Promoters for the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (UMF)--the world's leading two-day electronic and alternative music experience--has unveiled initial details of its highly anticipated line-up for the festival's 12th annual installment. Set for Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 in downtown Miami as the official closing event of the 25th Anniversary Winter Music Conference, UMF will be the only place to experience a vast number of exclusive artist performances this year.
UMF 2010 boasts headlining appearances from Tiësto--who will return to the U.S. for the first time since his sold-out tour in support of his 2009 album Kaleidoscope--Friday, March 26 and Deadmau5 (making his first major festival appearance in 2010) and Groove Armada Saturday, March 27. Boston-based synth-popsters Passion Pit--fresh off of a series of sold-out headline shows across North America and a recent appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live"--is also set for Ultra as well as Faithless Sound System and the Bloody Beetroots who will both make their U.S. live debut.
Carl Cox returns for the sixth consecutive year with his two-day mega tent; Armin Van Buuren, the world's #1 DJ per DJ Magazine's annual readers poll, also will appear; and gaining greater exposure at the festival are marquee acts from the jamtronica scene including The Disco Biscuits, Ghostland Observatory, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights and Lotus. Furthermore, Ultra Music Festival is mashing up dub step and drum & bass to create the very first Dub and Bass arena on the Saturday bill with a who's who in both genres.
Additional acts will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Tickets for the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami are available now exclusively through www.ultramusicfestival.com. Two-day general admission tickets are $139.95. Two-day VIP tickets are also available for $350.00 and includes access to multiple VIP covered areas including strategically placed staging offering preferred viewing of the Ultra main stage, meet and greets with artists, no-wait entry into the festival via a VIP entrance, VIP bars and premium food vendors, air-conditioned restroom trailer facilities and much more.
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) in 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2005, "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 by founders Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes, who teamed up five years ago with Adam Russakoff, Ultra has grown over time to present not only the genre's hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Tiesto, Underworld, MOBY, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Erick Morillo, Deadmau5 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).
Tapped "Best Overall Event" by URB.COM and heralded by the Los Angeles Times as bringing "out raucous revelers as well as electronica's elite," UMF had its biggest year yet in 2009. With a line-up that included the launch of The Black Eyed Peas' massive single "Boom Boom Pow" and exclusive performances by a wide range of DJs and electronic-influenced artists, it was recognized as the ninth Top Grossing Concert by Pollstar's mid-year issue and saw more than 100,000 attendees coming from 57 countries & territories, 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico.
In addition to the annual Miami festival, UMF has expanded internationally. Look for upcoming UMF events in Brazil, Ibiza, Puerto Rico and more cities soon.