The world’s biggest electronic dance music festival is bringing some of its big acts to Macau for one night only. Known as Road to Ultra, it is a compact version of its parent event, Ultra, which attracts over 150,000 to Miami’s beaches every summer. In the world of dance music, Ultra needs no introduction, but for some of you newbies who can’t tell Tiesto from Guetta, here are a few facts to get you ready for the one-of-a-kind experience.
WHAT IS ULTRA?
Ultra is the Mecca for electronic music lovers worldwide and the music festival just keeps growing bigger and bigger with no end in sight. Ultra, is one huge stage with the cream of EDM artists engulfed in a world-class, mind-melding blend of audio and visual stage production, creating the ultimate dance music experience. Banging sound, amazing light shows, great music and its “united we dance” to one Ultra groove.
Named after the 1997 “Depeche Mode” album, Ultra, started out as a one-day festival in 1999, set up in Miami Beach’s “South Beach” with around 10,000 attendees. By 2012, it grew into a three-day festival with a record attendance of 155,000 “ultranauts”. Presale tickets for 2013 were sold-out faster than you can blink and standard price tickets were all gone just before the event. Ultra music festival has shown it leads the way in the global EDM trend; it is the most international electronic music festival brand by far; expanding to 13 countries across 5 continents. At the heart of it all, anyone from anywhere, can go to ULTRA and unite with a massive crowd who dance to the same beat, all sharing the same bliss and entranced feeling. A powerful experience you don’t wanna miss.
WHAT IS ROAD TO ULTRA?
Like Ultra, Road to Ultra (RTU) brings the best electronic artists, featuring today’s top electronic music legendary names like Hardwell, David Guetta, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Alesso, and more who have played at previous RTU events. RTU brings Ultra to festivals on five continents: Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, and North America. Since launching in 2012, RTU’s Asian expansion has already been massively well received by tens-of-thousands party-goers in Thailand, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. RTU brings a big stage, high-energy, fantastic visuals, and banging sound, with unparalleled stage-production and a multi-sensory experience for everyone.
WHY IS RTU COMING TO MACAU?
This summer is your chance to unite with fellow electronic fans and have a one-of-a-kind experience as Macau hosts its own RTU. Due to the exponential growth of the city in recent years, Macau was a prime choice for Ultra Worldwide, who recognize the city as an “international entertainment hotspot”.
RTU Macau will be held at the hip City Of Dreams and will be produced by Club Cubic, which is “the name” in dance music and nightlife, as well as one of the hottest destinations in Asia. The mega-club has hosted all the top touring names in dance music and continues to bring the best and cutting-edge acts to Macau and Asia.
WHAT CAN MACAU EXPECT FROM RTU MACAU?
As the largest upscale event, RTU Macau is an ultimate experience for attendees. It’s set to be an annual event that promotes dance music culture through a festive and positive environment. RTU MACAU is a big step in bringing the big sound, the exciting energy of the “cultural collective of electronic music” to Asia.
RTU Macau will attract people from all over the world to stimulate tourism and add another level of attractive entertainment to the booming city of Macau. The festival aims to infuse the city with healthy, exciting, and positive energy through innovating, visual special FX and spectacular stage production.
On an international annual event calendar, RTU Macau, will attract locals and tourism from neighboring cities across Asia, offering a never-forget-festival experience. From Ultra’s track record, the festival has continued exponential growth in yearly attendance. It’s definitely a great reason for tourist to extend their stay. Road To ULTRA
Macau fits perfectly with the world-class entertainment this great city offers to its’ visitors and travelers.
HOW CAN YOU CHECK OUT THE PERFORMERS?
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WHO WILL PERFORM AT RTU MACAU?
Formed in 2012, the Canadian dance music duo, DVBBS (pronounced “Dubz”), are one of the most exciting duos on the EDM scene today. Their track “Tsunami” propelled the Van den Hoef brothers (now based in LA) to the top and they haven’t stopped since. They played at 2014 ULTRA Music Festival pumping the crowds to new heights. Be prepared to enjoy their high-octane DJ set they are bringing to “Road To ULTRA Macau”.
These two Belgians are no strangers to Asia. First known as “The Flying Dewaele Brothers” they evolved into “2ManyDjs”. After their 2005 Soulwax release “Nite Versions” (they head this electronic group), they have been touring around the globe practically non-stop. Their set is an eclectic musical mix of their distinctive electronic taste and sound. These gentlemen bring the party wherever they play.
The Amsterdam-based superstar has managed to build nothing short of a musical empire. The loveable Dutch performer/producer/Protocol Recordings Boss and its global brand ambassador has gained a reputation as being one of the most exciting and hardworking artists in the scene in the space of a few prolific years. Countless chart-topping tunes, having the ability take crowds on a journey, Romero is consistent in bringing his electrifying energy to distinguished stages all over the world. Fresh from last year’s Ultra, Macau will for sure get a chance to experience the Dutchman’s show stopping performance.
Launching his career in 2011, with a one EP deal under OWSLA, the EP titled “Spitfire” was a massive success. Robinson continued on with prestigious remixes for the likes of Avicii and Lady Gaga. With more hit singles, the EDM artist from North Carolina, extensive touring followed, gaining him a huge fan base and a steady reputation as a prolific live electronic artist and DJ. The artist has travelled the globe, performing his debut “Worlds” album at major music festivals including Ultra 2015. Dance into a top quality show, with high-energy sounds and heart pulling emotions.
South Korea’s fastest rising EDM artist proves he’s a formidable name in the modern progressive house and trance scene. He has received heavy support from many industry giants. The producer and DJ has joined the global stage bringing his sound to ULTRA Buenos Aires and ULTRA Miami in 2014 and is sure to bring his top quality performance to Macau.
As a festival DJ look no further. Swoon has played at all the major festivals around the globe, headlining festivals such as Creamfields, Sunrise and Ushuaia Ibiza and also maintains a constant presence on the global club circuit. Along the extensive touring the artist releases original and chart topping remixes on ULTRA, Armada and Spinnin Records.
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