Thursday, March 5, 2020

Ultra South Africa 2020 - Recap

This past weekend saw the largest dance music festival on the continent take place over two days in two cities. Over 50,000 Ultranauts descended upon both Cape Town's Ostrich Ranch and Nasrec  in Johannesburg. Having attended the Johannesburg leg of the event, I can say this years one superseeds the previous ones in terms of crowds, stages and line-ups. All four stages had packed out crowds with a range of International and local artists performing their hits. People were spoiled for choice, with a stage offering something for everyone. The Ultra App was a must this year, to help you keep tabs on who is playing where and at what time, making sure you didn't miss anything. Organisers have learnt well from the past and this years Ultra was one of the smoothest and seamless I've been to in the past years, massive props to the organizers and sponsors for pulling this off. 

The main stage as ever was spectacular and came alive during the dark, International acts such as Dash Berlin, Steve Aoki, Afrojack and DJ Snake were highlights from there but South Africa's very own Black Coffee stole the show for me. It was his first time playing on the main stage and he really showed us why he is world renowned and so in demand. Resistance stage set up was amazing, with the over heard LED grid as well as the large visuals on the stage, couple that with some of the best deep house music by both local and international acts. Da Capo, Camelphat, Luciano were just some of the many who had party goers on their feet. 

Ultra South Africa have already confirmed dates for next year, with Feb 26th and 27th being secured for the 2021 shows. If this years was anything to go by, you do not want to miss out on next years event!

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