This year’s Ultra Music Festival was filled with unexpected thrills, experiences, and surprises. As many of you may know, this year’s event was unlike any other; with its new location, Virginia Key, and new transportation methods, such as shuttles and ferry transport, we weren’t sure how everything was going to be like. Luckily, EDM Sauce
Fresh off the heat of their brand new single, “Kills You Slowly”, The Chainsmokers have been paving their musical trajectory into the indie-pop landscape, a contrast from the energetic bursts of EDM melodies and mainstage anthems that they initially pursued.
The two, Alex Taggart and Andrew Pall have stirred commotion with news of an upcoming album, in addition to a jam-packed summer season of performing at club residencies and music festivals. Now heading into one of their biggest performances of the year, the duo are slated to close out the Ultra Music Festival mainstage on Sunday March 31.
To catch The Chainsmokers in action, tune into the Ultra livestream below.
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Ultra Music Festival stands to mark the officiation of festival season, welcoming thousands of fervent attendees to witness a culmination of their favorite artists and new music alike. Known for bringing out the largest and most popular artists in the scene, the 2019 edition has slated the legendary Armin Van Buuren to close out the Ultra Live Arena. Due to the unfortunate circumstances that left Eric Prydz to cancel all Miami shows, Armin has promised a special A State of Trance extended set to complete the weekend, concluding Ultra Music Festival in unforgettable fashion.
Those who are unable to attend the festival can catch Armin’s closing performance on the Ultra livestream below.
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
Ultra Fast Food Festival
— Chris Lake (@chrislake) March 30, 2019
crazy how there are thousands of young talented electronic musicians who would kill for an opening slot at Ultra music festival but instead they book a giant fast food corporation to run a glorified PR stunt that rips on rave culture https://t.co/rHKWcvTkDn
— ʟᴜᴄᴀ ʟᴜsʜ (@LUCALUSH) March 30, 2019
Alison Wonderland and 3LAU
This is why dance music sucks the big one these days. A fried chicken restaurant bought a slot on the main stage of a “music” festival. Ultra should be ashamed. https://t.co/MTyYti0477
— Funkagenda (@Funkagenda) March 30, 2019
Day 2 of the 21st installment of Ultra Music Festival is over, and the EDM world is buzzing about some of Saturdays set. Thankfully if you didn’t get to watch the full coverage of the stream yesterday, we got you covered here with a TON of FULL sets that we’ve already found across the web.
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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.”
Thank you Ultra.. I missed you guys a lot Tonight was very special
— MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) March 31, 2019
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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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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.
— Isaiah Wilkerson (@William_Isaiah_) March 30, 2019
Day 1 of Ultra Music Festival 2019 took place yesterday from its new venue on Virginia Key in Miami. While it didn’t go off as smoothly as planned with multiple issues with transportation getting off the island and even a fire that broke out, the music and the vibes were still there. As always, Ultra
Ultra Music Festival is less than two weeks away and that means it is time to prepare! After finally revealing the final complete lineup for this year’s event, we were finally able to bring together a new Must-See list. If you are a first-time attendee to the world’s #1 music festival, then this list will
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