Miami Ultra Music Festival 2011

Since 1999 the Miami Ultra Music Festival has grown to become a renowned dance and electronic music Mecca, coinciding with the Winter Music Conference, making Miami the only place to be if you’re a die-hard dance music fanatic.

For the first time since it’s inauguration twelve years ago the Ultra Music Festival will be taking place a fortnight after the Winter Music Conference. In a statement issued to fans, sponsors and organizers UMF explained the reasons for the change has been due to both events being unable to secure host hotel locations and conference locations on the same week/weekend.

Nevertheless, both will be going ahead and both remain two of the biggest global events in the dance music calendar. With the excellent news that the festival has expanded to three days this year, the Ultra Music Festival includes 32 hours of more than 300 artists, DJs and bands programmed on 30 stages collectively – and the lineup is impressive to say the least.

Headliners at this year’s Ultra Music Festival are as big as they come with UMF regular Tiesto, Deadmau5 and The Chemical Brothers gracing the main stage as the three night finales.

Saturday night headliner: Deadmau5

– Miami Ultra Music Festival – Main Stage –

Friday / Main Stage

In the build up to the Dutch DJ and producer’s massive Friday night headline slot the mood will flow between eclectic, classic, urban and big-beat. Duran Duran and Erasure will be on hand to stir the nostalgia whilst the likes of Pendulum (live), Tinie Tempah, Benny Benassi and Fedde Le Grand will be injecting their typical mix of high energy, cross-genre tracks to the crowd of thousands.

Also performing on the main stage Friday will be Dada Life, Dimitri Kneppers and Cato K.

Saturday / Main Stage

The main stage on the Saturday will be a different kettle of fish altogether with the night’s masterful Deadmau5 being joined by dance veterans Underworld, Armin Van Buuren and Kaskade.

Afrojack, Avicii, Sander Klienenberg (live), Hernan Cattaneo, Sunnery James/Ryan Marciano, Jerome Isma AE and Riotgear will also play the main stage in the build up to the headliner.

Sunday / Main Stage

Joining the inimitable Chemical Brothers who won’t just be headlining but giving an exclusive live set for UMF is a final festival night lineup of epic proportions. David Guetta and Erick Morillo will play the main stage along with Will.I.Am, Laidback Luke, Wolfgang Gartner and Gui Boratto. Plus there’s a handful more still to be announced!

The Ultra Music Festival crowd 2010

– Miami Ultra Music Festival – Live Stage –

This year’s live stage at the Miami Ultra Music Festival boasts a vast variety of talent from every style and sub-genre of dance and electronic music. With acts crossing into indie, electronica and drum ‘n’ bass, some simultaneously, even the most fanatical dance connoisseurs will be reveling in at this years live stage.

There are some familiar faces, the likes of CSS and Crystal Castles who have played the festival a clutch of times in the its twelve year history will join some of the festival’s most indie-tinged talent such as Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, The Klaxons and Holy Ghost!

Other sure-to-be highlights have to be the live stage Friday headliner Royksopp, Simian Mobile Disco playing the stage on the Saturday and drum ‘n’ bass titans Sub Focus delivering a live set on the Sunday.

The Full Lineup:

Friday / Live Stage

Royksopp, Trentemoller, STS9, CSS, Holy Ghost!, Designer Drugs, Mustard Pimo

Saturday / Live Stage

Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Sasha (Vortek Live), Boys Noize, Steve Aoki, Simian Mobile Disco (live), The Klaxons, Mr Oizo, Bag Raiders, Conspirator.

Sunday / Live Stage

Crystal Castles, The Disco Biscuits, MSTRKRFT, Crhomeo, CSS, Fake Blood, Hybrid (live), Subfocus (live) !!!, Afrobeta

the chemical brothers

Sunday night headliners: The Chemical Brothers

– Miami Ultra Music Festival – Carl Cox & Friends –

An undeniable highlight of any dance event, festival or club night is a set from Carl Cox. So the announcement of a dedicated stage for the Friday and Saturday night means a special opportunity for festivalgoers to get a double helping of his notoriously slick, high-energy sets.

Joining Carl on the Carl Cox & Friends stage include the likes of Moby, Fedde Le Grand, Laurent Garnier (Live), Loco Dice, Afrojack, Steve Aoki and Yousef. Expect extra long sets or many more to be announced too!


– Miami Ultra Music Festival – A State of Trance 500 – Armin Van Buuren –

The final night of UMF 2011 in Miami will see Carl Cox’s stage transformed into the ‘State of Trance 500’ stage headlined by Armin Van Buuren himself. He’ll be joined exclusively by Ferry Corsten, ATB, Gareth Emery, Sander Van Doorn, Alex M.O.R.P.H, Cosmic Gate, Marcus Schossow.

Friday night headliner: Tiesto

– Miami Ultra Music Festival – Tower of Ultra –

The ‘Tower of Ultra’ will see many of the world’s biggest hitters in drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep and trance take to the stage.

On Friday 25th The ‘Tower of Ultra’ will play host to Avicii, Martin Solveig, Roger Sanchez, Chris Lake, Sidney Samson, Cedric Gervais, Rodrigo Vieira and there’s plenty more to be announced!

On Saturday 26th dubstep dance moves out as Rusko headlines after what promises to be a comprehensive warm-up from Skream & Benga, Andy C & MC Q, Nero, Excision & Datsik, Feed Me, Goldie, Fresh, Netsky, Toddla T & Red Light.

UMF 2011 with draw to a close on Sunday 27th and promises to go out with a bang as this bunch take to the ‘Tower of Ultra’ stage: The Glitch Mob, Skrillex, The Gaslamp Killer, 12th Planet, Dieselboy, Super Mash Bros., Daedelus, Ed Rush & Optical, Drop The Lime/AC Slater, Kill The Noise, Plastician

– Miami Ultra Music Festival – Root Society Dome –

The fifth and final stage to this mammoth music event is the Root Society Dome where yet more artists will take to the stage across the three day event. The lineup for the Dome is:

Friday: Joachim Garraud, Jefr Tale, LA Riots, Harvard Bass, Stripe, Elite Force, Jelo, Rob G, Electric Soulside.

Saturday: (Dirtybird Records Showcase): Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, J. Philip, Christian Martin, Worthy / Mowgli, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Elio Riso, Remo, Donald Glaude, Filthy Rich.

Sunday: Dada Life, Congorock, Alex Guadino, John Dahlback, Pleasurekraft, Steve Porter, Remady, Will Bailey, Hatiras, Lazy Rich.


More information on the Miami Ultra Music Festival

can be found at the Official Website

Tickets for the event have sold out in record time this year.

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