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For years we’ve been forced to watch on as massive festivals zig-zagged across the Northern Hemisphere but, come 2014, the mother of all international dance festivals, Ultra Music, will finally be making its way Down Under – and it’s looking like it will be the similar three-day event treated to the rest of the world.
It was during their live Twitter coverage of the Korean-brand of the festival this weekend past that one Aussie onlooker enquired about UMF making its way to Australia, suggesting a location “somewhere remote”. The answer was a nice and easy “Yes, it will in 2014?. Once organisers start crunching numbers, though, they mind find that “somewhere remote” is a very loose term when it comes to Australia, and may be an unlikely possibility.
To get an idea of how big the Australian iteration of the event might be, the Korean leg was headlined by acts such as Carl Cox and Armin van Buuren, who are no small deal. This year marked the 15th anniversary of UMF, which saw more than 300,000 punters make the pilgrimage to the festival’s Miami homeland, with millions more experiencing it vicariously through YouTube. The event has had similar success all over the world in Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Korea, and will soon be heading to Croatia.
It’s also unclear whether or not the same stage design that has been hailed as ‘The Most Technically Advanced Main Stage Design in History’ will make the voyage down but fingers crossed.
Stay tuned for more info including dates, location and line up.
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