Each year, Ultra teases the design of its main stage with a cryptic pattern of emojis. In 2016 it was the dual diamonds; in 2017, it was 16 fireworks emojis. Though these series of emojis often get close to the actual design, it’s often hard to really convey what you want with a limited selection.

With only 3 months to go until the 2019 festival, Ultra has begun teasing next year’s main stage design. This time, it appears to take some sort of Asian influence, as one of the emojis is representative of a Chinese mahjong tile. The tile goes by the colloquial name “Red Dragon,” and meansΒ center.

While this is a neat fact, it doesn’t do much in the way of decoding a stage design.

The phase 1 lineup for Ultra is also expected soon, so keep an eye out for that. But we’re finally seeing the rollout for Ultra Music Festival 2019. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available!


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