First Timer’s Guide
This First Timer’s Guide contains important information about the Ultra Europe festival in Croatia. It was specially created by the organizers of the event in an effort to provide first-time attendees a comprehensive guide for their first experience at Ultra Europe and to make the experience as easy and safe as possible. In this guide, you will find information regarding tickets, wristband exchange, accommodation, transportation and other general information.
The Ultra Europe festival gives you the option to purchase one of the following tickets for 1 or 3 days:
General Admission ticket (GA)
VVIP table service
Payment Plan ticket
Ultra Passport Pack ticket
ALL TICKETS MUST BE EXCHANGED FOR WRISTBANDS PRIOR TO ENTERING THE FESTIVAL (EACH TICKET HAS ITS OWN EXCHANGE OFFICE).
In addition, there is a Destination Ultra Ticket.
Ever dreamt of partying into the sunset on some of the most breathtaking islands in the world? Then Destination Ultra is your ticket! Destination Ultra is a unique event where you’ll get to experience the beautiful Croatian islands of Brač, Hvar and Vis, with some of the biggest EDM DJs in the world.
Tickets can be purchased for the entire week of events or for each individual event:
Destination Ticket – Split, Brač, Hvar, Vis
Destination Ultra Opening Party – Split
Regatta Party – Zlatni Rat Beach, Bol, Brač
Ultra Beach – Hvar
Before the Purchase
Ticket sales begin far in advance of the event. Usually, there will be a limited sale of tickets early in the summer followed by a larger offering in the fall. Generally, the longer you wait to buy tickets, the more expensive they will be. Those who purchase tickets early sometimes pay as little as 50% as much as those who attempt to purchase at the last minute.
In order to have the option to purchase the lowest-priced tickets available, you must first sign up for Ultra Worldwide’s brand new customer loyalty program, Ultra Passport. (Click Sign In in the top right corner to get started). The program rewards our most dedicated customers for their attendance of Ultra Worldwide events, and provides customers an opportunity to explore our many destinations. Once you create (and verify) your Ultra Passport account, you will be able to register for the lowest-cost tickets available to all future Ultra Worldwide events with one easy click. Once registered, you will receive an email to your Ultra Passport email address with purchase instructions approximately 1-2 days before these tickets go on sale. Be sure to follow the instructions in the registration email carefully to avoid unnecessary delays when purchasing your ticket(s).
After the Purchase
Upon arrival to the festival, you will need to exchange your purchased ticket for a wristband at one of the “Wristband Exchange Offices”. In order to exchange your purchased ticket for a wristband, you must present your valid coded voucher/e-ticket and provide one of the following valid identification documents:
- Valid passport or national ID card
- Valid driver’s license (must include photo and date of birth) along with a photocopy of a valid passport
NOTE: No other forms of identification are accepted including expired identifications of any kind, licenses or other identification cards without photo and date of birth, photocopies of any identification cards or documents, etc.
Keep in mind that your exchange location may vary depending on your ticket.
General Admission (GA):
You can exchange your ticket at one of the seven “Wristband Exchange Offices” located at the Main Entrance. There you will receive an RFID bracelet which you are obligated to wear on your wrist for the duration of the festival.
You can exchange your ticket at a “VIP/VVIP Wristband Exchange Office” located at the Main Entrance. You will receive an LED RFID bracelet which you are obligated to wear on your wrist for the duration of the festival.
The VIP and VVIP sections are located at the east end of the stadium and can be entered from the outer ring or from the main stage floor. All VIP & VVIP festival goers are able to enter the GA zone and re-enter the VIP/VVIP zones inside the festival.
Please keep in mind that re-entry is not allowed to the festival grounds in general. Once you enter the secured area of the venue, you will not be able to leave and enter again, regardless of which type of ticket you have purchased.
Topping Up Your Wristband
Located inside of the stadium are “Exchange Offices” where you can top up your RFID wristband. Here, you can fill your RFID wristband in order to purchase beverages, food, and other items throughout the stadium. (Topping up can be completed with cash, money and/or credit or debit card). Any unused funds may be reclaimed on-site at the festival top-up booths on Monday, July 9.
Lost or Damaged Wristbands
Entrance to the main festival venue and other parties during Ultra Europe is allowed only with a valid and undamaged wristband. No replacement tickets/wristbands will be issues under any circumstances if lost, damaged or unusable for any other reason. Event organizers are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged wristbands.
Ticket Cancellation/Refund Policy
All purchased tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable across any and all official ticket outlets for Ultra Europe. There is also no exchanging, refunding or canceling of tickets purchased at the venue. Each official ticket outlet offers Booking Protection, at an additional charge, which allows you to get a refund in the case that you cannot attend the event (for a wide range of reasons as specified by Booking Protect). For further assistance, contact: [email protected].
There are a variety of options for overnight accommodation throughout the duration of Ultra Europe. Some of these options are listed below.
The most fun-filled accommodation unit offered at Ultra Europe. Meet thousands of fellow Ultranauts in the most unique setting that includes its own sandy beach for the ultimate campsite experience.
Enjoy the comfort of a hotel accommodation! The city of Split is filled with numerous hotel options that are extremely central or include excellent shuttle bus connections to the venue.
Design your own perfect schedule according to your own preferences by staying at an apartment.
The most affordable accommodation. All hostels are reserved for Ultranauts only and offer an excellent shuttle bus connection to the venue. Perfect for budget guests, larger groups, and even solo travelers.
The city of Split, Croatia can be reached by several means of transportation. The most popular are plane or bus.
The closest airport to Split is the Split Airport (or Resnik Airport) and is the only international airport serving the city of Split, Croatia. The airport is located approximately 20km outside of the city. Getting to and from the airport can be done via:
Direct Bus Line: The Split Airport has a bus organized by PLESO PRIJEVOZ that takes travelers directly from the airport to Split.
Public Transportation: Bus stop lines No. 37 (Split – Trogir; Trogir – Split) and No. 38 (Split Airport – Kastel Stari – Split; Split – Kastel Stari – Split Airport) are located within walking distance from the airport.
Uber: Available during Split Airport operating hours.
Ferry/Uber Boat: Passengers traveling from the islands can reach Split Airport via ferry or Uber Boat.
It is possible to reach Split by bus from most destinations in Croatia. If you are planning a return trip to a domestic location, be sure to check the operators and travel times. Additionally, we recommend checking the travel route (there are often two different routes that buses take which include the new highway or the “old roads” which can often affect the length of your trip).
Split can easily be reached by car from anywhere in Croatia as well as a number of surrounding countries including Slovenia, Italy, Austria and Hungary.
Transfers During the Festival
If you have purchased a Destination Ultra ticket, you will also need to purchase a ferry ticket to reach the many event locations on the islands of Brac, Hvar, and Vis. The Catamaran is the fastest and easiest way to reach Destination Ultra events and offers transportation to and from Split, as well as between each of the islands.
Tickets can be purchased from:
Split to Hvar (40 EUR)
Hvar to Split (40 EUR)
Hvar to Vis (30 EUR)
Vis to Hvar (30 EUR)
Get your ferry ticket here.
The Ultra Europe Festival is a 3-day electronic music experience unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed before.
To make the festival the most enjoyable experience possible, we advise wearing comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for southern Croatian’s hot and sunny weather and making sure to note where medical staff is available in the event of an emergency.
The following measures are ones that should be paid close attention to in order to improve your experience at Ultra Europe.
- Be sure to take note of what items are allowed and not allowed into the event venue. Some prohibited items include obvious ones such as weapons and illegal drugs, but also include backpacks that are NOT made of clear material (plastic, PVC, mesh). A full list of prohibited items can be found here, and more information about the clear bag policy can be found here.
- Pace yourself. There are three full days of festival fun, so make sure you take some time to give your body a break if you feel it needs one.
- If you exit the event, you will not be able to re-enter the venue until the following day. However, everything that you need during the festival, you should be able to find inside the event venue.