Armin Van Buuren
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ULTRA Music Festival 2018 Phase 1 Lineup: Armin Van Buuren, RL Grime, & More
The first phase of headliners and supporting acts for the 20th-anniversary installment of the massive three-day electronic dance festival ULTRA has officially been announced.
Many of the biggest names in dance music, including previous ULTRA headliners, are featured heavily in the phase one announcement, which touches all major dance/electronic genres fairly evenly. Names like Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, Eric Prydz, RL Grime, Empire Of The Sun, the Crystal Method, Infected Mushroom, and Marshmello are certainly no surprises for any dance festival lineup these days.
But there are a few unexpected bookings as well, with controversial rap/hip-house artist Azealia Banks joining the live headliners group alongside the somewhat surprising inclusion of the Wailers and Julian Marley. (How might a classic reggae act play off against a surrounding sea of thumping bass music?) There's also Porter Robinson's mysterious new hard house/trancestyle project VIRTUAL SELF.
We are thrilled to announce the Phase 1 Lineup for #ULTRA20!!
This year will feature special EXCLUSIVE 20th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES yet to be announced, and many incredible artists!
Tickets for our 20th Anniversary are on sale now exclusively at https://t.co/DfKbU1mXZO pic.twitter.com/HxgpuLg9sp
— Ultra Music Festival (@ultra) December 19, 2017
The 20th installment of ULTRA Music Festival will take place on March 23–25, 2018, at Miami's Bayfront Park. Some GA and VIP tickets are still available but are likely to sell out soon.