BE A PART OF DESTINATION ULTRA – CROATIA MUSIC WEEK
Following a third consecutive record-breaking edition in July 2015, ULTRA Europe, ‘Europe’s Premier Destination Music Festival’, finally reveals the eagerly anticipated official aftermovie, now available for all to enjoy in glorious 4K!
Documenting what is officially the largest electronic music festival in Croatia’s history, this breath-taking piece of videography is certain to whet the appetites of the scores of Ultranauts preparing to make the annual pilgrimage to the Dalmatian coast later this year.
Created and directed by Charly Friedrich’s critically acclaimed Final Kid team, the nine-minute masterpiece showcases the wild array of talent on show across at Destination ULTRA, as we witness superstar acts from all walks of electronic music such as Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Axwell^Ingrosso, Carl Cox, The Chemical Brothers, David Guetta, Marco Carola, Solomun, Steve Angello and Tiësto bringing their signature sounds to the masses.
Kicking off in the heart of Split, the movie takes us on a journey across Destination ULTRA – Croatia Music Week, as we witness each unique event across the seven-day extravaganza. Ultranauts are instantly transported back to July 2015, as we witness the one-off yacht party at Zlatni Rat Beach, a sold-out ULTRA Beach party in Hvar and the unparalleled RESISTANCE-themed closing party that was held at an abandoned fort on the Island of Vis, all in the space of minutes of the movie starting. Additionally, we get a sneak peek inside the exclusive ULTRA campsite where the heart of the festival and all its attendees reside, before being taken to the main event at the Poljud Stadium to finish the film in true style.
Friedrichs’ inimitable methods of video production have become synonymous with the aftermovie genre over the past few years, and he outdoes himself once again with this beautiful offering – as he perfectly captures the spine-tingling atmosphere that was present across the entirety of Croatia’s Destination ULTRA week.
Tickets for Ultra Europe and Ultra Beach Hvar are now available exclusively from ultraeurope.com/tickets. With early bird tickets sold out for the main event in Split already, fans will have to be quick in snapping up the remaining few at €169, after which, the price will rise to €199. To help with the purchases, ULTRA Europe is now offering a payment plan, where fans can that split the total cost across four monthly instalments.
In a brand new initiative for 2016, group tickets are also on sale, with those who purchase five tickets at once receiving a sixth for free! All tickets are available to buy exclusively from ultraeurope.com/tickets.
For those looking to travel to any of the Destination ULTRA events, please visit travel2ultra.com for tips, exclusive packages and much more. For all further details and ticket information, head to ultraeurope.com.
About Destination ULTRA – Croatia Music Week 2016
Destination ULTRA – Croatia Music Week kicks off on July 14, 2016, with the official Opening Party at the Giraffe Palm Beach House in Split where, in July 2015, ULTRA Europe and techno label Cocoon teamed up to bring Sven Väth and a whole host of his label mates to jumpstart proceedings.
The experience will then move on to ULTRA Europe, the three-day festival at the Poljud Stadium, Split from July 15-17, where over 150,000 revelers are expected to witness electronic music’s most in-demand acts inside one of Croatia’s most majestic venues. Previous headline artists have included the likes of Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Axwell^Ingrosso, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Hardwell, Knife Party, Martin Garrix, Tiësto and Zedd and with the announcement of The Chemical Brothers only last year, there are guaranteed to be a few more surprises in store for 2016. Last year also saw the debut of the RESISITANCE concept at Ultra Europe, where the likes of Apollonia, Guy Gerber, Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Nic Fanciulli, Sasha, Solomun and many more, offered festivalgoers an alternative on Arcadia Spectacular’s inimitable ‘Afterburner’ stage.
Following on from four mammoth days of partying in Split, and in exclusive partnership with Yacht Week, the Destination ULTRA – Croatia Music Week festivities move onto a one-off Yacht Regatta on July 18, which will see Zlatni Rat Beach on the Island of Brač host one of the most unique parties of the week.
July 19 will then take us to the Island of Hvar for the fourth edition of ULTRA Beach, which will welcome over 5,000 people to the Hotel Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort. Headliners in the past have included megastars such as Dillon Francis, Diplo, Fedde Le Grand and Oliver Heldens, and with all three previous editions selling out, ULTRA Beach is yet again expected to be one of the highlights of the week. Finally, on July 20, Destination ULTRA – Croatia Music Week will close the curtain on what is set to be an incredible seven days of partying, with its RESISTANCE Closing Party.
Destination ULTRA 2016 Dates:
July 14 – Opening Party @ Giraffe Palm Beach House, Split
July 15-17 – ULTRA Europe @ Poljud Stadium, Split
July 18 – Yacht Regatta @ Zlatni Rat Beach, Bol, Brač
July 19 – ULTRA Beach @ Hotel Amfora Grand Brach Resort, Hvar
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 seventeen 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 seventeen 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 42 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.
In 2015, the ULTRA and ULTRA WORLDWIDE™ brands have continued to push the boundaries, 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 its recent festival editions breaking records in JAPAN (September 2015), SOUTH AFRICA (February 2015), KOREA (June 2015), CROATIA (July 2015) and BALI (September 2015), and with the addition of the many new ROAD TO ULTRA® events all over the world, the ULTRA brand has now united NINETEEN COUNTRIES across FIVE CONTINENTS worldwide.