Why You Shouldn’t Miss ULTRA Worldwide, in 9 Photos

Are there music festivals with a wider reach than ULTRA Worldwide? With no less than five ULTRA and Road to ULTRA events lined up in Asia this September, it’s time to see what you’ve been missing out on at the world’s premier electronic dance music festival.

Now on its 17th year, the Miami-born ULTRA Music Festival has set the bar for raves and continues to raise them higher in five continents under the ULTRA Worldwide brand. The biggest names in the DJ and live music circuit have all played at ULTRA, from Afrojack to Zedd.

Here are nine photos to get you stoked on the upcoming ULTRA Worldwide in Tokyo and Bali, and Road to ULTRA’s single-stage one-night-only shows in Manila, Singapore and Taipei.

1. Where it all started: Miami. More than 100,000 partygoers flock to Bayfront Park on ULTRA weekend every year.

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2. Major lasers! The night sky glows at ULTRA South Africa, which debuted in 2014.

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3. Put your hands up and make some noise. The Nervo twins from Down Under work their magic in Chile.

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4. More Latin love from the good people of Buenos Aires, who turned up en masse for ULTRA.

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5. I’m a firestarter. BITEC Bangna gets sparkly for Road to ULTRA in Bangkok.

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6. Your face has never been bigger. Wouldn’t you want to see yourself on the massive screens at ULTRA Japan?

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7. No stranger to spectacle, ULTRA Europe turns on the fireworks.

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8. Spot your flag. Steve Aoki meets the world at ULTRA Korea.

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9. At the end of the night, it’s not all sound and fury, but solidarity and of course, world peace.

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Expect the hottest EDM tracks and sets, state-of-the-art lighting and pyrotechnics, and thousands of cool festivalgoers at a city near you very soon.

ULTRA Japan, 19-21 September 2015
ULTRA Beach Bali, 24-25 September 2015
Road to ULTRA Singapore, 19 September 2015
Road to ULTRA Taiwan, 20 September 2015
Road to ULTRA Philippines, 26 September 2015

Check out the festival lineup at

Want more? Watch the ULTRA Worldwide Aftermovie, Destination Ultra.

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