ULTRA South Africa is pulling out all of the stops to guarantee that this year’s edition of Africa’s largest electronic music gathering will be the biggest yet. Fans can expect to see some of the biggest names in the world in both Cape Town and Joburg.
The Mother City iteration will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28, at West Coast Ostrich Ranch and the Joburg iteration taking place on Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27, at the Nasrec Expo Centre.
Gearing up to take center stage across both cities and making his long-awaited ULTRA South Africa debut will be global megastar, bona fide hit maker and OWSLA label boss, Skrillex. A true ULTRA favorite, having already played editions in Miami, Japan, Korea, Bali, Singapore and the Philippines throughout 2015, Skrillex will no doubt have some surprises in store for the crowd as he brings his internationally celebrated performance to ULTRA South Africa.
In another huge first for ULTRA South Africa, the prodigal mastermind behind chart topping hits such as ‘Clarity’, ‘I Want You To Know’, ‘Beautiful Now’ and #1 album ‘True Colors’, Zedd, will be joining Skrillex on Main Stage duties. With countless platinum discs to his name and a world-renowned high-energy style fusing everything from Pop and Electro to Trap and Bass, Zedd is set to stun Ultranauts and first time revelers alike with two high-octane performances in both cities.
Fellow German DJ and producer extraordinaire Robin Schulz will also be taking to the decks for a master class in dynamic track selection, while veteran Dutch trance icon Dash Berlin and exploding Swedish outfit Galantis round off the Phase One Main Stage billing in style.
With an even broader scope of acts primed for this year, ULTRA South Africa will also be welcoming the much-hyped RESISTANCE Stage for the very first time, complete with some of the finest names in the house and techno world. Legend Seth Troxler will be leading the charge, making his first 2016 ULTRA festival appearance. Joining him to entertain the crowds at Resistance will be inimitable American duo The
Martinez Brothers and local hero Black Coffee, who recently won Best Breakthrough artist at last year’s electronic music DJ Awards in Ibiza.
In what will be a first for ULTRA South Africa, the Cape Town edition will also be offering its fans the chance to camp at the picturesque West Coast Ostrich Ranch across the two days. Those who were lucky enough to purchase Early Bird tickets for Cape Town (for what was originally going to be a single day event) will now be given access to both the Saturday and Sunday of the festival.
Early Bird tickets for both events sold out within minutes of going on sale, so fans will have to be quick to guarantee their spot.
At the time of going to print, tickets were still on sale for the Johannesburg and Cape Town editions, but both events were on the verge of being sold out, so act quickly if you want to ensure you’re amongst the revelers.
* For more information and to book your tickets, visit ultrasouthafrica.com.