Ultra Music Festival Returns to South Africa

Ultra Music Festival is a renowned, independent festival, celebrated throughout the world. The massive celebration of electronic music is coming back to South Africa’s shores for a sixth edition in March next year.

Previously, Ultra has graced South America, the United States, Asia, Europe and of course, Africa! Ultra, which started in Miami twenty years ago, combines the most diverse electronic talent with the most technologically advanced, large-scale festival productions in the world.

The Ultra brands have pioneered the live stream experience with ‘ULTRA LIVE’ and the audio broadcasting platform ‘UMF RADIO.’ UMF FILMS’ collaboration with FINAL KID has seen some of the most visually breath-taking festival after-movies in the music space, including a feature-length documentary exploring the explosion of dance music, entitled CAN U FEEL IT™.

Ultra South Africa, undoubtably Africa’s largest electronic music festival, announced their 2019 show dates and the official 5th anniversary after-movie, to remind everyone just how special this incredible event really is. The high energy footage starts off in beautiful Cape Town, following the majestic scenery of the Mother City that make this place so special, before taking us into the Cape Town show of Ultra South Africa 2018.


Featuring Carnage, Afrojack, the Ultra Angels and some gorgeous Ultranauts having the time of their lives, the after-movie takes us right back into that moment in February 2018 when Ultra celebrated SA’s 5th anniversary with style and flair.

The movie then takes us to the monster of a show that is Joburg, with 2018 headliner, Armin van Buuren and the thousands upon thousands of fans showing him their undying love and appreciation.


The first headline act for 2019 has been announced: The Chainsmokers! They will be making their way to South Africa to perform a full live show.

Watch the official teaser video here

The Chainsmokers are the only Electronic/Dance Artist with more than a billion plays on Spotify per song with their massive hits Closer (ft. Halsey) and Don’t Let Me Down (ft. Daya).

Their debut album “Memories … Do Not Open” remains the third longest-running no. 1 on The Billboard Dance Chart, and their list of awards goes on for miles, including this year’s Billboard Top Dance/Electronic ArtistTop Dance/Electronic Song & Top Dance/Electronic Album. The group also took home the Grammy for last year’s Best Dance Recording.

“Bringing The Chainsmokers LIVE here is massive news for Ultra SA,” says Shaun Duvet, Showtime Management (Pty) Ltd, official Licensee of Ultra Worldwide. “We have always prided ourselves on bringing only the biggest names in dance music, but the Chains have been on our wish-list for a while and we’re unbelievably excited to show local fans how incredible this duo truly is.”

More International acts will be announced soon!

Tickets are on sale now at www.ultrasouthafrica.com

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The Cape Town show will be taking place on 1 March, returning to the much-loved Ostrich Farm venue. The Johannesburg show is on 2 March, at the tried, tested and loved Nasrec Expo Centre.



Cape Town

General Admission:

Tier 1 – SOLD OUT

R650 – Tier 2

R750 – Tier3



Tier 1 – SOLD OUT

R1250 – Tier 2

R1500 – Tier 3



General Admission:

Tier 1 – SOLD OUT

R800 – Tier 2

R950 – Tier 3



Tier 1 – SOLD OUT

R1500 – Tier 2

R2000 – Tier 3



R3000 – Tier 1

R4000 – Tier 2

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