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Ultra Worldwide heads for India, Australia

Australian EDM fans feeling the absence of Stereosonic, and Indians who couldn't get tickets to EDC, rejoice: Ultra is expanding again

By IQ on 27 Mar 2017

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Ultra's Damian Pinto announces the launch of Ultra Music Festival Australia


image © Ultra Worldwide

EDM festival franchise Ultra Worldwide has revealed plans for new events in India and Australia.

The Australian event was announced yesterday at Ultra’s flagship Ultra Music Festival in Miami, headlined by dance music giants including Chase & Status, Justice, The Prodigy, Underworld and Major Lazer.

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No location has yet been announced, although the first edition of the festival is slated for February 2018.

The Australian live market contracted in 2015, the most recently available data, hit by a string of festival cancellations, including Big Day Out, Soundwave and Future Music. Last April also saw the axing of EDM event Stereosonic, meaning Australian dance music fans should welcome Ultra’s first festival down under.

Ultra is also apparently seeking to capitalise on India’s growing appetite for EDM by following Electric Daisy Carnival to the subcontinent.

In addition to announcing the launch of Ultra Music Festival Australia, the live stream of Ultra Miami also revealed the existence of two new festivals in India – in Delhi and Mumbai (Bombay) – bringing the total number of Ultra events for 2017 to 24.

Ultra launched in Hong Kong last year.

 


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