As thousands of fans and over 100 DJs descend upon Miami’s Bayfront Park this weekend for the annual Ultra Music Festival, there are a few must-see artists due to their live performance skills, original production, or just their mysterious aura. Here you will find our top 10 picks for who to see (and when) this weekend either live, or through Ultra’s live stream.
The French electronic music duo will be headlining the Live stage at 10pm on Sunday night, bringing their version of French House to the ears and hearts of Ultra’s attendees. Having just released an album this past November, the group is sure to play some of their newest releases as well as older staples from albums like Cross. If you don’t think you’ll ever get to see Daft Punk live, I’d highly suggest catching Justice’s set this weekend.
The producer behind “Scared To Be Lonely” will kick off the weekend right by bringing the party to Ultra on Friday night. Having released banger after banger since his 2013 release of “Animals,” the 20 year old Dutch DJ will not slow down as he takes on the Mainstage at 9:55pm.
This dude is on fire. Still hot off of his U.S. tour, the Norwegian producer and DJ will surely put on a great set, showcasing his live talent as well as possibly dropping a few of his original tracks which include the 2015 hit “Faded” and 2016’s “Alone” and “Sing Me to Sleep.” Walker will be performing on the Worldwide stage on Saturday at 10pm. To learn more about him as a person, check out when we interviewed him.
Hot Since 82
Daley Padley, also known as Hot Since 82, will be performing his British house music on Friday at the Resistance (Carl Cox Megastructure) stage at 8:55pm. Having personally seen him live, I’d highly recommend checking him out if you’re a house head.
One of my favorite producers and DJs, Datsik won’t fail to bring the bass to the Worldwide stage on Friday at 10pm. This guy doesn’t stop and his quality has not diminished over the years which makes him a definite must-see at this year’s Ultra as he nukes the crowd with his unique tracks and Swagga.
The Swedish techno producer, DJ and founder of Drumcode Records will be closing out the night at the Resistance (Arcadia Spider) stage at 10:55pm on Saturday. This man is a legend and should not be taken for granted. For anyone who loves techno, he is the one to see.
The mysterious artist who took the whole world by storm with the 2014 hit “Faded” is coming to the Live stage at 9:30pm on Friday. In addition to his aura and original tracks that he brings to the table, he may just drop the hottest remix of Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” which he did himself.
The name says it all. Who wouldn’t want to see Ice Cube? As one of the original members of NWA and a strong influence on everyone in the hip-hop world, you would be making a huge mistake by not see Ice Cube at the Live stage at 7:45pm on Friday night.
The guy has an entire megastructure named after him. The British DJ, house and techno producer who has been in the scene since the 1980s always brings his own flavor to the megastructure, mixing only the hottest of tracks to keep the crowd bumping to the beat year after year. Catch him on Friday and Saturday at 10pm at the Resistance (Carl Cox Megastructure) stage.
Netsky has always been changing his sound and experiencing with different genres, but not just playing into the wants of the industry. The sheer array of sounds that the Belgian drum and bass producer brings to the table is enough to convince any music connoisseur to head over to his set which will take place at 8pm on Friday at the Worldwide stage.
Check last year’s aftermovie to get a taste of what this year might look like: