Before Ultra Music Festival was dominated by a coterie of cookie cutter EDM DJs, lineups had a lot more diversity. From live sets by Floridian heroes Rabbit in the Moon to a full-on drum ‘n’ bass tent featuring Miami’s DJ Craze to a host of UK bad-asses, those looking to dance to a different beat had a lot more options. After years of carbon copying the same lineup, the bookers at UMF continue to broaden their horizons with the Resistance sub-brand, a non-EDM lineup that will span two stages in 2017.
In fact, the first 31 names released on the phase one announcement for Resistance, which takes place March 24-26, 2017, represents a continued shift toward techno. They’ve tapped the likes of genre superstars ANNA, Chris Liebing, Dubfire, Jon Rundell, Maceo Plex, Marco Carola and Matador.
While there’s a lot of focus on current and rising stars, they’ve also made a place for veteran DJs (all of whom have played Ultra Music Festival countless times in the past): UMF regular Carl Cox has been named Global Ambassador for Resistance, and Sasha & Digweed will perform together for the first time in the U.S. since 2010. Here’s the full lineup in alphabetical order:
RESISTANCE (in alphabetical order)
Eli & Fur
Hot Since 82
The Martinez Brothers
Sasha & John Digweed
Tale of Us