Ultra Music Festival for the first time ever will take place over the span of three days this year. The first major U.S. music festival of 2011, Ultra is set to take place on March 25, 26, and 27 at Bicentennial Park in Miami. They have just released phase-two of their line-up, including Duran Duran, Armin Van Buuren, Underworld, Moby, and more.
Duran Duran will be appearing for the first time ever this year in support of their Mark Ronson-produced 13th studio album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW, which is out March 22. Also new is Armin Van Buuren’s A State Of Trance 500 area and the debuts of Erick Morillo and Sasha’s (V_rtek) live shows.
Three-day tickets are currently available for $219.95 and VIP three-day tickets for $499.95 for a limited time via www.ultramusicfestival.com
The complete line-up:
Friday, March 25 : Main Stage: Tiesto, Duran Duran, Pendulum (live), Erasure, Benny Benassi,Fedde Le Grand, Tinie Tempah, Dada Life, Dimitri Kneppers, Cato K. Live Stage: Royksopp ,Trentemoller , STS9, Carte Blanche, Designer Drugs, Mustard Pimp Carl Cox & Friends: Carl Cox,Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice. Mid Park Tower : Avicii, Martin Solveig, Roger Sanchez, Chris Lake,Sidney Samson, Cedric Gervais, Funkagenda, Rodrigo Viera . Root Society Dome: Joachim Garraud, Jefr Tale, LA Riots, Harvard Bass, Stripe, Elite Force, Jelo, Rob G, Electric Soulside.
Saturday, March 26 : Main Stage: deadmau5, Underworld, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Afrojack, Avicii, Sander Klienenberg (live), Hernan Cattaneo, Sunnery James/Ryan Marciano, Jerome Isma AE, Riotgear. Live Stage: Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Sasha (V_rtek live), Boys Noize,Steve Aoki, Simian Mobile Disco (live), The Klaxons, Mr. Oizo, Bag Raiders, Conspirator. Carl Cox & Friends: Carl Cox, Moby, Fedde Le Grand, Jors Voorn, Yousef. Mid Park Tower: Rusko, Scream + Benga, Andy C & MC Q, NERO, Excision & Datsik, Feed Me, Goldie, Fresh, Netsky, Toddla T & Red Light . Roots Society Dome (Dirtybird Records Showcase): Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, J. Philip, Christian Martin, Worthy / Mowgli, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Elio Riso, Remo,Donald Glaude, Filthy Rich.
Sunday, March 27 : Main Stage: The Chemical Brothers (live), David Guetta, Erick Morillo (live), will.i.am, Laidback Luke, Wolfgang Gartner, Gui Boratto. Live Stage: Crystal Castles, The Disco Biscuits, MSTRKRFT, Chromeo, CSS, Fake Blood, Hybrid (live), Subfocus (live), !!!, Afrobeta. A State of Trance 500: Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, ATB, Gareth Emery, Sander Van Doorn, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Cosmic Gate, Marcus Schossow. Mid Park Tower : The Glitch Mob, Skrillex, The Gaslamp Killer, 12th Planet, Dieselboy, Super Mash Bros., Daedelus, Ed Rush & Optical, Drop The Lime/AC Slater, Kill The Noise, Plastician. Root Society Dome: Dada Life, Congorock, Alex Guadino, John Dahlback, Pleasurekraft, Steve Porter, Remady, Will Bailey, Hatiras, Lazy Rich.
Some fun facts about Ultra Music Festival…
It was originally created as pure EDM (electronic dance music) festival in 1999. It has continued to grow immensely over the years, being recognized as Pollstar’s fourth Top Grossing Concert in 2010. It had 100,000+ attendees coming from 68 countries, 50 U.S. states, and Puerto Rico. It has won "Best Music Event" by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) 2005-2010, "Best International Dance Music Festival" by the Ibiza DJ Awards (2008) and "Best Festival" by the Village Voice Media New Times (2005-2009).
View UMF video here: http://vimeo.com/17834483