SINGAPORE / SOUTH KOREA: On the weekend of June 10 & 11 2017, Ultra successfully produced two multi-day festivals in two different countries in Asia – South Korea and Singapore – for the first time in its history.
Headliners Dash Berlin, Dubfire, Hardwell, KSHMR, Martin Solveig, Nic Fanciulli, Nicky Romero, Pendulum, Sasha & John Digweed, Steve Angello, Tchami and Tiësto performed across both flagship events, crossing flight paths over the South China Sea on the morning of June 11 in order to do so.
Alesso performed exclusively in Seoul, having already headlined Ultra events in Singapore in 2015 and 2016, while Showtek, Steve Aoki and surprise guests Knife Party headlined exclusively in Singapore.
Ultra Korea, which returned to Seoul for its sixth annual edition, welcomed upwards of 120,000 fans to the Olympic Stadium, cementing its position as the largest two-day electronic music festival in Asia. Over 80 acts came together across the Main Stage, Live Stage and Resistance Stage – the latter of which made its South Korean debut.
Meanwhile, some 3000 miles away, following its elevation to full festival status in 2016, Ultra Singapore returned to its home at Bayfront Avenue to deliver another programme of DJs and live acts for 50,000 attendees. Also showcasing Main, Live and Resistance stages, and with upgraded production across all, the organisers state that this was Ultra’s most successful outing in Singapore to date.
For those unable to experience Ultra Singapore in person, Ultra Live’s live stream was there to provide a glimpse of the festival, racking up 320,000 viewers across the weekend.
A second leg of the Ultra tour will take place across Asia this September. Seven events will take place over the course of just 10 days, including the debut of Ultra China – a multi-day festival in Shanghai – and Road To Ultra India in New Delhi.