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January 2024

Ministers from all over Africa gathered for the African Energy Week Conference hosted at CTICC in October. The Welcome and registration event took place at CABO beach club in the V&A Waterfront,  hosted by Eclectic Facilitators and all technical was supplied by ULTRA EVENTS. The Just Energy Transition Concert was not just any ordinary concert, ...
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December 2023

The Toyota SU Woordfees is a unique collaboration that brings together a town, a university, artists, audiences and communities from across our country and many parts of the world to tell their stories. The festival transforms the university town of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape winelands into a whirlwind of energy and creativity as artists, ...
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November 2023

“A party to say goodbye to winter” was the clients brief, with Cabo Beach Club being the venue of choice. Ultra worked closely with the private client, making sure the technical aspects of the show were delivered in budget, and set up timeously despite inclement weather during the allocated setup time. Client requested a d&b audio ...
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October 2023

Two nights away at the Arabella in Kleinmond saw the creation and execution of a gala dinner celebrating 100 years of AGFRI’s existence, South Africa’s premier agricultural equipment supplier and business partner. Entertainment and networking was the focus of the evening, with performances from The Muses, Demi-Leigh Moore, Christina Rodrigues and Ruan du Toit, each ...
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September 2023

Event Cast partnered with Ultra Events for the National Science and Technology Forum awards evening. The event was held concurrently at the Westin Hotel Ballroom and Sandton Convention Centre with an additional live streamed audience. The awards dinner celebrated the achievements and excellence in the STEM Fields, from students who have excelled to doctors and ...
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August 2023

The multi-award-winning South African entertainer J’Something showcased his intimate Indoor tour in September at the Star Theatre in Cape Town’s CDB that saw the artist perform a nine-track ‘Mixtape’ that he made together with some of his industry friends. Ultra provided a stage with an angled overhead LED screen, Martin Sceptron LED batons, Martin Quantum Profiles and ...
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July 2023

South African music legends Mango Groove performed in aid of Yomelelani ECDC, the crèche and pre-school in Zwelihle, the local township of Hermanus. The Easter picnic style concert took place on the sports grounds at Curro Hermanus with Ultra providing a 11m wide stage with Apex roofing structure, D&B line array sound system, DJ Gear, ...
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June 2023

Calum Scott was back in Cape Town for his ‘Bridges’ South African Tour at Stellenbosch’s award-winning Zevenwacht Wine Estate with opening acts by our incredible local artists, Craig Lucas and Werner Bekker. Ultra set up a Litec ground support roof structure with scaffold under structure stage, a D&B line array sound system with Digico sound ...
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May 2023

Fans came to Green Point in their droves for the inaugural Cape Town E-Prix, seeking the thrill of Formula E’s all-electric racing. Ultra supported the Shared fields Fan Village on the day with a 72m wide scaffold structure with 12m wide stage and a 10m wide x 5m high outdoor LED screen for the fans ...
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April 2023

Passion Equip is a gathering for pastors and church leaders to learn, grow and worship together. Ultra supplied d&b PA system with Array Processing, and 6 x b22 subs in a CSA configuration, robe pointes, robe megapointes, robe robin 600 washes and Martin mac Quantums, and a large format 3.9mm LED screen at the Baxter ...
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March 2023

Alcazar is Cape Town’s hottest annual New Year’s celebration, set against the dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain. Guests saw 2023 in over three incredible art stages with performances by Dean Fuel, Super Flu and DJ Buhle to name a few. Ultra supplied sound, lighting, AV and projection mapping for the main stage while also providing ...
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February 2023

African Energy Week hosted their launch party Just Energy Transition concert in Cape Town at the iconic Cabo Beach Club. The concert gathered influential energy players, ministers, and heads of delegations for an integrated experience of music, culture, and energy dialogue. Guests were treated to delicious cocktails and canapes while being entertained by award-winning Afrobeats ...
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January 2023

Planetshakers Cape Town launched their new building with a conference, hosting the Lead Pastor and Planetshakers band from Australia. ULTRA was contacted to provide a few Technical Solutions for the church while their permanent install equipment was being shipped. A complete d&b V-series install with B22 subs served as the main and outfill PA system, ...
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December 2022

The Africa Padel Tennis Tour took place in Camps Bay. Padel Tennis is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and garners international attention and sponsors for the African leg on the tournament. Ultra supplied an LED screen to relay live camera and replay as well as sponsor branding and advertising to the ...
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November 2022

Finally, after two long years the Cape’s hottest music festival, Huawei KDay took place at Meerendal Wine Estate in March. Ultra Events supplied the stage, structures and LED Screens so music fans across the Cape could enjoy entertainment by top local artists which included Mi Casa, Shekhinah, Matthew Mole, Berry, Jimmy Nevis, and GoodLuck to name ...
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September 2022

When Responsive studio’s creative director, Juan was looking for a technical solution, ULTRA was approached to conjure up and implement a stage and LED screen solution. This was used for a shoot for a fashion campaign, incorporating South African rapper Nadia Nakai and treated more like a music video shoot Additional lighting elements consisting of ...
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August 2022

Remy Martin hosted one of its premier parties at the rooftop venue 180 Lounger. An event designed for maximum brand exposure and social media clout, the venue offered various locations for the perfect shot, with entertainment from rising Amapiano stars and the reigning kings of Amapiano, Major League, dropped an absolutely amazing set. Ultra supplied and ...
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July 2022

The biannual Ackermans ops conference was held at the Century City Conference Centre, in addition to the usual stage, sound, lighting and screen setup, ULTRA facilitated a Zoom broadcast to over 800 shops, as well as 25 bidirectional broadcasts so that remote stores could participate in the prize giving part of the evening. ULTRA is ...
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July 2022

In The Mix production house had an opportunity to provide a technical solution for a luxury 40th birthday party, and they partnered with ULTRA to supply a sound, lighting, and video package to execute the event brief. The entrance foyer of the exclusive Air B&B location was transformed into a nightclub dance floor, complete with ...
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June 2022

It was all hands on deck at Sea point promenade as #ciplarsa attempted to break the world record for the largest sentence using socks. #crazysocks4docs highlights the importance of Mental health, especially amongst healthcare workers. #crazysocks4docs #mentalhealthawareness #healthcareworkers #UltraEventTechnicalSolutions
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May 2022

ULTRA Events installed an RF microphone and lighting solution at Elkanah House for their rendition of “High School Musical”. 16 channels of headset microphones had to be installed and co-ordinated to avoid RF issues, while the freelance lighting tech worked closely with the in-house lighting engineer and technical manager to ensure that all the equipment ...
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April 2022

The Kolisi Foundation had their official launch on their second birthday. Ultra supported Blue Bird Events with the Kolisi Foundation gala dinner. Ultra supplied stage, sound, lighting and visuals for the presentation as well as the discussion and Q&A session with Siya and Rachel. Guests were entertained by a live performance by J’Something of Micasa ...
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March 2022

A challenging client request became an opportunity for an innovative ULTRA mobile staging solution – A 6mm LED screen, supported by a trussing structure, were securely fastened to the back of a flatbed truck – this truck travelled to several locations for an address by the company CEO, as well as entertainment by Early B. ...
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February 2022

The Cape Town Seafood & Jazz Racing Festival was hosted at Kenilworth Racecourse in February. ULTRA supplied the LED screen and two stages with sound, backline and stage gear so guests enjoyed spending the day watching world class racing while being entertained by headline act Jimmy Nevis, excellent supporting acts and live Jazz performances.
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December 2021

HYBRID CONFERENCE A unique event provided a collaboration space for ULTRA EVENTS and STREAMSTUDIO in Cape Town, and EVENTCAST STUDIO in Johannesburg. The National Science and Technology Forum awards evening was co-hosted in both cities and broadcast out on the Zoom platform in JHB. ULTRA provided a stage, high resolution LED screens, audio, lighting, camerawork ...
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November 2021

WEDDING ULTRA was back in action with Pheonix and Fox events for a luxurious wedding at Cavalli wine estate in Stellenbosch, suppling decor lighting an audiovisual solution for the ceremony, pre-drinks and reception areas. #weddings #weddingvenue #weddingreception #weddingceremony #sound #stage #lighting
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September 2021

ACTIVATION Rogue entertainment and ULTRA EVENTS implemented an activation booth for Stella Artois pilsner beer, from Belgium at the V&A Waterfront. ULTRA supplied and built a trussing structure with a custom transparent canvas. The structure was used to display branding and serve as a home base for the beer promotion through the month of August. ...
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August 2021

A magnificent 60th birthday party was held at the Blaauklippen wine estate in the heart of Stellenbosch, with production and entertainment fit for a queen. ULTRA was contracted to supply the expansive technical aspects of the evening, the centerpiece being a multi-tiered trussing structure to house the DJs, musicians and dancers. Guests were welcomed into ...
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July 2021

ULTRA continued their relationship with Yellow Thread and the Luxottica media day event. New products and initiatives are released to the media in an informal setting, providing the opportunity for the media and social media influencers to browse and experience the latest trends and products from around the world. ULTRA conjured a technical solution utilizing ...
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June 2021

AFRIKA BURN FUNDRAISER, ULTRA designed and built a support structure for an over-sized trampoline next to the mural painted at Salt River Circle and RUSH athletes performed extreme free style jump and wall walking sessions.
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May 2021

In a tentative move to open public spaces and boost the event industry, the City Of Cape Town hosted an open day at Nantes Park in Athlone, Cape Town. Performances from local artists kept the socially distanced crowd entertained during the day, while the highlight of the evening was a showing of a locally produced ...
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April 2021

Some annual events cannot be missed – Birthdays, Xmas, and the Deli Spices Sales conference. With ongoing event restrictions limiting the amount of physical attendees in one space, companies have had to adapt to hosting online events – with ULTRA adapting and enhancing their services with every hybrid event. Deli Spices used their Innovation Center ...
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March 2021

Planet Shakers church concluded a tough year with their Christmas pageant spectacular, a welcome tradition pulled off with the excellent technical standard the congregation has come to expect. The church stage was transformed into a multimedia showcase, with the worhip team performing the soundtrack to the Nativity story. ULTRA supplied a number of technical units ...
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January 2021

When lighting designer Angelo “Mango” Julies went looking for a technical lighting solution, ULTRA was the obvious choice to provide a bunch of ETC Junior zoom profiles, Redback dimmers and MA control gear. Mango was set and on his way to deliver the lighting package for excellence for a shoot with a difference. The Cape ...
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December 2020

A James Bond themed house party paid homage to the recent passing of possibly the greatest Bond ever, Mr. Sean Connery (RIP). With Covid compliance in mind and on-site arrival screening in place for all the guests, artists and performers, an entrance screening area was created for the nursing staff to test. ULTRA was on ...
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November 2020

ULTRA added a bit of visual flair to a video shoot for Hillsong Church, supplying Martin Sceptron LED Batons on behalf of CCPP Group. The SCEPTRON system is a versatile visual video effect for any occasion, combining RGB colour with low-resolution video. The LED strips are lightweight, easily configured with the Martin P3 controller, and ...
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October 2020

With the easing of restrictions on the live events industry to level 1, it was incredibly exciting to do a setup for a live event again. The ULTRA crew prepped and packed a van and went on a journey to Jan Harmsgat Country House in Swellendam to support DJ Dino Moran, a two and a ...
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September 2020

MOBILE LOGO PROJECTION SERVICES: ULTRA Events has implemented a mobile logo projection service where a logo can be displayed on a variety of buildings and/or structures during an evening drive-by/stand still session. This mobile and non-invasive ‘out-of-home’ advertising solution offers clients the opportunity to increase their brand awareness and supplement their advertising campaign. A magnificent ...
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January 2020

Century City in partnership with the Planetshakers Church South Africa hosted the 2019 Century City Carols, held at the Central Park lawns. After building a successful relationship with their annual conference, Planetshakers Church commissioned ULTRA to provide a stage and roof, as well as a D&B audio system. Under the supervision of the Church technical director, ULTRA ...
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October 2019

The idea behind the RX Radio Youth Music Festival was to bring the youth of Cape Town together in a five-hour festival. The performances were primarily made up of youth acts, between the ages of 11 and 25, as well as some special guests. This was a great way to show off some of the ...
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July 2019

The Saggy Stone Beer and Music Festival took place for its third year on 9 February 2019. This annual event was hosted on the beautiful Amandalia farm, where the Saggy Stone Brewing Company is situated. ULTRA was once again entrusted with the stage and technical aspects of the concert, which featured Karen Zoid, Francois van Coke, Jack ...
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May 2019

ULTRA was tasked with the full technical production of the Pop Bottles event which was held at The Grand Beach Cafe. A D&B V series sound system was the chosen solution for audio reproduction of the various DJ’s as well as live acts, KO and Ricky Rick. Martin lighting fixtures were used along with CO2 ...
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April 2019

ULTRA events continued their relationship with Cape Towns’ biggest dedicated comic convention, bringing comic book creators and cosplay artists together. Established in 2016, Fancon hosted their fourth annual event and returned for a fun-filled fan experience at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. ULTRA supplied AV, Lighting and Audio  solutions for various rooms, and technical ...
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March 2019

ULTRA Events was tasked with providing a technical solution for the Pick ‘n Pay Wine festival, held at the beautiful Constantia Village Shopping mall. A JBL sound system was used with a Midas M32R mixing console for audio control. Entertainment was provided by Liam Culbert who kept the crowd entertained and dancing the evening away. ...
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February 2019

Alcazar, Cape Town’s introductory inner city New Year’s Eve party, was bought to you by Bazique Festival & Wolfkop Weekender, and produced by Lucky Fish. It was an amazing outdoor/indoor venue in the shadow of Table Mountain, in the heart of the city. The city’s undisputed masters of art-immersive and experiential partying collaborated and brought you a ...
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Janaury 2019

ULTRA Events was proud to be part of the annual Memorial Day held at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. Ultra provided a JBL PRX sound system spread across the entrance of the hospital along with Soundcraft audio control. This Annual Day of Remembrance is held at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. It commemorates the World War II ...
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