6. Pack light.

You’ll be at the festival for an extended period of time, so the last thing you’ll want to be doing is carrying heavy bags all day and night. To avoid more waiting in line and paying for the festival to keep your bag, try not to bring one at all. In all honesty, you should only need an ID, your wristband (if you received one before the event), and a loaded T Money card. However, you may also want to bring your phone, a compact camera and a portable battery pack for your phone (our next tip).

7. Invest in a portable battery.

If you lose your friends or happen to see your favorite DJ walking around and want a picture, the last thing you want is your phone to be dead. So, carry an extra battery or invest in a portable battery pack for your phone. If you’ve already got one, great. Just don’t forget to bring it with you. You probably won’t need one of the large capacity ones for this event, so find one that is small and can easily fit in your pocket or bag. Also, remember to bring the cable too, of course. On a side note, portable batteries are one of the best gifts for DJs that use one of the newer Macbook models that supports charging via USB-C cables.

8. If you are with a group, designate an area to meet if someone gets lost.

This one is actually very important. The festival is large and there will be a lot of people there. Getting separated from your friends will probably happen at some point and it’s never fun to be wasting time searching the grounds for them. In case calling or texting them doesn’t work or your phone battery dies (this definitely happens), have a place designated to meet up. You can even have your group meet somewhere at the top of every hour to be extra safe.

9. Load your T-MONEY card before entering the festival.

To avoid waiting in the line to buy or charge up your card (if the festival is only accepting T-Money), load it up with some cash at the subway station outside the stadium. We don’t advise you put tons of money on it since it could get lost or stolen, but having some money on it from the beginning will definitely prove useful. Also, try not to let your friends convince you that you will just share a card. If one person has the card and gets separated from the group, you’ll all be suffering.

10. Have a plan.

Take a look at the set times and make sure you know which acts you really want to see. If you plan on having your phone with you, you can use the official 2015 Ultra Korea app to create your own schedule for the event. The app also does some other cool things, so be sure to search for it in the Apple App Store or Google play. If you don’t plan to bring your phone, you can always make a note of the set times and locations you want to be at.

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4 Responses

  1. Crystal

    This is really helpful, thanks! I was wondering about the T money card though. Can we not use KRW at all?

    • ElectRow

      Judging from past festivals and the fact that there are T-Money locations on the Ultra Korea map, we think that this will replace all cash at the event. However, you might be fine with credit/debit cards, but we can’t say 100%. If you don’t have a T-Money card you can buy for cheap all over Korea in convenience stores and subway stations. They should also have them available for purchase at the festival, but you’ll have to wait in line of course. Who knows how long that might be.

  2. Howard Kang

    When it comes to water, do they have water stations or do we have to
    buy it?

    • ElectRow

      While there may be water fountains in the stadium complex (we can’t completely recall and most people would refuse to drink from them anyways), most water is purchased from the vendors. So you’ll probably want to make sure you have some money on your card reserved for that!