Ultra Music Festival Phase 2: Skrillex, Azealia Banks, Sleigh Bells
The Ultra Music Festival has unveiled the second phase of its massive lineup of DJs, performers and bands that will take over Miami for two weekends in March, with highlights including EDM giants Skrillex (via his side project Dog Blood) and Martin Solveig, rappers Azealia Banks and Snoop Dogg, and rock band Sleigh Bells.
Downtown Miami's Bayfront Park will play host to Ultra over the weekends of March 15-17 and March 22-24. It's the first year of the expanded festival, now in its 15th year.
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New additions to the Ultra lineup include Paul Van Dyk, The Weeknd, Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki, Porter Robinson, Madeon and Dog Blood, the side project of Skrillex and Boys Noize.
They join previously announced acts deadmau5, Tiësto, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim and Kaskade. There will also be live sets by Boys Noize, Crystal Castles, Hot Chip, Matt & Kim and Yeasayer.
One of the centerpieces of this year's fest will be main stage sets by Swedish House Mafia, who have chosen Ultra as the final show of their "One Last Tour." They'll play on the first night of the 2-weekend event as well as the final night.
Last year's festival featured headliner performances from EDM heavyweights David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Kaskade, but the biggest moment came courtesy of Madonna, who made a surprise appearance with then-newcomer Avicii.