Ultra Music Festival will return to Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami on 23, 24 and 25 March 2018, at the end of Miami Music Week, and recently announced its Phase One lineup for the event, its 20th anniversary. Featuring an array of talent across seven stages, Ultra aims to pull out all the stops for its flagship show.
Armin van Buuren, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, David Guetta, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, DJ Snake, Tiësto and many more will all be present in 2018, with the likes of The Chainsmokers and Kaskade set to return for the first time since 2016. Marshmello and Virtual Self are among the headliners making their Main Stage debuts in March, with Flosstradamus and RL Grime returning for the first time since 2014.
The event’s 20-year anniversary will again see Resistance on two arenas across the park as both the Arcadia Spider and Carl Cox Megastructure return. In addition to headline sets from Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Maceo Plex and Sasha | John Digweed, a special B2B2B set between Nicole Moudaber, Dubfire and Paco Osuna and a four-way performance from Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream and Seth Troxler (under their ‘J.E.S.u.S’ moniker) will also take place. Another highlight will be All Day I Dream’s head honcho Lee Burridge, who makes a return to the festival having not played since 2014.
As ever, its Live Stage receives extra special attention, with headliners Azealia Banks, The Crystal Method, Empire Of The Sun, Infected Mushroom, Rabbit In The Moon, Tchami X Malaa: No Redemption and The Wailers feat. Julian Marley all confirmed. Many more live acts will be confirmed in the coming months.
In addition to the Main Stage, Carl Cox Megastructure, Arcadia Spider and Live Stage, the UMF Worldwide and UMF Radio stages will also return. Furthermore, ASOT, Brownies & Lemonade, Jacked and Revealed will also be hosting arenas across the weekend.
Ultra Music Festival began as a 10,000-person beach party in 1999 and has since grown to a 165,000-person mega-festival, surrounded by skyscrapers in the heart of Downtown Miami. Josh Wink and Rabbit In The Moon were both part of the very first Ultra Music Festival at Collins Park, Miami Beach in 1999 and will return in March 2018. With 30 headliners and over 40 additional support acts making up Phase One, the 20th anniversary is shaping up well.