The 2012 Ultra Music Festival lineup has arrived with headliners like Tiesto, Kraftwerk, Justice, David Guetta and Armin Van Buuren. Other acts include a Groove Armda DJ set, Bassnectar, Ducksuace, M83, and the previously leaked New Order. This just the Ultra Music Festival “phase one” lineup, so there will be more acts announced. Who do you want to see in the 2012 lineup?
Ultra Music Festival tickets are on sale, with prices at $300 for general admission three-day tickets, VIP tickets went for $600 but are sold out. The festival is moving back to Bayfront to expand the 2012 show. Find out more about music festivals in 2012 at the Spacelab Festival Guide.
Deadmau5 is unhappy with the exclusivity contracts and ticket prices, not to mention the "insane atmosphere" that accompanies the logistical nightmare that is organizing a music festival. Deadmau5 got on uStream and talked about why he prefers doing tours instead of playing festivals when he can, as he doesn't need to compete with every other acts for time, space, crowd and energy. The Deadmau5 rant (see the video above) on Ultra Music festival tickets cites $595 as the ticket price, although that's for VIP tickets. General Admission three-day tickets are actually $300. Deadmau5 did play last year at Ultra, though, you can check out the full Deadmau5 Ultra Music Festival set here.
The Ultra Music Festival dates for 2012 are Mar. 23 - 25. It's a tropical hook up of electronic musicians and minds, all gathered together for 5 days of music, experimentation, and discussion. Last year's Ultra Music Festival lineup included Underworld, Moby, Armin Van Buuren, Erick Morillo, and more. Spacelab ran a video channel with videos crowdsourced from the people at the show, which you can watch here. You can also find out more about the Ultra Music Festival in the Spacelab Festival Guide.