The Ultra Music Festival dropped out of Phase 1 yesterday and is pretty darn stellar. With bands like Rezz and Zeds Dead making their debut on stage, and Illenium and Griz making their debut with Ultra Miami, and many more to be announced, there is much to be hoped for.
Aside from the artists, the announcement of Phase 1 also revealed takeovers of Martin Garrix's STMPD RCRDS, Odesza's foreign family, Armin van Buuren's A State Of Trance and PLAY , by Richie Hawtin, in a different way. It also lists the steps: Ultra main stage, RESISTANCE, Live Arena, Ultra Worldwide and UMF radio.
It is far from the eight stages of Bayfront Park, but what is more interesting is what is actually missing … Arcadia . Arcadia, for those who do not know it, is the brand that brings the great Arcadia Spider to the Ultra Music Festival. This is one of the main attractions of the festival for years, but is it possible that it will not come back in 2019?
This little piece of information is buried in the programming announcement, and can not be seen anywhere else: "This year, RESISTANCE will be hosted on its own island, in the historic Virginia Key Beach Park, to a role more important than ever in the festival. "
Looking at the satellite images, it's hard to determine which island could host the entire Resistance, but it seems clear that Ultra has new projects for the brand that do not include Arcadia.
It's definitely a sad moment, but knowing Ultra, they've probably planned something very special for them. An Ultra representative did not comment at the time of publication.
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