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EXPANDS TO THREE DAYS IN 2017
2ND ANNUAL EDITION
TAKES PLACE IN RIO DE JANEIRO
ON OCTOBER 12, 13 & 14, 2017
Following an incredible SOLD OUT debut event in October 2016, the world’s most international festival brand confirms that ULTRA Brasil will return to Rio de Janeiro in 2017, expanding into a full-blown THREE-DAY affair!
This October 12, 13 & 14, 2017, ULTRA Brasil will once again take over Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Sambódromo, most famously known as the home of the city’s annual carnival. Following in the footsteps of ULTRA’s flagship Miami event, the 2017 event will mark Ultra’s first three-day festival on the South American continent.
The inaugural ULTRA Brasil saw a staggering 60,000 fans flock downtown to sell out the Sambódromo across two days last October. With unprecedented demand for tickets expected yet again, organizers have made special moves to increase the size and capacity of the venue, and improve the layout.
With both ends of the Sambódromo now open to all attendees, ULTRA Brasil 2017 will welcome a brand new Ultra Village and an Ultra Boulevard to the site, full of new activations, food stalls, bars and shops. As ever, all three custom-built stages – MAIN STAGE, RESISTANCE and UMF RADIO – will also receive extra-special upgrades to both design and production.
Having brought superstar acts including Above & Beyond, Carl Cox, DJ Snake, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Nic Fanciulli and Tale of Us among many more to ULTRA Brasil first time around, 2017’s edition promises to be an even bigger spectacle with anticipation for the event set to be at an all time high.
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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 eighteenth anniversary on March 18-20, 2016 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, returns to Bayfront Park for its nineteenth annual edition on March 24-26, 2017.
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 eighteen 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, CROATIA, IBIZA, JAPAN, KOREA, SOUTH AFRICA and of course MIAMI, as well as ROAD TO ULTRA® events in BOLIVIA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, JAPAN, 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 eighteen 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’ (bringing the festival online to over 20 million unique viewers globally) 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 breathtaking 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 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® Rio de Janeiro on October 14-15, ULTRA Singapore™ having become a full scale two-day festival on September 10-11, RESISTANCE’s standalone South America Tour and ROAD TOULTRA®’s Hong Kong debut, the ULTRA brand has now united TWENTY COUNTRIES across FIVE CONTINENTS worldwide. In 2016 alone ULTRA WORLDWIDE™ produced TWENTY-SIX events spanning SEVENTEEN countries and FIVE continents.