Ultra 2013 News: Deadmau5 Eats Crow, Phase 1 Lineup


Lots of news coming out of Ultra Music Festival over the past week. Famous festival hater, Deadmau5, is returning to…well, music festivals. Ultra Music Festival confirmed that the mouse will close out Ultra on Saturday nights for both weekends. Last year, Deadmau5 released a ten minute rant on why music festivals suck. He quickly removed it, perhaps realizing that headlining some of the world’s largest festivals isn’t such a bad gig.

Here’s the tweet where Deadmau5 claims that he’s doing it for us! I’m guessing hes’ doing it for that giant ass paycheck from Ultra.

Well, I caved in… There was just too many of you guys asking me to play at ultra this year, so im doin it for you guys! :) viva la horde.– deadmau5 (@deadmau5) December 21, 2012

Over the weekend, Ultra tweeted that lineup flyers would hit the streets. The unconfirmed first phase lineup is looking like this:

Above & Beyond
Armin Van Burren
Calvin Harris
Carl Cox
David Guetta
Fatboy Slim
Knife Party
Richie Hawtin
Swedish House Mafia

Live Acts:
The Bloody Beetroots
Boys Noize
Crystal Castles
DJ Freshalive
Hot Chip
Matt & Kim
Thievery Corporation

A State Of Trance 600 Arena
Carl Cox and Friends Arena
Mixmag Arena
Space Ibiza

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.