#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!!!!!!
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