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Ultra, the world’s premiere electronic music festival is returning to South Africa for the fourth time this weekend.


With a huge lineup of the best international and local DJs, this year’s’ festival is set to be the biggest one yet.

Coupling hard-hitting headline acts with advanced sound and lighting means that festival goers will have a sensory experience of epic proportions.

This year Cape Town will get the Ultra treatment at the Cape Town Stadium on the 24th of February while Johannesburg will play host on the 25th at the Nasrec Expo Centre once again.

Previous years have seen Ultra bring out heavy weights such as Skrillex, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Zedd and Afrojack to the country with Ultranauts revelling in the experience, something to which the Official Ultra South Africa 2016 Aftermovie can attest too.

If you’re curious about what to expect or feeling nostalgic about last year, you’ve got to check it out in the player below:

Aiming to top itself once again, Ultra is bringing massive headliners this year. Back for the first time in 5 years and his first Ultra South Africa show, French DJ and producer David Guetta’s sets are full of energy with a strong electro elements thrown in. Listen to his live set at Ultra Miami 2015 to get a taste of how one the world’s best DJs throws down.

Ranked number 1 on DJ Mags Top 100 DJ list for 2016, Martin Garrix has been a rising star since exploding on the scene in 2012. Returning for his third Ultra South Africa his sets are always highly anticipated by local audiences. Highly awarded and with a string of successful club singles, his sound strikes a chord with Ultranauts worldwide. His Ultra Miami 2015 set is a good indication of the level of passion he puts into his music and mixes.

Other international headliners bolstering out the lineup include Dutch trance veteran Dash Berlin who once again returns to South Africa. With KSHMR we have one of the best producers around today whose live show is a step above the rest. France’s hitmaker DJ Snake, who has collaborated with the likes of Justin Bieber, Skrillex and more is set to wow audiences with a slew of unreleased future hits. On the harder side of things dutch DJ Headhunterz is back to shake things up, while Germany’s Felix Jaehn takes things down a notch with his tropic house led sound. The Resistance floor is also back featuring deep and grimey sounds by the likes of Nic Fanciulli and Black Coffee setting the pace for those wanting to get down and dirty.

Locally there is support from across the dance spectrum with Techno, House and everything in between an appearance. Making up the local contingent are: Timo Odv, Pascal & Pearce, Dj Fresh, Euphonik, ,Crazy White Boy, P.h, Dj Milkshake, Dj Shimza, Vigilante, Dj Dimplez, Kyle Watson, Strange Loving, Mark Stent, Ryan Murgatroyd, Vimo, Chunda Munki, Kyle Cassim, Yeti, Dean Fuel, Household Funk, Saubomb and Ricardo Da Costa.

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Sources: Ultra South Africa | Redbull South Africa 

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