ULTRA Worldwide has announced the first wave of headliners set to play the inaugural edition of ULTRA Abu Dhabi, taking place Saturday, March 4 –  Sunday, March 5 , 2023 at Etihad Park.

Multi-award winning and platinum-record selling artist Afrojack is no stranger to headlining ULTRA Main Stages across the world, and will be on hand to deliver yet another high-octane set. Responsible for some of the biggest hits in the world, Grammy-nominated Calvin Harris will bring the beats to Yas Island for one of his signature high-energy sets. Dharma Worldwide boss KSHMR will whip the crowd into a frenzy with his culture-crossing sonics. Gud Vibrations label co-founder NGHTMRE will command the Main Stage with his signature blend of pulsating electronic music. Prolific producer Skrillex has won eight Grammy Awards, more than any other electronic dance music artist, and will bring his shapeshifting soundscapes to Abu Dhabi.

ULTRA Abu Dhabi will also play host to ULTRA’s award-winning, underground techno and house concept RESISTANCE. Heading up the RESISTANCE Stage will be none other than Drumcode founder and Swedish techno titan Adam Beyer. Pioneering producer and EXHALE label boss Amelie Lens will return to the Middle East to deliver her mesmerising blend of techno, while British legends Sasha_John Digweed bring decades of dance floor expertise to Abu Dhabi.

The largest open-air venue in the region, Etihad Park is located on Yas Island, one of the world’s fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations and a pinnacle of luxury in the United Arab Emirates.

ULTRA Worldwide sets the benchmark when it comes to delivering the ultimate festival experience, combining top-tier talent, cutting-edge technology and large-scale productions. As the most international music festival brand boasting active events on all six inhabited continents, it’s no surprise that ULTRA Worldwide’s Middle East debut will be one of the most highly-anticipated events across the UAE this year.

ULTRA Abu Dhabi will offer a Premium General Experience pass that allows access holders to dedicated entrance gates, toilets, F&B offerings as well as their own lounge area where they can experience the most amazing night of their lives.

In addition, ULTRA Abu Dhabi will also offer bespoke VVIP Experiences at both stages, packed with bottle service, mind-blowing theatrics, and the very best view in the house. Details on table sales will be announced shortly on ULTRA Abu Dhabi’s social media channels and website.

As well as being the capital city, Abu Dhabi is rapidly on its way to becoming the cultural centre of the UAE. The modern, cosmopolitan vibe lures in visitors from all around the world, who journey to the Middle East seeking that famous Emirati luxury.

Tickets for ULTRA Abu Dhabi can now be purchased online at https://www.ultraabudhabi.com.


Adam Beyer
Amelie Lens
Calvin Harris
Sasha_John Digweed