Ultra Japan

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Ultra Japan
StatusActive
GenreElectronic music festival
VenueTokyo Odaiba Ultra Park
Location(s)Tokyo, Japan
Years active2014–present (Tokyo)
Organized byUltra Worldwide
Websiteultrajapan.com

Ultra Japan is an outdoor electronic music festival that is a part of Ultra Music Festival's worldwide expansion, which has now spread to twenty countries.[1] Ultra Japan made its debut as a two-day festival during 27–28 September 2014, and took place at the Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park in Tokyo, Japan.[2]

History[edit]

2014[edit]

The inaugural edition of Ultra Japan took place at the Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park and featured three stages—the Main Stage, Ultra Worldwide Arena, and the UMF Radio Stage.[2] The lineup included the likes of Morgan Page, W&W, Martin Garrix, Steve Angello, Hardwell, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Fedde Le Grand, Afrojack, Axwell & Ingrosso, Pig & Dan, Kaskade, UMEK, Gina Turner, Mark Knight, Brass Knuckles, Darren Emerson, and many more.[3] Ultra Japan's first edition drew an attendance of over 42,000 people.[4]

2015[edit]

For the following year, Ultra Japan expanded into a three-day festival and was once again held at Tokyo's Odaiba Ultra Park during the weekend of 19–21 September 2015.[5] This edition included the same stages from the year before; Main Stage, Ultra Worldwide Arena, and UMF Radio Stage, but introduced the Resistance Stage for the final two days; which debuted at Ultra Music Festival earlier that year.[6][7] Artists on the lineup included Dash Berlin, Justin Oh, Robin Schulz, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Afrojack, Mija, Carnage, Skrillex, Ksuke, Zeds Dead, Alesso, Pendulum, Chase and Status, Nic Fanciulli, John Digweed, Gorgon City, Sasha, and many more.[8][9] Approximately 90,000 people were in attendance at Ultra Japan's second edition.[10]

2016[edit]

2016 marked Ultra Japan's third year taking place at the Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park.[11] The festival took place during the weekend of 17–19 September 2016 and it was confirmed via the Phase 1 lineup that deadmau5, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Nero, DJ Snake, Jauz, and Marshmello were the first announced to play the three-day festival.[12] Ultra Japan is strictly a festival for those twenty years old and over.[13][14] The third edition of Ultra Japan also had a Resistance stage for its second year in a row. The lineup for the Resistance stage included Dubfire, Art Department, Nic Fanciulli, Matador, Nicole Moudaber, Technasia, Yotto, Takkyu Ishino and many more.[15][16] The Phase 2 lineup for Ultra Japan was released on 3 August 2016 and included Knife Party, Kygo, Tiesto, Zhu, Galantis, Gryffin, Shogun, Thomas Jack, W&W, Yotto, Carnage, Fedde Le Grand, and more.[17] The festival featured three stages—Mainstage, Live Stage, and the Resistance stage.[18] The 2016 edition of Ultra Japan welcomed 120,000 people in attendance to the Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park.[19]

2017[edit]

The festival, which took place from 16–18 September, saw performances by Alesso, Carl Cox, Hardwell, Kygo, KSHMR (live), SHRKTOPS, Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers and Tiesto.

External video
[1] A cinéma vérité view of participants in 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL Enhances Live Broadcast Experiences With ULTRA LIVE & UMF RADIO". Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  2. ^ a b "Full Timetable for ULTRA JAPAN | EMF". www.emfmag.net. Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  3. ^ "ULTRA JAPAN 2014|出演アーティスト作品|ローチケHMV". www.hmv.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  4. ^ "Ultra Japan 2015 ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion". www.japantoday.com. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  5. ^ "Ultra Japan 2015 Live Stream Schedule, Lineup Announced". 2015-09-19. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  6. ^ "Ultra Japan & Ultra Beach Bali Announce Final Lineups | T.H.E - Music Essentials". 2015-09-01. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  7. ^ "Ultra Music Festival Miami Announces Resistance Stage for 2016". 2016-01-05. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  8. ^ "Watch Skrillex Perform 'Gimme Chocolate!!' with J-Pop Trio Babymetal at Ultra Japan". Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  9. ^ "Ultra Japan 2015 at Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  10. ^ "Heroes Descend on ULTRA JAPAN". otakumode.com. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  11. ^ "Ultra Japan 2016 Unveils Phase 1 Lineup Announcement". 2016-05-10. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  12. ^ "Deadmau5 and Tiesto to Headline Ultra Japan, Ultra Singapore Announces New Venue". Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  13. ^ "BAROQUE : JAPAN | ULTRA JAPAN 2015 COUNTDOWN TOUR Supported by BAROQUE JAPAN LIMITED". www.baroque-global.com. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  14. ^ "Heating up Fall with ULTRA JAPAN! – Best things to do in Japan". Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  15. ^ "Ultra Japan - Timeline | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  16. ^ "「ULTRA JAPAN」セカンドステージ「RESISTANCE」が今年も登場。Dubfire、石野卓球ら出演 | クラベリア". clubberia (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  17. ^ Gupta, Pranav (2016-08-03). "Ultra Japan Announces A Stacked Phase 2 Lineup". Bangin Beats. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  18. ^ "Ultra Music Festival on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  19. ^ "ULTRA Worldwide Celebrates Record-Breaking Eight-City Tour of Asia in 2016". Retrieved 2016-09-22.

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