June 29, 2018

The third iteration of Ultra Singapore returned to the Ultra Park, located right next to the iconic Marina Bay Sands. Kicking things off on Day One were set performances by Junkilla, Mykris, Aly & Fila, and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. Headlining the show were returning acts from the juggernauts of the EDM World like DJ Snake, Nicky Romero and Steve Angello. Day Two opened with Vandal Rock, Rave Republic, Ummet Ozcan, Fedde Le Grand, Nervo and ended with incredible set performances by veterans Above & Beyond and Afrojack.

Ultra Singapore 2018 debuted the highly coveted Worldwide Stage, a featured stage set from the bayfront of Ultra Miami. The overarching set was rigged up with audio equipment and visual graphics, which provided a truly encompassing and immersive experience. While the original one from Miami is known for its audio and visual experience due to its extensive curved screens and exhilarating audio-visual experience, the Worldwide Stage in Singapore paled in comparison with its lacklustre setup and stage design.


As an internationally renowned festival, Ultra Singapore drew crowds from all over the world. Alcohol-induced adrenaline was rampant, apparent with the number of excitable youths, who were bobbing and jumping to the frenetic beats. 

Ultra has always been an unofficial summer fashion show and this year was no different. Flocks of people were seen dressed in all sorts of creative festive costumes; some even took it to the next level by sporting uniforms inspired by Singapore Airlines. Partygoers also weren’t shy of body paint and glitter to jazz up their appearance—anything to stand out in the crowd.


Despite overcast skies and pouring rain, the weather did not dampen concertgoers’ spirits. However, attendance-wise, Ultra Singapore 2018 took a hit which could possibly be due to the lack of fresh faces, since the lineup consisted mostly of returning acts. Nonetheless, the quality of performances on the main stage still dazzled and captivated audiences with a myriad of surprises involving pyrotechnics, lasers and projections.

At the end of the day, Ultra Singapore 2018 is still undeniably the pinnacle of all music festivals. As the old saying goes, “Music brings people together” and music festivals like Ultra help to foster stronger bonds with friends and family, and turn strangers into buddies.