UPDATE Ultra Music Festival has finally announced its Phase 1 lineup. Check out Ultra 2012's 92-act roster, headlined by Avicii, Tiësto, and David Guetta.
Yes, we here at Crossfade continue to sit, unwashed and sweaty, at our laptops.
Like a 150,000 other beat freaks all around the globe, we are impatiently awaiting Ultra Music Festival's official Phase 1 lineup announcement.
In the meantime, though, another leak has just emerged via miamimusicweek.com, indicating, "[On] Saturday, March 24, CARL COX will transform his iconic Mega Structure into COCOON feat. SVEN VATH."
Last week, we noted that Brit dance-pop legends New Order would be part of Ultra 2012 as well as Armin Van Buuren.
Then earlier today, we reported (via miamimusicweek.com) that "Knife Party (a side project involving Pendulum's Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen) and British duo Chase & Status" had been added to the lineup. And like all of this earlier Ultra lineup news, our sources have also confirmed that this latest leak about Cox and Vath is totally legit.
Now it's hardly a surprise that Carl Cox will be returning to Ultra. This will be the eighth year that the Three Deck Wizard lords over the Carl Cox & Friends Arena, one of the fest's hugest party tents. But the fact that Cox is bringing a BFF like Vath to the party ... That's definitely big news, beat freaks.
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And again, stay tuned, because we hear that Ultra's Phase 1 lineup announcement is imminent.
Ultra Music Festival 2012. Friday, March 23, to Sunday, March 25, 2012. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. General admission tickets cost $299.95 plus fees or $599.95 plus fees for VIP. Visit ultramusicfestival.com.