Took place at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Kings Domain gardens, Ultra Music Festival hosted thousands of music lovers altogether to the grandest stage of all.
ULTRA Worldwide is recognized as one of the most internationally-reaching music festival brands in the world, curating diverse lineups of award-winning DJs and globe-trotting talent. ULTRA Worldwide has solidified its position as the industry leader in live electronic music events, consistently delivering cutting-edge technology, custom-designed stages, and unrivaled productions.
Over 40,000 Australian fans have witnessed impeccably produced events with stand-out performances by high-profile artists who have dominated the international music charts, including The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Marshmello, Afrojack, DJ Snake, Deborah De Luca, Eric Prydz, Zedd, Tiger Lily, and Will Sparks, who have all contributed to a first-class festival experience.
Sam Feldt, who has become one of the indispensables of the deep house genre despite his very young age, has made his reputation adopted in important organizations since 2015. The artist, who was interested in the production part at the beginning, later showed all music lovers what he could do by putting his talent on stages and tracks.
The rise of the young artist was very rapid. Bringing a new breath under the melodic house deep, Sam got millions of views with his ‘Guitar Track’ remix. Thus, he was awarded as the rookie of the year.
Continuing his career, the artist, who appeared on the stage with many stars and big names, was visualized with loose melodies that he added to the atmosphere.
In the show that Sam opened, Australia ULTRA made a quick entrance and the audience poured their energy with the track on the stages.
He’s the modern-day Mozart — today’s leading talent in the ever-growing electronic dance music scene. He’s the pride of Moldova, known for his unique and very own sound. He is Andrei Rata, better known as Andrew Rayel.
“Trance was the perfect solution, as it is a combination of melody, harmony and energy, elements that I prefer the most”, says Andrew Rayel. With having several singles under his belt that has taken the dance world by storm “How Do I Know”, “Horizon” , “One In A Million”, “Dark Warrior”, “Tambores”, “EIFORYA” and much more more!
Andrew Rayel became a leading brand that has had the pleasure in collaborating and having the supports of names such as Armin Van Buuren, W&W, The Chainsmokers, Dash Berlin, Tiesto, Seven Lions and much more, as well as remarkable performances from headlining mainstages to selling out venues in worldwide cities and festivals such as Tomorrowland in Belgium, Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Orlando, Tokyo, Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Sydney, South Korea , Electric Zoo in New York, A State Of Trance in The Netherlands, Creamfields UK and much more.
As a result of his hard work and dedication, fans voted him to become one of the Top 100 DJS in the world, as well as breakout DJ & Producer and highest climber in the poll voting, along side many world wide nominations such as the IDMA (International Dance Music Awards) which is hosted yearly in Miami during Winter Music Conference week.”.
Coone first started producing in 1998 at age 15. He released his first EP in 2002, “Protect The Innocent”. Under the pseudonym “The Artist Also Known As”, he broke out into the scene with “Eating Donuts”, a remix of “Song 2” by Blur. In 2006, he initiated his very first label Dirty Workz, which released Jump and Hardstyle music – but since 2015 has taken a more background role in the operation of the label, which is now primarily based around Hardstyle. In addition, he has been featured in DJ MAG’s Top 100 DJ’s with his first entry at #41 in 2011.
In the passing few years, Coone has worked with many leading artists, and in 2014 co-signed with Dim Mak Records (Steve Aoki’s label) for upcoming music, in co-operation with Dirty Workz.
Without a doubt, Coone lives and breathes Hardstyle. His passion is shared by thousands of like-minded souls all over the world, each speaking a universal language. Music. A binding force uniting us all. As the hard dance headliner for Ultra Australia, Coone is predicted to bring his high octant set to Melbourne and draw a big crowd.
Now out of lockdown and catapulting himself back onto the international mainstages with a full US tour imminent and plenty of big dates beyond, Afrojack definitely has a lot to celebrate. Armed with yet more major league productions such as ‘All Night Long’ (with Azteck) and now the humungous ‘Anywhere With You’ (with Dubvision and Lucas & Steve) he’s fully back, refreshed and eager to remind us why he’s been one of the most consistent DJs in this poll in the last 10 years.
Marked his return to Ultra Australia, Afrojack reunite with the stage this year and treated fans to his signature sound. Kicked off the show, he performed and extended set for 2 hours and was expected to draw a large crowd of techno enthusiasts.
Alesso is renowned for his methods of utilizing melodic vibes in his productions along which he also alternates between his rave oriented productions. Productions include “Clash” and “Tear the Roof Up” fit with his graveled rave style, while his other melodically rich counterpart include productions such as “Years” (featuring Matthew Koma), “Heroes” (featuring Tove Lo), and his collaboration with Dirty South and Ruben Haze – “City of Dreams”. Some considered him to be the next generation in Swedish music after Swedish House Mafia and Avicii.
His songs aren’t just for the dance floor. Alesso topped charts all over the world. ‘Cool’ and ‘I Want to Know’ were downloaded by hundreds of people and became the most played songs on the radio. He’s worked with some of the biggest names on his music, like Calvin Harris, another DJ, and hit big hits like ‘Under Control’. Even if you are under the sea, if you live under a rock, you could not experience the famous Swedish Tove Lo and the famous “Heroes” of 2014.
As a strong producer as well as a DJ the future looks bright. Having already spun sets to a variety of crowds, on a backdrop of different skylines on various stages across the world, this is a man who is destined for greatness. For Alesso it’s his fans who motivate and inspire him to keep on producing hit after hit. Pursuing his passion for music is inbuilt, a way of life, which means that exciting times are ahead.
With residencies at the world’s most iconic clubs, Alesso made his way down under for a headline performance at Ultra Australia. Given the honour of closing the festival, Alesso is OZ EDM’s most anticipated performance for Ultra Australia this year and our team will no doubt be singing with you all in the crowd. Expected a big crowd, tons of positive vibes, catchy melodies, singalongs and just pure nostalgic progressive house.