Louis Tomlinson performs with Steve Aoki at the Ultra festival in Miami
March 26th, 2017: Last night Louis Tomlinson set his foot on the stage of one of the best and largest Electronic Music Dance festivals in the world. The Ultra Music Festival takes place each year at the end of March in Miami, Florida, at Bayfront Park. The festival was founded in 1999 by concert promoters Russell Faibish and Alex Omes and takes its name from the 1997 Depeche Mode album called Ultra.
Ultra’s original format was a one day long outdoor festival (1999-2006). It then grew into a 2 days festival from 2007 to 2010, and became a 3 days event from 2010 onward. In 2013 Ultra took place across 2 weekends and was attended by over 330,000 people. In 2014 the festival went back to a 3 days format. The attendance for 2016 was 165,000! The Ultra festival is very popular. People travel from all over the world to attended it and the tickets are usually sold out in less than 5 minutes (this year, the tickets have been sold out since October).
As of 2016 the festival takes place across 7 different stages set up in and around Bayfront park. Louis performed on the Main stage. Steve Aoki took the stage for 1 hour from 6:10 to 7:10 PM, introducing some of the songs from his new album. At 6:20 PM Louis joined him on stage to perform their song Just Hold On. Just Hold On was released last December and performed for the first time at the X factor finale on December 10th, a few days after the passing of Louis’ mother Jay Deakin. Just Hold On has reached the top positions in several different charts all over the world becoming Platinum in Canada and Gold in the UK, Italy and Australia. In fact the single just went Platinum in Canada a few days ago and Steve surprised Louis with the plaque after their performance.