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 twentieth anniversary on March 23-25, 2018 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 third consecutive year, returns to Miami for its 21st annual edition on March 29-31, 2019.
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 Worldwide™ brand represents 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 twenty 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, CHINA, CROATIA, IBIZA, JAPAN, KOREA, MEXICO, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA, TAIWAN and of course MIAMI, as well as ROAD TO ULTRA® events in AUSTRALIA, BOLIVIA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, HONG KONG, INDIA, KOREA, MACAU, PARAGUAY, PERU, THE PHILIPPINES, PUERTO RICO, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, THAILAND and the USA. Each new global edition has been founded on the same successful recipe that has been perfected over twenty 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 1 billion live stream and recorded set views from Ultra Music Festival® in 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 U 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 United States.
2016 and 2017 saw the ULTRA Worldwide™ brand continue to push the boundaries even further, 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 the SOLD-OUT edition of ULTRA Brasil, ULTRA Singapore having become a full scale two-day festival, RESISTANCE®’s debut standalone Latin America Tour, and the debut of ROAD TO ULTRA Hong Kong, 2016 was one of the brand’s most successful years to date. A RESISTANCE® summer residency began at Privilege Ibiza in 2017, while ULTRA China debuted in Shanghai on September 9-10, 2017. Also in 2017, two ROAD TO ULTRA® events took place in New Delhi and India.
ULTRA revealed further expansion into Mexico on October 6-7, 2017, with ULTRA Mexico completing its second edition on October 13-14, 2018. Road to ULTRA Australia took place in Melbourne on February 24, 2018, and a full scale 2-day festival in Sydney and Melbourne will proceed on February 23-24 across both cities in 2019. Road To ULTRA Taiwan was also upgraded to a full 2-day festival taking place on September 8-9, 2018, and ULTRA Beijing commenced on September 15-16, 2018. RESISTANCE® brought their unique standalone show to brand new territories in 2018, debuting throughout Latin America with events in Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Panama, welcoming thousands of fans. Across 8 solo RESISTANCE® shows in Latin America, the brand recorded sold out shows with top tier underground talent in nearly every location. In March 2018, the brand also announced its acquisition of Miami’s Winter Music Conference. November 2018 saw the announcement of a brand new location for Ultra Music Festival® in Miami 2019, with the decision being made to hold the 3-day event at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium. The ULTRA brand will be present in at least TWENTY-EIGHT COUNTRIES across SIX CONTINENTS worldwide by the end of 2018.