We saw the Phase One announcement for Ultra and we got excited. Then we saw the Phase Two announcement and collectively we all freaked out a little. The fanboy or girl inside us all came out as we realized that the artists that Ultra has gathered for their 15th edition of UMF consists of virtually everyone worth hearing. Of course there were heartbreaks as it dawned on us that there are two weekends of Ultra and unless you’ve got the bankroll for both, there will be inescapable FOMO. Fortunately Ultra has thrown us a few bones to assuage our anxiety.
The first is hints that the festival will be live streamed and while it of course cannot replicate the experience it can temper the hurt of say, missing Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs set or other amazing acts like Seven Lions or Madeon. Considering that Tomorrowland streamed many of their artists sets live, it seems very likely that at least the main stage at UMF will do the same.
The second is the final artists announcement, the Phase Three Lineup (full list at the end). Some highlights on the list are New York’s hometown hero Tommie Sunshine, Anjunabeats trance wunderkind Arty, and one that we’re very excited for, Hard Rock Sofa vs. Swanky Tunes. The sheer number of brilliant creators that will assemble in Miami in just a few short weeks is nothing short of mind blowing. With huge names, tiny names, djs, producers and rockers UMF will not leave any in attendance unsatisfied. The only problem is figuring out how to see everyone. If you’ll excuse us, we’re going to go watch Michael Keaton’s Multiplicity and see if we can get some ideas.
Full Phase Three Lineup After the Jump
Black Sun Empire
Chus & Ceballos
Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Dzeko & Torres
Friendly Fires (DJ Set)
Henry Saiz Live
Matrix and Futurebound
Pig and Dan
Swanky Tunes vs. Hard Rock Sofa