Ultra Music Festival announces Phase 3 line up and daily stage programming.
Amy Melissa Farina
With just a month until Ultra Music Festival returns to Bayfront Park, the festival has unveiled its Phase 3 lineup. Spanning every genre across the electronic music sphere, Ultra Music Festival will welcome over 100 acts from around the globe to celebrate the festival’s 23rd edition.
In December, Ultra revealed the jaw-dropping Phase 2 line up. The line up features headliners such as Adam Beyer, Cirez D, Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren and more.
The Phase 3 lineup announcement welcomes leading techno legends Maceo Plex and Michael Bibifor a rare, back-to-back headlining performance. Additionally, Ultra has added Dutch trance music maestro Ferry Corsten, Mexican underground ace Hector, Polish progressive house queen Kasia, German tech house star Melanie Ribbe, Mexican super duo ANG, and Dutch duo Sick Individuals as support acts.
Ultra’s underground concept RESISTANCE will host a selection of notable stage takeovers throughout the weekend at The Cove stage. With breathtaking ocean views from Bayfront Park, The Cove will serve as the perfect backdrop for fans to immerse themselves in the sounds of the underground.
On Friday, March 24, techno music queen Nicole Moudaber will host her highly-influential label, global party brand, and award-winning weekly radio show IN THE MOOD at RESISTANCE’s The Cove for the first time ever. IN THE MOOD will feature leading underground acts and performances from Nicole Moudaber b2b Chris Liebing, Ida Engberg b2b Maya Jane Coles, Luigi Madonna b2b Roberto Capuano, Juliet Fox,andHector.
On Saturday, March 25, The Cove will welcome the inaugural Joris Voorn Presents Spectrum takeover, featuring Voorn himself along with scintillating underground acts like Dubfire b2b Kölsch, Mind Against, Fideles, Franky Wah, GHEIST, Brina Knauss, and Kasia.
These two first-time takeovers join the ranks of Claude VonStroke’s takeover by his West Coast-based underground imprint Dirtybird at The Cove on Sunday, March 26. The highly-anticipated takeover will feature a performance from the label boss himself and label favorites Walker & Royce, VNSSA, Shiba San, Lubelski, RaeCola, and Kyle Kinch to deliver their signature bass-fueled, underground beats.
Legendary Dutch artist Hardwell will return to Ultra Music Festival following 2022’s surprise Main Stage closing set after his four-year hiatus. Hardwell’s revered imprint RevealedRecordings is slated to take over the UMF Radio Stage on Friday, March 24. The stage will feature a variety of talented artists from around the globe including Dr. Phunk, Maddix, Joel Corry, KAAZE, Dada Life, Jeffrey Sutorius, Tony Junior, Sick Individuals, ANG, and a surprise guest yet to be announced.
GRAMMY award-winning producer Afrojack will host the JACKED Radio stage takeover at the UMF Radio Stage on Saturday, March 25. The takeover will feature some of Afrojack’s most trusted collaborators, including Dubvision, Mike Williams, Lucas & Steve, Cesqeaux, Black V Neck, Chasner, Chico Rose, Julian Cross, Rancido, and Cosmicat, and special throwback set from Afrojack as Nick van de Wall.
Belgian hardstyle icon Coone will host his second Dirty Workz stage takeover at Ultra Music Festival on Sunday, March 26, following last year’s inaugural hardstyle takeover. Coone will showcase a bevy of the world’s finest hardstyle selectors on the UMF Radio Stage, including Lil Texas, Warface, Darren Styles, Sub Zero Project, Da Tweekaz, Rebelion, Soren, and Talon.
The Worldwide Stage will kick off on Friday, March 24 with Armin van Buuren’s world-famous A State of Trance hosting its 11th Ultra Music Festival takeover featuring two special performances from the ASOT founder: he and Ferry Corsten will play a rare b2b set, followed by an unforgettable closing set from Armin himself. Additionally, trance lovers can catch Friday performances from industry trendsetters like Gareth Emery, Ilan Bluestone, Blastoyz, and Ruben de Ronde.
Get your tickets:
Shaping up to be the festival’s most exciting edition yet, fans can purchase tickets to Ultra Music Festival 2023 via https://ultramusicfestival.com/tickets/miami/