash card of sorts, one can simply have it loaded up with online credits beforehand, making it a breeze to purchase food, drinks, and merchandise at the event. For a smoother festival experience, leave your bags at home or opt for one that’s transparent — made of clear vinyl, plastic, or PVC that’s not bigger than 13” x 17”, small clutch bags; or even the stylish fanny packs, which have been making their rounds on the runway.

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4. Dress to kill (and chill)

If it’s your first time in sunny Singapore, dress to beat the tropical heat by picking an outfit that’s breezy yet festival appropriate — think shorts, crop tops, rompers, tank tops, and comfy pool sliders on your feet. Looking to add a dash of sparkle to your look? Glit AF, a local hairstyling service, offers glitter hair extensions, while mi the salon does custom hairstyling, from funky space buns to eye-catching Dutch braids.

5. Come with an appetite

Thinking about grabbing lunch before heading to Ultra Singapore? Banish that thought. The festival grounds feature a whole line-up of food offerings for when you’ve worked up an appetite from all the partying — after all, the city takes its culinary scene very seriously. Those in the premium general admission area can expect to see stalls hawking treats like chicken yakitori, scallop cream croquette, meatballs, nacho buckets, and more. In the general admission area, festivalgoers can find buttermilk fish and chips, curry rice, and plenty more.

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