ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL EDITION OF ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA FOR FEBRUARY 2014

After months of speculation, we can finally announced, Ultra Music Festival is coming to South Africa in 2014! #ULTRASA

25 OCTOBER 2013, SOUTH AFRICA
Summary
Following months of speculation and anticipatory hearsay from hopeful dance music enthusiasts across all corners of the globe, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL have today put the rumors to rest by revealing that the World’s Premier Electronic event will be heading to the iconic cities of Cape Town & Johannesburg for the first ever edition of ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA in February 2014.

FEBRUARY 14 – OSTRICH FARM, CAPE TOWN

FEBRUARY 15 – EXPO CENTRE, NASREC, JOHANNESBURG

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM (SAST) NOVEMBER 1, 2013

LINEUP:

TIËSTO

ALESSO, NICKY ROMERO, KREWELLA, W&W,

GOLDFISH, BLACK COFFEE, MI CASA, EUPHONIK & DJ FRESH


Following months of speculation and anticipatory hearsay from hopeful dance music enthusiasts across all corners of the globe, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL have today put the rumors to rest by revealing that the World’s Premier Electronic event will be heading to the iconic cities of Cape Town & Johannesburg for the first ever edition of ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA in February 2014.

Gracing Cape Town Ostrich Farm [February 14] and Nasrec Showgrounds, Johannesburg [February 15] with the unique and unrivalled experience for which it is so globally famed, ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA will be the first, and by far the biggest, event of its kind to hit the African continent when it lands in early 2014.

What’s more, headlining the entire event will be none other than Dutch superstar DJ, producer and Musical Freedom label boss TIËSTO! A firm favourite with Ultra fans across the world, and without doubt one of the planet's most in demand DJs, Tiësto will be supported by an array of fellow countrymen, in the form of bona fide überstar NICKY ROMERO and chart-topping duo W&W. Flying the flag for Sweden will be 22-year old superstar ALESSO, whilst Chicago-based trio KREWELLA look set to provide the much needed injection of bass to proceedings!

If that weren’t enough, joining these international big hitters in the first wave of talent to be announced, will be a whole host of South Africa’s finest talent and local heroes in the form of Cape Town based duo GOLDFISH, underground house star BLACK COFFEE and the stellar three-piece outfit hailing from Johannesburg, MI CASA. Last but by no means least, legendary house music partners EUPHONIK & DJ FRESH will be stepping up to represent South Africa in style.

Having already established gargantuan events in Miami, Argentina, Chile, Croatia, Brazil, Korea and Ibiza in its 15-year history, ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA will be the EIGHTH international edition of the Miami super festival, making it the most international festival brand in the world by quite some way. Guaranteeing the same level of world-class talent, along with the meticulous attention to detail and world-beating production that characterizes all of their worldwide events, Ultra South Africa will bring its unique experience to a new market, increasingly hungry for dance music.

Russell Faibisch – Founder, Executive Producer and CEO of Ultra Music Festival and Ultra Worldwide shared his excitement by saying:

"South Africa is without a doubt one of the most burgeoning territories in the world when it comes to their ever-growing enthusiasm towards electronic music. Their demand for world-class electronic acts has become truly overwhelming of late, and the infrastructure in place to put on an event like Ultra is healthier than it's ever been. This thriving scene, coupled with the additional fact that the two venues we've found for the first edition are some of the most beautiful I've ever come across, made the decision to expand into Africa an extremely exciting one to make."

Adam Russakoff – Executive Producer, Talent Booker and Director of Business Affairs for Ultra Music Festival and Ultra Worldwide went on to say:

"If there's one ethos that characterizes each and every one of our worldwide events, it's the unmatched experience that we offer our fans. This unique 'Ultra' experience is ultimately achieved by delivering the very best forward-thinking lineups alongside unbeatable production values, and I can absolutely guarantee that next year's inaugural edition of Ultra South Africa will be no exception. The local promoters we've chosen to work with have an exceptional reputation for putting on the biggest and very best events in South Africa and our expansion into such a booming market is something I'm very much looking forward to."

Shaun Duvet, MD at Electric Music – the South African partner and co-organizer of the festival – added:

"Over the past three years we (Electric) have successfully toured the world's biggest DJs and in doing so feel that the South African audience has been building up momentum to take on a festival of massive proportion... All electronically focused of course. Having been to Ultra Miami and Europe, we felt the market was indeed ready for Ultra, South Africa, and judging by the levels of anticipation here, it is."

TICKET INFORMATION

Ultra South Africa is strictly an 18 and over event.

TICKETS GO ON SALE

9AM (SAST) NOVEMBER 1, 2013

Ticket prices for each event are as follows:

CAPE TOWN – FEBRUARY 14, 2014

GATES OPEN 2PM

GA

Early Bird – R600

Phase 1 – R700

Phase 2 – R800

Phase 3 – TBA

VIP

Phase 1 – R900

Phase 2 – R1100

Phase 3 – TBA

JOHANNESBURG – FEBRUARY 15, 2014

GATES OPEN 12PM

GA

Early bird – R650

Phase 1 - R750

Phase 2 - R850

Phase 3 – TBA

VIP

Phase 1 – R1200

Phase 2 – R1500

Phase 3 – TBA

VVIP

Phase 1 – R3000

Phase 2 - TBA

Please note: The artist phases and ticket phases are not related - the artist phases refer to the waves of artist announcements that take place, while the ticket phases refer to the batch of ticket sales eg: once phase/batch 1 is sold out, phase/batch 2 kicks in.

About Ultra Worldwide™

ULTRA WORLDWIDE is the global brand of the World’s Premier Electronic Music event ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL. An internationally renowned event that has taken place every March since its inception in 1999, Ultra Music Festival celebrated its 15th anniversary this year by becoming the first ever major electronic festival to produce an event over two consecutive weekends. Boasting the hottest names and the finest talent to be found anywhere on the planet, Ultra Worldwide is now the most international festival brand in the world by far, as it continues to transport the unrivaled experience from its Miami flagship event to an ever-growing number of destinations and fans all over the globe. Add in their pioneering live stream, ‘Ultra Live’ and Ultra Worldwide is able to bring the festival experience online to over 11 million unique viewers globally.

Over the past 15 years, literally thousands of the world's most iconic DJs, producers and live acts have mesmerized audiences with awe-inspiring sets at Ultra events in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Ibiza, Korea and of course Miami. Each and every new global edition has been founded on the same successful formula that has been perfected over 15 years in Miami, combining the most diverse electronic talent with the most technologically advanced, large scale festival productions in the world.

In 2014, Ultra continues to push the boundaries, bringing its unparalleled combination of cutting edge production and the world's best electronic acts back to its previous strongholds and to new frontiers across the globe. With brand new editions set for South Africa and Japan next year already, 2014 will see Ultra in NINE COUNTRIES and FIVE CONTINENTS across the globe.

Quotes
"Over the past three years we (Electric) have successfully toured the world's biggest DJs and in doing so feel that the South African audience has been building up momentum to take on a festival of massive proportion... All electronically focused of course. Having been to Ultra Miami and Europe, we felt the market was indeed ready for Ultra, South Africa, and judging by the levels of anticipation here, it is." Shaun Duvet, MD at Electric Music – the South African partner and co-organizer of the festival
"If there's one ethos that characterizes each and every one of our worldwide events, it's the unmatched experience that we offer our fans. This unique 'Ultra' experience is ultimately achieved by delivering the very best forward-thinking lineups alongside unbeatable production values, and I can absolutely guarantee that next year's inaugural edition of Ultra South Africa will be no exception. The local promoters we've chosen to work with have an exceptional reputation for putting on the biggest and very best events in South Africa and our expansion into such a booming market is something I'm very much looking forward to." Adam Russakoff – Executive Producer, Talent Booker and Director of Business Affairs for Ultra Music Festival and Ultra Worldwide
"South Africa is without a doubt one of the most burgeoning territories in the world when it comes to their ever-growing enthusiasm towards electronic music. Their demand for world-class electronic acts has become truly overwhelming of late, and the infrastructure in place to put on an event like Ultra is healthier than it's ever been. This thriving scene, coupled with the additional fact that the two venues we've found for the first edition are some of the most beautiful I've ever come across, made the decision to expand into Africa an extremely exciting one to make." Russell Faibisch – Founder, Executive Producer and CEO of Ultra Music Festival and Ultra Worldwide
Spokespeople
About Ultra South Africa

About ULTRA Worldwide™

ULTRA WORLDWIDE™ IS THE GLOBAL EDITION OF THE WORLD’S PREMIER ELECTRONIC MUSIC EVENT, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL®.

The ULTRA brand in relation to live events was founded in 1997 in Miami by Executive Producer, President & CEO, Russell Faibisch, who began by producing electronic music events which led to the inaugural Ultra Music Festival® in 1999 on the sands of Miami Beach.

The internationally renowned festival, which has taken place every March since its inception, celebrated its twentieth anniversary on March 23-25, 2018 by bringing over 165,000 music enthusiasts to the sold out waterfront event in the heart of the City of Miami. Ultra Music Festival®, recently voted the world’s #1 Festival by DJ Mag for the second consecutive year, returns to Bayfront Park for its 21st annual edition on March 29-31, 2019.

Choosing to follow a unique and creative vision and a wholly organic growth focused on its true love for music, artists and fans alike, the ULTRA and ULTRA Worldwide™ brands represent not only the world’s biggest and most successful remaining INDEPENDENT electronic music festival brand, but also the most international festival brand in the world. Event organizers continue to transport the unrivaled experience from the Miami flagship festival to an ever-growing number of destinations and Ultranauts all over the globe.

Over the past twenty years, thousands of the world’s most iconic DJs, producers and live acts have mesmerized audiences with awe-inspiring sets at ULTRA festivals in ARGENTINA, BALI, BRASIL, CHILE, CHINA, CROATIA, IBIZA, JAPAN, KOREA, MEXICO, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA and of course MIAMI, as well as ROAD TO ULTRA® events in AUSTRALIA, BOLIVIA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, HONG KONG, INDIA, KOREA, MACAU, PARAGUAY, PERU, THE PHILIPPINES, PUERTO RICO, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, THAILAND and the USA. Each new global edition has been founded on the same successful recipe that has been perfected over twenty years in Miami, combining the most diverse electronic talent with the most technologically advanced, large-scale festival productions in the world.

The ULTRA brands have pioneered the live stream experience with ‘ULTRA LIVE’ (with over 650 million live stream and recorded set views from Ultra Music Festival Miami since 2013) and the audio broadcasting platform ‘UMF RADIO’ (syndicated to FM Radio in over 62 countries and reaching more than 22 million listeners weekly). Also UMF FILMS’ collaboration with FINAL KID has seen some of the most visually breath-taking festival aftermovies in the music space, including a feature-length documentary exploring the explosion of dance music, entitled CAN U FEEL IT™, which was premiered on the red carpet at the Klipsch Amphitheater in Miami in 2012 and was exhibited in over 500 theaters across the Unites States.

2016 and 2017 saw the ULTRA and ULTRA WORLDWIDE™ brands continue to push the boundaries even further, bringing an unparalleled combination of cutting edge productions and the world’s best electronic acts back to previous strongholds and new frontiers across the globe. With the SOLD-OUT edition of ULTRA Brasil®, ULTRA Singapore™ having become a full scale two-day festival, RESISTANCE’s debut standalone South America Tour, and the debut of ROAD TO ULTRA®’s Hong Kong, 2016 was one of the brand’s most successful years to date. A RESISTANCE summer residency began at Privilege Ibiza in 2017, while ULTRA China debuted in Shanghai on September 9-10, 2017. Also in 2017, two ROAD TO ULTRA® events took place in New Delhi and India.

ULTRA® revealed further expansion into México October 6-7, 2017, Melbourne for Road to ULTRA Australia February 24, 2018, and a full-scale 2-day festival in Sydney in 2019. Road To ULTRA Taiwan was also upgraded to a full 2-day festival taking place September 8-9, 2018, and ULTRA Beijing has been confirmed for September 15 and 16 of 2018. RESISTANCE revealed brand new standalone dates throughout South America, with new editions set to take place in Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Panama for the very first time. In March 2018, the brand also announced its acquisition of Miami's Winter Music Conference. The ULTRA brand will be present in at least TWENTY-SEVEN COUNTRIES across SIX CONTINENTS worldwide by the end of 2018.