ULTRA Music Competition Singapore 2019 [Festival Review]

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Since its preliminary debut in 2015, the Extremely Singapore music competition has develop into one of many nation’s greatest recognized and most highly-sought after occasions of the 12 months. The competition attracts greater than 45,000 folks from all over the world, and for sure, it’s actually a as soon as in a lifetime expertise. Extremely is thought worldwide within the 20+ international locations through which it takes place, and that was definitely made clear by way of the unparalleled lineup for this 12 months’s occasion, which boasted the names of world-class DJs equivalent to Axwell, Jamie Jones, and Skrillex.

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With that mentioned, nonetheless, this 12 months’s Extremely Singapore did encounter a number of highway bumps alongside the best way. The primary and most outstanding challenge with this 12 months’s Extremely Singapore competition took place when attendees had been informed lower than 5 days earlier than the occasion concerning the downsize of venue from Extremely Park, an out of doors subject of 60,000m^2, to the B2 degree of the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Conference Middle, an indoor house of 17,000m^2.

Whereas this downsize got here with extraordinarily late discover, I discovered the venue greater than satisfactory for the occasion. Additional, foremost headliner Martin Garrix was compelled to cancel attributable to a severe ankle damage suffered in Might. This, together with the information of the change in venue, definitely made some festival-goers a bit apprehensive. Some on-line rumors even acknowledged that the competition could be canceled totally for this 12 months. Nevertheless, regardless of these setbacks, the competition went on and turned out to be an enormous success!

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Extremely Singapore 2019 Music Highlights

The entire purpose one attends Extremely is the superior lineup of DJ’s. I used to be disenchanted Martin Garrix needed to withdraw from the competition however Axwell and Skrillex positively made up for his absence.

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Axwell headlined the primary night and crushed with my favourite songs equivalent to Extra Than You Know and If I Lose Myself. The complete viewers was leaping and singing alongside in a single mass. Axwell rocked the home and bought everybody pumped for day 2.

Day 2 of the competition was surprisingly mellow till Porter Robinson carried out and everybody bought hyped with Shelter. It was a fast, easy transition from there onto Skrillex. Phrases can’t even describe how partaking his set was. The music was fireplace! Each single particular person was smiling, dancing, and singing alongside to Sicko Mode, Would You Ever, The place Are U Now, and Ranges simply to call a number of. Skrillex was positively the spotlight of the competition. 

Skrillex at Ultra Singapore 2019 Main Stage, photo by RUDGR

Skrillex at Extremely Singapore 2019 Foremost Stage, picture by RUDGR


Meals/Drink:

Food and drinks choices had been lots. Meals was inexpensive at beginning costs of about $8 SGD which most choices starting from about $12-$15 SGD. This 12 months’s meals choices had been bought on the ULTRA Worldwide Meals Road, the place delicacies from every nation through which Extremely takes place was out there for buy. Drink choices had been a bit restricted however had the standard liquor/soda mixer choices in addition to nice beer to drink all through the day. Paying for meals and drinks was tremendous handy as we may load cash onto our wristbands moderately than must pay upfront on the stalls.

Entry to bogs:

There was 1 lavatory for basic admission and 1 for premium basic admission. For basic admission, the queue was fairly lengthy and the lavatory was not extraordinarily clear, however nothing too dangerous. The toilet for premium basic admission has a a lot shorter queue and was a lot cleaner, however each choices had been superb to be used all through the day. Contemplating this was a competition, the restrooms had been a lot cleaner than anticipated.

Ultra Singapore 2019 Main Stage, photo by RUDGR (1)

Extremely Singapore 2019 Foremost Stage, picture by RUDGR

Competition ambiance:

As anticipated, the ambiance at Extremely was nice! The gang was tremendous enjoyable and never too violent. Everybody gave the impression to be having a great time and the house was massive sufficient that those that didn’t need to be up within the mosh pit may keep close to the again and have some room to breathe. The workers was tremendous pleasant and able to reply any questions/present instructions. Extremely additionally partnered with Sephora and arrange a sales space the place you can get your make-up executed and really feel competition prepared FOR FREE. It was an amazing concept however you needed to get there early as a result of the queue’s bought a bit prolonged! 

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Safety:

As with bogs, there was a separate queue for basic admission than there was for premium basic admission. Whereas the queue for premium admission was a lot shorter, neither queues had been too lengthy of a wait. Safety was very diligent in checking baggage, pockets, and our bodies for something on the prohibited merchandise listing, and we had been glad that they had been taking such excellent care of protecting us protected! 

Even with a number of hiccups alongside the highway, Extremely managed to drag off one other great occasion that I totally loved.

Knife Party at Ultra Singapore 2019 Main Stage, photo by RUDGR


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