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EDM fest Ultra is coming to Shanghai

Headliners for the Miami-founded festival have been announced

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Having taken their event brand around the world in recent years, big-time Miami-founded electronic music festival Ultra is finally landing in China. The Shanghai festival - booked in for early September - was first announced back in March, but now we finally have some more details about what to expect.

Update: So apparently Martin Garrix, Dubfire and Nicky Romero haven't been confirmed for China just yet - the organisers just decided to throw those names around at the press conference (Romero even joined via a live video link-up) as 'potential' bookings who are on their 'Ultra Worldwide Asia tour'. Armin Van Buuren was another name that they splashed on the big screen but apparently isn't necessarily performing in Shanghai.

To clarify, the confirmed acts so far are: Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers, Moti, Sasha + John Digweed, Nic Fanciulli and Curtis. There'll be more to follow and that might well mean some of the names mentioned above - we'll update the event listing with the actual line-up once it's been properly clarified.

We also know that Ultra will be held in the Expo Garden Park - the spot next to Mercedes-Benz Arena that's hosted JZ and Strawberry festivals for the past few years - and will be taking place just a few weeks before the 2017 edition of Storm Festival. Ultra will be offering three stages (a main stage, 'Resistance' stage and 'Ultra Park' stage) and the bill seems set to feature a few slots for China-based acts.

Ticket info hasn't been officially confirmed, but word is that a two-day pass will set you back 1,280RMB. Want a VVIP table for you and your friends for two days? That'll be 35-80,000RMB according to some reports. So not cheap then.


A central part of Miami Music Week, Ultra festival was founded in 1999 and named after Depeche Mode's album from two years before. It's since grown into an major global affair, with Ultra spin-offs popping up everywhere from Ibiza to Buenos Aires.

Keep an eye on our event page (linked below) for more line-up and ticketing details as we get them.

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