Ultra Music Festival officially announced that the 2020 edition will be postponed till 2021, effectively cancelling this years event.
The official statement as below from https://ultramusicfestival.com/
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that The City of Miami has issued an official directive requiring that the 22nd edition of Ultra Music Festival, originally scheduled for March 20, 21 and 22, 2020 will be postponed to March 26, 27 and 28, 2021. Due to the Florida Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance for COVID-19, it is impossible for the City to provide access to Bayfront Park at this time.
We completely understand how extremely frustrating this is because so many of you are looking forward to coming to Ultra, having already made travel arrangements.
This is, however, an unprecedented issue which is not being taken lightly, and we must continue to defer to the authorities for guidance. Ultimately, there is no higher priority for us than the health, safety and physical well-being of each of you, together with everyone else involved in the production of the event.
We sincerely thank you for your continued loyalty and patience during this difficult time.
All ticket purchasers will be contacted by email on Monday regarding next steps.
The 2017 edition of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL will see its RESISTANCE concept dominate not one, but two huge stages at Bayfront Park as it grows into a festival within the festival. In addition to welcoming back Arcadia Spectacular’s imposing ‘Spider’ structure across all three days of the event, RESISTANCE will now team up with its recently announced global ambassador Carl Cox to take over the Megastructure on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25. Following thirteen consecutive years of ‘Carl Cox & Friends’ inside the vaunted arena, the legend himself now introduces a brand new era as a driving force behind ULTRA’s burgeoning RESISTANCE concept.
Having unveiled a select few RESISTANCE performers in its Phase One lineup announcement on November 17 (including the U.S. return of Sasha & John Digweed together for the first time since 2010), the World’s Premier Electronic Music Festival now drops the names of thirty-one RESISTANCE acts set to descend upon Downtown Miami in just a few months time.
Arcadia’s fire-breathing Spider will welcome house and techno heavyweights including (in alphabetical order) ANNA, Chris Liebing, Dosem, Dubfire, Eats Everything, Hector, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, Kölsch, Maceo Plex, The Martinez Brothers, Matador, Matthias Tanzmann, Nic Fanciulli, Reboot, Seth Troxler, Technasia and wAFF. Support comes in the form of Elio Riso, Josefin Rosen and RioTGeaR.
As mentioned previously, Carl Cox will helm RESISTANCE’s debut outing in the Megastructure across both Friday and Saturday, where he will be joined by (in alphabetical order) Black Coffee, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, The Martinez Brothers, Sasha & John Digweed and Tale of Us, among others. Support comes from B. Traits, Eli & Fur, Jon Rundell and Saeed Younan.
Adding to one of the biggest Phase One announcements in the festival’s history are a host of additional headliners including (in alphabetical order) Crystal Castles, Dash Berlin, Deadmau5, Richie Hawtin and Steve Angello!
In a huge move from event organizers, and for the first time in the festival’s history (and ASOT’s history for that matter), both Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz will headline the ASOT Stage before the man himself, Armin Van Buuren, closes the gargantuan Megastructure on Sunday night.
Techno legend Richie Hawtin will be joining Carl Cox & Friends in The Megastructure on Saturday, while Dash Berlin and Steve Angello will be throwing it down on the Main Stage as only they know how. Last up from the Phase Two headliners, Crystal Castles will be returning to Ultra’s Live Stage armed with a load of brand new material, for what will no doubt be one of the highlights of the weekend.
In another Ultra first, Tiësto will play a one-off Sunset Slot at the Main Stage on Saturday, where the master-selector will no doubt bring his ever-expanding catalogue of music to the people. Two very special labels will be taking over the UMF Radio stage across the weekend, with Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings hosting some of the most exciting up and coming artists in the house scene today on Friday for the very first time, before Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint returns on Saturday to provide Ultranauts with a face full of bass.
To complete the RESISTANCE stage (powered by the Arcadia Spider) the world’s number 1 club, Space Ibiza returns on Saturday to host some of the finest names on the house and techno circuit. Full details on running order for each day can be found on the official Phase Two posterhere
For a full list of Phase Two acts, please see below.
Miami, FL – USA (December 17, 2015) With just three months until it touches down at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami, Ultra Worldwide’s flagship event ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL announces the electrifying Phase One lineup for its eighteenth annual edition, taking place on March 18, 19 and 20, 2016.
The grand master of EDM and savage stage production is back with its phase one line up. Miami Ultra 2016 displays some of the best in electronic dance and house music there is to offer. Miami Music week which leads up to absolute madness contained within downtown Miami, running from Tuesday the 15th of March to the early hours of Monday the 21st of March. With Miami Ultra Festival firmly placed as the grand finale starting on Friday the 18th of March.
This coming year The Prodigy are set to headline and no doubt rock an unforgettable and truly unmissable set, as well as the return of the Australian Drum & Bass getup Pendulum also currently known in recent years as Knife Party. Often credited for the global popularisation of the genre, fans can expect to witness a raw, high-octane live experience. The Ultra regular but always exciting return of Carl Cox after his final year of Space residency in Ibiza. showcasing his decades of DJ experience to his immersive Carl Cox arena and 12th year at Ultra Miami. The main stage at Ultra, which is broadcast round the world through UMF TV carries with it the faces of Avicii and Hardwell. Two names that bring energy, excitement and new music hurtling into everyones summer to come.
No one can deny Armin Van Buuren and Tiesto’s live performances and links with production quality have bought so many people to tears as they stand side by side, with people they have only just met in a crowd 50 thousand strong. The Bedroom DJ Martin Garrix has gone from strength to strength since his first appearance on the MainStage back in 2014 and will bring with him the love and admiration of his fans, that will no doubt give goosebumps those lucky enough to be attending Miami Music Weeks Ultra Festival 2016.
Afro Jack, the Giant of EDM music is hitting the main stage this coming 2016. With his continued success in 2015 and collaborative efforts with David Guetta, Niki Minaj a set from this music machine is not to be missed.
As ever, ULTRA will also be welcoming a huge array of the finest, most in-demand DJs on the planet. Headlining the festival across a broad selection of stages this March will be previously mentioned Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Knife Party, Tiësto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Carl Cox. as well as David Guetta, Dubfire, Eric Prydz, Jamie Jones, Kaskade, Kygo, Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, Marco Carola, Seth Troxler, DJ Snake, and Zedd.
In a momentous nod to the festival’s very roots, the headline act for ULTRA’s very first edition, which took place on the sands of Miami Beach in 1999, will also be returning for their landmark reunion. None other than Rabbit In The Moon will be showcasing their visionary interpretation of psychedelic trance, house and breaks, as Ultranauts young and old prepare to witness a true slice of history.
Having made its Miami debut at the 2015 edition of Ultra Music Festival to critical acclaim, the RESISTANCE stage will be returning to Downtown Miami this March, bigger and better than ever before. After welcoming ‘The Afterburner’ in 2015, the 2016 RESISTANCE stage will transform into an entirely different beast dubbed ‘THE SPIDER’. Once again powered by UK Production Company Arcadia Spectacular, the 50 ton, 20m tall Spider structure is constructed from fully recycled materials and shoots flames up to 50 feet in the air while requiring an incredible 45 people to operate it!
Ultranauts will also witness an extra spectacle each day with the ‘Arcadia Landing Show’. A brand new addition to RESISTANCE this year, The Landing Show will see the Spider come to life, elevating the energy across the area to peak euphoria. Uniting a stunning range of creative elements and all the Spider's special effects, the show features interactive aerial performances, abductions, mechanical mayhem and breathtaking pyrotechnics as the Spider makes first contact. For further information on RESISTANCE watch the new trailer here and head to resistancemusic.com
Ultra Music Festival takes place during Miami Music Week and is an 18+ event. As Easter falls on the usual dates, next year’s edition will take place on March 18, 19 and 20, 2016. General Admission and VIP tickets are currently on sale priced at $324.95 and $1,249.95 respectively. Early Bird and Payment Plan tickets have now sold out so act fast to avoid disappointment. For further details and ticket information, head to ultramusicfestival.com
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With many more acts to be announced heres the full line up for 2016 Phase One.
Following its hugely successful, record-breaking second edition in February 2015, ULTRA South Africa officially returns in 2016, as it announces plans to expand the festival into a full three-day affair!
Having smashed its own record for being the largest electronic music festival in African history this year, and with an increase of 20% in attendance recorded from 2014, it can now be revealed that ULTRA South Africa, due to popular demand, will run for TWO consecutive days at Johannesburg’s Expo Centre, Nasrec on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, before returning to Cape Town on Sunday, February 28, for a finale to remember.
To celebrate, ULTRA South Africa now reveals its incredible 2015 aftermovie. Directed, produced and shot in 4K by Final Kid mastermind Charly Friedrichs, the aftermovie showcases the magnificent sights of South Africa alongside the fist-pumping sounds of the world’s biggest DJs, and the result is simply breathtaking. Kicking off with Martin Garrix reminiscing about his very first main stage festival performance at ULTRA South Africa itself back in 2014, the aftermovie follows the Dutch luminary a year on from his landmark moment, combining it with some of the incredible footage that was shot at Ostrich Farm, Cape Town and The Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg over the two mesmerizing days earlier this year. To celebrate the release, Garrix himself also decided to premiere two exclusive collaborative tracks with Matisse & Sadko that you can only hear in the ULTRA South Africa aftermovie. Check it out below!
The three-day expansion isn’t the only exciting change next year however, with the Cape Town leg of the festival moving to The River Club—a strikingly beautiful inner-city venue that will host some 20,000+ revelers come next February. ULTRA South Africa will be the first event of its kind to be hosted at newly renovated River Club and with its central location and jaw-dropping surrounding views, it’s guaranteed to be a sure-fire hit with Capetonians and international fans alike.
ULTRA South Africa will be implementing an easy-to-follow registration process for 2016. Pre-registration will open on Monday, June 22 and will close on Sunday, June 28, giving die-hard fans the opportunity to put themselves to the front of the ticket queue when early birds go on sale on Tuesday, June 30.
Early bird tickets are in very limited supply and will be available exclusively fromultrasouthafrica.com. Please register to avoid disappointment; this will help speed up your purchasing process.
ULTRA South Africa 2016 Ticket Prices:
FRIDAY 26th FEBRUARY & SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY
@ EXPO CENTRE, NASREC, JOHANNESBURG (Two Day Tickets)
Miami, FL – USA (January 7, 2015) Ultra Music Festival has today revealed Phase One of the DJ and Live Performance lineup for its seventeenth annual edition, taking place on March 27, 28 and 29, 2015 at the beautiful Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
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.
WATCH ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL PHASE ONE TEASER
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. To add to the Main Stage fun, the likes of AFROJACK, ALESSO, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, DAVID GUETTA, ERIC PRYDZ, HARDWELL, KNIFE PARTY, MARTIN GARRIX, NICKY ROMERO, SKRILLEX, STEVE AOKI, STEVE ANGELLO and TIËSTO will all return to transform Bayfront Park into the world’s greatest electronic music gathering.
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, with acts such as ADAM BEYER, CARL COX, DEEPDISH, DIXON, JAMIE JONES, LOCO DICE, MACEO PLEX, MARCO CAROLA and TALE OF US all 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 South African rap duo DIE ANTWOORD, electronic group 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. With BASSNECTAR, KREWELLA and NETSKY assured to lay down a boatload of bass, Phase One also sees the likes of GORGON CITY, ODESZA and RAC confirmed to showcase their distinctive live shows.
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 27 and Saturday, March 28. Trance icon ARMIN VAN BUUREN will then take the reins of the fabled Megastructure on Sunday, March 29, 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.
Adding further to the incredible list of aforementioned talent is a plethora of world-class artists, including ANDHIM, AGORIA, ANDY C, ART DEPARTMENT, BAKERMAT, BONOBO (DJ SET), CASHMERE CAT, EATS EVERYTHING, FEDDE LE GRAND, GALANTIS, GTA, GUTI, GUY GERBER, GUY J, HOT SINCE 82, JESSIE ANDREWS, JOHN DIGWEED, JORIS VOORN, JOSEPH CAPRIATI, KLANGKARUSSELL, KLINGANDE (LIVE), LAIDBACK LUKE, THE MAGICIAN, MARKUS SCHULZ, MARTIN BUTTRICH, THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS, MK, OLIVER HELDENS, PETE TONG, ROBIN SCHULZ, DJ SNAKE, DJ TENNIS, TENSNAKE, THOMAS JACK, TRIPPY TURTLE, UMEK, VICETONE, W&W, YELLOW CLAW, ZEDS DEAD and many more. See below for the full Phase One lineup.
For the first time in its history, Ultra Music Festival is introducing a minimum age of attendance to its flagship festival in Miami.
Beginning with its 2015 edition, confirmed for March 27, 28 and 29 2015, Ultra Music Festival will now only allow those aged 18 years and older to attend the event.
In an official statement made today, Ultra Music Festival organizers explained the change:
“While we sincerely value the incredible ongoing support from our younger fans, we ultimately believe that Ultra Music Festival is a premium event geared towards adults. This decision has been made to reinforce and promote the safety of all Ultra Music Festival fans and to ensure the overall enjoyment of all future attendees. We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received from our younger fan base to date and we encourage them to attend the festival once they reach the appropriate age. Until then, our free YouTube stream ‘ULTRA LIVE’ is available worldwide for everyone, all ages to enjoy and to share in the Ultra experience.”
Newly hired Ultra Music Festival Security Director and former Miami Beach Police Chief Ray Martinez, further expressed his optimism towards the decision:
“The first step to having fun is feeling safe,” Martinez said, “We have chosen to adopt several new measures during next year’s festival to ensure our event is safe and secure. The first step to preserving the unique atmosphere that Ultra is famous for is to be proactive in attracting the right crowd.”
Cape Town and Johannesburg welcome the very first Ultra Music Festival to South Africa. The Summer Festival Guide can present to your the latest added acts and the stage lineups for each city.
CAPE TOWN, 14 FEBRUARY 2014,
OSTRICH FARM, CAPE TOWN
The second stage in Cape Town, entitled ‘Submerged’, will be aptly situated on the side of a stunning, picturesque lake and hosted by none other than local heroes Goldfish. Among others, this floor will feature the very best in house, deep house and techno music, including San Francisco native Claude Vonstroke, Coco Loco, Lady M, Floyd Lavine, Claudia Levisa, Chris Jack and many more.
Lastly, ‘Dansville’ – one of Cape Town’s most loved bass music brands and synonymous with the very best in electro and trap through to drum ‘n bass and dubstep – will be hosting their very own stage featuring homegrown stars such as Das Kapital, Hyphen, Niskerone, Grimehouse, Halfilfe and many more.
JOHANNESBURG, 15 FEBRUARY 2014,
EXPO CENTRE, NASREC
Providing the second stage in Johannesburg in less than a month’s time, Soul Candi will be bringing Ultra South Africa the deep sounds of Black Coffee, Mi Casa, Crazy White Boy, Harael Salkow and many more, on a floor dedicated to showcasing the very best, most forward thinking underground soundscapes around.
Lastly, Nicci Beach refreshes the event with a touch of their signature sounds with up-tempo cracking house and electro music from the likes of Haezer, Rocca & Martini, Mark Stent, Lady Lea, Ryan Dent and many more.
All the floors featured at Ultra South Africa will include dedicated full bar services, express bars for Heineken drinkers, food markets that will have an array of foods from Indian to Mediterranean, assured to tickle taste buds, as well as merchandise for sale. Final line up information for each of the stages can be found below.
Rounding off what has been a hugely successful year for Ultra Music Festival, one that saw it roll out a memorable double weekender for its fifteenth anniversary in Miami, international editions in Argentina, Chile, Ibiza, Korea and Croatia, and announce new Ultra destinations in South Africa and Japan for 2014, focus for now turns to the prized flagship!
ABOVE & BEYOND, AFROJACK, ALESSO, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, AVICII, CARL COX, CIREZ D, DAVID GUETTA, DIPLO, HARDWELL, KASKADE, KREWELLA, LOCO DICE, LUCIANO, MARCO CAROLA, NEW WORLD PUNX, NICKY ROMERO, SOLOMUN, STEVE ANGELLO, TIËSTO and ZEDD are just some of the incredible headline acts that will lead the annual pilgrimage to Bayfront Park, downtown Miami, as Ultra continues to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the very biggest DJs combined with the most technically advanced stage production.
Gracing the mighty LIVE stage, which gets upgraded focus from the Miami juggernaut every year, will be front runners including 2 MANY DJS LIVE, BASEMENT JAXX LIVE, CHASE AND STATUS, CUT/COPY, DIZZEE RASCAL, EMPIRE OF THE SUN, ERIC PRYDZ PRESENTS ‘HOLO,’ EXAMPLE, GESAFFELSTEIN LIVE, THE GLITCH MOB, MGMT, M.I.A., NETSKY LIVE, PAUL KALKBRENNER, PUSHA T, TRENTEMØLLER and SUB FOCUS LIVE.
In a bid to ensure the freshest, most original lineup to date, over 40 acts from the phase one billing are those making their highly anticipated Ultra debut appearances! DJ headliners descending upon Ultra’s unique ocean front location for the first time ever will be NEW WORLD PUNX and SOLOMUN, as well as a large proportion of the LIVE headline billing such as BASEMENT JAXX LIVE, DIZZEE RASCAL, ERIC PRYDZ PRESENTS ‘HOLO,’ EXAMPLE, GESAFFELSTEIN LIVE, MGMT, M.I.A., MONIKA KRUSE, PAUL KALKBRENNER and PUSHA T. Support debut acts include 3LAU, ADRIATIQUE, ANDREW RAYEL, BEEN TRILL, BLASTERJAXX, BLOND:ISH, CYRIL HAHN, DJ SNAKE, GAIA, GOLDROOM, GTA, H.O.S.H, ISAAC TICHAUER, JONAS RATHSMAN, JUST BLAZE, MARTIN GARRIX, I SEE MONSTAS, MOON BOOTS, OLIVER, PERSEUS, ØRJAN NILSEN, RAC, RIFF RAFF, TALE OF US, TJR, TOURIST, WACKA FLACKA and ZOMBOY.
As ever, Ultra favourite CARL COX will return to the Ultra Megastructure once again, where the lord of techno will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his legendary CARL COX & FRIENDS ARENA. Trance superstarARMIN VAN BUUREN meanwhile, will be hosting his inimitable A STATE OF TRANCE 650 NEW HORIZONS STAGE. Further details on each of these and more will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Whilst VIP tickets have now completely SOLD OUT, limited GA tickets for the event are still on sale from $399.95. Each ticketholder will not only get all the same incredible performances, world-class production and electric atmosphere that Ultra delivers each year, but also ‘A New Level’ and ‘A New Experience’ that will make 2014’s festival the most impressive and enjoyable experience to date.
For up-to-the-minute information, stay connected to the official Ultra Music Festival Website, Facebook, Instagramand Twitter pages.
As ever, Ultra has handpicked a collection of the finest DJs from across the globe to join the stellar billing for the festival’s first South Africa edition. Double Grammy award-winner and global megastar Afrojack, 17-year-old prodigy Martin Garrix who has taken the world by storm in 2013 with his smash hit ‘Animals,’ and powerhouse duo Blasterjaxx will all be flying the flag for the Netherlands and infusing Cape Town Ostrich Farm and Nasrec Showgrounds with their unmistakable Dutch House sound. What’s more, Dirtybird Records kingpin and San Francisco native Claude Vonstroke will be taking to the stage to deliver the freshest sounds from the underground scene.
As well as these, Ultra favourites ‘The Voice’ and Kryoman are going to be on hand to keep the energy at full tilt at all times, having become integral parts of the festival through the years with their inimitable and amazing exploits.
Aside from all the acts coming from overseas, the Rainbow Nation is also offering up its own wave of the very hottest South African talent. Roger Goode, Pascal & Pearce, Haezer, Niskerone, Crazy White Boy, Das Kapital, Chris Jack, Household Funk and Grimehouse are just some of the many more artists that will be showing their skills in front of their home crowd.
Tickets for the first ever Ultra South Africa are available from www.computicket.com