Ultra Music Festival sells out; Diplo disses Coachella
Wed 11th Jan, 2012 Newsin
Evidently, not even all the anti-Ultra Music bile Deadmau5 could muster did anything to deter dance fans from the planning their trip to Miami. Despite entry to the festival costing “595 fucking dollars for a ticket”, event organisers have today announced that Ultra has sold out.
Given the ‘Phase 1’ lineup boasts a mighty collection of the biggest, most bankable and best loved DJs in the game, it’s unsurprising that Ultra tickets have been snapped up. Tiesto, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, New Order and Kraftwerk will all be descending on Miami come March, alongside over 100,000 very lucky revellers. Question is, are you one of them?
But not everyone is buying into the festival frenzy. Recently-published author Diplo took to the universal soapbox of choice for musicians, Twitter, to deride Coachella’s line-up announcement yesterday – comparing its dance contingent to a “bootleg” version of Ultra’s massive bill.
In a tweet that’s since been deleted (but lives on at Pitchfork), Diplo wrote “maybe im just throwing shade but coachsmella looks pretty lame this year.. u used to be a place to check out new bands/music”, followed by “besides snoop and dre thats boss shit right there” and “its like bootleg ultra w a few bands that are ‘safe’”.
Now, if only Coachella came at a bootleg price.