2012 Ultra Music Festival lineup: Tiesto, David Guetta, Skrillex, Kraftwerk coming to Miami in March
What do you get 150,000 diehard electronic music fans for Christmas? How about the lineup for the 2012 Ultra Music Festival in Miami?
The fest, which returns to Miami's downtown Bayfront Park from Miami 23-25, announced the bulk of its lineup on Friday, and as you might expect, it's once again arguably the greatest collection of world-class DJs and electronic artists in one place this side of Ibiza.
Some of the world's best-known DJs lead the lineup, including boldface names like Tiesto, Skrillex, Avicii, Fatboy Slim, Afrojack, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Bassnectar and Kaskade. But the lineup of bands and indie artists is equally impressive, including two iconic electronic-rock acts: Kraftwerk (above) and New Orlder. Neon Indian, M83, Duck Sauce, Justice and Little Dragon are just a few of the groups on the bill.
But look, you could really keep going all day with the DJs who will be there, from A-Trak to Zeds Ded. There's no Deadmau5, but really, what else is this festival missing? We can only hope some of these artists pay Tampa Bay a visit on their way to or from Ultra 2012.
Three-day passes to Ultra 2012 are $299.95 to $599.95, and you'd better get them fast, because this festival usually sells out way, way in advance. And with the boom in popularity of electronic music this year, they're bound to go even quicker. Click here for all the details on the festival.
Get a few day-by-day highlights after the jump.
March 23: Tiesto, Kraftwerk, Carl Cox, Skrillex, Afrojack, Miike Snow, Pretty Lights, New Order, A-Trak, Neon Indian, DJ set by Groove Armada
March 24: Justice, Avicii, Fatboy Slim, Duck Sauce, M83, Borgore, Metronomy, Little Dragon, Datsik, 12th Planet, Mord Fustang, Cedric Gervais
March 25: David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, Bassnectar, Fedde Le Grand, John Digweed, Steve Aoki, Ferry Corsten, Flying Lottus, Sander van Doorn