The Ultimate Guide to Ultra Singapore 2016 This Weekend

The Ultimate Guide to Ultra Singapore 2016 This Weekend

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Ultra Singapore 2016 returns to our sunny island this weekend, boasting two full days of world-class dance music near Marina Bay Sands! But before all you music-festival aficionados put on your dancing shoes and flower crowns, take a peek at our cheat sheet to learn everything you need to know about this year’s festival.

#1 What to Wear

Ultra Singapore may not be a celebrity fashion show like Coachella, but planning an outfit is definitely our favorite part of any festival. From free-spirited bohemian looks to funky neons, this is the weekend to let your stylish creativity shine. Take our advice and keep it comfy and functional – you’ll regret wearing those painful high heels or obnoxious hat no matter how good they may look with your outfit.

#2 Getting There

Ultra Park is next to Marina Bay Sands Tower 1, near the Bayfront MRT station. Parking will be a nightmare, so book a Grab or hop on the MRT.

#3 Where to Stay

Whether you’re traveling from out of town or making Ultra a full-fledged staycation, you’re definitely going to want a nice bed to crash on each night. We got you covered at Pan Pacific, just a short walk from Ultra Park. If you don’t mind a longer commute, Mandarin Orchard and Naumi Liora still have rooms available this weekend.

#4 Who to See

This year’s lineup is STACKED with heavy-hitters such as Deadmau5, Above & Beyond, and Kygo, but we recommend taking some time to escape the crowds of the main stage and experience the festival’s more underrated performers. Nicole Moudaber will be dropping the sounds of the techno underground on Saturday night, and on Sunday you can catch a live set from dubstep band Nero, featuring the hypnotic voice of Alana Watson.

#5 What to Bring

  • Cash. There are no ATMs inside the festival.
  • Photo ID. You will need it to get inside.
  • Sunglasses, but leave the designer shades at home.
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes. Just trust us on this one.

#6 What Not to Bring

  • Selfie sticks. Don’t be “that guy”.
  • Professional cameras. Just no.
  • Large purses or backpacks. Only small purses and clear bags are allowed.
  • Anything you wouldn’t want to get wet or ruined. So now you know that really expensive fringed top probably isn’t worth it.

#7 Festival Pro Tips

  • Stay healthy. Drink lots of water and don’t forget to take breaks to rest your feet and grab a snack.
  • Stay charged. You’ll be glad you brought a battery pack when your phone dies.
  • Plan your schedule beforehand. If you’re dying to see an artist, get to the stage early!
  • Establish a meeting point early on. Cell service is a rare luxury at music festivals, so this is a lifesaver if you lose your friends.

Still need a ticket? Online tickets are sold out, but a limited number of general admission passes will be available the day of the festival. Get there early!

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Photo credits: 2, 5, and courtesy of Ultra Singapore.

Music Monday: Fred V & Grafix – Like the Sun

Music Monday: Fred V & Grafix – Like the Sun

Around these walls, all I’ve ever known
Reading the dark, all I’ve ever known till now
Ain’t no chemical euphoria can ever compared to you
The way you’re turning on my barriers
Crash right in and hit me like the Sun
Light me with your love, come lift me up like the Sun
Light me with your love, come lift me up
In a way of euphoria feeling so close to you
The way you’re turning on my barriers
Crash right in and hit me like the Sun

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Music Monday: Rebelution – Meant to Be

Music Monday: Rebelution – Meant to Be

it feels like life is taking over, it feels like its meant to be
and it feels like life is taking over, it feels like its meant to be
cause I can see the sunrise on my way
I can see the road rise to meet me
I can feel the earth underneath my feet
and I can see the stars on top of me
and I say don’t ever come down, come down, no
I need your light now, right now

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Woogie Weekend

Woogie Weekend

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Woogie Weekend was by far one of my favorite music festivals I have EVER been to. Normally I’m a little apprehensive about attending debut festivals, as this typically means the event organizers don’t have all the “kinks” worked out yet, but The Do LaB used to throw their signature event Lightning in a Bottle at this very venue, Oak Canyon Park in Orange County, before the festival outgrew it, so I had a feeling they knew what they were doing. Plus, it was only an hour away and tickets were less than $130 for a 3-day pass so you can’t really say no to that!

We got to the venue on Friday evening and I was immediately thrown by the event’s laid-back logistics. In a time where hyper-security, wristbands, and strict rules are the norm at music festival (which ironically are supposed to be about freedom), it was refreshing to feel like I was actually part of a community, not a herd of cattle with security monitoring my every move. Woogie Weekend had all the vibes a festival should have without the pretentiousness you normally find at big events like Coachella, EDC, or Hard- everyone was just there to have a good time and BOOGIE (isn’t that what music festivals are for?). I’m a dnb head, and there weren’t very many artists I cared about seeing at the show, which I think actually made it more fun because I had the freedom to romp around, champagne bottle in hand, without being tied to set times. With no shortage of deep house beats, production and entertainment definitely lived up to what you’d expect from The Do LaB – three stages, a slip n slide, and camp dance parties until dawn. Of course, it wouldn’t be a “hippie fest” without morning yoga sesh’s, acai bowl stands, and trippy art installations. If you’ve heard anything about Woogie Weekend, you probably heard about the rain. Luckily(?) we were one of the few people there who actually had work on Monday so we had to cut out a day early and missed all the flooding.

There’s no doubt in my mind that Woogie Weekend that will become an annual event for me. To The Do LaB: well done!

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