As is the case with every music festival, Ultra is all for fun, but only when it’s fun for everyone! Keep these do’s and don’ts in mind, and you’ll be good to go! Here’s a list of things that you should definitely bring/do –
They’ll scan ’em at the gate, so try not fake your way through! Most of the times any sort of ID will do – driving license, valid passport, military ID and the likes, foreign nationals, however will need an ID issued by their home country and a copy of their passport, if they don’t want to carry their original passports along.
As long as your bag can be seen through, you’re good to go. However exceptions will be made for small clutch bags and hydration bags that are not back packs.
Toilet paper/Baby Wipes/Hand Sanitizer
Because hygiene. Enough said.
This is an oldie, but definitely a goldie. Trust us, you do not want to be dehydrated at a music festival, because by being dehydrated and possibly passing out, not only will you miss some really good times at the festival when you could be dancing, watching a great band perform an epic set, make new friends or witness something that will change you forever; you will also be known as “that newbie” (which you may, or may not be – they don’t need to know that!) So even though they won’t allow you to walk in with your bottle, you can buy one and regularly refill from the water stations on premises.
Yes we know there will be ATMs but do you want to pay to buy your own money, which you need to buy something entirely else? or would you rather just pay once and not have a machine fleece you for your own money. Besides cash is -relatively- easier to keep track of.
Comfy Shoes, an extra pair of comfy shoes and Band-aids.
You will walk, run, dance, jump, and do all sorts of fun things through the festival, just like all the other people who are also at the festival. Trust us, there will be toe stepping, all accidental, but it won’t reduce the intensity of the pain, plus your feet will be sore at the end of the day, so for the sake of your sanity and over all good times, WEAR COMFY CLOSED-TOE SHOES, and always carry an extra pair of shoes. You’ll need Band-aids to go with them, like LOTS. Because no matter how comfy your shoes are, your feet might blister, even if they don’t you could hurt yourself by falling, getting scratched by someone accidentally. So even if you’re a ninja who won’t be hurt at all, there might be others who might need them. So bring some for yourself, and them some to spare.
Look out for the Orange Shirts
Ask them anything. That’s what they’re around for! They’re totally not cops, so don’t hesitate to ask.
Yes Ultra is awesome! but if you’re too close to the stage or the speakers, you could do deaf, temporarily. Bring earplugs to control the noise of pitchy singers screaming beside you. 😛
Sunscreen, lip balm and a clear bag for your phone
It’s going to get sunny, and tan lines can get super awkward. Lip balm is never a bad idea and neither is a good plastic case for your phone because you never know what might fall on the phone, or what your phone might fall into. #Ewewew.
And here’s what you should leave at home – Animals – stuffed or real Facial masks Opened packs of tampons or cigarettes (closed ones will not be a problem) Pacifiers Glow sticks Balloons, balls and/or Frisbees Water guns, squirt guns or spray bottles Bicycles, skateboards or scooters – public transport ahoy! Umbrellas — they’d rather have you bring a poncho or a raincoat instead. Folding chairs, blankets, sleeping bags or tents Musical instruments or whistles Laser pens Anything that can double up as a weapon Drugs Food and drinks (barring water) Anything that is flammable Professional cameras or audio recording equipment Opened medication