For those that we’re able to make the pilgrimage to Croatia this year for the 2018 installment of Ultra Europe, fear not, a major festival highlight is now available for your viewing pleasure. The festival took place from July 6 to July 8, and, aside from trance king Armin Van Buuren, featured headliners such as Axwell / Ingrosso, DJ Snake, Galantis, The Chainsmokers, and more. Now, Armin fans can enjoy his full 93-minute live set from Ultra Europe on YouTube.
Attendees can relive the riveting experience while others are guaranteed a deserved dose of delayed FOMO, as the video captures everything from the suspenseful intro to Armin’s stunning visual effects. And, let’s face it, the veteran DJ icon’s signature full extension of his arms atop the stage is one of the most entertaining things to watch, it never gets old. Armin Van Buuren recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of his label Armada Music and he’s maintained a packed summer itinerary, heading to Belgium for Tomorrowland on July 21 and the UK for Creamfields on August 24.
It’s somewhat counter-intuitive to think of a musical festival, a place for unparalleled celebration, as a place from which one may never return. Nevertheless, year after year, due to exhaustion, overheating, and/or drugs, a small number of festival-goers tragically validate this bleak reality.
As Ultra Europe 2018, held in the Croatian city of Split, came to a close, a 26-year-old American man was confirmed dead after attending the festival. According to local authorities, after falling ill, the man was rushed to the hospital on Saturday, where he eventually died the following day. The U.S. State Department confirmed the death to Daily News, saying, “We extend our sincere condolences to friends and family. The U.S. Embassy in Croatia is providing consular assistance.”
The man’s official cause of death is still pending an autopsy.
It’s worth noting that over the weekend, temperatures reached over 86 degrees Fahrenheit in Split, making drug use especially risky, drastically increasing the likelihood of dehydration in any case. Local media reported that, in addition to the singular death, an additional 24 attendees were hospitalized, with 60 additional incidents requiring attention onsite. A whopping 305 individuals were arrested at Ultra, with one incarceration involving a man found with 49 kilograms of marijuana (roughly 108 pounds) on his person.
Ultra Japan has finally unveiled its 2018 lineup, and it is arguably the most stacked regional Ultra festival in 2018 so far. The festival, which is taking place over September 15th-17th in Tokyo’s Odaiba Park, 2018 lineup dwarfs previous years by far. As an added bonus, Swedish House Mafia hype is once again reignited as
Ultra Europe 2018 has come to an end and you weren’t able to catch this year’s live stream or attend Ultra in Split, Croatia but don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered. Below we have compiled a list of some full sets from Ultra Europe to listen to. Featuring live sets from DJs such as Axwell
Ultra Europe‘s 2018 installment in Split, Croatia brought together some of the finest globetrotting DJs in the world — Afrojack, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, and DJ Snake, just to name a few. Now, with the festival in the review, Dancing Astronaut has gathered some of the highlights in their full set form.
Afrojack has been making big moves so far in 2018. After a year of experimenting with his sound in 2017, Afrojack has returned to his signature style of dirty Dutch beats. Fans have received the artist’s new music with open arms. We now know for sure that Afrojack has a litany of unreleased music. Afrojack
It is unbelievable to think that it has already been over two months since Avicii tragically left this world. Luckily the impact he made on EDM, and his music will live on forever. The dance music world is still grappling with the passing of Tim, and the natural grieving process has created some truly incredible
Not only did Angello debut an ethereal new ID, premiered alongside DJ duo, Still Young— Angello additionally left SHM fanatics with a little affirmation. “Swedish House Mafia loves you!” Angello exclaimed to the crowd as he finished his Main Stage set, an image of the Swedish power trio displayed on the stage’s back screen.
Steve Angello just played one of the most incredible sets in recent memory at Ultra Europe. While there was heavy speculation that Swedish House Mafia would unite at Ultra Europe just as they did at Ultra Miami, Axwell and Ingrosso were playing a set in Portugal at the same time as Steve’s set which crushed
Many DJ’s played the first day of Ultra Europe yesterday in Croatia. DJ’s like DJ Snake, AFROJACK and more performed on the main stage late into the night. But, Axwell / Ingrosso stuck out with their touching tribute to Avicii. During their set, Axwell / Ingrosso asked audience members to pull out whatever type of light