Road to Ultra

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Road to Ultra
Road to Ultra - Logo.png
StatusActive
GenreElectronic music festival
Location(s)Seoul, Korea
Tokyo, Japan
Bogota, Colombia
Santiago, Chile
Taipei City, Taiwan,
Manila, The Philippines,
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lima, Peru
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Asuncion, Paraguay
Macau, China,
Hong Kong, China
New Delhi, India
Mumbai, India
Melbourne, Australia
Organized byUltra Enterprises, Inc.
Websiteroadtoultra.com

Road to Ultra (RTU) events are one day, single-stage events created and founded by the team behind the electronic dance music festival, Ultra Music Festival.[1] Stage designs are also curated by the Ultra Worldwide team and are adapted to accommodate the needs of indoor and outdoor venues. RTU made its debut in 2012 in Seoul, Korea leading up to the second edition of Ultra Korea,[2] which took place the following year.[3] Since then, Road to Ultra events have landed in Thailand, Colombia, Peru, Macau, Japan, Taiwan, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, the Philippines, Singapore, Chile, and Hong Kong.[4][5][6][7][8] As of 2017, new Road to Ultra events have been announced to take place in India in September 2017, as well as Australia in February 2018.[9]

Road to Ultra: Australia[edit]

During Ultra Music Festival's 19th edition this past March, it was revealed that Australia would be joining the Ultra Worldwide family.[10] On 10 April 2017, the official announcement was made that Melbourne will be hosting a Road to Ultra event in February 2018. It was confirmed that it will be held at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on February 24. The official line up has not yet been released.[11][12] Following the Road to Ultra: Australia in February of next year, Ultra Australia will take place in Sydney & Melbourne in 2019.[13]

Road to Ultra: Bolivia[edit]

The Road to Ultra: Bolivia was held on 3 October 2015 at the Estadio Ramon Tahuichi Aguilera in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.[14] The event included artists such as Kryoman, GTA, Paul van Dyk, Fedde Le Grand, and Afrojack.[15]

The second edition of Road to Ultra: Bolivia took place on 14 October 2016 at the Ventura Arena in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.[16][17] The lineup for the 2016 edition of Road to Ultra: Bolivia was announced on 18 August 2016 and included the likes of Hardwell, Dash Berlin, Chris Schweizer, Tom & Collins, the Zombie Kids, and more local supporting acts.[18]

Road to Ultra: Chile[edit]

The Road to Ultra: Chile was held on 21 February 2014 at Ritoque KM. 3 in Viña del Mar, Chile.[19] The event took place after the debut of Ultra Chile during 2013 located in Santiago, Chile. The Road to Ultra: Chile included artists like Vives & Forero, Soul & Senses, Heatbeat, Pendulum, Tiesto, and W&W.[20]

Road to Ultra: Chile took place this year on 8 October 2016 at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile.[21][22] The lineup for Road to Ultra: Chile's second edition was announced on 25 August 2016 and included Martin Garrix, Carnage, Dash Berlin, Deorro, Jauz, and other local supporting acts.[23]

Road to Ultra: Colombia[edit]

The Road to Ultra: Colombia took place across two days—20–21 February 2014[24] at the Autodromo de Tocancipa in Bogota, Colombia.[25] Featured artists for the two-day event included Hardwell, Hercules & Love Affair, Nicky Romero, Showtek, W&W, Ferry Corsten, Laidback Luke, Nicole Moudaber, Green Velvet, and Guy J.[26] Over 15,000 people were in attendance for the first and only Road to Ultra in Colombia.[6]

Road to Ultra: Hong Kong[edit]

Road to Ultra in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

The Road to Ultra: Macau, now known as Road to Ultra: Hong Kong, was held on 12 June 2015 at the Club Cubic and City of Dreams Complex in Macau, China.[27] Featured artists that played the event included Nicky Romero, Porter Robinson, 2ManyDJs, DVBBS, Tom Swoon, Justin Oh, and more regional support.[27] The event's debut sold out[28] and was moved to Hong Kong for 2016.

For 2016, the Road to Ultra headed to Hong Kong for the first time.[8] The Road to Ultra: Hong Kong took place on 17 September 2016 at the Nursery Park located in the West Kowloon Cultural District.[29] The lineup for the event included artists like Knife Party, Martin Garrix, Nero (live), Carnage, Galantis, Jauz, Marshmello, and Thomas Jack.[30][31]

Road to Ultra: India[edit]

During Ultra Music Festival's 19th edition this past March, it was revealed that India would be joining the Ultra Worldwide family.[32] On 10 April 2017, the official announcement was made that New Delhi and Mumbai will be hosting Road to Ultra events in September 2017.[33] The Road to Ultra: India (Mumbai) took place at the Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai on 7 September 2017, while the Road to Ultra: India (New Delhi), took place on 8 September 2017 at India Exposition Mart in Greater Noida.[34]

Road to Ultra: Japan[edit]

Leading up to the debut of Ultra Japan in Tokyo, Japan, the Road to Ultra: Tokyo took place on 20 December 2013 at the nightclub, AgeHa.[35] The lineup included the likes of Above & Beyond, Showtek, and a myriad of local talent.[36] Since then, Road to Ultra has not taken place in Japan.

Road to Ultra: Korea[edit]

Following the first Ultra Korea back in 2012, the Road to Ultra: Korea took place on 8 December 2012 at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul, Korea.[37] Artists for the first and only RTU Korea included Dillon Francis, R3hab, Major Lazer, Hardwell, and Diplo.[38] Since then, Road to Ultra has not taken place in Korea.

Road to Ultra: Paraguay[edit]

The first edition of Road to Ultra: Paraguay took place on 10 October 2014 at the Rakiura Resort in Asuncion, Paraguay.[39] Artists announced on the bill for the first RTU Paraguay included Afrojack, Steve Angello, Dash Berlin, Borgore, Nervo, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Festa Bros, Heatbeat, Kryoman, The Zombie Kids, and DBSTF.[40] Paraguay's RTU debut welcomed more than 18,000 people in attendance to the Raikura Resort.[41]

The Road to Ultra: Paraguay returned to the Rakiura Resort for its second edition on 9 October 2015.[41] Featured artists who played the event in Asuncion included Sebastian Ingrosso, Knife Party, Dash Berlin, Fedde Le Grand, Paul van Dyk, Dzeko & Torres, GTA, Heatbeat, and Vinai.[42]

The third edition of Road to Ultra: Paraguay took place on 15 October 2016 in Asuncion, Paraguay at the Rakiura Resort.[43][44] The lineup for Road to Ultra: Paraguay was announced on 30 August 2016 and featured Above & Beyond, Krewella (live), DJ Snake, Jauz, Markus Schulz, and other local supporting acts.[45][46]

Road to Ultra: Peru[edit]

The Road to Ultra: Peru took place on 7 October 2015 in Lima, Perú at the Explanada Costa Verde.[47] The event featured the likes of Afrojack, Dash Berlin, Fedde Le Grand, Paul van Dyk, Dzeko & Torres, GTA, and Heatbeat.[47] Over 20,000 people were in attendance for the first Road to Ultra in Peru.

The Road to Ultra: Peru once again took place at the Explanada Costa Verde in Lima, Perú on 7 October 2016, leading up to Ultra Brasil the following weekend, 14–15 October.[48][49][50] The lineup for Road to Ultra: Peru was announced on 25 August 2016 and included Martin Garrix, Carnage, Dash Berlin, Deorro, Jauz, and many other local supporting acts.[51] Over 25,000 people were in attendance for the second Road to Ultra in Peru.

Road to Ultra: Philippines[edit]

The debut edition of Road to Ultra: Philippines was held on 26 September 2015 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds in Manila, Philippines.[52] The event included the likes of Skrillex, A-Trak, Fedde Le Grand, Mija, Vicetone, W&W, and Zeds Dead.[53]

The second edition of the Road to Ultra: Philippines took place at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila on 17 September 2016.[54] The lineup for the second edition of Road to Ultra: Philippines was announced in early July and featured Alesso, Hardwell, Tiesto, MOTi, and Fedde Le Grand.[55] Due to weather conditions, Hardwell was not able to make it to the second edition of Road to Ultra: Philippines, therefore Jauz took his place for the event.[56]

The third edition of the Road to Ultra: Philippines took place at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila on 15 September 2017. The lineup for the third edition of Road to Ultra: Philippines was announced in early July and featured Hardwell, Zedd, Getter, Sam Feldt, and SHRKTOPS.[57] Due to the weather conditions again, the production decided to held on Mall of Asia Arena instead on Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. This is the second time that they held on indoor instead outdoor.[58]

Road to Ultra: Puerto Rico[edit]

The Road to Ultra: Puerto Rico took place on 2 October 2015 at the Convention District in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[59] Featured artists for the event included Knife Party, Steve Angello, Fedde Le Grand, and W&W.[60] Puerto Rico has been confirmed to host another Road to Ultra event in 2017.[61]

Road to Ultra: Taiwan[edit]

Road to Ultra: Taiwan took place on 14 June 2014 at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.[62] Artists on the lineup for the first edition of Road to Ultra: Taiwan included Above & Beyond, Chris Lake, Hard Rock Sofa, and Ummet Ozcan.[63]

The second edition of Road to Ultra: Taiwan took place on 20 September 2015 at the Dajia Riverside Park in Taipei City, Taiwan.[64] Road to Ultra: Taiwan featured the likes of Ansolo, Robin Schulz, Fedde Le Grand, Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, and more local talent.[65]

The third edition of Road to Ultra: Taiwan took place on 11 September 2016 at Dajia Riverside Ultra Park in Taipei City, Taiwan.[66][67] The lineup for Road to Ultra: Taiwan was announced on 14 July 2016 and included Afrojack, Alesso, deadmau5, DJ Snake, W&W, Quintino, and Raiden.[68][69]

Road to Ultra: Thailand[edit]

Road to Ultra: Thailand took place on 24 September 2014 at Hall 106 at Bitec Bangna in Bangkok, Thailand. Artists on the lineup for the first edition of Road to Ultra: Thailand included W&W, Alesso, Martin Garrix, and Fedde Le Grand.[70]

The second edition of Road to Ultra: Thailand took place on 12 June 2015 at the Bitec Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand.[71] Artists played to a fully packed crowd as the second edition sold out.[28] Artists on the bill for Road to Ultra: Thailand in 2015 included Alesso, Knife Party, Adventure Club, Galantis, Laidback Luke, Nervo, and Quintino.[72]

As for 2016, Road to Ultra: Thailand took place on 11 June 2016 at the Bitec Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand.[73] Artists who played the third edition of Road to Ultra: Thailand included Avicii, Martin Garrix, Jauz, Ansolo, and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.[74]

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