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10 Must See Sets At Ultra Music Festival 2019

| March 21, 2019

The most anticipated first large scale EDM festival of the year is only a few days away. Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium are being completely remodeled to become the brand new home for Ultra Miami Music Festival 2019. Ravers from all over getting their final touches on Ultra outfits, plans, and travels for a weekend they'll never forget.

 

It's the first year at Virginia Key 

After 21 years, the festival finds a new home in Virginia Key, which it will be home to eight stages this year, divided into the site's two sections. The Main Stage, Live Arena, Ultra Worldwide and Ultra Radio will be located in The Miami Marine Stadium and the surrounding area. 

The famous Megastructure has now moved away from the main and bass stages. For this year's Ultra, a second stage called Reflector will be making its debut and joining the island as well as a third which will be called Arrival. This third stage will be run by Burning Man's Playground sound camp. And of course, Oasis brings the fourth and final stage for this destination.

A fire lineup and plenty of stages to explore means there may be more than a few time conflicts with a few of your favorite artists. From one of the most loved in the scene right now; Illenium to one of the most anticipated sets in the techno scene; Adam Beyer x Cirez D. Ultra didn't play around and brought their A game with many well-known artists such as ZEDD, Carl Cox, Marshmello, Odesza and so many more.

Here is iEDM's top ten sets that are a must to catch at Ultra Music Festival 2019!

 

10. Cosmic Gate

The true pioneers in trance music are making an appearance this year. It a well-known fact that Cosmic Gate was born to give their best on stage. The German DJ duo will be taking you on the "Only Road" to a journey you definitely won't want to miss. If you have any extra time on day three, we highly recommend visiting the stage of trance and prepare to embark on a journey you won't soon forget.

 

 

9. Salvatore Ganacci 

You've seen the video right? if you haven't then what are you waiting for? Get in the loop and be ready to be part of this amazing performance that Salvatore Ganacci will deliver. He's known for his twerking abilities, rolling around the stage and dancing like no ones even watching. Definitely, a performance to catch this year

 

 

8. Odesza 

An awaited appearance from Odesza is finally happening. Fans from all over the ecstatic to see what they have in store for us. I know we all remember those Intel's shooting star drone show lighting up the sky over their Coachella's performance. As hard as it may be to top a performance like that, I'm confident that Odesza won't let us down and leave us wanting more.

 

 

7. Sam Feldt Live

Securing a live performance that brings a mixture of new releases and tons of familiar songs is Sam Feldt. He's back to Ultra this year to play at the Live Arena. Many remember his performance last time where he played on the main stage but don't be fooled, we are sure he's ready to knock us off our feet this year with his live performance. With so many live performances, Sam Feldt is sure to fit right in.

 

 

6. Dog Blood (Skrillex + Boys Noize) 

Dog Blood kept his promise of doing more performances this year and is starting with Ultra. The two electronica powerhouses put their heads together to from this astonishing project and is more than ready to drop a set that everyone will go wild for. They are set to take over on day one at the famous Ultra Worldwide stage.

 

 

5. Testpilot

The alter-ego to Deadmou5, TESTPILOT is bringing out his techno-driven self in full force. No one can predict how this set will be but I think we can all agree that TESTPILOT will deliver a two-hour set of nonstop dark beats that will lave us all wondering what us.

 

 

4. Griz 

Making his Ultra debut is an American DJ, Griz! He is well known for playing his saxophone as well as producing tons of funk, electro-soul and self-described future-funk. If you have the time, we certainly suggest you try and make this performance.

 

 

3. Adam Beyer x Cirez D 

One of the most anticipated sets of the weekend is Adam Beyer x Prydz. These two iconic artist team up together for the very first time at the Megastructure. We highly recommend checking out this one of a kind set that unites all the house and techno lovers. It'll definitely be one we won't forget.

 

 

2. Eric Prydz 

A trip to another dimension is in store for many on day three. Eric Prydz career consists of nearly twenty years an is known for balancing acts between overground notoriety and underground cred. Don't be scared to see what this loved and admired artist has in store for everyone, we are sure it won't disappoint.

 

 

1. Gigantic NGHTMRE 

A very awaited performance that has everyone talking is the Gigantic NGHTMRE that will be taking over the Live Arena on day two. The latest collab "Like That" is a heavy funk electronic single that is filled with nothing but funky bass. Grab you rave fam and get funky to a performance like none other.

 

 

We know this list is just a taste of the incredible list of acts at this world class event. The full Ultra 2019 Lineup can be found HERE and if you're making it down early for Miami Music, check out the iEDM MMW Event Guide HERE

 

As you gear up for this adventure in paradise, browse the Ultra Collection HERE. Check out What To Wear To Ultra and 10 Must Have Ultra Outfit Picks HERE.  

 

 

about the writer

Cris Chavez

Cris Chavez

Read More...Cris Chavez's first festival was EDC Las Vegas 2013 and since then, he been passionate about the music and scene. He is a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma who enjoys running half marathons and traveling.

His favorite artists are Kaskade, Above & Beyond, The Martinez Brothers, Gorgon City, Bryan Kearney, Seven Lions and Grum.

His favorite festivals are Middlelands, EDC, Ultra and Dancefestopia.

Find him at a festival near you grooving the night away and getting lost in a Kaskade set!

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