ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL XIV UNVEILS MASSIVE LINE-UP
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL XIV UNVEILS MASSIVE LINE-UP FOR THREE-DAY EVENT SET FOR MARCH 23, 24, 25 AT BAYFRONT PARK IN MIAMI DURING MIAMI MUSIC WEEK
TIËSTO, KRAFTWERK, JUSTICE (LIVE), AVICII, DAVID GUETTA AND ARMIN VAN BUUREN HEADLINE
ALONG WITH CARL COX, SKRILLEX, AFROJACK, MIIKE SNOW, NEW ORDER, FATBOY SLIM, DUCK SAUCE, M83, KASKADE AND MORE
2011 was an incredible year for festivals and electronic music. With the New Year rapidly approaching, all eyes are focused on what’s to come next with the leader being ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (ULTRA), the world’s premiere electronic music event. Tickets are moving at lightning speed, only a limited amount remain (with early bird and advance on-sale tickets selling out in record time), so the promoters are highly encouraging fans not to miss out by unveiling the majority of the ULTRA line-up on the Phase 1 announcement.
ULTRA is also returning to downtown Miami with Bayfront Park as its new location in order to accommodate a larger footprint for increased capacity. Over the last few years, the festival took place at Bicentennial Park, but after reaching a record-breaking 150,000 in attendance this year, and becoming the first ever, and only 3-day music festival of its kind to completely sell out 150,000 tickets six weeks in advance, ULTRA is moving next door to the tropical, waterfront park nestled between Biscayne Bay and Biscayne Boulevard. The ULTRA team is taking it back to Bayfront, where it last took place in 2005, transforming and customizing the park in a way never seen before.
Each day will be helmed by world-class headliners: TIËSTO and KRAFTWERK Friday, March 23; JUSTICE (Live) and AVICII Saturday, March 24; and DAVID GUETTA and ARMIN VAN BUUREN Sunday, March 25. Other confirmed talent, in every genre of electronic music imaginable, includes: a wide array of international leading electronic music performers including SKRILLEX, KASKADE, AFROJACK, PRETTY LIGHTS, DUCK SAUCE, THE BLOODY BEETROOTS (DJ Set), 2MANYDJS (Live), BASSNECTAR, CHASE & STATUS (Live), FEDDE LE GRAND, KNIFE PARTY and LAIDBACK LUKE; pioneering acts such as NEW ORDER, FATBOY SLIM, and SVEN VÄTH; cutting-edge bands like M83, MIIKE SNOW, LITTLE DRAGON, NEON INDIAN and METRONOMY; and up-and-coming DJs such as SETH TROXLER and JAMIE JONES.
Confirmed talent for each day of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is:
FRIDAY, MARCH 23
Tiësto, Kraftwerk, Carl Cox, Skrillex, Afrojack, Miike Snow, Pretty Lights, New Order, Groove Armada (DJ Set), Dirty South, Loco Dice, A-Trak, Dada Life, Porter Robinson, Neon Indian, Jack Beats, Chris Lake, Michael Woods, Nicky Romero, Tommy Trash, Katy B, DJ Icey, The Knocks, Afrobeta, Jon Rundell
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
Justice (Live), Avicii, Fatboy Slim, Duck Sauce, M83, Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Laidback Luke, 2manydjs (Live), Flux Pavilion, Borgore, Doctor P, Metronomy, Little Dragon, Hardwell, Datsik, Andy C, Zeds Dead, 12th Planet, Magda, Skream + Benga, Zedd, Mord Fustang, Cedric Gervais, Netsky, High Contrast, Mt. Eden, Camo & Krooked, Big Chocolate, Carbon Airways, Yousef
SUNDAY, MARCH 25
David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, Bassnectar, Chase and Status (Live), The Bloody Beetroots (DJ Set), Fedde Le Grand, Knife Party, Magnetic Man, John Digweed, Steve Aoki, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Sander van Doorn, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT (live), Adam Beyer, Steve Lawler, Joris Voorn, Jamie, Jones, Seth Troxler, Damian Lazarus, Nic Fanciulli, Layo & Bushwacka!, Marcus Schössow, Popof, Art Department, Big Gigantic, Savoy (Live), Tritonal, Jochen Miller, Keys N Krates, Elio Riso, Remo, Eco, RioTGeaR
Also returning is the Ultra Mega Structure, which will feature specialty areas each day. One of the few artists to appear at ULTRA almost every year, staple CARL COX returns with the CARL COX & FRIENDS arena Friday and CARL COX PRESENTS COCOON featuring SVEN VÄTH Saturday. ARMIN VAN BUUREN’s A STATE OF TRANCE 550 will take over Sunday.
With all this and much more, ULTRA has cemented itself as the premium festival for fans of club culture and the electronic genre and artists influenced by the music on a massive scale. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the festival.
Watch a video of the Phase 1 announcement here:
About ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL & UMF WORLDWIDE:
As the world’s most famous outdoor electronic music festival, ULTRA has won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) 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, The Chemical Brothers, Tiësto, David Guetta, deadmau5, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Armin van Buuren, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Justice, Carl Cox, Avicii and Swedish House Mafia, 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, Bloc Party, The Gossip). Together with its signature, cutting-edge productions, ULTRA is unrivaled by consistently presenting the world’s greatest, most diverse EDM line-ups year after year.
In 2011, its 13th year in existence, ULTRA had its best year to date with over 150,000 attendees coming from 71 countries and territories and all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. Additionally, production began on the feature-length HD concert film/documentary Can U Feel It, the highly anticipated follow up to 2004’s The UMF Experience, which is scheduled for worldwide release early 2012.