ULTRA BRASIL ANNOUNCES INCREDIBLE LOCATION AND DATES FOR 2016 EVENT, OCTOBER 14 & 15 AT FLAMENGO PARK, RIO DE JANEIRO
MARTIN GARRIX AND CARL COX FIRST TO JOIN LINEUP!
On Saturday, March 19, during the eighteenth annual edition of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL at Bayfront Park, ULTRA Worldwide – the world’s premier and most independent festival brand – announced that ULTRA Brasil will be taking place on October 14-15, 2016, at the stunning Flamengo Park in Rio de Janeiro.
Revealed on air during Saturday’s ULTRA LIVE broadcast to millions of viewers worldwide, ULTRA Brasil also dropped huge news that two of the biggest names in electronic music will be performing at what is undoubtedly now one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the international festival calendar.
During an extra special live broadcast, Dutch prodigy Martin Garrix who was co-hosting at the time, was joined by Ultra legend Carl Cox where the pair revealed to the world that they will both be performing exclusively at ULTRA Brasil in October 2016! This does indeed mean that ULTRA Brasil will be the only place festival you’ll catch the pair playing in Brasil in 2016.
Situated on one of the most beautiful and iconic stretches of coastline in the world, Flamengo Park, Rio de Janeiro, was handpicked by ULTRA Worldwide due to its stark similarity to Bayfront Park – the home of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL. With its incredible oceanfront location, views of Sugarloaf mountain, ‘Christ The Redeemer’ and other unique landmarks, ULTRA Brasil will feature multiple state of the art stages, complete with the world-class production for which ULTRA has become so famed.
Speaking about the forthcoming event, Executive Producer, Founder and CEO of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL and ULTRA Worldwide, Russell Faibisch said: “I couldn’t be more excited about bringing ULTRA to Rio de Janeiro. The beautiful venue chosen serves as the perfect waterfront location for the festival, very similar to the stunning Bayfront Park in Miami. This move has been many years in the making. Brasil holds a very special place in my heart, as it is where I originally launched the WorldWide concept in 2006. There genuinely is no place in the world that compares to the unique passion and energy of the Brazilian people.”
Claudio di Rocha Miranda Filho, partner in ULTRA Brasil, commented further: “Bringing Ultra Music Festival to Brasil this October is a dream come true. It will be the only Electronic Music Festival of its kind to come to Rio in 2016 and for it to happen in the same year as we host the Olympics is incredible. We have the complete support from officials at the Rio Town Hall and its importance and relevance in Rio’s Olympic year is huge. Working with Russell and his team, it is our aim to make this a real destination edition of Ultra Worldwide and a success we can all be truly proud of.”
With Rio de Janeiro’s reputation as the party capital of the world, ULTRA Brasil is set to make its mark as the next international destination festival. The arrival also marks a true landmark moment for the country, which will now see two of the world’s greatest spectacles take place in 2016 – a full blown ULTRA festival and the upcoming 31st Summer Olympic Games.
For further news, including lineup and ticket information, visit ultrabrasil.com.
About ULTRA WORLDWIDE™
ULTRA WORLDWIDE™ is the global edition of the World’s Premier Electronic Music event, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL.
The ULTRA brand was founded in 1997 by Executive Producer, President & CEO Russell Faibisch, and began producing electronic music events in South Florida, 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 seventeenth anniversary from March 27-29, 2015 by bringing over 165,000 music enthusiasts to the sold out waterfront event in the heart of the City of Miami. Ultra Music Festival returns to Bayfront Park for its eighteenth annual edition, 18-20 March 2016.
Choosing to follow a unique, creative vision and a wholly organic growth focused around a 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, they are now the most international of any festival brand in the world by far. The event organizers continue to transport the unrivalled experience from the Miami flagship festival to an ever-growing number of destinations and fans all over the globe.
Over the past eighteen years, literally 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, MACAU, PARAGUAY, PERU, THE PHILIPPINES, PUERTO RICO, SEOUL, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, THAILAND, TOKYO and the USA. Each and every new global edition is 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.
In addition, the ULTRA brands pioneered the live stream experience, ‘ULTRA LIVE’ (whereby the festival is brought online to over 20 million unique viewers globally) and the audio broadcasting platform ‘UMF RADIO’ (syndicated to FM Radio in over 77 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 premiered at the Ultra Music Festival, Miami 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 in September and with ROAD TO ULTRA® entering Hong Kong later this year, the ULTRA brand has now united TWENTY COUNTRIES across FIVE CONTINENTS worldwide. For full details on all ULTRA Worldwide events, go to ultramusicfestival.com