They certainly know how to party Down Under and Ultra Worldwide will make sure of that! Even though it’s still months away, Ultra Australia already announced their Phase 1 lineup for 2020. Fans will be yelling “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, oi, oi!” at the barrage of big names who will turn it up at next year’s event. For the upcoming edition, Ultra locked in DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, Afrojack, and many others. Though the festival has staged events in the country before, this is technically Australia’s second official Ultra Festival. The country initially hosted the festival’s famous ‘Road To Ultra‘ events, which are comparatively smaller than actual Ultra Music festivals. These editions serve to preface if the festival will officially include the participating country in hosting actual Ultra Music events. And by the looks of it, Australia passed. February 2019 saw the last time Australia held a ‘Road To Ultra’ festival. The following month, last March, they hosted their first Ultra Music Festival and will bring it back for a second year this 2020.
Out of all the names dropped so far, Eric Prydz will certainly garner a lot of anticipation and excitement. Not only will he headline the main stage, but he also plans to bring back his techno alias ‘Cirez D‘ for the famous Resistance stage. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s already gaining a lot of gigs for next year too. After Ultra Austalia, the Swedish Producer will also headline Ireland’s Life Festival in May. Held at the Belvedere House Gardens & Park in County Westmeath, he’ll be joined by the likes of Carl Cox, Jeff Mills, and Ricardo Villalobos, among others.
Additionally, DJ Snake will also likely have fans screaming, especially with his recent medley of hits. They’ll probably include “Taki Taki” featuring Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Ozuna, to “Loco Contigo” with J Balvin and Tyga. And he put all of these in his latest album, “Carte Blanche,” which has since topped Billboard‘s US Dance/Electronic Albums chart. But as he already has March 2020 booked for Ultra Australia, it looks like he’s cooking something up for his own hometown as well. He recently posted a teaser clip of an exciting rave on all his social media accounts. His caption only said, “PARIS 2020.”.
Meanwhile, Zedd, who’s been busy working with Katy Perry, will also headline the 2020 event. There’s still no word as to what the “Never Really Over” singer and the German producer are working on. Perry hasn’t confirmed nor definitively denied that she plans to release an album. But the consistent dropping of new singles suggests a new record may be on the horizon. As for the DJ himself, Ultra Australia will serve as one of his first gigs in the Eastern hemisphere after having since been banned in China by their government. The latter chose to bar the EDM artist indefinitely for simply liking a Tweet by the creators of South Park. Ultra Australia will run from March 7 to 8, 2020 in two cities. The first one will take place in Sidney and the second will happen in Melbourne. As this lineup is just for Phase 1, stay tuned on this space for more updates on further lineup bookings.
- Ultra Australia Featured Image – Dancing Astronaut.com
- Australian Ultra Music Festival – The Music.com
- Nighttime Ultra Australia – OZEDM.com
- Worldwide Ultra Australia – TheSpaceLab.tv