Apparently, the Ultra Music Festival is so enormous in its 15th year – it’s now doubled in size from three to six days, spread across the weekends of March 15-17 and March 22-24 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami – that it takes multiple announcements to reveal its full lineup.
Earlier this month, Phase 1 of the biggest electronic dance event in the world’s participants was released, featuring internationally renowned DJs and artists including several who will perform during both weekends: Tiesto, Fatboy Slim, Avicii, David Guetta, Knife Party, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Richie Hawtin, Bassnectar, Kaskade and many more.
Phase 1’s big headliners included the grand finale of DJ trio Swedish House Mafia, plus live acts Crystal Castles, The Bloody Beetroots, Boys Noize, Hot Chip, Major Lazer, BookaShade and Thievery Corporation.
Phase 2 brings even more sonic firepower with DJ acts Deadmau5, John Digweed, Richie Hawtin, Umek, Alesso, Benny Benassi, Dirty South, ATP, Ferry Corsten, Dubfire, DJ Craze, Dillon Francis, Josh Wink, Dog Blood (featuring Boys Noize and Skrillex), Eric Prydz, Fedde le Grand, Steve Aoki, Sven Vath, Laidback Luke, Claude von Stroke, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Joris Voorn, Timo Maas, Zed’s Dead, Hardwell, Pretty Lights, Loco Dice, Martin Solveig and the bombshell announcement that German superstar Paul van Dyk will be returning to Ultra after years of boycotting the festival in protest of its exclusivity requirements.
The eclectic list of live acts in Phase 2 includes hip-hop king Snoop Dogg, Faithless, Sleigh Bells, Azelia Banks and The Weeknd.
And if you think that’s enough bass and beats to fill six days of dance decadence, think again: There will be a Phase 3.
For more information and ticket sales, visit www.ultramusicfestival.com.