Reviews of Ultra Europe
Back for the fourth instalment, 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 saw 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 and the legendary Ultra Beach pool party on Hvar Island, Ultra Europe now curates an official Warm Up Party, an innovative Ultra Europe Regatta and an official Closing Party on the island of Vis.
Notable performances in 2016 came from deadmau5, Hardwell and Armin van Buuren on the Ultra Main Stage.
To see this year's full lineup, please use the link below