Ultra Music Festival debut in the United Arab Emirates in 2020
Ultra Music Festival (UMF) just announced that they are extending the Ultra Worldwide line by setting their foot in a yet unconquered territory: the United Arab Emirates. The two-day festival will take place 5th (Thursday) and 6th (Friday) March in 2020 in the capital city of UAE: Abu Dhabi, as one of the first purely electronic dance music events in the country.
After the Middle Eastern debut, the festival will immediately move to Sydney on 7th March and to Melbourne on 8th March. It is the third time that Ultra appears in Australia after the country hosted events in 2018 and 2019 as part of ‘Road to Ultra’. Road to Ultra is an event concept that begun in 2012 providing single-day, single-stage events, delivering the same high-quality stage design and production worldwide to accommodate both outdoor and indoor needs. This unique framework took over several countries: Thailand, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, Chile, and the list goes on.
With this announcement, Ultra officially takes over the number one position for the world’s leading festival brand, with being present six continents across 29 countries and 46 cities. Congratulations Ultra!
The festival was founded in 1999 by Russel Faibisch and Alex Omes. For many years it was only concentrated to Ultra Miami – which until this day managed to stay the flagship festival of the now global phenomenon. However, in 2008, they have created ‘Ultra Worldwide’, starting with Ultra Brasil, but it quickly grew bigger and better and now Ultra is represented in South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Bali, Japan, Ibiza and they have debuted ‘Ultra Europe’ in 2013, also known as ‘Destination Ultra’ which takes place over the span of a week throughout different venues across Croatia.
To kick-start the 2020 edition of festival season, Ultra will commence in South Africa (in Cape Town on the 28th February, and in Johannesburg on the 29th February), then Asia, and after they return to the motherland to Miami, USA for the regular 3-day festivities from 20-21-22 March. And as always they arrive in Europe for the summer, more specifically: 10-11-12 July.
The line-ups are yet to be announced, but UMF has established its name already, so we know to expect nothing but the best and biggest names as headliners. The ticket sale has already opened its gates for both Ultra Miami and Ultra Europe, make sure you get yours secured before it sells out!
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