Ultra Europe Confirms Hardwell for Third Consecutive Year

Festival Reaches 500,000 Landmark on Facebook

As Ultra Europe gears up for its eagerly anticipated third annual edition in July 2015, the largest electronic music festival ever to take place on Croatian soil just got a whole lot bigger!

Having recently smashed past the 500,000 ‘likes’ landmark on Facebook, Ultra Europe has now decided to give something extra-special back to its loyal legion of fans, with the announcement that the world’s #1 DJ, Hardwell, will be returning to the Poljud Stadium in 2015, for a third consecutive year!

Back by hugely popular demand, and one of only a few select artists to be confirmed for Ultra Europe three years on the trot, Hardwell joins a list of world-class headliners already revealed in Phase One back in February, including Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Carl Cox, The Chemical Brothers (Live), David Guetta, Knife Party, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Steve Angello, Tiësto and Zedd.

This Hardwell news comes shortly after the Croatian super festival revealed the official lineup for its exclusive 5,000 capacity pool party, dubbed Ultra Beach. Headlining the now-legendary event at the Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on July 14 will be Fedde Le Grand, Oliver Heldens and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano with support coming from Moguai and Jewels & Sparks.

Having welcomed over 150,000 attendees from over 125 countries in July 2014, the 2015 edition of Ultra Europe is set to break even more records as it expands into a historic event spanning a mammoth seven days. In addition to the three days of festivities held inside the Poljud Stadium and the one day Ultra Beach party on the island of Hvar, Ultra Europe will also be hosting three extra parties across the period, including an Opening Party in Split on July 9, a one-off Regatta on July 13 and the official Closing Party on the island of Vis on July 15.

More additions to the lineup and details for all Ultra Europe events will be announced in the coming months.

For tickets and further information on Ultra Europe go to www.ultraeurope.com


Ultra Europe (Poljud Stadium, July 10-12)

Armin van Buuren
Carl Cox
The Chemical Brothers (Live)
David Guetta
Knife Party
Martin Garrix
Nicky Romero
Steve Angello

Ultra Beach (Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort, July 14)

Fedde Le Grand
Oliver Heldens
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Jewels & Sparks

About Ultra Worldwide™

ULTRA WORLDWIDE is the global edition of the World’s Premier Electronic Music event, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL.

The ULTRA brand was founded in 1997 by Executive Producer, President, & CEO Russell Faibisch, and began producing electronic music events in South Florida, which led to the inaugural Ultra Music Festival in 1999 on the sands of Miami Beach. The internationally renowned festival, which has taken place every March since its inception, celebrated its 16th anniversary from March 28-30, 2014 by bringing over 165,000 music enthusiasts to the sold out waterfront event in the heart of the City of Miami. Ultra Music Festival returns to Bayfront Park for its 17th annual edition, 27-29 March 2015.

Choosing to follow a unique, creative vision and a wholly organic growth focused around a true love for music, artists, and fans alike, the ULTRA and ULTRA Worldwide brands represent not only the world’s biggest and most successful remaining INDEPENDENT electronic music festival brand, they are now the most international of any festival brand in the world by far. The event organizers continue to transport the unrivalled experience from the Miami flagship festival to an ever-growing number of destinations and fans all over the globe.

Over the past 16 years, literally thousands of the world’s most iconic DJs, producers and live acts have mesmerized audiences with awe-inspiring sets at ULTRA festivals in ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, CHILE, CROATIA, IBIZA, JAPAN, KOREA, SOUTH AFRICA and of course MIAMI, as well as ROAD TO ULTRA events in CHILE, COLOMBIA, PARAGUAY, SEOUL, TAIWAN, THAILAND and TOKYO, the USA, and now forthcoming events in MACAU and BALI. Each and every new global edition is founded on the same successful recipe that has been perfected over 16 years in Miami, combining the most diverse electronic talent with the most technologically advanced, large-scale festival productions in the world.

In addition, the ULTRA brands pioneered the live stream experience, ‘ULTRA LIVE’ (whereby the festival is brought online to over 20 million unique viewers globally) and the audio broadcasting platform ‘UMF RADIO’ (syndicated to FM Radio in over 42 countries and reaching more than 22million listeners weekly). Also, ‘UMF FILMS’’ collaboration with FINAL KID has seen some of the most visually breathtaking festival aftermovies in the music space, including a feature-length documentary exploring the latest explosion of dance music, entitled CAN U FEEL IT, which premiered at the Ultra Music Festival, Miami 2012 and was exhibited in over 500 theaters across the Unites States.

In 2014, the ULTRA and ULTRA WORLDWIDE brands continued to push the boundaries, bringing an unparalleled combination of cutting edge production and the world’s best electronic acts back to previous strongholds and new frontiers across the globe. With its recent editions breaking records in SOUTH AFRICA in February 2015 and JAPAN in September 2014, the ULTRA brand has now united THIRTEEN COUNTRIES across FIVE CONTINENTS worldwide.

About Ultra Europe

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 include an entire week of festivities, 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 Opening Party on July 9, an innovative Regatta on July 13 and an official Closing Party on the island of Vis on July 15.