ULTRA Worldwide, the world’s most International festival brand, has officially confirmed its final plans for their 2016 South America Tour, now expanding into Brasil. ULTRA WORLDWIDE™ is the global edition of the World’s Premier Electronic Music event, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL. Founded in 1997 by Executive Producer, President & CEO Russell Faibisch, the company began producing electronic music events in South Florida, which led to the inaugural Ultra Music Festival in 1999 on the sands of Miami Beach.
With plans already well underway for the first edition of ULTRA Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, on the 14 & 15 of October, this year’s colossal takeover will now see ULTRA bring it’s presence to an additional four countries across the continent between October 7 to 15.
Road To ULTRA will be returning to Lima, Peru, Asunción, Paraguay, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and Santiago, Chile, for another round of spectacular shows, before the historic finale in “Cidade Maravilhosa” in Rio.
The first Road to ULTRA event will be held in Peru on October 7, where mile-long queues and over 20,000 diehard fans hit the beaches of Lima less than one year ago. RTU Peru 2016 will bring an unmatched fervor to the capital, igniting the dance-crazed country with next level stage production and top-notch talent.
RTU Chile is the next stop on the worldwide tour, relocating from the 2014 RTU location of Ritoque to the Ciudad de Santiago. Powered by the same innovative team that produces the World’s No. 1 Dance Music Festival, ULTRA Miami, the thriving metropolis of Santiago will be shaken to its very core, no doubt leaving Chilean Ultranauts yearning for more.
In 2015, Bolivian national radio station RQP hosted a competition to crown the country’s best electronic music festival. Naturally, the public voted RTU Bolivia as the nation’s favorite! As a result, RTU Bolivia will be returning in 2016, arriving in Santa Cruz on October 14 to entertain upwards of over 10,000 fans.
Last but by no means least, RTU Paraguay will touch down in the bustling capital city of Asunción for the final stop of the Road To ULTRA outing, on October 15. Situated in the heart of Asunción, just off the Paraguay River, this return edition promises the out-of-this-world stage design, state of the art pyrotechnics, and the first class lineup that characterizes every ULTRA event across the globe.
In a historic moment for ULTRA Worldwide, the South American tour concludes with the first ever Rio de Janeiro based edition of ULTRA Brasil taking place on October 14 & 15.
Tier 1 and 2 tickets for this blockbuster event have already SOLD OUT months in advance, despite the mostly unreleased lineup. Tickets are now back on sale, and with the only known headliners being Carl Cox and Martin Garrix, anticipation for this debut event is at an all time high.
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.
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, but they are also now the most international of any festival brand in the world by far. In this, the Brand has even pioneered a live streaming experience, drawing in an additional 20 million listeners. The event organizers continue to transport the unrivaled experience from the Miami flagship festival to an ever-growing number of destinations and fans all over the globe.
Road To ULTRA Peru — October 7, 2016
Road To ULTRA Chile — October 8, 2016
Road To ULTRA Bolivia — October 14, 2016
Road To ULTRA Paraguay — October 15, 2016
ULTRA Brasil – October 14 & 15, 2016
Festpop Staff Writer Laura Capito