All eyes were on the debut of ULTRA Australia this past weekend. Both shows in Melbourne and Sydney on the 23rd and 24th of February were impeccably produced, record breaking events.
The event kicked off at Melbourne’s stunning Flemington Racecourse before moving to the beautiful surroundings of Sydney’s Parramatta Park. The festival welcomed over 40,000 fans from across the globe to experience performances from the world’s most revered international artists.
For the first ULTRA Worldwide event of 2019, organisers pulled out all the stops. They brought their unparalleled production and world-class lineups to Australia, giving fans the ultimate festival experience. Marshmello, ILLENIUM and Slushii commanded the main stage with electrifying performances. Martin Garrix worked the crowds into frenzy as the sun set. The Chainsmokers closed out both days to a rapturous response.
Making its much-anticipated debut on Australian shores, Joris Voorn was the first international act to take to the RESISTANCE stage. Nicole Moudaber and Dubfire’s sensational b2b performance kept the crowds coming in thick and fast. Techno titan, Adam Beyer left fans quite literally demanding more as he closed out the inaugural RESISTANCE Australia on both nights.
Australia’s local music scene was heavily represented on all three stages across the weekend. The crowd went wild for Melbourne maestro Will Sparks and the Sunset Bros on the main stage. Steve Ward and Boogs represented on the RESISTANCE stage. And there was an array of talent over at UMF Radio including Tigerlily, Mashd n Kutcher and Joel Fletcher to name just a few.
Organisers offered plenty of shaded areas and free water stations across the grounds of both venues. With summer still in full swing, event staff gave away complimentary caps, sunscreen, and water to patrons upon entry throughout the weekend to help keep them cool and comfortable. Event organisers worked closely with the local authorities to ensure a strong police and medical presence, demonstrating their commitment to patron safety and security.
ULTRA Australia will return in 2020. And of course we have Ultra Music Festival in Miami right around the corner. With Ultra less than a month away and tickets 90% sold out; I’d say now is a great time to get your tickets!
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