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Miami to host first major US music festival of 2011

Feb 02, 2011

MIAMI, Fla. - The first major U.S. music festival of 2011—ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (UMF)—set for March 25, 26 & 27 at Bicentennial Park, Miami, FL—has announced phase two of its line-up. Joining headliners Tiesto, deadmau5 and The Chemical Brothers are exclusive performers Duran Duran, Underworld, Armin van Buuren, Moby plus more.

Appearing for the first time ever at UMF are Duran Duran in support of their Mark Ronson-produced 13th studio album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW (out March 22, S-Curve Records). Also new is Armin van Buuren's A State Of Trance 500 area, named after his internationally syndicated radio show, on Sunday, March 27, plus the debut of Erick Morillo and Sasha's (V_rtek) live shows. The complete line-up is:

Friday, March 25: Main Stage: Tiesto, Duran Duran, Pendulum (live), Erasure, Benny Benassi, Fedde Le Grand, Tinie Tempah, Dada Life, Dimitri Kneppers, Cato K. Live Stage: Royksopp, Trentemoller, STS9, Carte Blanche, Designer Drugs, Mustard Pimp Carl Cox & Friends: Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice. Mid Park Tower: Avicii, Martin Solveig, Roger Sanchez, Chris Lake, Sidney Samson, Cedric Gervais, Funkagenda, Rodrigo Viera. Root Society Dome: Joachim Garraud, Jefr Tale, LA Riots, Harvard Bass, Stripe, Elite Force, Jelo, Rob G, Electric Soulside.

Saturday, March 26: Main Stage: deadmau5, Underworld, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Afrojack, Avicii, Sander Klienenberg (live), Hernan Cattaneo, Sunnery James/Ryan Marciano, Jerome Isma AE, Riotgear. Live Stage: Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Sasha (V_rtek live), Boys Noize, Steve Aoki, Simian Mobile Disco (live), The Klaxons, Mr. Oizo, Bag Raiders, Conspirator. Carl Cox & Friends: Carl Cox, Moby, Fedde Le Grand, Jors Voorn, Yousef. Mid Park Tower: Rusko, Scream + Benga, Andy C & MC Q, NERO, Excision & Datsik, Feed Me, Goldie, Fresh, Netsky, Toddla T & Red Light. Roots Society Dome (Dirtybird Records Showcase): Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, J. Philip, Christian Martin, Worthy / Mowgli, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Elio Riso, Remo, Donald Glaude, Filthy Rich.

Sunday, March 27: Main Stage: The Chemical Brothers (live), David Guetta, Erick Morillo (live),, Laidback Luke, Wolfgang Gartner, Gui Boratto. Live Stage: Crystal Castles, The Disco Biscuits, MSTRKRFT, Chromeo, CSS, Fake Blood, Hybrid (live), Subfocus (live), !!!, Afrobeta. A State of Trance 500: Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, ATB, Gareth Emery, Sander Van Doorn, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Cosmic Gate, Marcus Schossow. Mid Park Tower: 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. Root Society Dome: Dada Life, Congorock, Alex Guadino, John Dahlback, Pleasurekraft, Steve Porter, Remady, Will Bailey, Hatiras, Lazy Rich.


The world's most famous outdoor electronic music event has won "Best Music Event" by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) 2005-2010, "Best International Dance Music Festival" by the Ibiza DJ Awards (2008) and "Best Festival" by the Village Voice Media New Times (2005-2009). Originally created as a pure EDM (electronic dance music) festival in 1999, UMF has grown through the years to present not only the genre's hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Tiesto, deadmau5, David Guetta, Underworld, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Erick Morillo, Paul Oakenfold), but also crossover headliners that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history in the EDM culture (The Cure, The Killers, The Black Eyed Peas, Santogold, The Ting Tings, The Bravery). In 2010, UMF was recognized as Pollstar's fourth Top Grossing Concert and had 100,000+ attendees coming from 68 countries and territories and 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico.

Miami to host first major US music festival of 2011
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