With Ultra Music Festival only a few weeks away, things are coming into the home stretch, and that means time for the Phase 3 announcement for the lineup. This by far has been the most underwhelming revelation of the bunch.
Somewhere Ultra has forgotten its an electronic music festival. While we applaud the effort to incorporate a more broad scope, some additions are perplexing. Phase 2 announcement of Damien Marley and Nas is perhaps the oddest booking, but at least they are respectable musicians. When you go booking LMFAO, you must be all kinds of desperate.
Where are the showstoppers? Past years The Cure, The Prodigy, Underworld, The Chemical Brothers, and more were quality headliners. Sorry to say this, but this is perhaps the most disappointing lineup in the festival's history.
Anyway, rant done. Let's move on. R&B songstress Kelis, who performed at LIV not too long ago, also was added to the lineup and will be joined Benny Benassi on stage for a few songs. Her addition isn't that surprising. Kelis has a long history of working with electronic artists including Basement Jaxx, Björk, Crookers, Richard X, and more. Her latest track, "Acapella," was produced by David Guetta.
Also added to the mix is Hybrid, the progressive breaks act from Wales. The trio will release its fourth album and first in four years, Disappear Here, at the end of this month.
Tickets is still on sale via ultramusicfestival.com for $139.95 for general admission and $350 for VIP. Also on sale are single-day passes: $89.95 for Friday, $99.95 for Saturday, or $250 VIP for either day. It probably doesn't need repeating, but the festival takes place March 26 and 27 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami.
After the jump, the full and final lineup.
Friday, March 26
ULTRA MAIN STAGE: TIËSTO, DAVID GUETTA, GROOVE ARMADA LIVE, PASSION PIT, LITTLE BOOTS, LMFAO, DAN BLACK, WOLFGANG GARTNER, AFROJACK MISS NINE, FRANCESSCO ROSSI, KRYOMAN.
BAYFRONT LIVE STAGE: THE DISCO BISCUITS, THE CRYSTAL METHOD LIVE, RABBIT IN THE MOON 3D, INFECTED MUSHROOM, PRETTY LIGHTS, LOTUS.
CARL COX & FRIENDS ARENA: CARL COX, GREEN VELVET, TIMO MAAS, LUCIANO, TANIA VULCANO, UMEK.
UMF IBIZA ARENA: ERIC PRYDZ, DIRTY SOUTH, WILL.I.AM, KASKADE, FELIX DA HOUSECAT, LAIDBACK LUKE, JOSH WINK, ELIO RISO.
BISCAYNE STAGE: PLUMP DJS, FAKE BLOOD, STANTON WARRIORS, ADAM FREELAND, UBERZONE VS. BASSBIN TWINS LIVE, ALEX METRIC LIVE, BOY 8 BIT, EVIL NINE.
ROOT SOCIETY DOME: JOACHIM GARRAUD, BASSNECTAR, STRIPE, STEVE PORTER, DONALD GLAUDE, AFROBETA, PAPARAZZI.
DAYGLOW ARENA: DAVID SOLANO, PAUL CAMPBELL, SVAST AND STELLER, ANDRE SOBOTA, FLY ID AKA RAY JUNION, FRANCESCO CARDENAS & LUKE HUNTER, NIMA NASSERI, CARLOS MENDOZA, BATJUICE, SURGEWAVE FEAT. MC JUMANJI, SHADE, MIKE MIRO, DJ BBP, PEDRO M, NIKO ROCHA, DEEP THERAPY AKA JAY LARA & DAN POLIMENI, ROLAND CLARK, DJ GILLIGAN, DIALECTIC SINES, CHRIS SAMBA, DJ XTA-C, OVERDOSE
UMF RADIO STAGE: EVOL INTENT LIVE, DJ DENNIS SEBAYAN, EXCISION & DATSIK, HOT PINK DELOREAN, CLAYTON STEELE AKA FELLA, COMPUTER CLUB, NC 17, CIRCLE K & STUNNA W/ MC COLLABORATOR, DANNY C VS APOLLO V, ROD B, RICHARD WEBER, SQUAREHEAD, ROGER LYRA, JIMMIE PAGE, TONI MORENO & MIGUEL GARJI, RICHARD FRAIOLO, NITIN, JESNEY, JOSE MATA, METAPHYSICAL, KOIS, MARMOSET & NEUMANN, DIOPTRICS
Saturday, March 27
ULTRA MAIN STAGE: DEADMAU5, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, FAITHLESS SOUND SYSTEM LIVE, BENNY BENASSI, DAMIAN MARLEY & NAS, GROOVE ARMADA DJ SET, CALVIN HARRIS DJ SET, NERVO, NATE CAMPBELL.
BAYFRONT LIVE STAGE: ORBITAL, CROOKERS, BLOODY BEETROOTS LIVE, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, A-TRAK, BOYS NOIZE VS. EROL ALKAN, DIPLO, STEVE AOKI, AFROBETA, JAPANESE POPSTARS.
CARL COX & FRIENDS ARENA: CARL COX, SASHA & JOHN DIGWEED, ERICK MORILLO, FEDDE LE GRAND, YOUSEF, KRYOMAN & THE CLONES.
UMF BRAZIL ARENA: ABOVE & BEYOND, PAUL OAKENFOLD, ATB, SANDER KLEINENBERG MARKUS SCHULZ, SANDER VAN DOORN, GARETH EMERY, RODRIGO VIEIRA, JEROME ISMA-AE, MARCOS CARNAVAL, FERRIS.
BISCAYNE STAGE: MAJOR LAZER, PENDULUM DJ SET, LTJ BUKEM, BASSNECTAR, ANDY C & MC GQ, RUSKO, THE GLITCH MOB, PLANET OF THE DRUMS, SKREAM, SUB FOCUS, BENGA, FREQ NASTY, NERO, CASPA, TODDLA T.
ROOT SOCIETY DOME: JEFR TALE, RABBIT IN THE MOON DJ SET, KEVENS, PLANET B, HATIRAS, JELLO, ZODIAC CARTEL, OLIVER MOLDEN, RIOTGEAR, KIDS AT THE BAR, ROBB G.
DAYGLOW ARENA: ROBBIE RIVERA, DJ DAN, DONALD GLAUDE, JOACHIM GARRAUD, FUNKAGENDA, ALEX GAUDINO, FUNKERMAN, DAVID SOLANO, DJ IDEAL, FLYNN NOLAN, DJ SARARII, TANGO, DIRTY ISH, VELVET ANGELS LIVE, JF DISCORD, PEOPLE FROM VENUS LIVE, JEFF DURAND, PLEASURE:PAIN, PACMAN, JEFF LECAIR, TONY PUCCIO, JASON VERNAU, NIKOLAS, DJ MAGIK, MANBEARPIG, PERFORMING LIVE THE DEVIL FROM ACAPULCO.
UMF RADIO STAGE: HYBRID (DJ SET), DJ ICEY, AFRIKA BAMBAATAA, DJ QBERT, DJ ENFERNO, DEEKLINE & DUSTIN HULTON FEATURING SPROTY-O & SHAUNDA K (YO MAJESTY!), ELITE FORCE, BABY ANNE, KEITH MACKENZIE & CUTIS B FEATURING WHISKEY PETE, JEN LASHER, STORM AND JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY, ALEKSUS SANCHEZ, NOEL SANGER, DJ INDIGO, JUSTIN JOHNSON & BIG FAT FROG, TRITONAL, RANDY SEIDMAN, SOUL IN THE MACHINE LIVE, ALI MAHMUD, RABBIT, DJ HYRO, DARIN EPSILON, GUI RAFFI, MIKE GIBBS, RYAN MORALES, VINNY FROM DA BRONX, PEOPLE, MANUS, J2K.