Ultra Music Fest has announced the third and final phase of their line-up, adding artist such as LMFAO, Afrojack, Josh Wink and Hybrid to their ginormous line-up. Florence from Florence and the Machine will perform with Swedish House Mafia on the Ultra Main Stage Saturday, March 27, and Kelis is set to team up with Benny Benassi for several songs as well.
Ultra’s promoters have also announced the addition of four new arenas to the festival grounds: the UMF Ibiza Tent presented by Space Ibiza, the UMF Brasil Tent presented by We Love Brasil & Green Valley, the Root Society Dome and the Heineken Dome Experience. The UMF Ibiza Tent is the result of a new partnership between UMF Ibiza and Club Space Ibiza, bringing the Space Ibiza party to Miami. The party is set to continue throughout the summer as UMF travels to Ibiza to host the Space Ibiza Opening, Anniversary and Closing Parties.
Another addition to UMF 12 is artist/composer Christopher Janney’s installation Sonic Forest which provides an interactive, aural and visual component that will entice festival goers into a unique environment. Triggered by both public interaction and electronic instruments, Sonic Forrest is composed of 16 eight-foot tall aluminum poles that contain audio speakers, lights and photo-electric cells. As people move closely by these “electronic trees,” they trigger both melodic and environmental sounds, in a sense playing the forest.” When no one is moving in the space, the piece generates a seriesof preprogrammed patterns. During various parts of the installation, independentdrummers join the environment, turning the Forest into a dance festival unto itself. Overthe past five years, Sonic Forest has been featured at Bonnaroo, All Points West andCoachella in the US, as well as the Download Festival, Hyde Park Calling, Wireless andGlastonbury Festivals in the U.K., the Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands and the Zaraga World’s Fair in Zaragoza, Spain.
Tickets for the world’s leading two-day electronic and alternative music experience are available now exclusively through http://www.ultramusicfestival.com.