Ultra has earned a reputation of delivering a bigger and better festival every year, and this year is no different. Swedish House Mafia will be returning to Bayfront Park for the first time since 2010 for their final performances. Also making a comeback is Deadmau5, who’s been tweeting non-stop about his “new HUGE stage." Both acts will perform alongside electronic music’s greatest talents on the world-renowned Ultra Mainstage, a structure that’s become the epitome of live dance music entertainment.
Notable Performances: Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, John Digweed, Loco Dice, Richie Hawtin
British legend Carl Cox returns to Miami to host another edition of the Carl Cox & Friends Arena at the Mega Structure, Ultra’s fully-immersive live music environment. Carl is joined by an impressive mix of house music greats on Friday and Saturday, including mega-star Fatboy Slim, whose recent travels have seen him perform on The Great Wall of China and inside United Kingdom’s Houses of Parliament.
Notable Performances: David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, Alesso, Thomas Gold, Danny Avila, Alvaro
On Sunday, the Mega Structure welcomes the superstars as David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii, and Calvin Harris take the stage. Also performing is the uncompromising Eric Prydz, who returns to Miami for the first time in three years, and Danny Avila, the 17-year old Spanish prodigy that’s been named by both Billboard and MTV as an artist to watch in 2013.
Notable Performances: Crystal Castles, Infected Mushroom, Pretty Lights, Boys Noize, Modestep, Krewella, Disclosure, Thievery Corporation
From the dubstep-infused rock of Modestep and the ground-shaking beats of Boys Noize to the electrifying serenades of Krewella, the psychedelic sounds of Infected Mushroom to the chilled vibes of Thievery Corporation, the popular Live Stage has an incredibly diverse selection of music guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on any music fan.
Notable Performances: Paul Van Dyk, Benny Benassi, Zeds Dead, ATB, Martin Solveig, Rusko, Dash Berlin, Laidback Luke, Ferry Corsten, Dirty South, Dillon Francis, Markus Schulz, Sander van Doorn, Dog Blood, Flosstradamus, NERVO, Bingo Players
The Ultra Worldwide tent offers you the hottest, sweatiest, most insane experience of your life, thus making the tent one of the greatest parties ever. The lineup is stacked with countless heavyweights and includes a rare performance from Dog Blood, the collaboration project of Skrillex and Boys Noize.
Notable Performances: Dubfire, Green Velvet, Steve Bug
British dance publication Mixmag presents a fantastic techno experience on Friday at the scenic Bayfront Stage. Expect Grammy-winning artist Dubfire to perform a seamless DJ set filled with groundbreaking music while Green Velvet and Steve Bug, both instrumental in the development of contemporary techno, showcase their refined musical tastes.
Notable Performances: John Digweed, Edu Imbernon, jozif, Henry Saiz Live, Pig & Dan, Christian Smith
John Digweed’s Bedrock invades Bayfront on Saturday with a label showcase of high-quality artists. Edu Imbernon adds a hint of nu-disco to the underground sound, jozif balances the fine line between electronica, disco, house and techno, Henry Saiz performs his tracks “live", Pig & Dan focus on edgy minimal, and Christian Smith fuses melodic, euphoric highs with rhythmical funk energy.
Notable Performances: Magda, Claude VonStroke, Maceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles, Art Department, Guy Gerber, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
This year, Ultra introduces SURFACE, a hand-selected lineup of the world’s greatest underground talent. With the likes of Claude VonStroke, Maceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles, Magda, Art Department, Guy Gerber, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Wolf + Lamb vs. Soul Clap, and Dusky, SURFACE looks to be a fantastic addition to the Ultra experience.
Notable Performances: DJ Marky, Tantrum Desire, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Dieselboy, Matrix and Futurebound
On Friday, dubstep and drum & bass takes centerstage at UMF Radio. 20-year veteran DJ Marky will be joined by British acts Tantrum Desire and Drumsound & Bassline Smith as well as New York’s very own Dieselboy. If you’re a bass addict, head on over to Bass Station for some bone-shattering vibrations.
Notable Performances: Alvin Risk, The M Machine, Birdy Nam Nam, Seven Lions, Nick Thayer
OWSLA, the renegade label created by six-time Grammy-winner Skrillex, storms UMF Radio on Saturday with their roster of premiere producers. In addition to the obvious heavy-hitters, We highly recommend you check out Seven Lions (Jeff Montalvo). The release of his Days to Come EP this past fall shot Montalvo into festival stardom.
Notable Performances: Mark Knight, Sander Kleinenberg, Butch
Mark Knight brings his power-house label Toolroom to close out the UMF Radio stage on the final day of weekend 1. With Sander Kleinenberg and Butch scheduled to perform, expect a heavy dose of the finest rocking tech house.
Celebrating its ninth consecutive year at the festival, Eco Village is dedicated to the exposure and understanding of numerous non-profit organizations and charities. You’ll find several interactive booths that provide an informative outlook on the world today.