ULTRA MAKES HISTORY IN ASIA
On the weekend of June 10 & 11 2017, ULTRA WORLDWIDE successfully produced two multi-day festivals in two different countries in Asia – South Korea and Singapore – for the first time in its illustrious history.
A first for any festival organization, this incredible achievement marks another slice of record-breaking history for the world’s largest independent, and most international, festival brand.
In one of the biggest weekends of electronic music the continent has ever witnessed, Ultra welcomed over 170,000 fans combined over two locations (120,000 in Korea and 50,000 in Singapore), in just two days.
Headliners Dash Berlin, Dubfire, Hardwell, KSHMR (Live), Martin Solveig, Nic Fanciulli, Nicky Romero, Pendulum (Live), Sasha & John Digweed, Steve Angello, Tchami (Live) and Tiësto performed across both flagship events, crossing flight paths over the South China Sea on the morning of Sunday, June 11, in order to do so.
Alesso performed exclusively in Seoul, having already headlined ULTRA events in Singapore in 2015 and 2016, while Showtek, Steve Aoki and surprise guests Knife Party headlined exclusively in Singapore.
ULTRA Korea, which returned to the capital city, Seoul, for its sixth annual edition, welcomed upwards of 120,000 fans to the immense Olympic Stadium, cementing its position as the largest two-day electronic music festival in Asia. Over 80 world-class acts came together across the Main Stage, Live Stage and RESISTANCE Stage – the latter of which made its highly anticipated, much lauded debut in South Korea this past weekend.
Meanwhile, some 3000 miles away, following its elevation to full festival status in 2016, ULTRA Singaporereturned to its home at Bayfront Avenue to deliver another groundbreaking programme of DJs and Live acts. Also showcasing the holy triumvirate of Main, Live and RESISTANCE stages, and with upgraded production across all, this was ULTRA’s most successful outing in Singapore to date.
For those unable to experience ULTRA Singapore in person, ULTRA Live’s internationally celebrated livestream, presented by UMF TV (produced by NOMOBO) was on hand with all the action, attracting over 320,000 viewers across the weekend.
With ULTRA’s first 2017 tour of Asia now complete, all eyes are now on the second leg, taking place this September. With an incredible SEVEN events taking place over the course of just ten days, including the debut of Ultra China – a multi-day festival in Shanghai – and Road To ULTRA India in New Delhi, be prepared for even more record-breaking and history-making from the world’s most successful festival brand.
For the full calendar of remaining Ultra events in Asia this year, see below. For all Ultra Worldwide dates, head to umfworldwide.com
Road To ULTRA New Delhi – September 8
ULTRA Japan – September 16-18
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 nineteenth anniversary on March 24-26, 2017 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 twentieth annual edition on March 23-25, 2018.
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 nineteen 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, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA and of course MIAMI, as well as ROAD TO ULTRA® events in BOLIVIA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, HONG KONG, 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 nineteen 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 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 and 2017 have seen 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 the brand’s most successful year to date. A RESISTANCE summer residency at Privilege Ibiza is confirmed for 2017, while ULTRA China will debut in Shanghai on September 9-10, 2017. Also in 2017, two ROAD TO ULTRA® events will take place in New Delhi and India. ULTRA® have revealed further expansion into Australia for 2018. The ULTRA brand will be present in at least TWENTY-THREE COUNTRIES across SIX CONTINENTS worldwide by the end of 2018.
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