Ultra Europe will go ahead this summer in Croatia, despite a documented legal battle between the brand’s parent company and its Croatia promoter.
Ultra's parent company, Worldwide Entertainment Group, and local promoter Adria MM Productions have been involved in legal battles since 2013, with Adria MM Productions stating they endured years of financial losses in order to sustain working relationships with hotels, ticketing agencies, smaller promoters and artists.
Set to celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2017, running 14th to 16th July in Split, Ultra Europe also reportedly met with Croatia’s Ministry of Tourism earlier this year, looking for up to one million euros to help make this year’s festival possible.
Despite rumours of cancellation due to lack of funds and various local promoter bust-ups, Ultra Music Festival has released an official statement regarding the Croatian branch of the event, assuring party-goers that the festival will still take place this year.
Read the statement from Ultra in full below.
"Since its inaugural edition in 2013, ULTRA EuropeTM has been hosted every year on the idyllic Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. Thousands of passionate music lovers from all over the world attend the festival each year at the Poljud Stadium, and it has become the largest electronic music festival in Croatia.
"For the 5th anniversary of ULTRA EuropeTM, we at ULTRA WorldwideTM, in conjunction with our distinguished local partners, have taken important steps to ensure that the 2017 event is a celebration consistent with the high standards that the ULTRA WorldwideTM brand demands.
"Attendees can continue to look forward to this year's event and future ULTRA-branded events in Croatia for years to come.
"In the coming days, we will be unveiling the 2017 ULTRA EuropeTM lineup and more exciting details about this year's event.
"We extend our gratitude to our fans and to the artists, local authorities, partners and others who offer their enduring support for ULTRA EuropeTM."