Live set roundup: Stream Ultra day two performances from Zedd, deadmau5, Martin Garrix + more

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Live set roundup: Stream Ultra day two performances from Zedd, deadmau5, Martin Garrix + morePhilippe Wuyts For Ultra Music Festival Day 3 1

Ultra Music Festival‘s second day of production was nothing short of explosive. Martin Garrix fans found an unexpected new Garrix single on major streaming platforms everywhere just minutes after Garrix took Ultra’s main stage. Sound familiar? It should have, for that single was none other than Matisse & Sadko and Alex Aris’ collaboration, “Mistaken,” which comprised the opening of Garrix’s Ultra set. Garrix’s swift progression from the live debut of an unreleased ID, to the formal release thereof, however, was but one of the many noteworthy electronic developments of Ultra’s second day.

From deadmau5‘s presentation of the cutting-edge technology that is Cube 3.0 for the very first time during his main stage closing set, to Zedd’s gritty remix of Swedish House Mafia‘s “Save to World,” not to mention Illenium‘s Ultra debut, day two of the Miami flagship kept live streamers and attendees alike engaged in their uncertainty of just what would happen next. Relive the festival’s momentous sequel to day one with sets from Zedd, Armin van Buuren, Illenium, NGHTMRE & Slander (Gud Vibrations), Tchami, deadmau5, and Martin Garrix.

Revisit live sets from Ultra’s opening day, here.

Zedd, Main Stage

Armin van Buuren, Main Stage

Illenium, Main Stage

NGHTMRE & Slander (Gud Vibrations)

Tchami, Main Stage

deadmau5, Main Stage

Martin Garrix, Main Stage

Photo credit: Philippe Wuyts Photography

KFC’s Colonel Sanders threw down a five-minute main stage set at Ultra, and artists weren’t happy about it

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KFC’s Colonel Sanders threw down a five-minute main stage set at Ultra, and artists weren’t happy about itUltra 2018 Mainstage ALIVE Coverage

Ultra Music Festival has grown to be one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world, making the city of Miami a temporary home for the thousands of individuals that come flocking into the city. After the first day of the festival at their brand new location on the Virginia Key, festival-goers weren’t the only ones that had a lot to say about their experience thus far. Upon the festival’s main stage was KFC’s mascot, Colonel Sanders, who held a five-minute slot amidst the afternoon. Though the festival was characterized by a number of memorable artist sets, the promotional tactic was criticized by a number of artists, including Louis The Child and Alison Wonderland.

Speaking on the issue, the artists note that Ultra holds one of the most impactful platforms in the electronic music scene, and their stages should support hardworking, talented artists that work for the opportunity to perform at these events. Between the chaotic transportation issues at the end of night one that left thousands of attendees to make the hour long trek to the mainland, it looks like Ultra is just getting started.

Louis The Child

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Alison Wonderland and 3LAU
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Martin Garrix surprise releases Ultra intro, ‘Mistaken’ with Alex Aris

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Martin Garrix surprise releases Ultra intro, ‘Mistaken’ with Alex ArisMartin Garri Dryo

Ultra Miami has always been a special event for Martin Garrix. The crossover wunderkind’s gigs at the mega-festival involve unveiling multiple new IDs and more, making for a memorable affair each time. After having to miss the 2018 iteration, he ensured his return to the main stage would be particularly special.

Garrix fans received a gift in the form of a brand new release minutes after his Ultra 2019 set began. His opening piece, an Matisse & Sadko and Alex Aris collaboration called “Mistaken,” landed on digital shelves with two different versions. The original, which harkens back to commercial house sounds of the early 2010s, is a slice of vocal euphoria that served as an effective opener for Garrix’ momentous returning set. Its accompanying club version errs a bit more toward the gritty side, but is equally nostalgia-influenced. Of his performance, the producer tweeted out his praise: “tonight was very special.”

 

 

 

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STREAM NOW: deadmau5 debuts cube 3.0 on Ultra Music Festival mainstage

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Ultra Music Festival is well underway, marking the 2019 edition as a historical one with their move to the Virginia Key island. With numerous highly anticipated performances still yet to come, deadmau5 will take the stage to debut the latest of his large scale production endeavours with the Cube 3.0. After the recent announcement of his upcoming fall North American tour, the Canadian producer will unveil his stage set up, in all its grandiose at the Ultra Live Arena on Saturday, March 30.

To see the Cube 3.0 in action, tune into the Ultra livestream now.


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Opening day rewind: listen to live Ultra sets from Alesso, Tiësto, Dog Blood, and more

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Opening day rewind: listen to live Ultra sets from Alesso, Tiësto, Dog Blood, and moreUltra Music Key Biscayne Resident Backlash

From main stage marvels like Alesso and Tiësto, to collaborative heavy-hitters like Dog Blood, Ultra‘s opening day of production attracted choice electronic acts to the Miami flagship’s newfound home of Virginia Key. For dance music diversion, look no further than Dancing Astronaut’s live set roundup from day one of Ultra Music Festival.

Set highlights include Dog Blood playing out their latest single, “Turn Off The Lights,” and Alesso exerting the main stage strength of cuts from his recently released EP, Progresso Volume 1Nora En Pure, Nicky Romero, and Fedde le Grand each follow suit, lighting up Virginia Key and streamers’ speakers with their masterful mixing techniques and energetic stage presences. A thunderous day two of Ultra Music Festival festivities awaits, with Zedd, Tchami, Martin Garrix, 3LAU, and more scheduled to appear.

Nora En Pure, Main Stage

Dog Blood, Main Stage

Nicky Romero, Main Stage

Alesso, Main Stage

Tiësto, Main Stage 

Fedde Le Grand, Main Stage

Malaa, Worldwide Stage

Louis The Child, Live Arena

Thousands of Ultra Music Festival attendees left stranded without transportation after first day

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Thousands of Ultra Music Festival attendees left stranded without transportation after first dayUltra Virginia Key Statement 1

The first day of Ultra Music Festival had some obstacles to overcome its first day on the Virginia Key. After the festival was booted from their original location within Miami’s Brickell District, its controversial move to its new island home has received mixed reactions, with many concerned about the after-effects of the festival’s presence. With thousands of festival goers attempting to leave the island at the end of the night, attendees have taken to social media to blast the festival for the disorganization in leaving the venue.

Ultra had organized shuttle busses to transport attendees to and from the venue, however the island offers a singular route available to pedestrian traffic. Reports of an accident along the shuttle route has halted traffic upon the bridge, leaving attendees forced to walk over a mile to get to the mainland.

The festival has already come under hot water by local residents, fearing the colossal violations of noise by-laws and environmental degradation over time. Reported to be an approximate hour walk from the festival grounds to the mainland, attendees should be prepared ahead of time for the remaining festival dates.

 

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Ultra Music Festival contemplates rideshare service ban for Miami iteration

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Ultra Music Festival contemplates rideshare service ban for Miami iterationRukes Ultra 2016 Purple

Ultra Music Festival‘s (UMF) flagship Miami edition will entail a learning curve of a production capacity, as the festival looks ahead to its first iteration at its new home of Virginia Key. Transportation to and from Virginia Key will likely comprise the crux of this learning curve. As in past years of UMF Miami operation, Ultra and Miami officials alike expect more than 60,000 people to attend the festival, but unlike previous UMF installments, ticket holders who opt to travel by car will only be able to access the grounds via the Rickenbacker Causeway. The lack of alternate routes renders traffic and congestion primary concerns for Ultra and Miami government personnel.

Although Ultra organizers have yet to finalize a transportation plan, a ban on rideshare services like Uber and Lyft is an option that Ultra coordinators are currently considering. The festival’s prohibition of rideshare services would prevent attendees from departing from Virginia Key all at once, thereby preventing gridlock.

“We have no idea whether it’s going to be one person using a rideshare company or 500,” Key Biscayne Police Chief Charles Press said.

UMF will utilize more than 200 buses to transport ticket holders to and from Virginia Key. Attendees will have the ability to board the buses at three different locations: the American Airlines Arena, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and the former site of the Old Miami Herald. Ultra will additionally oversee the 24-hour service of Miami-Dade County’s Metrorail. Ultra-goers will also have the ability to take ferries to and from festival grounds.

The festival has already preemptively denied mass parking, to discourage travel by car.

“For the convenience and safety of our patrons, and to reduce the local impact of carbon emissions and traffic, there will be no general admission parking available to patrons,” Ultra spokesman and security chief Ray Martinez said.

Ultra staff will expectedly issue their decision regarding rideshare service access to and from Virginia Key soon.

H/T: Miami Herald

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No Sugar Added series returns to Miami Music Week for 10th anniversary warehouse, pool party festivities

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Miami Music Week marks the inaugural start to festival season, initiating a week’s worth of festivities with the largest bookings in the electronic music industry. The multitude of pool parties and warehouse events are aplenty, yet one party series returns to Miami for their most grandiose edition yet. Celebrating their 10th anniversary with a double helping of musical extravagance, No Sugar Added has announced their day-into-night pool party and warehouse event takeover, hitting the streets of Miami on March 30.

The first half of the series’ festivities is scored to take place at the Sagamore Hotel, a luxurious centerpiece to the city’s Art Deco district. With the venue capacity limited to an intimate crowd of 800 people, the day party promises hours of poolside tunes in the Miami heat. As the evening rolls around, No Sugar Added gears up for their second event at RC Cola Plant, shutting down the city for the most sought-after MMW event.

The 2019 lineup has yet to be released, however last year’s edition featured the likes of Don Diablo, Dada Life and Sam Feldt, amidst a handful of chart-topping artists.

Tickets for the 10th anniversary parties available here.

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Dog Blood and Adam Beyer back-to-back with Cirez D top Ultra’s phase two lineup

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Dog Blood and Adam Beyer back-to-back with Cirez D top Ultra’s phase two lineupDog Blood Live

Ultra Music Festival has released 2019’s phase two lineup just one day after the announcement that Rapture Festival’s federal lawsuit against the organization has been thrown out by a local judge. Ultra is in the clear, and now their heavy-hitting phase two roster gives fans a lot to look forward to. Dog Blood continues their resurging string of festival announcements, topping Ultra’s second wave of talent. Black Coffee, Sven Väth, and Cirez D performing back-to-back with Adam Beyer rounds out the latest addition of festival headliners. Other newcomers to the lineup include 3LAU, CamelPhat, Elephante, Salvatore Ganacci, Nicky Romero, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello performing live, and more. NGHTMRE is also primed to present a new live concept with Big Gigantic aptly dubbed Gigantic NGHTMRE,

The festival announced to fans on social media that this year’s 21st iteration of the event will feature a brand new immersive experience featuring extended sets, later hours, and expanded festival grounds. Tickets are still available, and fans can purchase them here.

See Ultra Music Festival’s full phase two lineup below.

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Rapture Electronic Music Festival’s lawsuit against Ultra gets thrown out

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Rapture Electronic Music Festival’s lawsuit against Ultra gets thrown outUltra Music Key Biscayne Resident Backlash

A case of David and Goliath in the festival world has come to an end with the “big guy” on top. Rapture Electronic Music Festival‘s federal lawsuit against Ultra Music Festival (UMF) has been thrown out by a local judge, reports Your EDM. Rapture’s federal lawsuit followed the cease and desist warning that Rapture issued to Ultra in January. The official ruling in the case asserts, “‘[…] the Complaint fails on its face to plausibly allege any unlawful conspiracy or anticompetitive arrangement between Defendants. Plaintiff relies exclusively on conclusory allegations of conspiracy backed by no factual allegations whatsoever.’” Rapture may either amend or formally withdraw the complaint.

Rapture initially cited their possession of a signed, previously arranged agreement to use the Virginia Key land throughout 2020, but more specifically, from March 28-30, 2019, the very same dates that Ultra declared for its 2019 installment. Rapture referenced their application to host their own festival on Virginia Key, dated March 11, 2018. Rapture additionally paid a deposit to use the island from March 28-30. Needless to say, only one of the festivals can occupy Virginia Key.

“We have filed a federal lawsuit that will include an emergency injunction against Ultra, City of Miami and Virginia Key Beach Trust in order to return our location, claiming what is rightfully ours. At this point the future of Rapture at Virginia Key Beach Park is in the Federal judge’s hands. We have full trust in the federal system to obtain a fair judgement,” Rapture stated in a Facebook post. UMF coordinators responded to Rapture’s legal complaint in a press release that proclaims Rapture’s lawsuit to bear “no merit.”

The press release asserts that “Ultra lawfully secured its license to host its annual production on Virginia Key, including by obtaining necessary approvals from the City of Miami Commission.” “We are excited to present our fans with what will be the best and most transformative music festival that we have ever produced by way of music, artists, experience, cutting edge and technologically advanced production elements and novel art installations,” the press release concludes. Ultra’s full-length statement follows below, along with Rapture’s 19-page formal complaint:

FEBRUARY 2, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

There is no merit to yesterday’s lawsuit. To claim that Ultra has violated the law is both disappointing and misplaced. Ultra lawfully secured its license to host its annual production on Virginia Key, including by obtaining necessary approvals from the City of Miami Commission. We are excited to present our fans with what will be the best and most transformative music festival that we have ever produced by way of music, artists, experience, cutting edge and technologically advanced production elements and novel art installations. We look forward to hosting our 21st edition of the Ultra Music Festival at our new home at Miami Marine Stadium and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park on March 29, 30 and 31, 2019.

H/T: EDM Tunes + Your EDM