ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA DROPS PHASE ONE LINEUP

05 NOVEMBER 2014, SOUTH AFRICA

ARMIN VAN BUUREN, AXWELL^INGROSSO, HARDWELL

AND MARTIN GARRIX TO HEADLINE

TICKETS ON SALE TO PRE-REGISTERED FANS ON THURSDAY, 6 NOVEMBER

TICKET SALES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON FRIDAY, 7 NOVEMBER

HOMEGROWN TALENT ON SHOW INCLUDES GOLDFISH, BLACK COFFEE, FRESH & EUPHONIK, ROGER GOODE, DJ KENT AND PROTOCULTURE

Having hosted the largest electronic music festival in African history in 2014, Ultra South Africa™ is returning for its 2015 edition with even grander plans; kicking off with the announcement of a storming Phase One lineup!

With over 40,000 attendees passing through the hallowed Ultra gates across the two-day event earlier this year, Ultra South Africa™ returns to the striking landscapes of Ostrich Farm in Cape Town and the Nasrec Expo Grounds in Johannesburg on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th February 2015 respectively, with every intention of making history again!

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Headlining the First Phase are some of dance music’s most sought-after acts, with current DJ Mag #1 Hardwell set to make his first appearance at the festival alongside fellow debutants Armin van Buuren and Axwell^Ingrosso. Furthermore, firm favourite Martin Garrix will be returning to the grounds where he so memorably whipped the locals into a frenzy during his sets at the previous edition. The eclectic and diverse sounds of the festival that were so strongly established in its first outing will also remain prominent, with the headliners big-room sound finely balanced with the inclusion of some of South Africa’s biggest and best talent. This includes the Cape Town-based funk duo Goldfish, underground tech-house star Black Coffee,as well as,an appearance fromthelegendary house outfit Fresh & Euphonik.Other acts to round out the truly spectacular Phase One include hometown mix specialist Roger Goode, budding house superstar DJ Kent and renowned producer Protoculture.

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Pre-registered fans will have the chance to exclusively purchase their tickets at 9am SAST on Thursday, 6th November before they go on sale to the general public the following day&mdashFriday, 7th November. With Early Bird admission already sold out due to unprecedented demand, advance entry tickets will begin on sale at R850 for both events, with VIP versions being sold at R1,250 and R1,500 for the Cape Town and Johannesburg events respectively.

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

“As Ultra expands to all corners of the globe, continuing to bring the festival to new frontiers, there truly may not be a more beautiful location than South Africa. The memories that everyone came away with after the inaugural edition were timeless. The fans there are truly passionate, and they encompassed what loving the music and indeed our experience is all about. We are raising the bar in February, bringing Ultra back to South Africa in a big way. We’re looking forward to growing the event there for many years to come, and making Ultra South Africa a destination festival that every music fan should experience at least once in their lifetime."

Adam Russakoff – Executive Producer, Talent Booker and Director of Business Affairs for Ultra Music Festival and Ultra Worldwide added:

“First year shows usually tend to be replete with growing pains, but with South Africa it just instantly worked. It certainly helped that we had a massive lineup and the energy really transcended to the crowd. Ultra South Africa turned out to be a very special show for our team, the Artists and most importantly the fans lucky enough to be there to witness history in the making. Continuing with our trend of coming stronger every year, our second edition in South Africa surely won’t disappoint as evidenced by this tremendous first phase lineup announcement."

Shaun Duvet – Founding partner of Ultra South Africa™ said:

“To say that Ultra has changed my life is an understatement. It is an absolute honour to part of such an incredible global family. In year 1 of Ultra South Africa we set the tone, now in year 2 we have learned a whole bunch of new tricks and can’t wait to show the South African public an experience they will never forget!”

For the latest news on which other amazing acts will be setting the stages alight at Ultra South Africa™ and to keep up-to-date with all other news and information, stay tuned to the official website and Ultra South Africa™ Facebook Page.

2015 Ticket Information

Ultra South Africa™ is strictly an 18 and over event

Cape Town

Early Bird General: R750 (SOLD OUT)

Early Bird VIP: R1000 (SOLD OUT)

Advance Price General: R850

Advance Price VIP: R1,250

Full Sale Price General: R950

Full Sale Price VIP: R1,500

Johannesburg

Early Bird General: R750 (SOLD OUT)

Early Bird VIP: R1,250 (SOLD OUT)

Advance Price General: R850

Advance Price VIP: R1,500

Full Sale Price General: R950

Full Sale Price VIP: R1,750

Early Bird VVIP: R3,000 (SOLD OUT)

Advance Price VVIP: R3,500

Full Sale Price VVIP: R4,000

To register go to www.ultrasouthafrica.com

About Ultra Worldwide

Ultra Worldwide, founded by Russell Faibisch, 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 16th anniversary March 28-30, 2014 by bringing over 165,000 music enthusiasts to the sold out event in the City of Miami. 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 15 million unique viewers globally. Over the past 16 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 16 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 in South Africa and Japan this year already, 2014 will see Ultra in nine countries and five continents across the globe.

About Ultra South Africa

Ultra Music Festival, the World’s Premier Electronic Music event, is an internationally renowned event that was launched in 1999 in Miami, Florida.2014 saw Ultra expand into nine countriesand five continents; one of which was Africa. The inaugural Ultra South Africa was brought to the country by Electric Music.Ultra South Africa took place on 14th and 15th February in Cape Town and Johannesburg respectively, attracting a total of 40, 000 dance music lovers to party with the hottest lineup seen in the country at that time; including Tiësto, Krewella, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Blasterjaxx, Afrojack and more, as well as a host of local names including DJs Fresh and Euphonik, Black Coffee and Goldfish.In total 9 internationals and over 100 local acts played the multiple stages to crowds that partied for over 12 hours in each city.Ultra South Africa returns in February 2015 with an even bigger and better show. Check out ultrasouthafrica.com for more information.

About MultiChoice

MultiChoice started as the subscriber management arm of M-Net. Today it is the leading multi-channel digital satellite television operator across the African continent. Its dynamic technology platform and varied bouquets of channels, built on a foundation of compelling premium entertainment, has seen MultiChoice grow its business to 3.7 million subscribers across South Africa.

MultiChoice provides its DStv services to different market segments. The DStv bouquets cater for different lifestyles and pockets, from entry level to Premium. DStv is also available as a niche service for the Indian and Portuguese communities. M-Net and SuperSport are part of the MultiChoice stable, which delivers premium channels and content to a growing number of subscribers. DStv Media Sales, DStv Mobile, MWEB, DStv Online, CommerceZone, SmartVillage and NMSCom also form part of the group.

MultiChoice is one of the outstanding examples of a pioneering South African company, owned by Naspers, an international player providing entertainment, technology and e-commerce services. MultiChoice’s involvement in South Africa goes beyond its core business. Through its corporate social investment, the company actively participates in social transformation and through technology, enables individuals and communities to help themselves ultimately leading to growth of the economy of the country.

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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.