The rumors, worrying and speculation are over – Ultra Singapore 2019 is going to happen. In a drastic move, event organizers were able to secure a secondary location for the festival. With the event happening June 8-9, this news came well past the last minute.
The event has been relocated from ULTRA Park to B2 Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. The biggest concern now is the move from an outdoor venue to an indoor venue with smaller capacity.
Sadly, it is bad weather that forced the venue to change. Check out these photos of the swamped outdoor venue at ULTRA Park:
While festival-goers are skeptical, event management maintains that nothing has changed. All originally scheduled headliners will be there to enjoy the pyrotechnics and laser shows. Some main stage acts include Martin Garrix, Porter Robinson, Skrillex, and Axwell.
A spokesperson for Ultra Singapore 2019 said the Marina Bay Sands Expo Centre was always the contingency plan. They also had this to add:
“WE WERE NOTIFIED OF THE LAST MINUTE AVAILABILITY OF LARGE SUITE ROOMS TOTALING 17,000 SQUARE METRES AND TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE OUR FANS WITH A FULLY IMMERSIVE INDOOR EXPERIENCE. OUR GUESTS WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE FULL PRODUCTION FROM ULTRA FROM THE MOMENT THEY ARRIVE, RATHER THAN WAITING FOR THE SUN TO SET TO EXPERIENCE THE LASERS AND PYRO SHOWS.”
Only time will tell if Ultra Singapore 2019 will live up to it’s word. However, fans remain nervous that they won’t be able to deliver on some lofty expectations.
Regardless of what goes down, they seem to have pulled a rabbit out of the hat. Having attended many indoor events, as long as security and sound quality are up to speed, nobody should panic. At the end of the day, fans will see their favorite DJs performing as promised. We call that a win.