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Ultra Singapore – A Curtain Raiser


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Come September, dance music lovers across the world would give anything to hop on to a flight to Singapore. After all, it’s hard to find a music lover who would want to give the world’s #1 festival, the ‘Ultra Music Festival’ a miss. The Ultra Music Festival (UMF) has an 18 year old history and has evolved into one of the best electronic dance music (EDM) shows in the world. What started as a modest gathering on Miami Beach in 1999 has now transformed into a worldwide event spanning 5 continents and 20 countries.

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Singapore is all set to become 2016’s favorite destination as it plays host to ‘Ultra Singapore’ on September 10th and 11th of this year. After the ‘Road to Ultra’ held in Singapore in 2015, Ultra returns as a full-fledged 2-day festival in 2016. Expected to be the most happening EDM event, ‘Ultra Singapore’ will be held in 1 Bayfront Avenue, located right across the iconic Marina Bay Sands. The choice of location is stunning as the Bayfront Avenue is surrounded by water and beautiful gardens. Organizers of the event have secured the rights to rename this location to ‘Ultra Park’ during the weekend of September 10th and 11th. The event will run from 12:00 pm to 10:30 pm on both days. Similar to the Miami UMF, Ultra Singapore is set in three stages; Main, Live and Resistance stages.A lot of creative thinking goes into the design of each stage and it includes measures for crowd control and safety. Singapore becomes the third country to host an Ultra Live stage after Miami and Korea.

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Ultra Singapore is sure to recharge the spirits of any die-hard EDM fan. Expect nothing but foot thumping music and good vibes from 40 artists who are among the biggest names from the music industry. The fact that early bird tickets to the show are already sold out speaks volumes about its popularity. You can still buy general admission and premium general admission tickets, the latter in addition to the 2-day entry gives you access to dedicated restrooms and food and beverage stalls. For more privileges, you have the option of booking a VVIP table. The organizers have already announced an impressive phase one line up, that’s enough to get your adrenaline pumping.

Here is a glimpse of what’s in store for fans. The famous producer and DJ, deadmau5 will be in Lion City as part of his worldwide Ultra tour. Dutch DJ Afrojack who has been a headliner at numerous EDM festivals graces Ultra Singapore too. The Swedish duo of Axwell and Ingrosso will be there to give an electrifying performance. Dance to the rhythm of hip hop in EDM from DJ Snake. For Norwegian producer Kygo whose music has topped international charts, the event is extra specialfor he will be ringing in his birthday in his city of birth, Singapore. There are more names to be revealed subsequently. The clock is ticking, so check out the best travel deals to head to Singapore. And do not forget to put on your dancing shoes.

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