Following the news of Swedish House Mafia for the final performance of their career to take place where it first began and deadmau5 who isset to bring a specially created live show, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL—North America’s first major music festival of 2013 set for March 15-17 and March 22-24 in Miami, FL—revealed over the holidays a major portion of the first phase of its highly anticipated line-up in celebration of its 15 year anniversary. Today, the festival has announced the complete Phase 1 line-up with each weekend programmed with unique experiences.
Talent announced as part of the leaked Phase 1 line-up includes a range of highly anticipated performances by from high-caliber acts such as Tiësto, David Guetta,Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Kaskade, Knife Party and Richie Hawtin. Also joining the bill are fresh live acts—all of whom are either playing ULTRA for the first time or returning to the festival after a year or more hiatus: The Bloody Beetroots, Booka Shade, Boys Noize, Crystal Castles, DJ Fresh, Hot Chip, Matt & Kim, Thievery Corporation and Yeasayer. Other live acts that have recently been added to the Phase 1 line-up since December 28 are Disclosure, Major Lazer, Modestep and Rudimental.
Marking the crystal anniversary of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL are dedicated areas including the return of the Carl Cox & Friends arena, the A State of Trance 600 arena, Space Ibiza and the Mixmag arena.
Building on the excitement is the newest piece of viral content for UMF TV, the video, created and directed by Final Kid’s Charly Friedrichs–director of the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL experience film “CAN U FEEL IT”–depicting the festival’s Phase 1 line-up. VIEW IT RIGHT BELOW!!!
The complete Phase 1 line-up for the 15 Annual ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is:
DJs: Above & Beyond, Afrojack , Armin Van Buuren, Avicii , Bassnectar, Calvin Harris , Carl Cox, David Guetta Fatboy Slim, Kaskade, Knife Party, Richie Hawtin , Swedish House Mafia Tiësto
Live Acts: The Bloody Beetroots , Booka Shade, Boys Noize, Crystal Castles, deadmau5, Disclosure , DJ Fresh (Live) , Hot Chip , Major Lazer, Matt & Kim, Modestep, Rudimental , Thievery Corporation, Yeasayer
Arenas: A State Of Trance 600 Arena, Carl Cox and Friends Arena, Mixmag Arena, Space Ibiza
About ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL: As the world’s most famous outdoor electronic music festival, ULTRA has won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) six consecutive years, from 2005 to 2011, “Best International Dance Music Festival” by the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2008 and “Best Festival” by the Village Voice Media New Times consecutively five years running from 2005 through 2009. Originally created as a pure EDM (electronic dance music) festival in 1999, ULTRA has grown through the years to present not only the genre’s hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, Swedish House Mafia, The Chemical Brothers, Tiësto, David Guetta, deadmau5, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Armin van Buuren, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Justice, Carl Cox and Avicii to name a few), but also crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history or new beginning in the EDM community and culture (The Cure, The Killers, New Order, Duran Duran, The Black Eyed Peas, Erasure, M83, Santigold, The Ting Tings, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun and Bloc Party). In 2012, global pop icon Madonna appeared as a special surprise guest—the festival’s gift to their fans—to introduce the main stage final headlining artist AVICII, joining him behind the decks to premiere his UMF remix of her new single “Girl Gone Wild.” The year also was the subject of CAN U FEEL IT, a major documentary feature about the festival which was shown in over 500 theatres nation-wide. Together with its signature, cutting-edge productions, ULTRA is unrivalled by consistently presenting the world’s greatest, most diverse EDM line-ups year after year.
In 2013, as it celebrates its 15 year anniversary, ULTRA will become the first major EDM festival in the world to expand to two weekends with dates set for March 15, 16 and 17 and March 22, 23 and 24.
A global brand, ULTRA takes place in Miami, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ibiza and Korea, expanding into Europe with ULTRA EUROPE July 2013 in Croatia.