Following months of speculation from hopeful dance music enthusiasts, the rumours have been to rest. Ultra Music Festival has revealed that the World’s Premier Electronic event will be heading to the South African cities of Cape Town & Johannesburg for the first-ever edition of ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA in February 2014.
On 14 February, Cape Town Ostrich Farm will play host to ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA with the unique and unrivalled experience for which it is so globally famed, ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA will be the first, and by far the biggest, event of its kind to hit the African continent when it lands in early 2014.
What’s more, headlining the event will be none other than superstar Dutch DJ, producer and Musical Freedom label boss Tiësto. A favourite with fans across the world, and without doubt one of the planet’s most in-demand DJs, he will be supported by an array of fellow countrymen, in the form of Nicky Romero and duo W&W. From Sweden will be 22-year old superstar Alesso, whilst Chicago-based trio Krewella look set to provide the much-needed injection of bass!
Having already established gargantuan events in Miami, Argentina, Chile, Croatia, Brazil, Korea and Ibiza in its 15-year history, ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA will be the EIGHTH international edition of the Miami super festival, making it the most international festival brand in the world by quite some way. Guaranteeing the same level of world-class talent, along with the meticulous attention to detail and world-beating production that characterizes all of their worldwide events, Ultra South Africa will bring its unique experience to a new market, increasingly hungry for dance music.
Russell Faibisch – Founder, Executive Producer and CEO of Ultra Music Festival and Ultra Worldwide shared his excitement by saying: “South Africa is without a doubt one 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 has become truly overwhelming of late, and the infrastructure in place to put on an event like Ultra is healthier than it’s ever been. This thriving scene, coupled with the additional fact that the two venues we’ve found for the first edition are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever come across, made the decision to expand into Africa an extremely exciting one to make.”
Shaun Duvet, MD at Electric Music – the South African partner and co-organizer of the festival – added: “Over the past three years we (Electric) have successfully toured the world’s biggest DJs and in doing so feel that the South African audience has been building up momentum to take on a festival of massive proportion… All electronically focused of course. Having been to Ultra Miami and Europe, we felt the market was indeed ready for Ultra, South Africa, and judging by the levels of anticipation here, it is.”
Here are the details:
Date: Friday 14th February – 14:00 (2pm)
Venue: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch (25 minutes outside of Cape Town on the N7)
Tickets: R700 (Phase 1) via Computicket here
For more information visit www.ultrasouthafrica.com