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Last Wednesday, January 2, the city of Miami released its proposed resolution to cancel weekend 2 of the electronic-only festival, set to take place on March 22, 23, and 24. This came as quite a shock to EDM fans across the globe, as UMF's phase 1 lineup release was not even scheduled until that coming Friday, January 4.
The resolution, spearheaded by Miami commissioner Marc Sarnoff, reads "said event will be disruptive to the local business community and area residents due to noise, nuisance behavior by festival goers, and grid locked traffic," and that "one weekend of disruption may be tolerable to residents and the business community, but two consecutive weekends will cause disruptions in work in local offices and create difficulty in accessing residential buildings." The official document can be read here.
Bryan May, UMF representative, provided a strong rebuttal. "On one weekend, [the festival] will bring in about 160,000 people to the community. It does have its disruptions, but it also has a tremendous economic benefit," he claimed, which can be backed up by the $79 million in revenue reported by Miami-Dade county in 2012. Commissioner Sarnoff was not fazed, however, saying, "About 70 to 80 percent of these kids are on some sort of mind-altering drug. You've been very, very lucky."
No one can be sure what will happen next. The loss of weekend 2 means that fans will miss out on Swedish House Mafia's supposed-to-be-last performance EVER. However, while the permits for both weekends are already in place, events at Bayfront Park are at all times subject to approval by the city commission, despite the fact that it is managed by a private trust separate from city funding.
The commission will officially vote tomorrow, January 10.
If you would like to get involved, you can sign this online petition urging the Commission to withdraw its proposal. With over 7k+ votes, the petition seems to have a chance, but only if it reaches its goal of 10,000.
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With love and hope, A xx
New Year’s weekend saw the much-anticipated Phase 1 Lineup of Ultra Music Festival’s Miami showdown make its way around the World Wide Web like wildfire after Avicii leaked the lineup online. If there was ever an excuse to slap ‘viral’ on an announcement then this was it! One week after the Internet frenzy, and the world’s premier electronic dance music festival can now confirm artists that will be performing throughout the 6-day/2-weekend marathon of sound, light and dance. Over the weekends of March 15-17 and March 22-24, Downtown Miami plays host to the event’s 15th year with an unparalleled bill of the best DJs, live acts and future talent this planet has to offer.
The world is already aware that this year’s edition of the iconic festival will mark the final curtain for Swedish House Mafia, who’ve chosen Ultra Music Festival as the ‘One Last Tour’ finale to end where it once began (Ultra Music Festival at Bicentennial Park in 2010). Expect an unforgettable performance created specially for Ultra Music Festival by deadmau5, one of the industry’s most in-demand talents who returns to close out both Saturday nights. Luminaries who have aided in shaping the movement make appearances across BOTH weekends include Tiësto, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Avicii as well as (in alphabetical order): Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Kaskade, Knife Party and Richie Hawtin. Of course, Ultra Music Festival wouldn’t be complete without the essential Carl Cox & Friends Arena, which has been announced in addition to Armin van Buuren’s (the world’s #1 DJ) A State Of Trance 600 Arena. Mixmag—the world’s indispensible clubbing bible—will also slam into the sunshine with an area of their own and who can forget the #1 club in the world, Space Ibiza, bringing Phase 1 of Ultra’s 15th Anniversary to close with the return of their own Space Ibiza Arena.
It is not only the cosmic DJ talent that ensures Ultra Music Festival’s growth year after year, it’s also the LIVE elements that entice thousands of revelers to the Festival’s sun-kissed terrain. This year, and again in alphabetical order, live performances includes: The Bloody Beetroots, Booka Shade, Boys Noize, Crystal Castles, Disclosure, DJ Fresh Live, Hot Chip, Major Lazer, Matt & Kim, Modestep, Rudimental, Thievery Corporation, and Yeasayer. All acts are confirmed to make appearances; some returning after more than a year’s absence and some making grand debuts, thus proving the forward-thinking and finger-on-the-pulse nature of Ultra’s festival organizers. These lineups showcase Ultra’s ability to consistently deliver on talent, both fresh and established!
The complete Phase 1 line-up for the 15 Annual ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is:
Above & Beyond
Armin Van Buuren
Swedish House Mafia
The Bloody Beetroots
DJ Fresh (Live)
Matt & Kim
A State Of Trance 600 Arena
Carl Cox and Friends Arena
Limited tickets still remain for both weekends of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, exclusively at www.ultramusicfestival.com.
With all this in mind, let’s not forget this is only Phase 1 of a complete line-up of what is surely to go down as one of ULTRA’s greatest line-ups ever! Building on the excitement is the newest piece of viral content for UMF TV, the video, created and directed by Final Kid’s Charly Friedrichs, director of the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL experience film “CAN U FEEL IT.” Get ready for a no holds barred indulgence!
Last week at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Fatboy Slim's signed a handful of his ‘Rave Shades’ to give away to fans.
And we have a pair to give away to you guys! All you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "FBS Rave Shades"!
Winner will be picked Friday at 12PM PST
In case you missed out on his amazing set at Ultra Music Festival check out this video of his intro:
Once again, Ultra has gone above and beyond (pun... intended?) For the first time ever, you can watch the festival LIVE streaming from youtube. Enjoy the epicness wherever you may be!