ULTRA BRASIL’s first outing in Rio de Janeiro was the runaway success story of 2016. Over 60,000 fans from around the world flooded Sambódromo last October for a two-day event that undoubtedly won over the South American country known for its love of both music and dance. On hand to capture the magic was ULTRA videographer Charly Friedrichs, AKA Final Kid, who delivered yet another breathtaking aftermovie.
Final Kid has carved a reputation as the foremost videographer in the business and, watching surely one of his finest offerings to date, it’s not hard to see why. A visual love letter to the spirit of Rio de Janeiro, the ULTRA Brasil 2016 Aftermovie celebrates the sun-soaked, rhythm-infused lifestyle that permeates the streets of the city.
From an impromptu dance routine set at the Escadaria Selaron to a game of volleyball on one of Rio’s beautiful beaches, to soaring takes from high above the city overlooking the iconic Christ The Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain, Final Kid immerses the viewer in the sensual majesty that is Brasil. Following a fitting portrayal of Rio de Janeiro, the aftermovie guides us through the gates of Sambódromo and into the waiting arms of the world’s biggest and brightest electronic artists for a triumphant ULTRA Brasil 2016.
Following a sold out first edition, ULTRA Brasil announced in January that the festival would become a three-day affair – Brasil’s ONLY three-day electronic music festival. As a testament to this high demand event, their initial Early Bird ticket launch sold out in less than two days. ULTRA Brasil has released Tier 1 tickets for the hotly anticipated event, which will take place on October 12, 13 & 14.
For fans looking to experience the now expanded ULTRA Brasil, Tier 1 General Admission tickets are on sale now for R$ 429.00 (half-priced tickets, available exclusively to Brazilian citizens*) and R$ 858.00 for other citizenships. These tickets will be in very limited supply and will only be available at UltraBrasil.com/tickets
*Brazilian law stipulates certain members of society are granted half-priced tickets to events. Half-priced tickets are only available to Brazilian citizens who fall under one of the following categories: (i) under the age of 21; (ii) a teacher; (iii) a student; (iv) over the age of 59; (v) the disabled.
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.