Singapore boosts festival with Scandinavian artists

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Ultra Singapore spares no expense, and this year 2016 the mega dance music festival has loaded their artist list with huge names from all over the world. Award-winning and hottest name in electronic dance music, Norwegian producer Kygo, is set to headline the inaugural edition of Ultra Singapore.

Ultra Singapore will take place on 10 and 11 September, and along with Kygo festival guests can enjoy tunes from other high-praised Scandinavian names; Swedish house music duo Axwell and Ingrosso.

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The young Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll from Bergen in Norway, best known as Kygo, has accrued more than a billion streams on Spotify ahead of his debut LP from 2015. During the festival weekend, he will celebrate his 25-year-old birthday in Singapore, and the island nation has a very strong connection to him. He revealed in a Twitter conversation, that he was in fact born in Singapore, and spent his first few years here as his travelling father worked in the shipping industry. He took his first steps in Singapore, and now, 25 years after, he will step on the Singaporean scene and perform his music for the first time.

The Singapore connection is strong with Kygo, who will be performing here for the first time on the weekend of his 25th birthday. He revealed in a Twitter Q&A last year that he was born in Singapore and spent a few years here as his globe-trotting father worked in the shipping industry.

The mega dance music festival will also see the likes of Dutch DJ Afrojack, French up-and-comer DJ Snake and Canadian producer Deadmau5 spinning here.

Other artists announced include Asian-American dance music collective Far East Movement, London electronic trio Nero as well as supporting acts Jauz and Marshmello. Other than the main and live stages, Singapore will also host the Resistance stage, which will showcase techno and deep house. Forty artists are expected to be announced in total in the lead-up to the event.

Ultra Park will be located in a field across from Marina Bay Sands and the event will run from noon to 10.30pm on both days. Organisers are expecting 25,000 festival-goers each day.

Sources: www.straitstimes.com.sg, www.billboard.com

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