MIAMI, FL. (Top40 Charts/ ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL) - As the first major U.S. festival of the year, the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL ("UMF") offers fans the chance to see new music first. This year's UMF represents one of the strongest and most diverse electronic line-ups ever assembled.
Set to join previously announced artists including headliners Tie"sto and Deadmau5-who'll be closing the festival this year-are: Damian Marley & Nas performing from their electronic influenced Distant Relatives collaboration; David Guetta, fresh off his "Best Remixed Recording" Grammy win for "When Love Takes Over" featuring Kelly Roland; a reunited Orbital playing in the U.S. for the first time since disbanding in 2004; as well as Little Boots, Erick Morillo, Sasha & John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, Benny Benassi, Fedde Le Grand, Fake Blood, Calvin Harris, Boys Noize Vs. Erol Alkan, Andy C & MC GQ, Subfocus and Kaskade, among many others.
Tickets for the world's leading two-day electronic and alternative music experience-taking place Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 at Bicentennial Park in Miami-are available now exclusively through www.ultramusicfestival.com. Two-day general admission tickets are $139.95. Two-day VIP tickets are also available for $350.00.
Friday, March 26
ULTRA MAIN STAGE: TIE"STO, *DAVID GUETTA, GROOVE ARMADA LIVE, PASSION PIT, *LITTLE BOOTS, DAN BLACK, *WOLFGANG GARTNER, *MISS NINE. BAYFRONT LIVE STAGE: THE DISCO BISCUITS, THE CRYSTAL METHOD LIVE, RABBIT IN THE MOON 3D, INFECTED MUSHROOM, PRETTY LIGHTS, LOTUS. CARL COX & FRIENDS ARENA: CARL COX, GREEN VELVET, TIMO MAAS, LUCIANO, UMEK. UMF IBIZA ARENA: ERIC PRYDZ, DIRTY SOUTH, WILL.I.AM,*KASKADE, FELIX DA HOUSECAT, *LAIDBACK LUKE. BISCAYNE STAGE: PLUMP DJS, *FAKE BLOOD, *STANTON WARRIORS, ADAM FREELAND, BASSBIN TWINS VS. UBERZONE LIVE, ALEX METRIC LIVE, *BOY 8 BIT, EVIL NINE,
Saturday, March 27
ULTRA MAIN STAGE: DEADMAU5, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, FAITHLESS SOUND SYSTEM LIVE, *BENNY BENASSI, *DAMIAN MARLEY & NAS, GROOVE ARMADA DJ SET, *CALVIN HARRIS DJ SET. BAYFRONT LIVE STAGE: *ORBITAL, CROOKERS, BLOODY BEETROOTS LIVE, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, A-TRAK, *BOYS NOIZE VS. EROL ALKAN, DIPLO, STEVE AOKI, AFROBETA *JAPANESE POPSTARS. CARL COX & FRIENDS ARENA: CARL COX, *SASHA & JOHN DIGWEED, *ERICK MORILLO, *FEDDE LE GRAND, *YOUSEF. UMF BRAZIL ARENA: ABOVE & BEYOND, *PAUL OAKENFOLD, *ATB, *MARKUS SCHULZ, *SANDER VAN DOORN, *GARETH EMERY, *RODRIGO VIEIRA, *JEROME ISMA-AE, *MARCOS CARNAVAL, *FERRIS. BISCAYNE STAGE: MAJOR LAZER, *PENDULUM DJ SET, LTJ BUKEM, BASSNECTAR, *ANDY C & MC GQ, RUSKO, THE GLITCH MOB, *PLANET OF THE DRUMS, SKREAM, *SUBFOCUS, BENGA, *FREQ NASTY, *NERO, CASPA, TODDLA T.
*denotes recent line-up addition
About ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL:
Tapped "Best Overall Event" by URB.COM and heralded by the Los Angeles Times as bringing "out raucous revelers as well as electronica's elite," UMF has also won "Best Music Event" by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) in 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2005, "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.
UMF was originally created as a pure EDM (electronic dance music) festival in 1999 by founders Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes. Together with the addition of Adam Russakoff five years ago, Ultra has grown to present not only the genre's hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Tie"sto, Underworld, MOBY, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Erick Morillo, Deadmau5 and Paul Oakenfold), but also crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history, or new beginning in the EDM community (The Cure, The Killers, The Black Eyed Peas, Santogold, The Ting Tings, The Bravery).
In addition to the annual Miami festival, UMF is continuing to expand internationally. Look for more upcoming UMF events in Brazil, Ibiza and other locations around the world.