DJ Tiesto, Carl Cox, Bloc Party, Deadmau5, the Ting Tings, Cut Copy and Crystal Castles lead the bill for the 2009 Ultra Music Festival, to be held March 27-29 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami.
Other artists scheduled to perform at this year's festival include Santogold, Roni Size Reprazent (its first U.S. appearance in seven years), the Presets, Simian Mobile Disco and Busy P.
Two-day passes for 11th annual event are currently available through its Web site for $99.95 (plus service fees and taxes), and a two-day VIP pass runs $350. As the event approaches, the cost of two-day passes will increase to $129.95 and eventually cap at $149.95, according to organizers.
Last year's event -- which drew 55,000 concertgoers from more than 50 countries, according to organizers -- featured performances by DJ Tiesto, Underworld, Carl Cox, Paul Van Dyk, Justice, Moby, Carl Cox, the Crystal Method, the Bravery, Eric Prydz and Junkie XL.
Meanwhile, updating a story posted earlier today, reps for DJ Tiesto are denying the validity of a statement from the artist supposedly sent to his newsletter to confirm his participation in Activision's long-in-the-works "DJ Hero" videogame. The text was picked up by numerous blogs today.
A spokesperson for the DJ's U.S. label, Ultra, says the statement is not from Tiesto or his management, and although Tiesto has been in talks with Activision about the game, nothing has been finalized.
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