Ultra Music Festival, the World’s Premier Electronic Music event, is an internationally renowned event that was launched in 1999 in Miami, Florida. 2014 saw Ultra expand into nine countries and five continents; one of which was Africa. The inaugural Ultra South Africa was brought to the country by Electric Music. Ultra 2015 is on the way! And this year is bigger and better than ever before…here are all the details:
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Ultra Cape Town 2016:
- Who: NO UNDER 18’s
- When: Saturday the 17th and Sunday, 28th of February 2016 (It’s now a 2 day festival)
- Time: 12pm – 12am
- Venue: Ostrich Farm, N7
- Dash Berlin
- Robin Schultz
Skrillex has visited Cape Town before but this will be his first Ultra SA appearance.
- Seth Troxler
- The Martinez Brothers
- Black Coffee
CAMPING AT ULTRA 2015 CAPE TOWN
Ultra South Africa now announces that the 2-day Cape Town festival will offer a camping facility for those that don’t want to miss a second of the Ultra madness. Heartbreak Motel, the same team that handles the Rocking the Daisies camping logistics, will handle all of the accommodation requirements for the festival. There will be no free camping allowed, only tailored camping facilities available with various priced options available. bookings can be made directly through them. Prices range from R3295.00 with a festival ticket or R2595.00 excluding a festival ticket. Enjoy camping with a pre-set up tent, carpet, beds, mattresses, linen, towels, plug points to charge your phone, ceiling lights, dustins, chairs, showers, 24 hour coffee stand and more! Limited camping is available so don’t wait to book your tent and a spot at what is going to be the festival experience of 2016!
ULTRA 2016 CAPE TOWN TICKET PRICES (ADD A BOOKING FEE):
Tickets will be available for registration on Monday the 22nd of June.
Early Bird General: R 700
Early Bird VIP: R 1,100
Advance Price General: R 850
Advance Price VIP: R 1,300
Full Sale Price: R 1,000
Full Sale VIP: R 1,600
VIP and Bottle service available for Cape Town early. Visit Ultra South Africa for more.
STRICTLY NO UNDER 18’s ALLOWED, AND ALL ATTENDEES WILL REQUIRE IDENTIFICATION TO ENTER THE EVENT – ONLY ORIGINAL ID BOOK/CARD, DRIVERS LICENCE CARD OR PASSPORTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
I suggest signing up for Uber and don’t deal with parking. Use my Uber code to get R150 free off your first ride (valid now so use it for this weekend already if you like! Debit cards also welcome 🙂 ).
IS RE-ENTRY ALLOWED ONCE ON THE FESTIVAL PREMISES?
No, re-entry is not allowed under any circumstances. Once you have left the festival grounds, you cannot return in order to prevent any illegal transactions or entries.
WHAT CAN I BRING IN WITH ME?
Any bags brought into the event WILL be searched upon entry. The following items are prohibited:
- Alcohol, food, bottles, cans, glass, animals, CamelPacks and sound systems may NOT be brought onto the festival site.
- No camping gear of any kind will be allowed into the venue.
- Flags that are used to identify your group may be brought in, but discretion is advised when constructing or designing these items, as they may sometimes be considered dangerous.
- Weapons, explosives, firearms, glass bottles, aluminum cans, hazardous and breakable materials
- Fireworks, lasers, flashlights and anything else that can interfere with the artists
- Professional DSLR, recording devices, video equipment that have not been pre-approved
- At the artists’ request, all unauthorized recording will be prohibited. (Illegal filming and/or recording will result in legal actions.)
- Illegal items will be confiscated at the door.
Have fun, be safe and more importantly, please support the local electronic music scene before Ultra next year. It’s MUCH cheaper and it’s super important to support the people in our city who try to make it dynamic and wonderful. Join the Ultra Cape Town 2016 Facebook page/event for further updates.
ABOUT ULTRA IN CAPE TOWN (ORIGINAL POST)
If you’ve read my blog, you’ll know I have mixed feelings about Ultra. Nothing makes me happier than to see people coming together to have a PHAT party in peace and harmony. I also love that international artists are brought to our country in order to return to the Americas or Europe to tell the world how kick ass our country is, which results in tourism.
What I don’t like is that the Cape Town electronic scene has to STRUGGLE, week in and week out, to get people to their events and to make enough money to keep them going. I can’t understand WHERE the 10 000 people, who go to Ultra, come from?! And why I can’t find them at It Came From The Jungle, Hello Techno, Yo, Future Now, Upper Cut, Pressure, CTEMF (yes, that’s not NEARLY as big as it deserves/needs to be), etc.
When I was in high school we couldn’t WAIT to go clubbing in town. What happened to that? And when the tourists arrive to enjoy a dance party in Cape Town (after seeing how rad Ultra Cape Town is), they have no where to go, because the electronic scene is so poorly supported. Yes, I would go as far as to say it’s poorly supported.
But, having said that, I think Ultra has done an amazing job at capturing this year’s event. Ups and downs, I’ll always give credit where credit is due. I love pop music (which tons of people hate) so I’m not going to hate on others who like cheesy electronic music.