Ultra Music Festival has unveiled daily stage programming for its celebrated return to the iconic Bayfront Park from March 25 – 27, 2022.
In addition to hosting the festival’s mysterious final closing act on Sunday, Ultra’s Main Stage will also welcome stadium-smashing end-of-night performances from superstar DJs Kygo and Illenium. The Main Stage will additionally feature high-octane heavy-hitters including David Guetta, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Alesso, Oliver Heldens, Afrojack, and Vini Vici, as well as the worldwide debut of Vintage Culture b2b Claptone, and humping beats from heralded selectors like FISHER, Tchami, and ACRAZE.
The Live Stage will host a plethora of dynamic performances, with Friday’s roster including Pendulum’s genre-crossing set, Alison Wonderland’s spellbinding magic, SVDDEN DEATH Presents VOYD‘s audio-visual experience, Sullivan King’s rock-fueled, guitar-centric live set, and Ookay’s multi-faceted show featuring dancers, inflatables, live instrumentation, and choreography. Saturday will close with KSHMR’s special rendition of The Live Experience, preceded by Madeon’s mesmerizing live performance, SOFI TUKKER’s inclusive, feel-good dance party, and Gareth Emery’s exclusive global debut of his Analog album and live show. Sunday will commence with SLANDER’s first-ever live Ultra performance alongside their pop singer-songwriter collaborator Dylan Matthew, which will follow debut festival sets from creative polymath Oliver Tree and singer-songwriter-producer Elohim.
The Worldwide Stage will kick off on Friday with Armin van Buuren’s world-famous A State of Trance hosting its 10th Ultra Music Festival takeover featuring two special performances from the ASOT founder: he and Reinier Zonneveld will play their first ever b2b set off the back of their new single “Dance Again,” followed by an unforgettable closing set from Armin himself. Additionally, trance lovers can catch Friday performances from industry trendsetters like Vini Vici,Gareth Emery,Andrew Rayel, Aly & Fila, Sander van Doorn, and Avira.
Saturday and Sunday’s Worldwide Stage programming will see a deluge of bass-rattling performances, including headlining sets by Knife Party and Zeds Dead, a thunderous performance from Jauz b2b NGHTMRE, melodic bass stylings from Seven Lions, the Ultra debut of Kannibalen label heads Black Tiger Sex Machine, JOYRYDE and Ghastly’s rip-roaring b2b set as GHOST RYDR, and sizzling sets from Whethan, Kill The Noise, 4B b2b SAYMYNAME, Krewella, Slushii, Whipped Cream, Wax Motif, Roni Size, Mija b2b GG Magree, Hybrid Minds, and A Hundred Drums.
Carl Cox has been curating his own stage at Ultra Music Festival since 2005, and this year his iconic RESISTANCE MegaStructure will expand to take place over all three festival days for the first time ever at Bayfront Park. Each night, Carl Cox will close out the festivities on his own curated stage, including Saturday’s world debut of his 3-hour Hybrid Live performance.
The RESISTANCE MegaStructure will also host a brimming selection of house and techno’s most in-demand acts, including techno queen Nina Kraviz, Italian duo Tale Of Us, Drumcode label boss Adam Beyer, celebrated Ultra veteran Joseph Capriati, heavy-hitting techno guru ANNA, Belgian techno export Amelie Lens, Solid Grooves founder Michael Bibi, legendary duo Sasha & John Digweed, Grammy award-winning techno icon Dubfire, and more. On the live front, acts like Reinier Zonneveld, Giorgia Angiuli, Hannes Bieger, and Christopher Coe will showcase various instrumentation in their captivating performances.
RESISTANCE will also present a brand-new stage dubbed “The Cove,” nestled perfectly under the palm trees in the heart of Downtown Miami that will capture the vibe and spirit of RESISTANCE Island. To kick off the all-new stage on Friday, German minimal specialist Boris Brejcha will not only make his Ultra debut with a 3-hour set, but he’ll also host his label’s own stage, FCKNG SERIOUS, for the first time ever in America, featuring performances from the high-energy Ann Clue, fast-rising prodigy Moritz Hofbauer, and techno globetrotter Deniz Bul.
On Saturday, RESISTANCE Cove will welcome house music savants Solardo, chart-toppers Camelphat, Grammy-nominated producer Nic Fanciulli, hypnotic house purveyor Dom Dolla, tech house sensation John Summit, a highbrow techno set from Christian Smith b2b Cristian Valera, Spanish crowd controller Rafa Barrios, and Dirtybird flag-bearer NALA. To close the weekend, Sunday’s RESISTANCE Cove lineup will feature tastemaker techno duo Pan-Pot, Palestinian underground treasure Sama’ Abdulhadi, Deep Moves imprint founder Ilario Alicante, the revolutionary sounds of Matador, a triple-threat back-to-back set from Technasia b3b Hector b3b Carlo Lio, Parisian techno trailblazer Popof, and UMF Radio host Andy Pate b2b Rod B.
The UMF Radio Stage will host three taste-making label takeovers; Friday belongs to STMPD RCRDS and will close with a surprise headlining performance, Saturday will see SLANDER and NGHTMRE
Tickets on sale now at https://ultramusicfestival.