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ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA 2019 PHASE 3 LINE-UP STAGE ANNOUNCEMENT CAPE TOWN – FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST THE OSTRICH FARM JOHANNESBURG – SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND  EXPO CENTRE, NASREC

ULTRA South Africa lands in just one month, with six stages and an incredible showcase of (100) artists, featuring some of the hottest acts in the world on the most spectacular stages in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Here are the stages along with the Phase 3 artists.

Main Stage local support includes the best of the best, from Ultra SA veterans Dean FUEL, Fresh and Euphonik – each massive celebrity DJ’s in their own right, to the new Prince of SA Dance Music, Max Hurrell, as well as No Method on the back of a massive 12 months with the lauded release of both City Lights and Wasted Love. They are all prepared to bring some serious heat to Ultra SA, getting the crowd going ahead of international legends including: The Chainsmokers LIVE, Martin Garrix, Infected Mushroom and many more.

RESISTANCE is bringing Black Coffee and his most talented friends to delight your eardrums, along with Thor Rixon LIVE, MKLY, Vicmari, Pierre Johnson andDwson in Cape Town and Lemon & Herb, Aero Manyelo B2B Bruce Loko and Avi Subban in Johannesburg. Expect hypnotic, deep and dirty sounds from RESISTANCE,keeping fans dancing all night long.

Johannesburg has TWO additional stages:Until Until and Samsung Galaxy.

Samsung Galaxy will feature local celeb DJ’s including 5FM’s Roger Goode, Das Kapital and Kyle Cassim as well as Kyle Watson, Apple Gule, Timo ODV and many more. This will be the biggest Samsung Galaxy stage to date with some exciting new features, including it’s new space at Nasrec to accommodate its size. Samsung is always pushing boundaries, and their stage, lineup and overall experience at Ultra SA 2019 will demonstrate just that.

Until Until, Joburg’s coolest party promoters, have their own stage again which will feature the hottest local hip-hop talent in the country, guaranteeing a fully rounded festival experience.

Dj’s on the stage will include Major League, DJ Spontaneous, Banques, Frank Casino, Menzi XL, Lubonk and many more.

Set times are soon to follow, remaining tickets are limited, make sure you get your tickets today at UltraSouthAfrica.com/tickets

Ultra South Africa 2019 is Presented by SAMSUNG and 5FM.

TICKET PRICING

Cape Town

General Admission:

Tier 1 – SOLD OUT

R650 – Tier 2

R750 – Tier 3

VIP:

Tier 1 – SOLD OUT

R1250 – Tier 2

R1500 – Tier 3

Johannesburg

General Admission:

Tier 1 – SOLD OUT

R800 – Tier 2

R950 – Tier 3

VIP:

Tier 1 – SOLD OUT

Tier 2 – SOLD OUT

R2000 – Tier 3

VVIP:

R3000 – Tier 1

R4000 – Tier 2

ABOUT ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA

About ULTRA Worldwide™

ULTRA WORLDWIDE™ IS THE GLOBAL EDITION OF THE WORLD’S PREMIER ELECTRONIC MUSIC EVENT, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL®.

The ULTRA brand in relation to live events was founded in 1997 in Miami by Executive Producer, President & CEO, Russell Faibisch, who began by producing electronic music events which led to the inaugural Ultra Music Festival® in 1999 on the sands of Miami Beach.

The internationally renowned festival, which has taken place every March since its inception, celebrated its twentieth anniversary on March 23-25, 2018 by bringing over 165,000 music enthusiasts to the sold out waterfront event in the heart of the City of Miami. Ultra Music Festival®, recently voted the world’s #1 Festival by DJ Mag for the second consecutive year, returns to Bayfront Park for its 21st annual edition on March 29-31, 2019.

Choosing to follow a unique and creative vision and a wholly organic growth focused on its true love for music, artists and fans alike, the ULTRA and ULTRA Worldwide™ brands represent not only the world’s biggest and most successful remaining INDEPENDENT electronic music festival brand, but also the most international festival brand in the world. Event organizers continue to transport the unrivaled experience from the Miami flagship festival to an ever-growing number of destinations and Ultranauts all over the globe.

Over the past twenty years, thousands of the world’s most iconic DJs, producers and live acts have mesmerized audiences with awe-inspiring sets at ULTRA festivals in ARGENTINA, BALI, BRASIL, CHILE, CHINA, CROATIA, IBIZA, JAPAN, KOREA, MEXICO, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA and of course MIAMI, as well as ROAD TO ULTRA® events in AUSTRALIA, BOLIVIA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, HONG KONG, INDIA, KOREA, MACAU, PARAGUAY, PERU, THE PHILIPPINES, PUERTO RICO, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, THAILAND and the USA. Each new global edition has been founded on the same successful recipe that has been perfected over twenty years in Miami, combining the most diverse electronic talent with the most technologically advanced, large-scale festival productions in the world.

The ULTRA brands have pioneered the live stream experience with ‘ULTRA LIVE’ (with over 650 million live stream and recorded set views from Ultra Music Festival Miami since 2013) and the audio broadcasting platform ‘UMF RADIO’ (syndicated to FM Radio in over 62 countries and reaching more than 22 million listeners weekly). Also UMF FILMS’ collaboration with FINAL KID has seen some of the most visually breath-taking festival aftermovies in the music space, including a feature-length documentary exploring the explosion of dance music, entitled CAN U FEEL IT™, which was premiered on the red carpet at the Klipsch Amphitheater in Miami in 2012 and was exhibited in over 500 theaters across the Unites States.

2016 and 2017 saw the ULTRA and ULTRA WORLDWIDE™ brands continue to push the boundaries even further, bringing an unparalleled combination of cutting edge productions and the world’s best electronic acts back to previous strongholds and new frontiers across the globe. With the SOLD-OUT edition of ULTRA Brasil®, ULTRA Singapore™ having become a full scale two-day festival, RESISTANCE’s debut standalone South America Tour, and the debut of ROAD TO ULTRA®’s Hong Kong, 2016 was one of the brand’s most successful years to date. A RESISTANCE summer residency began at Privilege Ibiza in 2017, while ULTRA China debuted in Shanghai on September 9-10, 2017. Also in 2017, two ROAD TO ULTRA® events took place in New Delhi and India.

ULTRA® revealed further expansion into México October 6-7, 2017, Melbourne for Road to ULTRA Australia February 24, 2018, and a full-scale 2-day festival in Sydney in 2019. Road To ULTRA Taiwan was also upgraded to a full 2-day festival taking place September 8-9, 2018, and ULTRA Beijing has been confirmed for September 15 and 16 of 2018. RESISTANCE revealed brand new standalone dates throughout South America, with new editions set to take place in Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Panama for the very first time. In March 2018, the brand also announced its acquisition of Miami’s Winter Music Conference. The ULTRA brand will be present in at least TWENTY-SEVEN COUNTRIES across SIX CONTINENTS worldwide by the end of 2018.

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THERE CAN BE ONE ONLY JP Buys versus Luthando Biko to unify EFC 135lbs championship

Cape Town, South Africa – Heading into what is promising to be the biggest year of the organisation’s decade existence, it is confirmed that on Saturday 13 April 2019, live from GrandWest, Cape Town, the recently crowned interim champion, Luthando ‘Shorty’ Biko (5-1), will face the reigning champ, JP Buys, to unify the EFC 135lbs world championship.

Hailing from the Johannesburg’s East Rand, Buys grew up entrenched in wrestling culture, alongside some of the country’s best. This set the precedent for his astronomical growth as a young athlete and allowed him to become the youngest EFC champion in the history of the oganisation.

He relinquished the flyweight title, to compete in the UFC’s DWTN Contender Series. He returned to EFC as a heavier bantamweight, and recaptured gold at EFC 69. Making him one of very few fighters to have held titles in more than one division.

Born and raised in the quiet town of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Luthando Biko began his martial arts career in Judo. He rapidly rose through the ranks and earned his blackbelt in the devastating art and represented his country on some of the biggest platforms available to the sport.

On his journey, he craved more success and a way to earn a living and support his family. He transitioned to Mixed Martial Arts, showing promise throughout his amateur career. Finding a home at PESFA, under the legendary Chris Bright. Biko went on to win 4 fights in succession and a shot at EFC gold.

Buys refused to defend his belt. He was motivated to compete outside of African borders and Biko faced the formidable Englishman Cal Ellenor over 5 grueling rounds for the interim title. A man nearly twice his height and experience.

Biko emerged victorious, the people’s champ ready to unify the belt under his name in a fight that fans had been calling for.

The wrestler, Buys, with a 100% finish rate in the Hexagon, is out to prove he is the true king of the division. The Judoka, Biko, now has his legacy to cement and wants to remove any doubt he is one of the best in the world.

These two warriors are set to clash as the headlining fight at EFC 78 at the top of a twelve-bout fight card.

EFC 78 Buys vs Biko takes place on Saturday 13 April live from GrandWest, Cape Town. Tickets are on sale soon at computicket.com, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on DAZN (USA & Italy), TV 2 – Sports 1 (Norway), FIGHT SPORTS (Where available) & EFCworldwide.tv (Where available) starting at 20:30 (CAT). Full broadcast details available on efcworldwide.com.

About EFC® – The Extreme Fighting Championship®

Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, EFC is a world leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation. The Extreme Fighting Championship produces 10 live events annually at sold out arenas. With over 150 athletes exclusively contracted to the organisation, EFC showcases the greatest warriors on the planet.

EFC events are broadcast live in over 120 countries around the world on numerous television networks in multiple languages. EFC programming is available weekly in 600+ million TV households worldwide, making it one of the most recognisable MMA brands on the planet.

For more information visit efcworldwide.com, or follow us at facebook.com/EFCworldwide and twitter.com/EFCworldwide.