The impending evolution of the World’s Premier Electronic Music Festival is upon us. With a vast new space for fans to explore, the ULTRA experience will be more immersive than ever before.
Just weeks after event organizers announced its move to Historic Virginia Key, Ultra Music Festival has now dropped the first installment of the 2019 lineup ahead of its 21st edition. Featuring world-class, top-tier international talent, Ultra Music Festival will commence its tenure at Miami’s beautiful Historic Virginia Key Beach Park & Miami Marine Stadium on March 29, 30, and 31 2019. Set to finish two hours later at 2am, the festival will see extended set times and performances throughout, in what promises to be its most expansive edition yet.
Ultra Music Festival – voted the World’s #1 Festival by DJ Mag for the third successive year – has confirmed headlining performances from dance music’s finest, including Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, NGHTMRE + SLANDER present: Gud Vibrations, REZZ, Testpilot, Tiësto, Zedd and Zeds Dead. Additionally, next year’s edition will see the much-anticipated Miami return of DJ Mag’s #1 DJ in the World for the third year running – Martin Garrix, who last performed at the festival in 2017. ULTRA veteran David Guetta will also make his way back to Miami with an entirely new show that’s being kept firmly under wraps.
RESISTANCE, which, after a year of global domination this year picked up its own accolade as the DJ Awards’ Best Ibiza Night, will return in full force, boasting sets from house and techno’s most in-demand artists, including Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Jamie Jones B2B Joseph Capriati, Maceo Plex, The Martinez Brothers, and a special B2B for legendary pioneers Sasha & John Digweed. Techno titans Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, and Paco Osuna will also join forces once more for a rare B3B set. The festival will also see Loco Dice and Richie Hawtin take to the decks in Miami for the first time since 2016 along with techno masterminds and Afterlife label curators Tale of Us. This year RESISTANCE will be hosted on its very own island in the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, as it takes on a larger role than ever within the festival.
In addition to its staple Main Stage, RESISTANCE and ULTRA Worldwide stage, Ultra Music Festival will debut a brand new Live Arena showcasing a string of live performances from some of the scene’s most iconic names. Galantis, Louis The Child are just some of the artists that will join the fold. Renowned for their cinematic live performances, ODESZA will be making an emphatic return to ULTRA with a set full of surprises. DJ extraordinaire deadmau5 will premiere his brand new Cube 3.0 stage production, in what will be a mau5 worldwide debut. ILLENIUM will also perform an exclusive debut live show for the 2019 edition.
Having welcomed over 165,000 guests across three days, the festival’s celebratory 20th Anniversary edition this year was truly a feat to be reckoned with. With a brand new venue, unparalleled talent and a mind-blowing live component, Ultra Music Festival 2019 is already shaping up to be a truly groundbreaking edition. Fans can expect exclusive ULTRA performances from Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers, deadmau5, Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna, Galantis, GRiZ, ILLENIUM, Jamie Jones B2B Joseph Capriati, Louis The Child, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, NGHTMRE + SLANDER present: Gud Vibrations, ODESZA, REZZ, Richie Hawtin, Sasha | John Digweed, Testpilot, Zedd and others. With a further phase in the planning for early 2019 and with many more surprises in store, Ultra Music Festival is expected to sell-out as usual. Buy your tickets here.
Update 2/6: New additions have been added to the festival. Adam Beyer B2B Cirez D, Black Coffee, Dog Blood (SKRILLEX + Boys Noize), Eric Prydz, Sven Vath and Tom Morello have been added as headliners. In addition, 3Lau, Getter, Ghastly, K?D, Malaa, Nero, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, Salvatore Ganacci, Sam Feldt, Sophie, Svdden Death, and Tchami have been announced as support.
Art Department, Camelphat B2B Solardo, Coyu, Cristoph, Erick Morillo, Hot Since 82, Ilario Alicante, Joris Voorn, Marcel Dettmann, Matador, Nic Fanciulli have been added to the Resistance stage, and A State of Trance (Armin Van Buuren), Foreign Family Collective (Odesza), MAU5TRAP (DEADMAU5), Play Differently (Richie Hawtin) and STMPD (Martin Garrix) have been added as stage curators.
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