Ultra Music Festival

Ultra 2019 Phase Two Lineup: Dog Blood, Eric Prydz, Sophie, and Others

Sophie Photo by Renata Raksha
click to enlarge Sophie - PHOTO BY RENATA RAKSHA
Photo by Renata Raksha
With about two months to go until Ultra Music Festival makes its debut on Virginia Key, the dance-music bacchanal has dropped its phase two lineup. This round has added acts like Eric Prydz, Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boys Noize), Gigantic Nghtmre, and former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello.

They join an already supersized lineup that includes Tiësto, Marshmello, Deadmau5, Odesza, Martin Garrix, and Richie Hawtin.

3Lau, Getter, Ghasty, K?d, Malaa, Nero, Oliver Heldens, Svdden Death, and Tchami are just some of the acts in the supporting lineup. And the Resistance stage gets an added boost with Art Department, Coyu, Erick Morillo, Hot Since 82, Joris Voorn, Matador, and Nic Fanciulli.

Ultra also announced its curated stage lineup, which this year includes A State of Trance (Armin van Buuren), Foreign Family Collective (Odesza), Mau5trap (Deadmau5), Play Differently (Richie Hawtin), and Stmpd (Martin Garrix).

When phase one was announced, New Times pointed out the lack of women on Ultra's lineup. And while phase two doesn't exactly boost the overall numbers of women behind the decks, perhaps someone over at the festival saw the recommendation to add Sophie — who is up for Best Dance/Electronic Album at this year's Grammys for her debut, Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides — because she's joined the Ultra roster. If women are scarce on the festival's bill, transgender women are even more so, with Honey Dijon the only other previous transgender performer at Ultra who comes to mind.

(New Times also mentioned Peggy Gou, but seeing how she's set to appear at this year's III Points, there's probably a contractual obligation that won't allow that to happen.)

Either way, good work Ultra, but more should be done to include women performers at Ultra events, beyond just being an Ultra Angel. It would be pretty amazing to see Miami's homegrown dance-music event become a pioneer in this and show other EDM festivals it can be done.
click to enlarge Eric Prydz - PHOTO BY RICK GUEST
Eric Prydz
Photo by Rick Guest
Here's the full Ultra 2019 lineup with the added phase two acts in bold.

DJ Headliners
  • Adam Beyer
  • Adam Beyer & Cirez D
  • Afrojack
  • Alesso
  • Armin van Buuren
  • Black Coffee
  • Carl Cox
  • The Chainsmokers
  • David Guetta
  • Dog Blood (Skrillex & Boys Noize)
  • Dubfire B2B Nicole Moudaber B2B Paco Osuna
  • Eric Prydz
  • Jamie Jones B2B Joseph Capriati
  • Loco Dice
  • Maceo Plex
  • Marshmello
  • Martin Garrix
  • The Martinez Brothers
  • Nghtmre + Slander present Gud Vibrations
  • Rezz
  • Richie Hawtin
  • Sasha | John Digweed
  • Sven Väth
  • Tale of Us
  • Testpilot
  • Tiësto
  • Zedd
  • Zeds Dead
Live Headliners
  • Deadmau5 (cube 3.0 Worldwide Debut)
  • Galantis
  • Gigantic Nghtmre
  • Griz
  • Illenium
  • Louis the Child
  • Odezsa
  • Tom Morello
  • 3Lau
  • AC Slater
  • Alan Fitzpatrick
  • Alex Zinn
  • Andrea Oliva
  • Anja Schneider
  • ANNA
  • Art Department
  • Brennen Grey
  • Callie Reiff
  • Camelphat B2B Solardo
  • Cash Cash
  • Cazztek
  • Charlotte de Witte
  • Cheat Codes
  • Chet Porter
  • Chip E
  • Christian Smith
  • Cosmic Gate
  • Coyu
  • Cristoph
  • Dennis Cruz
  • DubVision B2B Raiden
  • Elephante
  • Elio Riso
  • Enrico Sangiuliano
  • Eric Powell
  • Erick Morillo
  • Fabio Neural
  • Fatum
  • Fedde Le Grand
  • Ford.
  • Frank Walker (Live)
  • G Jones
  • Getter
  • GG Magree
  • Ghastly
  • Golden Features
  • Hector
  • Hot Since 82
  • Ilario Alicante
  • Infected Mushroom
  • J. Worra
  • Jai Wolf
  • James Zabiela
  • Jay Robinson
  • Jeffrey Sutorius (formerly Dash Berlin)
  • Jon Rundell
  • Jonas Blue
  • Joris Voorn
  • Josh Wink
  • Julian Jordan B2B Brooks
  • Junior Sanchez
  • Justin Mylo
  • K?d
  • Kasbo
  • Kayzo
  • La Fleur
  • Lost Frequencies
  • Lost Kings
  • Luigi Madonna
  • M.A.N.D.Y.
  • Malaa
  • Marcel Dettmann
  • Marco Bailey
  • Markus Schulz
  • Matador
  • Matisse & Sadko
  • Matoma
  • Memba
  • Nero
  • Nic Fanciulli
  • Nicky Romero
  • Noir
  • Nora En Pure
  • Oliver Heldens
  • Party Favor
  • Peekaboo
  • Phantoms
  • Pleasurekraft
  • Pluko
  • Popof
  • Richy Ahmed
  • Rinzen
  • Ruben de Ronde
  • Running Touch
  • Salvatore Ganacci
  • Sam Feldt (Live)
  • Sophie
  • Space Jesus
  • Spencer Brown
  • Spor
  • Stefano Noferini
  • Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
  • Svdden Death
  • Tchami
  • Technasia B2B Carlo Lio
  • Thugfucker
  • Tinlicker
  • TV Noise
  • Van Duo
  • Vini Vici
  • Vini Vici B2B Infected Mushroom
  • Whethan
  • Whipped Cream
  • Young Bombs
  • Yousef
Ultra Music Festival 2019. March 29 through 31 at Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium, 3501 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami; marinestadium.org. Tickets cost $379.95 to $1,499.95 via ultramusicfestival.com.
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