The late tickets confirmations and lack of communication from Ultra Singapore set a stage for a cacophony online rumour for the organisers. Bad news from Ultra Singapore 2019: Martin Garrix will no longer be playing!
The rumour first began on Ultra Singapore’s Facebook and Instagram pages the past week ago. The EDM festival was slated to happen June 8-9 just outside Marina Bay Sands, however no construction work was seen despite the emerging schedule. Festival set up usually takes a month to set up.
Due to the lack of updates from Ultra officials part, the rumours turned into serious concerns for many as online outrage made some believe that worse has happened, signaling ticket buyers to lash out on social media. Despite this, tickets were still being sold via AirAsiaRedTix.
The festival is expected to be held at indoors venue of the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre instead of having it at its usual outdoor space. People finally began getting their tickets late on Jun 3. For some this means time to party on.
With the way things have taken place, it’s mostly a relief that the worst-case scenario hasn’t happened for Ultra Singapore. But it just isn’t the same for most festival goers.
Updated (Jun 4, 14:00) An anonymous source confirmed to AsiaLive365 that no major construction or activities were seen at the venue, leading to uncertainty whether it would be ready in time or worst, cancelled.
Updated (Jun 5, 11:18) Due to expected severe weather this weekend, Ultra Singapore 2019 has been relocated from ULTRA Park to B2 Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. Ultra assure fans that the show continues as scheduled!
Updated (Jun 6, 10.10) Martin Garrix forced to cancel all shows coming weeks due to a serious ankle injury suffered during his show in Las Vegas on May 25th.
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Press Statement: Martin Garrix forced to cancel all shows coming weeks It is with deepest regrets that Martin Garrix has to announce that he is forced to cancel all his shows the coming weeks due to a serious ankle injury suffered during his show in Las Vegas on May 25th. Even though feeling positive after some days of rest, further examinations have determined that all his ankle ligaments are torn and surgery is needed to prevent permanent damage to his ankle. Therefore Garrix is forced to follow the specialist’s advice and cancel all his shows for at least the upcoming four weeks. Garrix: ’’I’m devastated that I have to cancel these shows since nothing makes me happier than performing for you guys. I feel most alive when I'm on stage, seeing you guys smile. I was really looking forward to it and I never want to disappoint my fans. Unfortunately this is out of my control and I will need a surgery and enough rest to fully recover. If I won’t get surgery now I might permanently damage my ankle, which could mean I won’t be able to perform at all anymore. I want to thank everyone for their continuous support and I hope to be able to get back on stage to perform for you guys again really soon.’’