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In Pictures: Ultranauts of Ultra Music Festival Singapore 2018

Held at the Bayfront Avenue area near Marina Bay Sands last weekend, Ultra Music Festival 2018 saw top DJs Afrojack, DJ Snake, Steve Angello, and more whipping out mixes after mixes, filling the atmospheric mood with electrifying beats and a sense of escapism.

The Worldwide stage debuted for the first time in Singapore, featuring top global acts such as Illenium, RL Grime, and Andrew Rayel.

Like previous Ultra editions, three different stages were set up to cater to a large variety of EDM sub-genres: the Resistance stage is where deep house lovers call home; the Worldwide stage – replacing the “Live Stage” last year and making its debut from Ultra Miami – became the place to be for an authentic rave party, and for both veterans and first-time Ultranauts to discover new music. The Main Stage attracted crowds for its big names and seasoned DJs, and was the centre of all action: confetti, streamers, smoke effects, and even fireworks bursting into the skies whenever the beat drops.

DJs who headlined the Resistance stage include Nastia, Loco Dice, Oxia, and Popof.

Over the years, the Ultra brand has become synonymous with the quintessential EDM festival on an international scale, and it shows with a crowd hailing from all around the world. While they were there to party, make no mistake when I say that these Ultranauts certainly came prepared to dazzle. From face tattoos and glitter dust makeup accompanied with jewels to the efforts made to dress up for the occasion, there were definitely loud personalities that spiced up the festival mood! On top of all that, when you witness an aged man having the time of his life raving at the Ultra Music Festival, it only goes to show one thing: no one is too old to party.

The Ultra Music Festival 2018 in Singapore may have ended, but the crowd’s youthful spirit and vigour live on forever in photos. Here’s a showcase of the Ultranauts who came dressed to impress, and everyone else who was there simply having the time of their lives with like-minded music lovers!


The 3rd Edition of Ultra Music Festival in Singapore saw an international crowd from a diverse range of background that loves to party – and they certainly did so in style.
Ultra has become an avenue for men with well-chiselled bodies to flaunt the hours spent in the gyms. Why not step up your game with an amazing tribal-themed costume?
The Coachella glitter trend has definitely caught on, as seen on many female Ultranauts who have covered every inch of visible skin with body glitter.
The Singapore heat definitely did not stop party-goers from looking their best whenever a camera opportunity presents itself.
Saw plenty of Ultra-branded flags but not country flags? It turns out that displaying country flags at the festival is prohibited in Singapore.
That is honestly a very brilliant way to represent Singapore in an international festival like Ultra.
Who says body glitter is for females only?
It is simply impossible to miss this couple bobbing their cotton-candy hair away to the pumping beats at the Main Stage.
For the fashionistas, there is no stopping them when it comes to looking their best at Ultra.
Flower power: Floral headpiece, heart-shaped glasses, and a mini lightning symbol on the cheek all coming together with a sprinkle of sass.
Ride an inflated dinosaur and you instantaneously win with the quirkiest outfit at Ultra.
If you did not take a photo of yourself with your hands up forming the iconic “U”, did you really go to Ultra?
In the spirit of the World Cup happening during the same period, this group partied in football jerseys.
While the DJ was too high up on the stage to push the play button, someone in this sporting crowd probably did.
Could the sick beats at Ultra be the reason why this Ultranaut is wearing a mask? We can’t be sure. After all, surgical masks are a common fashion accessory in Japan too.
Even in the cool evening night, Ultranauts find themselves jostling for space among the sweaty crowd. It makes sense that handheld paper fans are included in the range of Ultra merchandise.
And at the end of the day, this man proved one thing: You can never be too old to party.

Did we manage to catch you at Ultra Singapore 2018? Check it out here, tag yourselves and your friends – with more to come!

Photos by Arthur Keng and Brandon Neo of the DANAMIC Team.

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Brandon Neo

My name is Brandon Neo, and I'm a 22-year-old photographer and student pursuing a degree at NUS! I enjoy many different types and genres such as portraiture, landscape, events, stage, wildlife and concepts.

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