On Saturday, March 19, during the eighteenth annual edition of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL at Bayfront Park, ULTRA Worldwide – the world’s premier and most independent festival brand – announced that ULTRA Brasil will be taking place on October 14-15, 2016, at the stunning Flamengo Park in Rio de Janeiro. Revealed on air during Saturday’s ULTRA LIVE broadcast to millions of viewers worldwide, ULTRA Brasil also dropped huge news that two of the biggest names in electronic music will be performing at what is undoubtedly now one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the international festival calendar.
During an extra special live broadcast, Dutch prodigy Martin Garrix who was co-hosting at the time, was joined by Ultra legend Carl Cox where the pair revealed to the world that they will both be performing exclusively at ULTRA Brasil in October 2016! This does indeed mean that ULTRA Brasil will be the only place festival you’ll catch the pair playing in Brasil in 2016.
Situated on one of the most beautiful and iconic stretches of coastline in the world, Flamengo Park, Rio de Janeiro, was handpicked by ULTRA Worldwide due to its stark similarity to Bayfront Park – the home of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL. With its incredible oceanfront location, views of Sugarloaf mountain, ‘Christ The Redeemer’ and other unique landmarks, ULTRA Brasil will feature multiple state of the art stages, complete with the world-class production for which ULTRA has become so famed.
Speaking about the forthcoming event, Executive Producer, Founder and CEO of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL and ULTRA Worldwide, Russell Faibisch said: “I couldn’t be more excited about bringing ULTRA to Rio de Janeiro. The beautiful venue chosen serves as the perfect waterfront location for the festival, very similar to the stunning Bayfront Park in Miami. This move has been many years in the making. Brasil holds a very special place in my heart, as it is where I originally launched the WorldWide concept in 2006. There genuinely is no place in the world that compares to the unique passion and energy of the Brazilian people.”
Claudio di Rocha Miranda Filho, partner in ULTRA Brasil, commented further: “Bringing Ultra Music Festival to Brasil this October is a dream come true. It will be the only Electronic Music Festival of its kind to come to Rio in 2016 and for it to happen in the same year as we host the Olympics is incredible. We have the complete support from officials at the Rio Town Hall and its importance and relevance in Rio’s Olympic year is huge. Working with Russell and his team, it is our aim to make this a real destination edition of Ultra Worldwide and a success we can all be truly proud of.”
With Rio de Janeiro’s reputation as the party capital of the world, ULTRA Brasil is set to make its mark as the next international destination festival. The arrival also marks a true landmark moment for the country, which will now see two of the world’s greatest spectacles take place in 2016 – a full blown ULTRA festival and the upcoming 31st Summer Olympic Games.
For further news, including lineup and ticket information, visit www.ultrabrasil.com.