Ultra Music Festival Released The Most Exciting Lineup of 2018 and It’s Only Phase One

Having welcomed over one million fans to forty-five events internationally in 2017, the world’s largest, most international and most successful remaining independent electronic music festival brand is just three months away from its biggest show ever – ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL’s twentieth birthday. The Miami event alone has exceeded two million attendees spanning the twenty years since its creation. To kick-start the most anticipated lineup in the event’s history, Phase One has been released just in time for the holiday season!

Ultra Music Festival Phase One Lineup

Ultra Music Festival will be returning to Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami on March 23, 24, and 25, 2018 to close out Miami Music Week. The Phase One lineup is packed with expected and unexpected artists, nods to the past, present and future of electronic music. Featuring an incredible array of world-class talent across seven state-of-the-art stages, Ultra is pulling out all the stops to ensure that its flagship show will head straight into the history books.

Festival greats like Armin van Buuren, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, David Guetta, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, DJ Snake, Tiësto, The Chainsmokers, Kaskade and many more will be headlining this year. Marshmello and Virtual Self are among the headliners making their Ultra Mainstage debuts this year, with bass dons Flosstradamus and RL Grime returning for the first time since 2014.

Ultra’s twenty-year anniversary will again see RESISTANCE dominate 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) are guaranteed to draw crowds throughout the weekend. Another notable RESISTANCE highlight will be All Day I Dream’s head honcho Lee Burridge, who makes a return to the festival having not played since 2014. The full RESISTANCE lineup will be announced early next year.

As ever, Ultra’s LIVE Stage will impress attendees 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. With more live acts to be confirmed in the coming months.

In addition to the ULTRA MAINSTAGE, 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 curated events throughout the weekend.

This festival began as a 10,000-person beach party in 1999 and has grown to a 165,000-person mega-festival, surrounded by skyscrapers in the heart of Downtown Miami. The legendary Josh Wink and Rabbit In The Moon were both a part of the very first Ultra Music Festival at Collins Park, Miami Beach in 1999 and will return in March 2018. With thirty headliners and over forty additional support acts making up Phase One, the twentieth anniversary is shaping up to be a truly historic event.

Ultra Music Festival is an 18+ event. For tickets and more information, head to ultramusicfestival.com

FestPop Staff Writer, Azita Lotfi


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