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The ever-expanding EDM giant hopes to attract 20,000 attendees to its first fully fledged festival in south-east Asia
By IQ on 18 Jan 2016
Singapore will this year join the Ultra Worldwide stable proper with a two-day, three-stage EDM festival on 10 and 11 September.
The lineup and venue have yet to be announced, although it is likely the event will be outdoor, unlike last year’s Road to Ultra mini-festival at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.
The original Ultra Music Festival has taken place in Miami since 1999 (originally on South Beach, then in Bayfront Park in the city centre), with a record attendance of 155,000 in 2012, though there were doubts it would return in 2015 following the trampling of a security guard by gatecrashers the previous year.
In addition to Singapore, spin-off festivals are now held in Johannesburg and Cape Town; Seoul; Split, Croatia; Tokyo; Bali, Buenos Aires; Santiago, Chile; and Ibiza, with smaller, ‘Road to Ultra’ events in Bangkok; Macau; Taipei; Manila; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Lima; and Asunción, Paraguay. Ultra Brasil, taking place at a mystery location in Brazil in October, was announced in December.
“Ultra has always worked with the best artists,” the festival’s executive producer, Alexander Chew, tells The Straits Times, “and our goal is to bring a world-class line-up of DJs and live acts to a crowd of over 20,000 a day here in Singapore.”
Tickets for Ultra Singapore are on sale tomorrow at 11AM SST. Viagogo will be the event’s official ticketing partner.