ULTRA Worldwide has confirmed the Sidney Myer Bowl as the location for its first event Down Under, when it arrives in Melbourne on February 24, 2018 with Road to ULTRA Australia.
Just weeks before Ultra Music Festival’s twentieth anniversary in Miami, Road To ULTRA Australia will follow in the footsteps of ABBA, Bob Dylan, Daft Punk and Sir Paul McCartney all of whom performed at this iconic venue, as it prepares to host a show to remember for Australian fans.
Expecting 10,000 Ultranauts, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl was handpicked for its central location by the Yarra River and stunning views of the Melbourne Skyline. The Road To ULTRA Main Stage will be positioned underneath the Bowl’s canopy, with organisers set to build one of their most creative stage designs yet.
Registration for tickets will open on July 30. Only those that register will gain the opportunity to purchase tickets when sales commence.
Road to ULTRA events are single-stage events with the same focus as the ULTRA Worldwide festivals. Each event showcases cutting-edge stage production including world-class visuals, lighting, kryogenics and pyrotechnics. Stage designs are developed by the ULTRA Music Festival creative team and adapted to accommodate the needs of both indoor and outdoor venues.
With the lineup for Road to ULTRA Australia set to be released over the coming months, fans can also look forward to 2019, where Ultra will run two full-scale, multi-stage festivals in both Sydney and Melbourne.
Stay tuned to ULTRA Australia’s socials for further information.
About ULTRA Worldwide™
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 nineteenth anniversary on March 24-26, 2017 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 for the second consecutive year, returns to Bayfront Park for its twentieth annual edition on March 23-25, 2018.
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 nineteen 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, Singapore, South Africa and of course Miami, as well as ROAD TO ULTRA® events in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Tiwan, Thailand and the USA. Each new global edition has been founded on the same successful recipe that has been perfected over nineteen 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’ (with over 650 million live stream and recorded set views from Ultra Music Festival Miami since 2013) 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 you 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.