Ultra Music Festival’s Miami line-up is consistently a who’s-who of the dance world’s biggest and best DJs, and this year is certainly no exception – in fact, we’d dare to say this is one of the most diverse line-ups we’ve seen yet. On March 28 to 30, 2014, UMF will truly bring “a new level” of talent to Miami’s Bayfront Park.
There are, of course, main stage mainstays like Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Hardwell, Eric Prydz (in “holo,” likely a variation on his recent EPIC shows), Kaskade, David Guetta and Tiësto, and the return of Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance Arena and the Carl Cox Tent.
But there are also some unexpected names on the headlining slate: Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Luciano, Gesaffelstein and Solomun are highlighted, as well as surprises like Dizzee Rascal and Pusha T.
Looking beyond the headlining names, there’s a list of DJs that could satisfy a dance fan along any point of the electronic spectrum: from Adventure Club to Art Department, Carnage to Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin to Just Blaze and Tale of Us to TJR, the line-up boasts everything we could ask for. And this is just Phase 1.
With a line-up this epic, we decided to get a little analytical. Here’s our breakdown of the Phase 1 announcement by the numbers:
- DJ headliners announced: 21
- Live headliners announced: 17
- Support acts announced: 68
- Artists announced in 2013 Phase 1 line-up: 24
- First-time Ultra artists announced in 2014 Phase 1 line-up: 40
- Number of American acts in Phase 1 line-up: 28 (Kaskade, Krewella, Diplo, The Glitch Mob, MGMT, Pusha T, 12th Planet, 3LAU, Baby Anne, Been Trill, Cajmere, Carnage, Claude VonStroke, Dillon Francis, DJ Icey, Flosstradamus, Goldroom, GTA, J.Philip, Just Blaze, Justin Martin, Kill The Noise, Oliver, RAC, Riff Raff, Soul Clap, TJR, Waka Flocka)
- Rappers in Phase 1 line-up: 4 (Dizzee Rascal, Pusha T, Riff Raff, Waka Flocka)
- Artists currently at #1 on the Beatport Top 100: 1 (Martin Garrix)
- DJs bringing hologram set-ups: 1… that we know of (Eric Prydz)
- Years Carl Cox has hosted a UMF tent, including 2014: 10
- Artists whose music appears in our Tracks of the Year list: 22
Be sure to check out the full line-up announcement below and, in case you forgot just how incredible UMF can be, re-live it with the festival’s after-movie.