ULTRA Worldwide celebrated the conclusion of its most prolific year to date on Saturday, October 15, as it wrapped up an incredible eight-stop tour of South America in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. Totaling eight events across five countries in just nine days on this latest run, ULTRA Worldwide has now produced a phenomenal TWENTY-SIX events spanning SEVENTEEN countries and FIVE continents in 2016 – an achievement that no other festival brand or promoter comes close to rivaling.


In total, over 1,000,000 people have attended ULTRA events this year, with more than 165 million tuning in to experience the action online, via UMF TV’s live streaming platform ULTRA Live. In addition to this, UMF Films’ Official Aftermovies have received more than 40 million unique views in 2016.

 Ultra Europe Michiel Ton

ULTRA’s latest and final tour of 2016, which ran from October 7-15, saw it produce brand new standalone RESISTANCE(TM) shows in Paraguay (SOLD OUT), Peru (SOLD OUT) and Chile (SOLD OUT); return ‘Road To ULTRA’ events in Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay; and the full-scale debut edition of ULTRA Brasil in Rio de Janeiro which also SOLD OUT.


Representing the jewel in the crown of the entire tour, Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, saw the highly anticipated first edition of ULTRA Brasil in the stunning Cidade Maravilhosa – Rio de Janeiro. A completely SOLD OUT, two day festival taking over the imposing and iconic Sambódromo (most famously known as the home of Rio’s annual carnival), over 60,000 fans swarmed to the north of the city for what turned out to be one of the undisputed highlights of ULTRA’s 2016 calendar.

 Ultra Europe Photographer Michiel Ton

Set to a magical backdrop of the Corcovado and Cristo Redentor, the enormous ULTRA Main Stage, which was graced by headliners including Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin, Hardwell, Krewella (Live), Martin Garrix, DJ Snake and Steve Aoki, provided the perfect centerpiece for the juggernaut event, complete with state of the art production, lighting and pyrotechnics.


Offering an entirely different experience altogether, ULTRA’s burgeoning RESISTANCE(TM) concept was also in full force across both days of the festival. Tale of Us, Hot Since 82, Art Department, Matthias Tanzmann, Anna and more provided the entertainment on Day One, before the reigns were handed to the one and only Carl Cox, who welcomed Nic Fanciulli, Nicole Moudaber, Steve Lawler, Matador, Pan-Pot, Jon Rundell and more for another infamous Carl Cox & Friends gathering.

 RESISTANCE photographer Michiel Ton


 ULTRA South Africa (Cape Town) – February 27 & 28

ULTRA South Africa (Johannesburg) – February 26 & 27

Ultra Music Festival (Miami) – March 18-20

ULTRA Ibiza (Space Opening) – May 2

ULTRA Korea (Seoul) June 10-12

Road To ULTRA Thailand (Bangkok) – June 11

ULTRA Europe Opening Party (Split) – July 14

ULTRA Europe (Croatia) – July 15-17

ULTRA Europe Yacht Regatta (Island of Brač) – July 18

ULTRA Beach (Island of Hvar) – July 19

RESISTANCE(TM) Closing Party (Island of Vis) – July 20

ULTRA Singapore September 10-11

Road to ULTRA Taiwan (Taipei) – September 11

ULTRA Beach Bali – September 15 & 16

Road To ULTRA Hong Kong – September 17

Road to ULTRA Philippines (Manila) September 17

ULTRA Japan (Tokyo)September 17 – 19

ULTRA Ibiza (Space Closing) – October 2

Road To ULTRA Peru (Lima) – October 7

Road To ULTRA Chile (Santiago) – October 8

RESISTANCE(TM) Paraguay (Asuncion) – October 13

RESISTANCE(TM) Peru (Lima) – October 14

Road To ULTRA Bolivia (Santa Cruz) – October 14

RESISTANCE(TM) Chile (Santiago) – October 15

Road To ULTRA Paraguay (Asunción) – October 15

ULTRA Brasil (Rio De Janeiro) – October 14 & 15

Photos Ultra Europe by Michiel Ton