With the 22nd annual Ultra Music Festival less than a month away, the Phase 3 lineup has been revealed, along with each stage’s daily chronological programming.
New additions include David Guetta’s underground alias Jack Back making his North American festival debut following the project’s 2018 relaunch, Ultra’s first proper hardstyle booking of Belgian powerhouse producer Coone, chart-topping, party-starter beatmaker Baauer, indie-electronic sound sculptor TOKiMONSTA, and singer-songwriter-producer triple-threat CRAY.
Both Revealed Recordings and A State Of Trance will be celebrating major decade milestones, with Revealed hitting its ten-year mark since the label launched, and A State Of Trance returning to the festival for its tenth consecutive Ultra showcase. Friday night will see ten Revealed Recordings artists playing back-to-back for a massive closing performance, and Saturday evening will be rounded out with a special collaborative set from a myriad of ASOT flag-bearers.
In addition to these new artist announcements, Ultra has also unveiled the day-by-day lineup for the festival’s six stages. The Ultra Main Stage is stacked with genre-crossing performances that range from the hard-hitting sounds of Martin Garrix and Afrojack, and trance offerings from Above & Beyond and Armin van Buuren, to sunset sets from Kygo and FISHER, and house stylings from Tchami and Oliver Heldens, capped off by stadium-smashing closing shows from Major Lazer, DJ Snake and David Guetta, respectively.
The Live Stage will play host to a plethora of dynamic performances, including Grammy award-winning Flume making his Ultra debut while he closes out the entire festival with an avant-garde showcase of drums, synths and a myriad of other instruments. Revered prince of darkness Gesaffelstein will close out the stage on Saturday, marking his first Miami performance since debuting his Vantablack VBx2 live show this spring which creates an illusion of infinite depth and blackness. Friday evening will be rounded out by Zedd presents The Orbit, which will see the three-time Grammy award-winner perform on an LED-backed orbiting structure that revolves on all sides of the producer.
The Ultra Worldwide Stage will kick off on Friday with a bass-in-your-face run of programming, featuring Jauz B2B NGHTMRE, Snails B2B Kill The Noise, Borgore, and more. Saturday’s ASOT showcase will celebrate a decade at the festival with sets from artists like Gareth Emery, in his first ASOT appearance since 2013, Tritonal, in their first ASOT appearance since 2013, Andrew Rayel, Aly & Fila, Ilan Bluestone and many more of Armin van Buuren’s trance cohorts. Sunday will see Malaa and DJ Snake close the festival with their first announced B2B of 2020, as well as sets from SLANDER B2B Kayzo, Space Jesus, Andy C and more.
The UMF Radio Stage will host three impressive label takeovers; Friday belongs to Revealed Recordings and will feature sets from Maddix, Deorro, and Mike Williams B2B Surprise Guest, Saturday will see STMPD RCRDS artists including Lost Frequencies, Matisse & Sadko B2B DubVision, and a surprise closing performance. While Sunday’s inaugural Gud Vibrations stage takeover will feature sets from Baauer, Subtronics, Peekaboo, 1788-L and many more.
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 days of the festival for the first time ever at Bayfront Park. Each night, Carl Cox will close out the festivities; on Friday as a B2B with Maceo Plex, on Saturday as a B3B alongside Jamie Jones and The Martinez Brothers, and on Sunday as a solo performance. Techno and house heavyweights including Richie Hawtin, Tale of Us, Adam Beyer ◻︎ Cirez D, Loco Dice, and Amelie Lens, who will be making her Ultra Music Festival debut, are only a few of many names that comprise the MegaStructure’s massive lineup.
RESISTANCE will also present a brand-new stage dubbed “The Cove” because of its unique waterfront positioning with Biscayne Bay to the east and Biscayne Boulevard to the west. This new stage, nestled perfectly under the palm trees in the heart of Downtown Miami, will capture the vibe and spirit of Resistance Island, and feature performances from the likes of Solardo, Pan-Pot, ARTBAT, CamelPhat, Reinier Zonneveld (LIVE) and Matador.