The third edition of Ultra
Singapore is returning to the open field beside Marina Bay
Sands, now known as "Ultra Park", on the long Hari Raya weekend
of Jun 15-16.
Tickets are already out, but they've only just
announced its first wave of artists this afternoon (May
Headlining the festival are a mish-mash of producers who have been
making waves the past year and returning names from Ultra’s alumni.
We won't be seeing the much anticipated reunion of Swedish House
Mafia (rumor has it that the supergroup have
already split just a week into their reunion), but we’re
Angello for the second year running after seeing
Swedish house duo Axwell and Ingrosso at last year's ZoukOut. Also
back in Singapore is English trance trio Above &
Beyond, who also headlined the first Ultra Singapore two
years ago. Grammy-nominated French producer DJ
Snake will also be making an appearance after being on
the bill for Ultra Singapore’s first edition and last year’s
ZoukOut, along with Dutch DJ Afrojack. The
stage will also be shared with other familiar names like
American producer Illenium,
Germany-based Tunisian house DJ Loco Dice,
"Toulouse" producer Nicky Romero,
American trap, grime and bass extraordinaire RL
Grime and trap producer Nghtmre and
"heaven trap" duo Slander.
And that’s just the headliners who’ll be performing across the four
stages at the festival, including the all-new Ultra
Wordwide stage, which they're bringing to Singapore direct from
the bayfront of Miami. There's a whole lot of trap and future bass
producers this year, but you can also catch other stalwarts in
their own right like Egyptian trance legends Aly &
Fila, Moldovan producer Andrew Rayel,
who's come a long way since his breakthrough trance hit "Aether"
back in '11, Dutch house producer Fedde Le
Grand, Dutch-Turkish big room house music
producer Ummet Ozcan,
Spanish techno and house DJ-producer and label
owner Coyu, the
French DJ-producer who just re-released a remix EP of his smash hit
"Domino" last year, Oxia, and so
Not much word on regional musicians who'll be joining the fray, but
confirmed artists from Singapore who'll be returning are DJ
Republic and dance music producer Myrne, as
well as Taipei’s Japanese "dancefloor shaker" Kaku.
It's a pretty diverse lineup, but somehow, people are trashing it
out on Facebook's comments
section, complaining that "this year is a disappointment" and
whatnot. Well, festival organizers can’t please everyone
guys. Let’s just hope that more pressing issues are being
addressed this year, like the payment of artists (Singaporean
R&B songstress Sam
Rui did a great move calling them out for delaying) and
better management of artists (we won’t be seeing Dutch EDM
For the full lineup, click here.
Tickets are priced from $170 for
a two-day ticket here.