BASSNECTAR and MAJOR LAZER will headline North Coast’s 10 year anniversary over Labor Day Weekend on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31. Additional acts include Jauz, Jai Wolf, Tchami, Flux Pavilion, Big Wild, Gorgon City (Live), Snakehips, Trampa, Ookay (DJ Set), Yung Bae, Dirty Monkey, SG Lewis, Anna Lunoe, i_o, Melvv, SoDown, Ford, Inzo, Stratus, Align, Elevatd, GoodSex, Birthdayy Partyy, and Dee Mash. Counting over 25 acts encompassing a wide range of electronic styles will perform across two stages at the festivals new home.
The now 2-day festival will move to Huntington Bank Pavilion, located on Northerly Island in Chicago. Huntington Bank Pavilion is a massive outdoor amphitheater located on a beautiful man-made peninsula off the shores of Lake Michigan – where “Coasties” will now be able to enjoy a refreshing lakefront breeze along with a backdrop of the city skyline.
ULTRA Music Festival made its indelible mark this past weekend on its new home in Miami’s picturesque Miami Marine Stadium & Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. With over 170,000 fans from over 105 countries attending across 3 days, the 21st edition proved to be the biggest yet for the World’s Premier Electronic Music Festival. Exclusive headlining performances from Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers, Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna, deadmau5, Galantis, GRiZ, ILLENIUM, Jamie Jones B2B Joseph Capriati,, Louis The Child, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, NGHTMRE + SLANDER present Gud Vibrations, ODESZA, REZZ, Richie Hawtin, Sasha | John Digweed, Testpilot, and Zedd helped mark a new chapter in the festival’s ever-expanding history.
The 21st edition featured 8 unique stages, all meticulously curated in sound and production. The world-renowned Main Stage provided attendees with yet another year of unparalleled performances with Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and The Chainsmokers closing the festival each night. To add a new dimension to the already scenic Miami Marine Stadium, the Live Arena hosted visually stunning and immersive performances from headliners Galantis, Gigantic NGHTMRE, GRiZ, ILLENIUM, Louis The Child, ODESZA, and the legendary Tom Morello. Canadian mainstay deadmau5 brought his highly anticipated Cube 3.0 stage to life for its worldwide debut on Saturday. Before taking the production across the nation on his Cube 3.0 tour, the Canadian native gave ULTRA patrons and livestreamers a first look at the new and improved version of his classic ‘Cube’. Positioning the globally revered producer dead center with a 360-degree swivel, the stage is both undeniably arresting and visually encompassing. Fellow Canadian, Lights, took the stage with deadmau5 to perform ‘Raise Your Weapon’, and an instant classic, ‘Drama Free’.
UMF TV provided a livestream across the 3 days of the festival, inviting viewers to experience the new venue in the comfort of their own home. Commencing daily at 5:00PM EST, the livestream broadcast one-of-a-kind performances from ULTRA’s new home to 30 million viewers worldwide. Performances from the likes of Tiësto, Alesso, Dog Blood, deadmau5, Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers and Armin van Buuren were featured across the weekend, among many others.
ULTRA Music Festival once again featured a slew of unannounced surprises, with Armin van Buuren bringing out one of the weekend’s most intriguing guests, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth. The two debuted a remix of the legendary rock band’s iconic song, ‘Jump’, which had the entire festival on their feet. NGHTMRE & Slander brought out NBA Hall of Fame member Shaquille O’Neal for nearly five minutes, in a fantasy back-to-back-to-back appearance. Martin Garrix filled the ‘TBA’ slot on his STMPD Records-hosted stage at UMF Radio on Sunday, Afrojack called upon Rae Sremmurd, and The Chainsmokers united alongside ILLENIUM to unveil their monstrous new collaboration.
For the first time in the event’s history, RESISTANCE reigned supreme on its very own Island, as it welcomed performances from some of house and techno’s most in-demand names. Often imitated but never outdone, Carl Cox’s Megastructure made its return to ULTRA Music Festival’s underground haven with standout sets from Belgian star Charlotte de Witte, Jamie Jones B2B Joseph Capriati, and Tale Of Us, rounding off the three-day festivities with a monumental B2B courtesy of techno titans Adam Beyer and Maceo Plex. Premiering at the event’s 21st edition, the Reflector stage dedicated its 2nd day to Richie Hawtin’s PLAYdifferently, closing its debut with a B3B from Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber,and Paco Osuna. Other Reflector stage highlights included headline performances from Testpilot, Sasha | John Digweed, Sven Vath and Black Coffee. Offering revelers yet another brand new stage to enjoy, RESISTANCE Island welcomed the Arrival stage, provided by Burning Man’s PLAYGROUND sound camp, featuring euphoric performances by house and techno pillars including Alan Fitzpatrick, Cristoph, Technasia B2B Carlo Lio, and more.
ULTRA Music Festival’s new home on Virginia Key presented new and timely challenges to implement conscious environmental practices. ULTRA’s ecological commitments primarily focus on pollution prevention, nature preservation, waste reduction, community engagement, responsible resource strategies, and traffic mitigation. By minimizing any potential environmental impacts that may result from production, ULTRA will soon become an example for festivals around the world to follow. Following the festival’s conclusion, the Miami Seaquarium took to Twitter to commend the locations of the speakers and sound levels, reassuring concerned environmentalists of the safety of their animals post-event.
“Through its new sustainability initiatives, event organizers maintained the event grounds in good condition throughout the weekend. All crews, patrons and volunteers observed the event’s Leave No Trace initiative by keeping dance floors clear throughout the event and even usingpocket ashtrays provided by organizers to reduce cigarette litter. Cleaning crews worked tirelessly through the night following each event day and to ensure that Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and most of the surrounding perimeter areas were clean by 5:00AM.” – ULTRA Music Festival
“The required environmental management and remediation plan, not required of any other music festival to occur at these locations, was prepared, finalized and delivered to the City of Miami on time on January 28, 2019. During the proceeding months, weeks, and days leading up to the event, Ultra Music Festival has stood tall and worked with Cardno to meet environmental requirements of their license agreement, including construction, deconstruction and during the event on March 29 – 31, 2019.” – Cardno
“At all times during the production, event organizers operated real time compliance monitoring for noise impacts at both festival sites and in the surrounding areas. In our experience, this is unprecedented for similar events.” –Trinity Consultants
With the City of Miami, City of Miami & Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue working tirelessly to make the event and its attendees as safe as possible, 36 arrests – albeit mostly preventative ones – were made over the weekend, making the event one of the safest editions to date.
With the conclusion of the 21st edition of Miami’s very own ULTRA Music Festival, the event has confirmed their return on March 27, 28, 29th, 2020. **Pictures provided by Ultra Music Festival | Get in PR!
Check out the complete list of SAMF 2019 artists below. Some notable acts include Galantis, Zomboy, Yellow Claw, Malaa, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus B2B 4B, Benny Benassi, Space Jesus, Chris Lake, Shiba San, Liquid Stranger, Claptone, Nora En Pure and many more. This year’s Branded Stage showcases will be hosted by Destructo’s AMFAMFAMF (All My Friends), Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats, and React’s very own Bass Kitchen.
For 2019 in Poplar Creek, more than 90 artists will perform across five unique stages, demonstrating a dynamic variety of genres within the electronic music spectrum. Spring Awakening Music Festival will also feature stunning stage production, interactive art installations, carnival rides, and much more. Stay tuned for Single Day tickets and more announcements.
The new 2019 location boasts 27 acres of land, nearly double that of last year’s site, which allows for bigger and better stages, more production, and additional experiential environments. Complimentary shuttles from nearby Metra stations to the festival grounds will be provided to fest-goers. Additionally, the grounds are less than ten minutes from multiple hotel options, and for the first time in SAMF history, the location will allow for festival parking on site.
2019 FESTIVAL TO BE HELD JUNE 7–9 IN HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL
GA AND VIP PASSES ON SALE NOW:http://www.springawakeningfestival.com/
As the air starts to warm up and the time springs forward an hour (or whatever it is in your time zone), we can finally say… the wait is over! THE WAIT IS OVER!!!! We finally know where Spring Awakening will be making us dance this summer AND by whose beats (well, we still gotta wait a little longer for the FULL-ish lineup, but you catch my drift)!!!
“The 2019 all-star lineup includes Grammy-nominated hit-maker DJ Snake; Grammy-award winning producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter, ZEDD; DJ Mag’s three-time No. 1 Top 100 list DJ, Martin Garrix; Juno Award-winning Canadian DJ/producer, REZZ; funk/electro-soul/future-funk DJ/producer/sax master GRiZ; and melodic bass producer extraordinaire DJ ILLENIUM. The full lineup will be revealed on Friday, March 15.”
The 2019 edition to the Spring Awakening headlining lineup, the festival also announces its new location: Poplar Creek at 59-90 Entertainment District in Hoffman Estates. Doubling the space from last years’ location, the 27 acres lot will provide parking (1st time ever), bigger stages, more production, more space for attractions and, as SAMF states “additional experiential environments.”
Unlike previous years, SAMF will be providing festival goes with free shuttles form nearby train stations to and from the festival grounds, and for the first time in festival history: parking ON SITE (so have a sober buddy)!! So grab your squad and get to planning! Spring Awakening has continue to grow over the last few years and with a new location, the possibilities for an incredible time are endless!!!
Tickets Are On Sale Now at www.springawakeningfestival.com and for nearby hotels info, click here.
On Wednesday, March 27th, Dim Mak comes back to Miami Music Week for a late-night affair at Mana Wynwood. Headlined by Steve Aoki, the festivities include a newly announced lineup featuring performances by Slushii, 4B, Henry Fong, Tisoki, Max Styler, Bok Nero, Kendoll and special guest Don Diablo. The party starts at 8PM and ends Thursday morning at 3AM. Tickets on sale now!!!!!
For the past decade, Dim Mak and Steve Aoki have been at the epicenter of Miami Music Week, curating boundary-pushing events year after year. The artists on the 2019 lineup join a stacked list of talent who have graced the Dim Mak stage over previous years, including The Chainsmokers, Yellow Claw, Deorro, Rich the Kid, Dada Life, Carnage, Afrojack, Waka Flocka Flame, Keys N Krates, Lil Jon, Desiigner, Borgore, Getter, Laidback Luke, The Bloody Beetroots, QUIX and many many more. Following last year’s insane show hosted by SHAQ, we are excited to keep the tradition alive in 2019.
DIM MAK MIAMI 2019 Wednesday,
March 27 8:00 PM – 3:00 AM Tickets Mana Wynwood 318 NW 23rd St. Wynwood, FL
*This Event is 18+*
Get in the mood for this year’s show with our Dim Mak Miami Takeover Spotify Playlist:Listen Here
Making her highly anticipated return to North America this spring, DJ and producer Nicole Moudaber will touch down for 15 dates throughout March, April and May 2019 for what is to be one of her biggest tours yet on this side of the pond. Making appearances at high profile festivals including Coachella, the newly revived Winter Music Conference, Ultra Music Festival Resistance Miami and SXM Festival in St. Martin, coupled with a slew of club dates stretching from San Francisco to Toronto, 2019 is already working out to be an incredibly exciting year for the much-loved artist.
After a stellar 2018 which saw the one woman techno machine tour more than 28 countries to play over 110 shows, Moudaber also found time to launch her charity campaign, ELEVEN, which is aimed at eradicating the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). Never one to slow down, Moudaber also already has a heady 2019 release under her belt — a remix of Sasha’s “Vapourspace” for the progressive house star’s Last Night on Earth 100th release compilation album, which premiered on Mixmag in February to wide acclaim.
Returning from her second tour Down Under for the Australian debut of Ultra’s Resistance which saw her play multiple shows across Melbourne and Sydney, Moudaber will kick off her North America tour on March 8 in Los Angeles at Sound before heading to Denver in Colorado to play Bar Standard on March 9. Making her SXM Festival debut in St. Martin in the Caribbean on March 14, Moudaber will then make her way to Toronto on March 23 to play at multi-floor venue, Nest. On March 28, the MOOD Records label head will then journey south to Miami for several dates as well as to partake in a panel on Techno Evolution at the revamped Winter Music Conference. Teaming up with Paco Osuna’s Mindshake Records, Moudaber will join forces with the Spanish techno producer’s label for MOOD vs Mindshake at Wynwood Warehouse on March 29. Reuniting with both Paco Osuna and Dubfire for a rare appearance, the famous B3B will grace the decks at Ultra’s Resistance Miami on March 30 for their first set together since MoodRAW at Avant Gardner in New York in November 2018. Continuing on the tour, on April 5, she will play at Soundcheck in Washington D.C.. Next up, she will head to San Francisco on April 6 to play her first ever open-to-close set in the Bay Area city at the iconic multi-purpose event space, The Midway. Trekking out to Indio, California for the third time, Moudaber will play both weekends of Coachella for its landmark 20th edition at the Yuma Tent on April 12 and April 19. Moving up the west coast, Moudaber will then stop at 45 East in Portland on April 20 before wrapping things up in Houston on April 21 at Stereo Live. The month of May will see Moudaber return to play Movement Detroit on Memorial Day weekend before heading to New York to play all night long on May 31 at 99 Scott.
As the host of her weekly radio show ‘In The MOOD’ which is syndicated in 50 countries on over 85 FM stations with an army of 22 million listeners globally, Moudaber is pleased to announce that she will be broadcasting her show live from the grand finale of International Music Summit in Ibiza on May 24. Setting up her radio studio at the incredible Dalt Vila, the techno titan will be bringing the inside scoop from one of the biggest events on the dance music calendar live and direct from the legendary conference. Providing commentary and a sneak peek into all the backstage action, Moudaber will also be presenting live sets and special guests with a few surprises in store.
Having played at the world’s most revered nightclub institutions such as Avant Gardner, Berghain, DC10, fabric, Space, and Stereo; to massive festival stages, including Amsterdam Dance Event, Awakenings, Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Glastonbury, Movement, Resistance, The BPM Festival and Tomorrowland, Moudaber is in high demand on both sides of the Atlantic. Booked alongside Dubfire and Paco Osuna as the infamous B3B, together they will close out this year’s Saturday night at Movement in Detroit on Memorial Day weekend. With new music on the horizon and appearances at some of the world’s most well-respected dance music events, 2019 is well and truly shaping up to be her biggest year yet.
Nicole Moudaber Tour Dates March 8 Los Angeles, USA @ Sound March 9 Denver, USA @ Bar Standard March 14 St. Martin, The Caribbean @ SXM Festival March 23 Toronto, CA @ Nest March 28 Miami, USA @ Winter Music Conference — Techno Panel March 29 Miami, USA @ TBA March 30 Miami, USA @ Resistance Miami April 5 Washington D.C., USA @ Soundcheck April 6 San Francisco, USA @ The Midway — Open-to-Close set April 12 Indio, USA @ Coachella April 19 Indio, USA @ Coachella April 20 Portland, USA @ 45 East April 21 Houston, USA @ Stereo Live May 26 Detroit, USA @ Movement — Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna May 31 New York, USA @ 99 Scott — All Night Long More to be announced!
#ULTRA2019 continues to amp up the 2019 edition with every single announcement. The latest being the 2nd phase of artists that will thump the shores of Virginia Key March 29th through the 31st!
In addition to presenting an incredibly impressive RESISTANCE lineup and the RESISTANCE Island tri-stage concept, a new wave of headliners is added to the mix: Adam Beyer b2b Cirez D (OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!), Black Coffee ( LOVE him!), Dog Blood (Skrillex + Boys Noize), Eric Prydz (sssssooo excited for this!), Sven Väth and Tom Morello (Live) while still leaving extra room for more.
Ultra Music Festival Miami has also revealed the day by day lineup for the final weekend of March, unveiling a total of 7 stages. The 2019 edition will see the full rollout of RESISTANCE Island featuring the Carl Cox Megastructure alongside 2 NEW editions: the REFLECTOR and Arrival Stages. The new Live Arena will see the worldwide debut of deadmau5’s ‘Cube 3.0’ concept as well as Gigantic NGHTMRE’s new live show, not to mention massive performances from both ILLENIUM and ODESZA. The Ultra Main Stage will see closing performances from Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and The Chainsmokers throughout the weekend, while the Ultra Worldwide stage will see the return of Dog Blood (Skrillex + Boys Noize) and bass music pioneers, Zeds Dead. Rounding out the weekend, the UMF Radio stage will see label takeovers, with Foreign Family Collective, mau5trap & STMPD setting the lineups each day.
As the excitement for the festival grows, there seems to be an undercurrent worried energy of how transportation will work. The directions and information on the free bus routs and now the ferry (which tickets must be purchased) appear to leave a lot of questions:
How long will it take to get to and from the festival? Rough mathing it, lets say we have 100,000 attendees per day and it takes about an hour for a bus to make a full round trip (pick up, drop off, back to pick up location), and each bus can fit up to 80 people, there would need to be a total of 1,250 bus trips. Divid that by 3 (three different locations – not counting the ferries) each location will ‘produce’ 417 trips. Not bad really. Just be prep yourself for a 2-3 hour journey into the festival (pretty average wait time for a festival this size).
How will the VIP entrance experience differ from GA ticket holders? VIP tickets average to be about 3X more than GA, in the past there was a difference and fast entrance, elevating the whole VIP experience… Now, does the festival expect for these ticket holders to pay so much and not have an expedited entrance, shared buses and pay EXTRA for a ferry ride? Hopefully this is something they’re developing and will let ticket holders know separately.
What will leaving Virginia Key be like? Again, the rough math from above makes the idea of leaving a little tense. Leaving Ultra in the past was organized and fast, though it provided multiple exits… Virginia Key only offers 2. So this is something we for sure look forward to learning more about.
More announcements to come! But we’re just about 2 months away from the greatest weekend of electronic music and WE. CAN’T. WAIT!!!!!!
The Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light announces the return of Skrillex to its legendary decs. Along side him, Alesso, Illenium and Chris Lake will be making their debut to the snake pit stage in the infield of Turn 3.
The 2019 lineup mixes up legendary Skrillex beats with main stage veterans Alesso & Illenium and sprinkles some house-techno bass by Chris Lake & Ricky Retro. We can’t wait for the electronic music journey the 2019 Snake Pit has in store for us!!!
So get your Coors Lights ready, your jean shorts short and your red-white-and-blue gear ready for a Memorial Day weekend that will set your tan-lines up for a killer summer.
You must be at least 18 years old to gain access to the Snake Pit. You also need a valid general admission or reserved seat ticket for the race.
General admission and VIP tickets are already on sale here. General admission tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are $135.
Tickets for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 are available online at ims.com. The race is Sunday, May 26.
Movement Music Festival, one of the longest running and most acclaimed electronic music festivals in the world, is pleased to reveal the full lineup for 2019, taking place Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27 inside Hart Plaza, Detroit’s legendary riverfront park.
Festival organizers Paxahau previously announced a lineup preview, which included UK dance music pioneers Orbital, who will be performing live for the first time in Detroit in almost 20 years; as well as Amelie Lens, Stephan Bodzin – live, Chris Lake, Danny Brown,Hot Since 82, Floorplan – live, DJ Nobu and Heiko Laux. Today’s announcement features 79 additional acts, including GRAMMY-nominated producers Disclosure, who will be performing their acclaimed DJ set packed with new material and exciting production elements. Other notable acts announced today include Michigan native and “future funk” trailblazer, GRiZ who will be bringing his acclaimed live show to Movement; a special b3b set from Techno stalwarts Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, and Paco Osuna who are reuniting after a legendary performance at Nicole’s MoodRAW night at Output in New York; Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton’s artistic director Virgil Abloh delivering an exclusive DJ set exploring the robust relationships between fashion and music; Superstar MC and trap music pioneer Gucci Mane; and Korean-American artist and rising global sensation, Yaeji, who is known to blend both House and Hip-Hop coupled with lyrics in both Korean and English. Complete lineup listing can be found below.
The full lineup, in alphabetical order by day, is as follows:
SATURDAY, MAY 25
SUNDAY, MAY 26:
MONDAY, MAY 27:
Al Ester b2b Earl Mixxin Mckinney
Audion – live
Asher Perkins & Rex Sepulveda: Front to Front – live
Dabrye + Kadence
Disclosure – DJ set
Charlotte de Witte
Detroit Techno Militia 2×4
Kenny Larkin – live
FJAAK – live
LSD (Luke Slater, Function, Steve Bicknell)
Floorplan – live
Maya Jane Coles
Dubfire b3b Nicole Moudaber b3b Paco Osuna
Hot Since 82
Octave One – live
Kevin Saunderson b2b The Saunderson Brothers
Ryan Crosson b2b Shaun Reeves
Mathew Jonson – live
Remote Viewing Party
Tin Man – live
Shigeto – live
Tale Of Us
The Advent – live
WAJATTA – live (John Tejada x Reggie Watts)
Movement 2019 3-Day Weekend and Daily Passes for both GA and VIP are now available for purchase at www.movement.us. Payment Plan options are also available.
RESISTANCE, Ultra Worldwide’s esteemed underground concept, has come a long way since its Ultra debut as a single stage in 2015. With Ultra Music Festival 2019 around the corner, RESISTANCE has announced that it will be returning to Miami this year with its most ambitious plans yet.
Following the news that Ultra Music Festival officially moved to its new venue at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park & Miami Marine Stadium, RESISTANCE has revealed that it will have its own island, taking over the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park side of the venue for the weekend. This comes as a significant upgrade as the concept will have more space and hours to use than ever before. The festival will officially run from 2pm – 2am on all three days.
With the RESISTANCE island takeover official, the organizers have announced that for the first time ever, it will be hosting the Carl Cox MegaStructure for the entire weekend. The King himself is set to headline all three days, with an additional exclusive B2B set on Saturday with a special guest. While Carl will be leading the charge at the MegaStructure all weekend, Richie Hawtin’s PLAYdifferently will run a takeover at a brand new RESISTANCE structure on Saturday. This however, is not the only plans RESISTANCE has for its island.
In addition, RESISTANCE plans to utilize its expansive space by bringing in a third stage, aptly named The Arrival. For those unfamiliar with The Arrival, it is the stage that comes straight from the PLAYGROUND Sound Camp at Burning Man.
Armed with three stages and newly extended hours, RESISTANCE did not hold back on its program, dropping its most comprehensive lineup to date. In addition to RESISTANCE Global Ambassador, Carl Cox, and Richie Hawtin, headliners include the likes of the Adam Beyer, and Sasha | John Digweed, acts that are jumping from one island to another after enjoying a stellar season as RESISTANCE Ibiza residents last summer. In addition to Adam playing his own set, the Don of Drumcode will be teaming up for a highly anticipated B2B set with Cirez D.
Headliners making their RESISTANCE Miami debut include Deadmau5’s techno alias, Testpilot, Belgium’s Charlotte de Witte and Italy’s Ilario Alicante. Meanwhile, techno pioneer and Cocoon boss Sven Väth returns to Ultra Music Festival for the first time since 2013.
Moreover, RESISTANCE Miami will see the return of the rare B3B set between Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber and Paco Osuna, as well as an exclusive B2B set between Jamie Jones and Joseph Capriati. The rest of the headliners include Art Department, Black Coffee, Hot Since 82, Joris Voorn, Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, The Martinez Brothers, Matador, Nic Fanciulli, and Tale Of Us.
While the headliners are great, RESISTANCE did not hold restraint on any of their support bookings either. Alan Fitzpatrick, Andrea Oliva, Dennis Cruz, Enrico Sangiuliano, La Fleur, Noir, Richy Ahmed, Camelphat and Solardo will all be making their RESISTANCE Miami debut, with the last two set to go B2B. Additional support acts include ANNA, Chip E, Christian Smith, Cristoph, Hector, Jon Rundell, Josh Wink, Luigi Madonna, Marco Bailey, Pleasurekraft, Popof, Stefano Noferini, and Technasia B2B Carlo Lio.