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The entertainment stakes continue to rise for the 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival, with one of the world’s biggest dance music festival brands, Ultra Australia, to join Flemington’s iconic Birdcage Enclosure.
The Ultra Australia marquee will feature on the front row of the Birdcage on both AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Saturday 3 November and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day, Saturday 10 November.
Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Chief Executive Officer Neil Wilson said the Club was pleased to welcome Ultra Australia to its impressive stable of invitation-only marquees: “This is the first time a music and festival brand has featured in the Birdcage and we’re delighted to have Ultra Australia add to the party atmosphere at Australia’s biggest party, Cup Week.”
The marquee, themed by Ultra, will feature some of the hottest Australian and international DJs, celebrities, fashionistas and music lovers. Travis Grech from Ultra Australia said it will be a taste of the Ultra Australia Music Festival to be held at Flemington Racecourse in February next year: “Ultra Australia is very excited about having our very own facility inside the Birdcage during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. We will be launching the Ultra Australia Music Festival in style with our own decor, theming and entertainment to create a dance music festival atmosphere trackside,” Mr Grech said.
The VRC lifts the Melbourne Cup Carnival curtain on AAMI Victoria Derby Day on 3 November, followed by Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 6 November, Kennedy Oaks Day on Thursday 8 November and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day on Saturday 10 November.
Tickets and hospitality packages can be purchased from flemington.com.au. @FlemingtonVRC @UltraAustralia #MelbCupCarnival #UltraAustralia
The full-scale Ultra Australia event will take place in Melbourne at Flemington Racecourse – 23rd February 2019 and Sydney at Parramatta – 24 February 2019 - http://www.ultraaustralia.com.
About Ultra Music Festival:
Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place during March in the city of Miami, Florida. The festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes and is named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album, Ultra. Ultra Music Festival is held in Downtown Miami at Bayfront Park. It was a one-day festival from 1999 to 2006, then grew into a two-day weekend event from 2007 to 2010. Since 2011, Ultra has taken place across three days (Friday through Sunday) during the month of March. In 2012, a record attendance of 155,000 people attended the festival. In 2013, for the first time in Ultra’s history, the festival took place across two consecutive weekends welcoming a combined attendance of 330,000 people. In 2014, the festival returned to its original one weekend format, selling out pre-sale tickets in under five minutes. The most recent edition of Ultra, in 2017, welcomed 165,000 people to the festival. As of 2016, Ultra Music Festival is home to seven stages that span the picturesque Bayfront Park which include the Main Stage, the Live stage, the MegaStructure, the Worldwide stage, the UMF Radio stage, the Resistance stage, and the Oasis stage. Other Ultra Worldwide festivals and events take place across the world in locations like: Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa; Seoul, Korea; Singapore, Singapore; Tokyo, Japan; Hvar and Split, Croatia; Mexico City, Mexico; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bogotá, Colombia; and many other destinations. At the end of Ultra Music Festival 2017, it added two more countries: India and Australia. The twentieth edition of Ultra Music Festival took place March 23–25, 2018.
About the Victoria Racing Club and Melbourne Cup Carnival
Host of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Victoria Racing Club at Flemington was founded in 1864 and is the world’s largest member-based racing club, with more than 30,000 members. Regarded as the world’s most vibrant racing event, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is a uniquely Australian celebration of sport, fashion, food and wine and culture, attracting more than 310,000 racegoers to Flemington Racecourse over four magical racedays each year and injecting more than $444 million into the Victorian economy. The jewel in the Melbourne Cup Carnival crown is the Lexus Melbourne Cup, a 3200m Group 1 staying race, one of the world’s richest, offering $7.3 million in prize money and held on the first Tuesday in November.
For more info on Ultra Australia, go to:
ULTRA Worldwide recently announced the massive expansion of the globally renowned festival to two cities across the Australian continent. The expansion of the event to two full-scale festivals will return to Melbourne with world-class talent on: Saturday 23rd February at Flemington Racecourse and will head to Sydney the following day for the first time on: Sunday 24th February at Parramatta Park.
Tickets for Ultra Australia 2019 will go on sale: Thursday 9th August 10am AEST!
WATCH THE JUST RELEASED ‘ROAD TO ULTRA 2018’
RE-CAP VIDEO HERE: https://bit.ly/2MmGR8D
“After the thrilling debut of ‘Road to Ultra’ in Melbourne this year, we are beyond excited to welcome the full scale ‘Ultra’ experience to both Melbourne and Sydney in February 2019 for ‘Ultra Australia.’ After watching the success of the event in Miami over the last 20 years and across the globe, it’s time we experienced this fantastic festival down under! Showcasing ‘Ultra Australia’ at two of the nation’s premiere venues in: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne & Parramatta Park, Sydney, we are counting down the days til Summer.” – Event Organisers.
About Flemington: Flemington Racecourse has established itself as one of the most versatile venues in Australia. Flemington offers a multipurpose greenfield event space, surrounded by landscaped gardens, with grandstands and internal roadways as well as being close to public transport & to the city, making it the perfect location for ‘Ultra Australia’ Melbourne 2019.
About Parramatta Park: Historic Parramatta Park has been a venue used for entertainment for more than 150 years. With hectares of parklands, trees, river frontage & close to amenities and public transport, it’s one of Sydney’s premier event spaces and is excited to host ‘Ultra Australia’ Sydney 2019.
ULTRA AUSTRALIA 2019 DATES & VENUES:
Melbourne – Saturday 23 February 2019 – Flemington Racecourse
Sydney – Sunday 24 February 2019 – Parramatta Park
Tickets on sale: Thursday 9th August
Stay tuned for the Ultra Australia 2019 Line-Up, coming soon..
For more information, go to:
ULTRA Worldwide recently announced the massive expansion of the globally renowned festival to two cities across the Australian continent. The expansion of the event to two full-scale festivals for 2019 will return to Melbourne with world-class talent on: Saturday 23rd February and will head to Sydney the following day for the first time on: Sunday 24th February.
Ultra Australia 2019 Ticket Registration is now open! To get your hands on the first lot of tickets, make sure you register now at: http://www.ultraaustralia.com.
Details on venues will be revealed soon!
ULTRA AUSTRALIA 2019 DATES:
Melbourne – Saturday 23 February 2019
Sydney – Sunday 24 February 2019
For more information, go to:
Above & Beyond and Support acts: Gabriel & Dresden and Spencer Brown arrive into Australia in 3 weeks for their forthcoming: ‘Common Ground’ Australian Tour!
Tickets are on sale now (Please note: Melbourne Tickets are now 90% Sold & the Sydney show is not far behind)
Above & Beyond released their NEW single ‘Red Rocks’ overnight, listen here:
Spencer Brown has reached #1 with his DEBUT Album ‘Illusion of Perfection’ & talks about how Avicii gave him his major break in the industry, read here:
Buy / Listen to Album: https://Anjunabeats.lnk.to/SBIOPas
Gabriel & Dresden’s latest Album ‘The Only Road’ is OUT NOW via Anjunabeats
Buy / Listen to Album: https://www.anjunabeats.com/theonlyroad
The much loved, chart-topping trio return to Melbourne and Sydney for two massive headlining shows over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend!
Jono, Tony and Paavo, the globe-trotting dance music phenomenon known as ‘Above & Beyond,’ have announced that their ‘Common Ground’ album tour will visit Australian shores, in conjunction with promoter, Symbiotic.
Melbourne’s Hisense Arena is first up on Friday 8th June, while Sydney (where the boys chose to host their 150th episode of ‘Group Therapy Radio’) gets Common Ground on Saturday 9th June at the Exhibition Halls at Sydney Showground.
‘Common Ground,’ the fourth studio album from Above & Beyond, was released January 26th on the band’s own ‘Anjunabeats’ imprint and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. The album includes the 2017 festival anthems: 'My Own Hymn,' 'Northern Soul,' 'Alright Now,' 'Tightrope' and new songs with longtime collaborators Justine Suissa (‘Naked’ and ‘Cold Feet’), Zoë Johnston (‘Sahara Love’ and ‘Always’) and Richard Bedford (‘Happiness Amplified’ and ‘Bittersweet & Blue’).
The latest single from the album is: ‘Cold Feet,’ featuring the un-mistakable vocals of dance music icon Justine Suissa, a longtime collaborator and member of the band’s cult ‘OceanLab’ project.
Listen to ‘Cold Feet’ by Above & Beyond and Justine Suissa: https://anjunabeats.lnk.to/ABCF
Listen to ‘Common Ground’ Out Now via Central Station Records (Australia): https://Anjunabeats.lnk.to/ABCGADAu
ABOVE & BEYOND ‘COMMON GROUND’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
Friday 8th June – Hisense Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 9th June – Exhibition Halls, Sydney Showground
Tickets on Sale Now: aboveandbeyond.nu/australia
For more info, go to:
One of Australia’s biggest Dance Music events arrives this weekend: ‘A State of Trance 850’ Sydney + ‘Istoria 2018’ Melbourne.
Armin caught up with Aussie winner of the ‘F1 Chinese GP’ Daniel Ricciardo over the weekend and also DJ’d in the actual ‘Red Bull’ Garage!
Photos: Armin van Buuren’s Facebook Page
Watch Videos here:
Armin on the Grid: https://www.facebook.com/arminvanbuuren/videos/10155484375353316
Armin DJing in the Garage: https://www.facebook.com/arminvanbuuren/videos/10155484232388316
ASOT850 Sydney this Saturday features: Armin van Buuren, Gaia, NWYR, MaRLo, Ørjan Nilsen, Will Atkinson and Ruben de Ronde
Istoria Melbourne this Friday features: Armin van Buuren, NWYR, Ørjan Nilsen, Will Atkinson and Ruben de Ronde
Latest single: ‘Sex, Love & Water’ feat Conrad Sewell is OUT NOW
‘A State of Trance 850’ Sydney is excited to announce the addition of NWYR to the ASOT Line-Up
Joining: Armin van Buuren, Gaia, MaRLo,Ørjan Nilsen, Will Atkinson and Ruben de Ronde
Armin van Buuren, is thrilled to have some of his favourite artists join the ‘A State of Trance 850’ Sydney line-up including:
NWYR, Gaia, MaRLo, Ørjan Nilsen, Will Atkinson and Ruben De Ronde, playing alongside the five times #1 DJ in the world.
Fans can enjoy the best Trance, Progressive and Psy for one huge night.
More information can be found atwww.astateoftrance.com
‘A State of Trance’ started as a radio show by Armin van Buuren and is now being broadcast in 84 countries, with over 37 million listeners every week.
‘ASOT’ is the largest music platform in the world with worldwide festivals.
Last year ASOT celebrated its 15-year jubilee.
Every year tens of thousands of fans from all over the world come together during the various ASOT festivals.
Tickets available now via Ticketbooth: https://www.ticketbooth.com.au
Line-up ‘A State of Trance 850 Sydney’ Sydney Showground - April 21, 2018: