What you need to know about Ul

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What you need to know about Ultra South Africa 2020

Ultra South Africa is set to take place in Cape Town at The Ostrich Farm on 28 February and the Expo Centre, Nasrec, on 29 February in Johannesburg.

What you need to know about Ul

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Ultra, one of the world’s ‘premier electronic music festivals’, will return to Johannesburg and Cape Town in 2020 for its 7th edition with an exciting line-up.

It is said that since the first edition in 2014, Ultra South Africa has consistently boasted the world’s most talented DJs, unparalleled stage designs, and top tier production, and the 2020 festivals will be no exception.

Ultra 2020: Headliners

Headlining the 2020 main stage is international crowd-pleaser, DJ Snake, who will be back to close down the Cape Town and Johannesburg shows.

Ultra SA’s Main Stage will also feature South Africa’s own Black Coffee, who is one of the region’s proudest dance music exports.

Playing alongside these two legends is none other than DJ superstar Steve Aoki, who recently ranked one of DJ Mag’s Top 10 DJs in the world.

Of the trip, Aoki told IOL that he’s been ‘dying’ to come back to South Africa to play his tour, and to be playing it with the Ultra South African family, ‘makes it that much better’.

“I am very close to the Ultra team, and have played at numerous Ultra festivals all over the world. They are so close to my heart and they always produce incredible festivals, so I know that this one is going to be top-notch.”

As for his setlist, he says he will be mixing some Aoki classics with new music:

“I will be mixing up a lot of new music that I have just recently been working on. But it will be roughly six years (2014) since I was last in South Africa, so I feel like I need to be mixing up the classic tracks that people know me for, as well as the current sounds of Steve Aoki.”

Afrojack is also expected to blow up the energy of the main stage while Jeffrey Sutorius, previously the frontman of Dutch supergroup Dash Berlin who is now carrying on the moniker solo, will be bringing The Return of Dash Berlin to the festival to reintroduce local trance fans to the iconic project in all its glory.

Full line-up

Other regional artists added to the bill on the main stage and at BudX stage include Sho Madjozi, DJ Zinhle, Aero Manyelo, Timo ODV, PHFat, Kyle Watson, Dean FUEL, Protoculture, Abby Nurock, Fresh and Euphonik and many more.

The 5FM stage will be hosted by Roger Goode and will see Kyle Cassim, Pascal and Pearce, Ms Cosmo, Guy Herman, No Method, pH, Strange Loving and more raising those energy levels all night long.

Event details

  • 28 February
  • The Ostrich Farm – Cape Town
  • 29 February
  • Expo Centre, Nasrec – Johannesburg