Now approaching its third annual edition, Ultra Europe is the largest electronic music festival ever to take place on Croatian soil. Conceived in the summer of 2013, and taking place each July on Croatia’s beautiful Dalmatian coastline ever since, the festival has attracted some of the biggest DJs and live acts in the world including Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Alesso, Avicii, Carl Cox, Chase & Status, David Guetta, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Disclosure, Erick Morillo, Example, Fedde Le Grand, Hardwell, Jamie Jones, Knife Party, Krewella, Laidback Luke, Luciano, Marco Carola, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Nic Fanciulli, Paul van Dyk, Porter Robinson, Pretty Lights, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki, Tiesto and W&W to name just a few.
In 2014, the festival expanded from two to three days, welcoming over 150,000 fans from 125 countries around the world (12 of which had never visited Croatia before) to dance through the night at the Poljud Stadium in the historic city of Split, with over 1.6 million watching via the official UMF TV livestream. In addition, each year Ultra Europe has hosted its celebrated 'Ultra Beach' event—an exclusive 5,000 capacity pool party at the Hotel Grand Amfora on the nearby Island of Hvar.
2015 will see Ultra Europe expand to a weeklong festival, with events spanning seven consecutive days. In addition to the flagship three-day festival at the Poljud Stadium (July 10-12) and the legendary Ultra Beach pool party on Hvar Island (July 14), Ultra Europe will now be curating an official Warm Up Party on July 9, an innovative Ultra Europe Regatta on July 13 and an official Closing Party on the island of Vis on July 15.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 ? the world?s premier dance music event ? is coming to CROATIA from 12th-14th July 2013 for ULTRA EUROPE. Taking place in the city of SPLIT (12th & 13th July) and the island of HVAR (14th July) for the very first time, ULTRA has confirmed to organize ULTRA EUROPE exclusively in Croatia for the next 5 years.
With over 60,000 revellers expected to descend upon Croatia for the debut annual summer event, ULTRA EUROPE will take place at the beautiful Poljud Stadium in SPLIT for days 1 & 2, while the 3rd and final day will see the event hop to the Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on the stunning island of HVAR ? just a short ferry journey away. Performances from all 3 days will be streamed globally through Ultra TV and Ultra Radio.
Besides being the only European edition of the world-renowned Ultra Festival next year, ULTRA EUROPE will also be one of the first major events of its kind in Croatia following the country?s expected entrance into the European Union on 1st of July 2013.
?Electronic music is one of the most popular and fastest growing musical genres in the world, and the Ultra Music Festival has been recognized as one of the leading festivals of that genre. Taking into consideration the developed scene in Croatia and the excellent reputation of Split and Hvar as top tourist destinations recognized in Europe and around the world, the decision to organize Ultra Europe in Croatia was easy to make. We strongly believe that electronic music fans are aware of what Ultra Music Festival represents and will come in great numbers to Split and Hvar this July.?, stated Russell Faibisch ? CEO of Ultra Enterprises.
Joe Basic, director of Adria MM Production ? the Croatian partner and co-organiser of the festival ? added:
?Ultra Europe Festival is undoubtedly one of the most important music events in 2013, not only in Croatia but in Europe. That is why we are very proud that we as local partners can give our support and host such a reputable event in Split and Hvar. There is no question that Ultra Music Festival will be an attraction in the historical and beautiful cities of Split and Hvar. The beautiful Adriatic Sea and Islands of the area will be a perfect setting for Ultra Music Festival and will attract many to come and experience all that Ultra and Croatia have to offer?.