Artists confirmed for the 15th annual ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL next month run the gamut of what is the most diverse, forward thinking line-up ever procured for a major electronic music festival. Not only does the billing reflect the highest caliber of star power DJs, there are also electronic influenced live acts and bands, rappers and emerging producers. Today, Thursday, February 14--the festival taking place March 15-17 and 22-24 in downtown Miami--has announced Phase 3 of its line-up marking the final round of artists to be added to the bill.
Over 40 talents from around the world have been added to ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, an event heralded by Billboard magazine in their last "Maximum Exposure" special (11/3/12) as "EDM's Ultra Moment." Weekend 1 artists on the Bedrock Stage are Marco Bailey, Christian Smith, Pig and Dan, Henry Saiz (live) and Quivver, while the UMF Radio stage will feature Bass Station artists like DJ Marky, Tantrum Desire, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Dieselboy and Black Sun Empire. Over on the Toolroom Knights' stage Mark Knight, Sander Kleinenberg, Chus & Ceballos, Butch, Friendly Fires DJ set, Mihalis Safras and Doorly are now set for Weekend 1. On Weekend 2, the Toolroom Knights stage also brings the likes of Funkagenda and Wally Lopez. Other acts that complete ULTRA's line-up include Alex Gaudino, Green Velvet, Kerli and Tommie Sunshine. The complete list follows below.
To sweeten Phase 3 even more, ULTRA has just relaunched www.ultramusicfestival.com as a cutting-edge, virtual environment where fans can view YouTube videos, fan-sourced photos, tweets and more. The new and improved site has everything needed to prepare for the festival, including brand-new artist profile pages. ULTRA will slowly unveil more features leading up to and during the festival when so that those that are not lucky enough to attend the festival itself will still get a chance to experience its magic from it's web-enabled devices. The platform was developed by LessThan3 (a company recognized as one of the most respected EDM blogs around). They've worked for years to help fans find the best music around and fall in love with new artists. Now they're aiming to give fans a voice and strengthen the artist-fan connection in a whole new way. ULTRA is the first to adopt this new technology.
The complete list of Phase 3 additions to ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL are:
Black Sun Empire
Chus & Ceballos
Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Dzeko & Torres
Friendly Fires (DJ Set)
Henry Saiz Live
Matrix and Futurebound
Pig and Dan
Swanky Tunes vs. Hard Rock Sofa
**For full info on all acts confirmed, please refer to http://ultramusicfestival.com/lineup/