With the inaugural edition of ULTRA Brasil in Rio de Janeiro only a few months away, festival organizers are excited to finally unveil the complete Phase One lineup.
Having confirmed Carl Cox and Martin Garrix as the first ULTRA Brasil headliners live at Ultra Music Festival Miami earlier this year, the world’s most successful independent music festival brand has now selected three more of electronic music’s most sought-after acts to join the party in Rio on October 14 & 15, 2016.
Next up will be French global megastar DJ Snake, whose collaboration with Major Lazer ‘Lean On’ has reached well over one billion views on YouTube, launching him to undisputed international stardom. Fan favorite Hardwell, who has been celebrated for his electrifying performances at countless ULTRA events worldwide, is also confirmed to play at the highly-anticipated debut event, alongside fellow countryman Dash Berlin, who will be making the trip to Rio this October much to the delight of thousands of trance loving Ultranauts. To balance out this finely curated list of headliners, ULTRA has called upon Argentinian trance and electro house duo Heatbeat and bass house pioneer JAUZ for support. Last, but by no means least, ULTRA Brasil will be welcoming Knee Deep In Sound boss Hot Since 82, Brazilian-born Techno queen Anna and famed producer Matador to the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’, wherethe legendary DJs will showcase the freshest sounds from the deeper end of the spectrum on the RESISTANCE stage, artfully rounding out this spectacular Phase One billing.
Due to an overwhelming demand for tickets, ULTRA Brasil recently announced that it will be moving to the beautiful, centrally located Quinta da Boa Vista Park. The idyllic sprawling landscape will serve as the perfect setting for the introduction of ULTRA Brasil and will effortlessly capture the essence of the brand’s storied productions.
Tier 1 and Tier 2 tickets sold out shortly after becoming available earlier this year. Limited Tier 3 tickets are now on sale, however, because demand for ULTRA Brasil has been so high, fans are advised to act quickly to avoid disappointment.
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, BRAZIL, 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 will see 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 a brand new edition of ULTRA Brasil® confirmed to take place in Rio de Janeiro on October 14-15, 2016, ULTRA Singapore™ becoming a full scale two-day festival on September 10-11 and with ROAD TO ULTRA® entering Hong Kong later this year, the ULTRA brand has now united TWENTY COUNTRIES across FIVE CONTINENTS worldwide.