ULTRA South Africa, the continent’s largest electronic music festival, will return in March 2023 with an incredible lineup of world-class talent. 

The last ULTRA South Africa in 2020 brought 50,000 ecstatic partygoers together for gold-standard performances, pyrotechnics and party moments – the memories of which have lasted until today. But now it’s time to make some new ones. 

Friday, 10th March 2023 will host ULTRA South Africa’s first show at its brand-new Cape Town home. The well-known, well-situated and beautifully designed Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Racecourse. Home to some of Cape Town’s most iconic events, the ULTRA South Africa organisers will transform this space into a fantastic festival fantasy-land. From the iconic and jaw-dropping Main Stage set-up, to the mesmeric RESISTANCE experience, this venue is the perfect setting for an expansive outdoor festival like ULTRA South Africa.

On Saturday 11th March, 2023, ULTRA South Africa will take over the historic Expo Centre at Nasrec in Johannesburg for the 8th time since the festival’s inception. Maximizing the vast space of the venue, ULTRA will host the best international and local talent with unparalleled production.

Are you ready to go big at ULTRA South Africa 2023? If so, you’ll be in good company with the following incredible Phase 1 international headline artists. 



Australian DJ Fisher, AKA Paul Nicholas Fisher, is known for his undeniably electric presence and party tech-house style. He’s a crowd favourite, and knows how to get a party started better than anyone, as he’s proven over his 10 year career with tracks like You Little Beauty, Losing It and Ya Kidding

Black Coffee

South African DJ, producer and songwriter Black Coffee is a legend in the industry. His long list of hits, including Turn Me On, Never Gonna Forget, and Ready For You has won him a massive following. He has bagged major awards along the way, becoming the first African to win a Grammy. 

Swedish DJ Alesso is a bonafide superstar, known for his progressive music hits and collaborating with acts like One Republic and Calvin Harris. He’s developed a global following thanks to his ubiquitous hits like Falling, I Wanna Know and Sweet Escape.

Chris Lake 

Blackbook Records boss Chris Lake will bring his dynamic brand of house music to ULTRA South Africa’s Main stage for an invigorating performance. The British producer and DJ skyrocketed to fame over the past decade with chart-topping releases such as Turn Off The Lights, Boneless, and Deceiver. 

Timmy Trumpet

Australian multi-platinum artist Timmy Trumpet is known around the world for his unique blend of electronic music with tracks like Oracle, Mad World and Call Me. His infectious stage presence makes for an unforgettable headlining performance as he incorporates live trumpet and jazz elements.


Adam Beyer 

Swedish DJ Adam Beyer is heralded as a techno titan, having founded his own tastemaking Drumcode Records imprint and curating Drumcode Radio Live which reaches nearly 11 million listeners weekly. His iconic discography includes timeless tracks like “Your Mind,” “Going Down” and “Teach Me” and his legendary performances make him one of the most sought after techno acts. 

Joris Voorn
Joris Voorn’ sits at the epicenter of the Dutch electronic music scene, celebrated as one the most renowned and instantly recognisable underground artists from Holland. For the last 20 years, he’s been a favourite in the festival circuit, wowing audiences to his hits like “Ringo,” “Transmission” and “Safe.” 


Danish DJ Kölsch is known for his otherworldly productions, concocting melodic, emotional dubplates and selling millions of records worldwide. His body of work, including tracks like “Grey,” “Loreley,” and “All That Matters” have made an indelible mark on the techno landscape.

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  1. GA – Limited Tier 3 Tickets available @ R850 (thereafter R950)
  2. VIP – R2000 – Limited Tickets Available


  1. GA – Limited Tier 3 Tickets available @ R895 (thereafter R995)
  2. VIP – R2000 – Limited tickets available
  3. VVIP – R5000 – Limited Tickets Available

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