Re-published in case any of our readers missed the Phase 3 update last week.
After recollecting ourselves following the release of a massive Ultra Phase 2 lineup, we dove into the list to make some weekend comparisons. Unlike Coachella, this colossal cast does not replicate weekend to weekend. One of the most utilized browser functions — “Find” (Cntrl + F) — is ineffective when browsing for our favorite artists on the festival’s website. Those that haven’t decided which dates to attend may find it inconvenient wading through the list in picture format to find their most complimentary weekends. Thus, we compiled a searchable table that is alphabetical by performer and illustrates each artist’s respective weekends. Don’t hesitate to share this with others to plan the trip! Click past the break to see some quick stats and the list for your convenient perusal.
Robbie Rivera is rolling out the red carpet in Miami this March. His perennial Winter Music Conference event Juicy Beach just announced its anticipated Phase 2 lineup, adding the likes of Mord Fustang, Alex Gaudino, MYNC, and Sandro Silva to the list of artists performing at Nikki Beach Club this year. The bill already features marquee acts such as Bob Sinclar, Cosmic Gate, Moguai, and Stefano Noferini, and the Phase 3 lineup is still yet to be announced. Check out the full artist list and ticketing details here.
After an impressive Phase 1 announcement, Ultra Music Festival is pulling out all the stops for Phase 2, seemingly unloading its deep pockets for every relevant DJ on the planet. Eric Prydz, Fedde Le Grand, Benny Benassi, Alesso, Hardwell, Zedd, Nicky Romero, and Dog Blood are just several of the superstars we can expect to see in Miami this March. CEO, Russell Faibisch said on behalf of this year’s lineup:
“In celebration of Ultra Music Festival’s double weekend and 15 year anniversary, what we’ve achieved with this edition’s ocean of talent and stage production is we feel unprecedented. As the industry we work in continues to explode, with so much talent emerging and the taste of our consumer changing in the process, diversity was key.”
It’s safe to say Russell is living up to his goal – just check out the onslaught of arenas and artists in the full release below. I think everyone will be happy this year. For example, Ultra is introducing SURFACE, a new concept arena favoring the underground scene, featuring the likes of Claude Vonstroke, Damian Lazarus, Danny Daze, Justin Martin, Maceo Plex, and much more.With less than two months away, the countdown to Ultra 15 starts now. Check past the break for the full daily schedule, arenas, and hundreds of artists. (more…)
Though the Phase 1 lineup was leaked last week by Avicii, Ultra officially announced the complete Phase 1 today. While the headlining acts haven’t changed, Ultra has included a plethora of new “live” acts for the first installment of their lineup. DA favorite Disclosure have been added, along with Major Lazer, Modestep, and Rudimental. Check out the full lineup here. In tandem with their Phase 1 release, Ultra has already begun hyping Phase 2, claiming their intentions to create “a lineup that will fuse the mainstream and the underground…a lineup complete with an unprecedented array of Deep House and Techno artists.” With Richie Hawtin on the bill and Carl Cox returning with his famous stage, Ultra is laying the foundation to fulfill this promise. The biggest question on my mind remains: where is Pryda?
Ultra has also released the official Phase 1 teaser video, and as expected, it’s quite tantalizing. Watch the video above, and start preparing for the Phase 2 announcement.