It’s time to gear up for one of the biggest music festivals this year – Ultra South Africa. Boasting a line-up of amazing musicians and DJs, Ultra Cape Town and Johannesburg are set to be mind-blowing events not soon to be forgotten.
About the Ultra Music Festival
Ultra is possibly one of the largest and most well-known music festivals in the world. Ultra started off in the beautiful city of Miami and it took place during the summer of 1999 at the peak of the new millennium hype.
The festival then spread like wildfire becoming more and more popular in different destinations around the world. Due to the festival’s global appeal and well renowned brand the festival manages to attract world class DJ’s such as David Guetta, Dash Berlin, Hardwell, DJ Snake, Alesso and Martin Garrix to name but a few.
A lot of the Ultra enthusiasts will recall a few memorable DJ sets that have gone on to define what the Ultra festival stands for. Sets from DJs such as Marshmello have delivered exhilarating performances that have literally made a lot of people in the crowd climb up trees just to get a glimpse of the live set.
Knife Party/Pendulum also had a fantastic set that set the crowd alight. The Knife Party crew went all out, with their band logos stretching over Miami’s buildings and delivering lighting and fireworks that mesmerized the crowd. These amazing sets give you an indicator of what to expect from Ultra festival sets, nothing but pure brilliance.
Acts you can expect at Ultra South Africa
It is no secret that Ultra South Africa boasts some of the best artists in the industry. Fans can expect some great music from both local and international acts.
The stage at both Ultra Cape Town and Ultra Johannesburg will be graced by the likes of DJ Snake, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Kshmr and Dash Berlin. Big names among supporting acts includes Black Coffee, Head Hunterz, Nic Fanciulli and Felix Jaehn.
In terms of regional support, artists like Pimp Squad, Mark Stent, PH, Twins on Decks, Household Funk, Euphonik, Timo ODV and Transmicsoul will also be entertaining crowds. The list of regional support artists gracing stages and ears at Ultra is robust, so you can check out the full line-up on the Ultra Website.
Ultra Cape Town
Ultra Cape Town takes place on the 24th of February at the Cape Town stadium from 2pm on the 24th until 12am on the 25th. For people looking to purchase tickets you can expect to pay R650 for the early bird one day general admission ticket and R750 for the one day general admission ticket.
However general admission tickets are both sold out so you will have to look at other options if you would like to attend the festival. If you do not have your ticket yet, visit Junk Mail for offers on Ultra tickets today.
Tier 2 tickets are still available and are going for R850. If you prefer the VIP option you can expect to fork out R1000 for the early bird 1 day ticket, R1300 for the normal 1 day VIP ticket and R1500 for the tier 2 VIP ticket. Both the early bird and the normal 1 day ticket options are sold out so your only option for VIP is the Tier 2 option.
With the VIP option you can expect to get benefits such as; exclusive entry to the event through a dedicated VIP entrance, an elevated dance floor, access to private bars and toilet facilities and a seating area with a scenic view of the festival’s main stage.
There is also a COCO VVIP option that is being hosted by COCO nightclub. For the prices you will have to contact the nightclub. With this option you can expect to receive table and bottle services, a raised dance floor, a private lounge area to relax in after you get tired of dancing and a seating area that has the best view of the main dance floor.
For non-Capetonians you also have the option of purchasing a combo ticket consisting of a ticket to the Ultra music festival and a hotel room for 1 – 3 nights. The price of these tickets will depend on the hotel you would like to stay in.
However, currently the only options that have not been sold out are the combos with the Mojo Hotel Dorm option and the NH Cape Town The Lord Charles option. These tickets will cost you 119 and 162 Euros per person respectively.
Attending Ultra Cape Town? Find nearby accommodation in Cape Town on Junk Mail.
Ultra Johannesburg attendees can expect to fork out slightly more for your Ultra tickets. Tier 1 one day general admission tickets are going for R650 for the early bird option and R800 for the normal ticket.
Much like in Cape Town these tickets have already been sold out which is not too shocking given the size and reputation of Ultra South Africa. Tier 2 tickets are still available and are being sold for R900. For those of you looking to get a VIP seating you should expect to fork out R1000 for the early bird registration option, R1400 for the normal Tier 1 VIP option and R1700 for the Tier 2 option.
Both the Tier 1 options have been sold out so you will have to settle for Tier 2 tickets. When it comes to the VVIP option, unlike Cape Town we have full knowledge of the prices of these tickets. For the Tier 1 VVIP option you can expect to pay R3000, however this option has already been sold out. For the Tier 2 option you can get your ticket today for R3500.
VVIP has no early registration option but given how quickly these tickets are going if you would like to go to Ultra it would be in your favour to book a ticket as soon as you possibly can. Remember to check out the Ultra tickets advertised on Junk Mail.
Ultra Johannesburg is also offering a combo option. You have the option of getting a ticket plus a hotel room at the Apollo Hotel for 105 Euros and a ticket and a hotel room at the Faircity Mapungubwe hotel for about 151 Euros. Other options such as a room at Thornton Gap Guesthouse, at 84 on Fourth and at the Bannister Hotel have already been sold out.
If you are looking for nearby accommodation in Johannesburg, remember to visit Junk Mail and book your stay early.