Joe Bašić said that the scale for organizing the 6th edition of the event was set high and that the festival will see more than 180,000 people from all over the world this year.
At today’s press conference held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Split, the latest news on the upcoming sixth edition of the Ultra Europe 2018 music festival was presented, reports Dalmacija Danas on May 9, 2018.
At the conference was Joe Bašić, the organizer of the festival, Blaženko Boban, the prefect of Split-Dalmatia County, Andro Krstulović Opara, mayor of Split, director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Kristijan Staničić, Alijana Vukšić, director of the Split Tourist Board and Joško Stella, director of Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board. The DJ duo Vanillaz was in charge of the musical introduction.
Joe Bašić said that the organizational scale was set high this year and that this festival is due to see the arrival of more than 180,000 people from all over the world in Split and Dalmatia County.
“It’ll see people from more than 150 countries around the world. For everything we have done and what we have planned, thank you for the cooperation between the City of Split and the County. So far, more than 120,000 tickets have been sold, and if this trend continues, Poljud will soon be entirely sold out,” Bašić said. He added that more than 68% of guests visiting Split during the Ultra Festival are coming exclusively for this music event.
This year, three ‘Countdown’ parties will be held in Zagreb, Dubrovnik, and Split. Among the performers on the main stage will be Vanillaz who will open the sixth edition of the festival.
Alijana Vukšić said that Ultra Europe had become an inevitable part of the summer events in Split and Dalmatia. She congratulated everyone on supporting this project and noted that the City of Split will always support this event.
“I hope other music trends will come to Split because Ultra has marked us on the map of desirable destinations,” said Vukšić.
“Not so long ago, in 2013 we had a vision here in the same place. The vision of the Ultra Festival we all believed in, and now we can see what an event it has turned into over the last six years. We will continue to support this vision because we believe that the Ultra Europe festival is great promotion for the city and our region,” Joško Stella said.
Mayor of Split, Andro Krstulović Opara, then took then led the panel: “Last year, Ultra was weary of its end. The festival was without support, no matter what the elections were then and there was no City Council. Ultra was still saved, thanks to the MPG director Joe Bašić’s company, which set us back on our feet. We can be completely calm for the next five years. The quality of work and the exceptional organization of responsible people led to this result,” the mayor said.