Ultra Music Festival 2016: OTB’s Top 10 Must-See Acts

Ultra Music Festival begins tomorrow in Miami, so we thought we’d share our top 10 must-see acts ahead of the big event. If you spot us at any of these sets make sure to come bust a move with us.

10. Nero Live

Nero had a massive 2015 with the release of “Between II Worlds,” and a tour across North America. Catch them on the Live Stage on Saturday 3/19 at 9:30 PM.

9. Deadmau5

He’s on the ASOT stage before Eric Prydz. We aren’t saying there will be a B2B set with those two but sincerely hoping it happens.Be there on Sunday, 3/20, 6:10 PM.

8. Miike Snow

After four years, Miike Snow recently released their new album “iii” and we are pumped as they return to the stage! Catch them closing out the Live Stage on Friday 3/18 at 11 PM.

7. Pendulum Returns

After disbanding in 2011, Pendulum is back to headline the Ultra Main Stage alongside former members of the group Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen of Knife Party. This is sure to be nothing short of epic. They take the stage at 9:40 PM on Sunday, March 20th.

6. Eric Prydz

ASOT Stage on March 20th at 7:30 PM. Pretty sure there isn’t anything else to say here. You know what to do.

5. Galantis

The Swedish duo of Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklow are one of our favorites. They make their Ultra Main Stage debut on 3/20 at 5:15 PM. Get ready to dance your butt off with these two! See you there Seafox Nation!

4. Hot Since 82

Hot Since 82 takes over the Arcadia Spider on Friday, 3/18 at 8:55 PM. We will be running over there post-Kaskade to go Knee Deep in Sound.

3. Kaskade

We remember watching Kaskade’s 2014 face-melting Ultra set wishing we were there. There is no way we are missing his set after the release of his album “Automatic” this past Fall. Kaskade hits the main stage on 3/18 at 7:45 PM. Need a reminder of 2014, full set is below.

Kaskade | Ultra Music Festival 2014 (Live)

2. Patrick Topping

If you aren’t familiar with Patrick Topping, it’s time to make that happen. Had the pleasure of seeing him for the first time at Electric Zoo 2015 and he blew us away. He’s on the Resistance Stage at 2:30 PM on March 19th. You will not want to miss him. Here’s a little preview:

Patrick Topping @ Elrow presents Paradise, Elrow Barcelona

And our #1 can’t miss is…

Carl Cox & Friends

This is Carl Cox’s only U.S. festival appearance in 2016 so don’t miss it. The two-day lineup at the Megastructure is probably one of the best of the festival. Lineup is below:


Carl Cox

Jon Rundell B2B Cristian Varela

Joseph Capriati

Loco Dice

Marco Carola

Nicole Moudaber

Richie Hawtin

Get the full Ultra Music Festival lineup here

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Shendy Hershfield

Shendy Hershfield

Senior Editor - East Coast
Shendy Hershfield
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