Over 100 DJs and live acts are confirmed for the 17th annual edition of Ultra Music Festival during Miami Music Week, set to take place at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami March 27th-29th. Buy your tickets HERE!
With the phase one announcement, Ultra Music Festival can once again lay claim to releasing one of the most exciting and diverse festival billings in recent memory, with every genre across the electronic music space represented by the biggest and freshest acts on the planet.
Avicii will make his long-awaited return to the newly designed Ultra Main Stage having missed his 2014 performance due to illness. Famed for saving his most electrifying performances for the Ultra crowd (playing alongside Madonna in 2012 and debuting brand new material from his chart topping album True in 2013), if past years are anything to go by fans are in for another incredible spectacle from the Swedish star.
Fellow countrymen Axwell^Ingrosso will be making their eagerly anticipated debut as a duo at Ultra Music Festival Miami, following a mesmerizing set at Ultra Japan in September 2014 and scheduled headlining sets at both Ultra South Africa and Buenos Aires in February 2015. With their first album as a pair set for release next year, a whole host of incredible new material is guaranteed to air.
As a festival that prides itself on providing its fans with a huge range of varying sounds and experiences, Ultra Music Festival has also confirmed some of the most respected techno and deep house performers to join the more recognized names as headliners, preparing to bring their A-game to a range of the world’s most technically advanced stages.
Forever pushing the boundaries with its revolutionary live programming, Ultra’s now-legendary LIVE STAGE brings us something from every corner of the electronic music spectrum. Grammy-nominated RÖYKSOPP will play Ultra for the first time since 2011 to showcase their recently released (and what they claim to be their final) studio album, while Clean Bandit and Canadian vocalist Kiesza will all bring a different energy to the festivities, as they take to Ultra’s flagship festival for the very first time.
Perhaps two of the most eagerly awaited shows across the weekend will come from Tropical House pioneer Kygo and virtuoso producer Porter Robinson, who will each bring their own array of eclectic sounds to the befitting and iconic Klipsch Amphitheatre.
Ultra ambassador and crowd favorite Carl Cox returns to the Ultra Megastructure for a groundbreaking eleventh year, in which the techno king will host his legendary Carl Cox & Friends across Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th. Trance icon Armin Van Buuren will then take the reins of the fabled Megastructure on Sunday, March 29th, to ensure the festival ends with a bang as he brings his ‘TOGETHER IN A STATE OF TRANCE’ show to the masses. Ever up-to-date with the latest trends in underground music, Ultra will also introduce a new setting this year in the form of the Resistance stage, which will boast some of the very best techno and house from the world’s most exciting underground talent. Further information on all stages will be revealed in the coming weeks.
AUTHOR CREDIT: AMANDA COWAN