ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL Announces Return of deadmau5, 3/16 & 23
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by BWW News Desk
It was said that it would never happen again, but ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL has announced the return of deadmau5 to the event's main stage in 2013. One of electronic music's prolific producers and outspoken artists will join ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL's 15-year anniversary celebrations with Saturday night closing slots March 16 and March 23 during the two-weekend festival which takes place March 15-17 and March 22-24 at Bayfront Park in Miami, Fla.
deadmau5 will appear at ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL in support of his critically-acclaimed album > album title goes here < (Ultra Music), which is nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the "Best Electronica/Dance Album" category. Upon its release this past fall, the album debuted on Billboard charts at #6 on the Top 200, #1 on the Dance/Electronic Album chart, #2 on the Independent album chart and #5 on the Digital Albums chart, as well as #1 on iTunes' Dance chart and at #4 on iTunes' Overall Album chart. It marked his highest-charting album ever, topping the debut of his 2010 album 4x4=12 which entered the Billboard Top 200 at #47. It features singles "Professional Griefers" with Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance and "The Veldt," a hypnotic homage to Ray Bradbury featuring vocalist Chris James. There's also "Failbait," which yields intense cybernetic rap with Cypress Hill; "Telecommunications," a collaboration with one of the world's most intriguing voices, Imogen Heap; and the top-selling individual track from > album title goes here <, deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner's "Channel 42." Expect an unforgettable performance created specially for ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL by deadmau5.
Limited tickets still remain for both weekends of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, exclusively at www.ULTRAmusicfestival.com.
As the world's most famous outdoor electronic music festival, ULTRA has won "Best Music Event" by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) six consecutive years, from 2005 to 2011, "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. Originally created as a pure EDM (electronic dance music) festival in 1999, ULTRA has grown through the years to present not only the genre's hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, Swedish House Mafia, The Chemical Brothers, Tiësto, David Guetta, deadmau5, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Armin van Buuren, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Justice, Carl Cox and Avicii to name a few), but also crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history or new beginning in the EDM community and culture (The Cure, The Killers, New Order, Duran Duran, The Black Eyed Peas, Erasure, M83, Santigold, The Ting Tings, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun and Bloc Party). In 2012, global pop icon Madonna appeared as a special surprise guest-the festival's gift to their fans-to introduce the main stage final headlining artist AVICII, joining him behind the decks to premiere his UMF remix of her new single "Girl Gone Wild." The year also was the subject of CAN U FEEL IT, a major documentary feature about the festival which was shown in over 500 theatres nation-wide. Together with its signature, cutting-edge productions, ULTRA is unrivalled by consistently presenting the world's greatest, most diverse EDM line-ups year after year.
In 2013, as it celebrates its 15 year anniversary also with Swedish House Mafia for the final performances of their career together and Armin van Buuren and his A State Of Trance 600 Arena, ULTRA will become the first major EDM festival in the world to expand to two weekends with dates set for March 15, 16 and 17 and March 22, 23 and 24.
A global brand, ULTRA takes place in Miami, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ibiza and Korea, expanding into Europe with ULTRA EUROPE July 2013 in Croatia.
Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced 'dead mouse'), is one of the world's most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his singles "Professional Griefers," "Sofi Needs A Ladder," "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" and "I Remember," he has also released four critically acclaimed albums: >album title goes here<, 4×4=12, For Lack Of A Better Name and Random Album Title. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and Grammy-nominated artist performed at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards as part of its first ever telecast performance highlighting electronic music. His ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts over 6.8 million on his Facebook page. A major touring act, he has headlined Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Sonar, Virgin Mobile FreeFest and Ultra Music Festival, and sold out Rogers Centre in Toronto and PETCO Park in San Diego, as well as multiple consecutive nights at legendary venues like the Roseland Ballroom in NYC and the Palladium in Los Angeles. In 2013, he will embark on a major world tour that includes headlining slots at Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Brazil. Earlier this year he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone (summer double issue, 2012), marking him as the first electronic artist to do so.