Following the announcement that ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (UMF)—the world’s leading electronic and alternative music experience—is expanding as a massive three-day event this year, promoters have now unveiled initial details of its highly anticipated line-up for the festival’s 13th annual installment set for Friday, March 25, Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, 2011 in downtown Miami’s Bicentennial Park.
UMF2011 will feature headlining performances from world-renowned electronic producers, DJs and live acts including the return of the legendary Tiësto on Friday, March 25; deadmau5—whose critically acclaimed album 4x4=12 is taking the dance/electronic music world by storm—on Saturday, March 26; and U.K. electronic pioneering legends The Chemical Brothers—who recently garnered a Grammy® nomination for their album Further—on Sunday, March 27 with their mesmerizing live show.
UMF will continue its diversification by featuring a wide array of indie-rock and live electronic acts this year, including Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, CSS, Klaxons, Chromeo, STS9, Simian Mobile Disco and !!!, as well as legendary dance pop act Erasure and ahead-of-the-curve live electronic performances from Crystal Castles, Röyksopp, Trentemøller, Sander Kleinenberg and Hybrid.
Special guests include French super-star producer David Guetta—who’s now gearing up to unleash his next single “Who’s That Chick” featuring Rihanna—as well as Carl Cox who returns in the massive, custom-designed, state-of-the-art CarlCox and Friends Arena, now marking its seventh consecutive year at UMF. Additional acts will be revealed soon.
The current line-up for UMF XIII is as follows:
TIËSTO, DEADMAU5, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS (LIVE), DAVID GUETTA, EMPIRE OF THE SUN, CARL COX, PENDULUM (LIVE), CRYSTAL CASTLES, RÖYKSOPP, CUT COPY, TRENTEMØLLER (LIVE), ERASURE, CHROMEO, MSTRKRFT, BOYS NOIZE, LAURENT GARNIER (LIVE), FERRY CORSTEN, BENNY BENASSI, AFROJACK, RUSKO, STEVE AOKI, WOLFGANG GARTNER, STS9, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, CSS, KLAXONS, SANDER KLEINENBERG (LIVE), ROGER SANCHEZ, !!!, SUB FOCUS (LIVE), SKRILLEX, NERO, HOLY GHOST!, CLAUDE VONSTROKE, HYBRID (LIVE), MARTIN SOLVEIG, CHRIS LAKE, GUI BORATTO, MR. OIZO, TINIE TEMPAH, JORIS VOORN, SUPER MASH BROS., FUNKAGENDA, ALEX GAUDINO, DAEDALUS, AFROBETA.
In 2010, UMF had its most successful year with two sold-out days drawing over 100,000 people, featuring more than 350 international leading electronic music performers, DJs and cutting-edge bands alongside Miami regional artists. With the continued support of the biggest artists in the world, UMF is leading the charge of what’s hot in live music for North American festivals as the first major U.S. festival of the year. Fans of UMF can watch a preview video for the three-day festival here: http://vimeo.com/17834483.
Three-day combo tickets are now available for *$179.95 for a limited time via www.ultramusicfestival.com.
About ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL:
As the world’s most famous outdoor electronic music event, UMF has won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) from 2005 - 2010, “Best International Dance Music Festival” by the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2008 and “Best Festival” by the Village Voice Media New Times consecutively five years running from 2005 through 2009. Originally created as a pure EDM (electronic dance music) festival in 1999, UMF has grown through the years to present not only the genre’s hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Tiësto, deadmau5, David Guetta, Underworld, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Erick Morillo, and Paul Oakenfold, to name a few), but also crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history or new beginning in the EDM community and culture (The Cure, The Killers, The Black Eyed Peas, Santogold, The Ting Tings, The Bravery). In 2010, UMF was recognized as the fourth Top Grossing Concert by Pollstar’s mid-year issue and saw more than 100,000 attendees coming from 68 countries and territories and all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. In addition to the annual Miami festival, UMF continues expanding internationally this year with UMF Ibiza and UMF Brasil in Sao Paulo on November 6. The sold-out festival featured Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Moby, Above & Beyond and more.