With Ultra Music Festival less than three months away, fans have been clamoring to know who will be joining them in Miami this March. A flyer has already begun to circulate announcing Phase 1 of UMF 2015, with a bunch of familiar faces as well as a lot of fresh talent.
Those who criticize Ultra for sticking to the same artists every year will be happy to see acts like Dixon, who topped Resident Advisor’s Top DJs list this year, as well as Tale of Us and veterans Deep Dish. The Carl Cox tent will be overflowing with the biggest names in techno as Adam Beyer, his wife Ida Engberg, John Digweed, Sasha, and Hot Since 82 have also made the first announcement. The amount of techno and deep house acts on the first announcement suggest that a major change to dance music ‘s landscape is imminent in 2015.
Ultra’s “Live” headliners this year have caught the attention of many, as Porter Robinson, Bassnectar, and Krewella have been listed in Phase 1 too. In terms of fresh faces Kygo, Trippy Turtle, Gorgon City, and Oliver Heldens will all being making their debut appearances at Ultra, a handsome reward for having massive success in 2014.
Don’t worry, the biggest names in EDM will also be joining the ranks in Miami: Hardwell, Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, Skrillex, Tiesto, Afrojack, etc. And as this wasn’t enough, Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso will ALL be performing at Ultra Music Festival as well, but we wouldn’t get our hopes up for a surprise Swedish House Mafia reunion. However, we ARE anxiously awaiting the announcement of Diplo in Phase 2 so we can see a Jack U Ultra set in 2015.
Though Phase 1 is not officially available on Ultra’s website, we do have a photo of the flyer that’s being passed out in Los Angeles by UMF promoters (thanks to Twitter user @dancingputaso). GA tickets are still available, though with this announcement we’re curious to see how long that lasts.
Cover Photo by Rukes