Ultra Worldwide Expands to South Africa & Japan in 2014
Already one of America’s largest electronic music events, Ultra Music Festival is expanding its global reach into South Africa and Japan in 2014. These satellite editions will represent the eighth and ninth international iterations of the festival, having already visited notable destinations such as Chile, Ibiza and Korea. Founder, CEO and Executive Producer of Ultra Music Festival Russell Faibisch expressed his excitement regarding the additions by saying:
“South Africa & Japan are without a doubt two 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 have become truly overwhelming of late, and the infrastructures in each place to put on an event like Ultra are healthier than they’ve ever been. These thriving scenes, coupled with the additional fact that these locations are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever come across, made the decision to expand into Africa and deeper into Asia an extremely exciting one to make.”
Ultra South Africa:
Ultra South Africa will take place on February 14-15. The Cape Town Ostrich Farm will host day 1, and the festival will move to Johannesburg’s Nasrec Showgrounds for day 2. In addition to local talent like Black Coffee and Goldfish, Tiësto will be headlining the event, with supporting DJs including Krewella, Nicky Romero, Alesso, and W&W.
A second phase of the lineup will be revealed soon, while tickets for the 18+ Ultra South Africa go on sale Friday, November 1at 9am. For more information, visit the official Ultra South Africa website here.
While the exact date, location, and lineup of Ultra Japan have yet to be announced, an official “Road to Ultra Tokyo” has been announced before the end of the year. Taking place in Ageha, Tokyo on December 20, the event will be headlined by Above & Beyond and Shotek, with support from local acts.
Tickets to the event are on sale now at UltraJapan.com.