The highlight of South Africa’s dance music calendar, ULTRA South Africa, has been and gone and left Ultranauts reeling with what was by far the biggest and most mind-blowing ULTRA SA has seen to date.
With artists like David Guetta, Martin Garrix and DJ Snake debuting new music in the country, a large increase in attendance across both cities, and the introduction of the Cape Town Stadium as the Mother City’s home base, it’s safe to say that 2017 was an epic year for the ULTRA South Africa brand.
On Friday, February 24, Cape Town Stadium welcomed 18, 000 people through its gates, which was an incredible increase upon the previous year. The new venue proved to be a huge hit with the fans, as acts like Dash Berlin and KSHMR played to the masses on the Main Stage, while Black Coffee and Nic Fanciulli and a whole host of local acts mesmerised the crowd at RESISTANCE.
In Johannesburg, Nasrec’s Expo Centre played host to an astonishing 30,000 revellers on Saturday, February 25, making it ULTRA South Africa’s largest one-day attendance to date. Joburg also introduced the Until Until stage, featuring some of South Africa’s hottest hip hop acts and MCs, and the Samsung Galaxy Stage which entertained partygoers from the afternoon until the early hours of the morning.
In Cape Town, the international artists came out in full support of the South African event and the local dance music scene, with Martin Garrix visiting the SOS Children’s Village on Thursday 23rd February, and DJ Snake, KSHMR and Nic Fanciulli attending the Bridges for Music Fundraiser on Thursday evening, and playing a large part in raising a significant amount of money for the charity during the course of the evening’s auction.
Russell Faibisch, Founder, CEO, President, Chairman and Executive Producer of ULTRA Worldwide said:
“As ULTRA continues to expand to all corners of the globe, we couldn’t be prouder of what we have built in South Africa over the last four years. It is a testament to the incredible fans there that ULTRA South Africa is now one of our longest-standing worldwide editions. We cannot wait to be back in 2018.”
Shaun Duvet, partner in ULTRA South Africa said:
“As we do each year, we have wrapped 2017’s event with tired eyes but very happy hearts. ULTRA South Africa has truly come into its own and, with the involvement of our title sponsor Samsung, has raised the event bar in every way, and we are already planning how to keep this trajectory going with every coming year.”
With a hugely successful fourth production officially wrapped and in the books, ULTRA South Africa can now look ahead to hosting its 5th anniversary in 2018.
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