By Andrew Ng
This year concludes the 6th installment of Japan’s biggest dance music festival, ULTRA JAPAN 2019. The festival was held on the 14th and 15th September in a 3 day weekend, allowing for a perfect detox day on the following public holiday after buzzing on the world’s top dance music.
Held at a slightly new location the event moved its premises to Tokyo Odaiba ULTRA Park II. Whereas the ultra grounds had been significantly downsized, the quality of music certainly did not disappoint.
The event grounds contained 2 stages this year, ULTRA MAIN STAGE and ULTRA PARK STAGE. As usual ULTRA MAIN STAGE brought out Japan’s finest such as KSUKE and DJ Tora combined with headliners of the world's top-notch including DJ SNAKE, Galantis, Afrojack, Steve Aoki and the long-awaited Return of Dash Berlin.
When tired of jumping at the main stage, ULTRA PARK STAGE provided an area to relax while listening to up-and-coming local DJ’s and watch the entertainment provided by Onitsuka Tiger.
This year you could also upgrade to VIP on the premises itself, which is great if you decide you want to chill in the ULTRA LOUNGE or walk to the special area in front of the ULTRA MAIN STAGE. The ULTRA LOUNGE moved its location to the rear of the main stage which meant that you could be in ultimate chill mode while still being able to relish the music of ULTRA’s main stage.
Food options consisted of the regular jumbo karaage (fried chicken) sticks and pizza whereas drink booths consisted of the Juervo Tequila, Red bull, Hennessy and Cocalero. If you’ve got some extra money to spend, the VIP provides bottle services of Moet & Chandon and Dom Perignon in the range of ¥30,000 to ¥250,000.
Ever since 2014, ULTRA JAPAN brings the best of music to Japan, combining their ultimate stages with world-class audio-visual performance headliners to elevate the sound of music to new heights. Although smaller this year, ULTRA JAPAN did not fail to deliver a spectacular weekend once again.
If you are looking forward to participating in this epic festival next year be sure to check the ULTRA JAPAN website as early as February. This is when the early bird tickets start selling, which are almost sold out instantly. Regular prices for ULTRA JAPAN are usually available for around 15,000 JPY for a single day pass or 30,000 for a single day VIP pass.
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