Ultra Music Festival will make its celebrated return to the iconic Bayfront Park from March 25 – 27, 2022, following a historic agreement with the Downtown Neighbors Alliance. The community partnership solidified earlier this year between the festival and the city’s local denizens will foster a shared vision of sustainable coexistence in the heart of downtown, allowing Ultra to continue showcasing Miami and its local culture as the dance music capital of the world.
Spanning the vast spectrum of electronic music, Ultra’s Phase 1 headliners include legendary dance acts such as David Guetta, DJ Snake, Alesso, Nina Kraviz, Alison Wonderland, Martin Garrix, Kygo, Amelie Lens, Pendulum (live), Illenium, Madeon (live), Oliver Heldens, Timmy Trumpet, Knife Party and more. Additionally, Ultra Music Festival is incredibly honored to present the highly-anticipated performance of one of the most iconic artists in electronic music history as Sunday’s closing act!
A State of Trance (ASOT) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of hosting its own Ultra Music Festival stage, once again delivering performances from the genre’s most prominent talents while simultaneously connecting dance music fans across multiple generations under Miami’s shimmering skyline.
Ultra will continue its endless commitment to touching all corners of the dance floor by hosting its first-ever hardstyle stage, curated by Belgian hardstyle, jumpstyle and happy hard record label Dirty Workz.
In another festival first, Ultra mainstay Gareth Emery has chosen Ultra to host the exclusive global debut of his [analog] new album and live show. Described as ‘The Killers on Ecstacy,’ [analog] follows in the footsteps of epic arena experiences like Emery’s previous technical feat Laserface, but this time he’ll trade lasers and smoke for guitars and pianos. The galvanizing artist will perform his entire new album live at Ultra Music Festival, plus a selection of catalogue classics like they’ve never been heard before.
Following his bass-ratting Ultra 2019 performance, heavy bass maestro SVDDEN DEATH will make his triumphant return to the festival with his highly-sought after VOYD alias in tow. SVDDEN DEATH presents: VOYD is a spellbinding audio/visual experience that strictly features the artist’s original catalog of productions; a coveted opportunity for fans to hear the deep cuts that he only plays live.
Ultra’s esteemed underground concept RESISTANCE will present a bevy of house and techno’s most in-demand acts including Tale of Us, Camelphat, and festival flag bearer Carl Cox, who will debut his new Hybrid Live 3-hour performance. German minimal specialist Boris Brejcha will not only make his Ultra’s debut, but he’ll also host his own stage, FCKNG SERIOUS, for the first time ever in America as part of RESISTANCE Miami.
Additionally to Boris Brejcha, Ultra will also welcome a smattering of other internationally in-demand artists for the very first time: Belgian techno export Amelie Lens will showcase her world-renowned mixing prowess and extensive arsenal of ricocheting records, long-established queen of techno Nina Kraviz will make her highly anticipated Ultra Miami debut in the cathedral of techno, fan-favorite Oliver Tree will bring his zany energy to the stage for his inaugural festival set, and Grammy-nominee FISHER will electrify groovers with his party-starting antics during his initial Ultra performance.
Ultra veterans David Guetta and Martin Garrix will once again showcase their driving, high-octane beats, with the latter bringing his STMPD RCRDS crew along for a special label takeover. Festival favorites SLANDER will bring their live set to Ultra for the very first time, accompanied by pop singer-songwriter Dylan Matthew who’s collaborated with the duo on hits like “Love Is Gone” and “Without You.”
SOFI TUKKER and Pendulum will hypnotize revelers with magnetic live performances, while bass purveyors like Alison Wonderland and Zeds Dead dole out hearty helpings of speaker-shaking sounds.
Gud Vibrations will host a label takeover for the very first time on the UMF Radio stage, firing off the thrashing bass-cannon ammunition that has made the imprint a household name amongst bassheads globally.
Following the impressive 2019 debut of RESISTANCE Island, the RESISTANCE Miami experience travels to Ultra 2022 with a new format customized specifically for Bayfront Park. Taking residence on the northern perimeter of the revamped festival layout, RESISTANCE Miami will feature multiple areas, including The Carl Cox Megastructure and the debut of The Cove. Aptly titled, The Cove features unique waterfront positioning to transport attendees back to the spirit of RESISTANCE Island, all nestled perfectly under Miami’s signature palm trees, while overlooking Biscayne Bay.
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