MADONNA MAKES SURPRISE GUEST APPEARANCE AT ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL - GLOBAL POP ICON INTRODUCES AVICII AND HIS REMIX OF “GIRL GONE WILD” AT THE WORLD’S PREMIER ELECTRONIC MUSIC EVENT
Madonna and Avicii. Photo Credit: Seth Browarnik/Worldredeye.com
Saturday, March 24, Miami’s ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (ULTRA), the world’s premier electronic music event, took the genre to the next level. For the first time ever at ULTRA, global pop icon MADONNA appeared as a special surprise guest—the festival’s gift to their fans—to introduce the main stage final headlining artist AVICII. After her introduction, she joined the Swedish producer and DJ behind the decks and together they premiered his remix of her new single “Girl Gone Wild” from her upcoming album MDNA.
“I’ve been here in spirit for many years, but it’s good to finally be standing on the stage, looking at all you people who have come here from all around the world,” said MADONNA as she took ULTRA’s Main Stage. “In my world the words ‘music’ and ‘dance’ are not separated. Electronic music has been a part of my life since the beginning of my career. I can honestly say that a DJ saved my life.”
Beyond the weekend’s 165,000 fans in attendance of the sold-out festival in downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park, the event was captured on a world-wide scale over UMF TV’s free HD live stream, happening now via Google Play on YouTube at www.youtube.com/umtv.
View MADONNA’s intro now on www.youtube.com/user/MDNADNA.
About ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL:
As the world’s most famous outdoor electronic music festival, ULTRA has won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) six consecutive years, from 2005 to 2011, “Best International Dance Music Festival” by the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2008 and “Best Festival” by the Village Voice Media New Times consecutively five years running from 2005 through 2009. Originally created as a pure EDM (electronic dance music) festival in 1999, ULTRA has grown through the years to present not only the genre’s hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Tiësto, David Guetta, deadmau5, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Armin van Buuren, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Justice, Carl Cox, Avicii and Swedish House Mafia, to name a few), but also crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history or new beginning in the EDM community and culture (The Cure, The Killers, New Order, Duran Duran, The Black Eyed Peas, Erasure, M83, Santigold, The Ting Tings, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun and Bloc Party). Together with its signature, cutting-edge productions, ULTRA is unrivaled by consistently presenting the world’s greatest, most diverse EDM line-ups year after year. In 2011, its 13th year in existence, ULTRA had its best year to date with over 150,000 attendees coming from 71 countries and territories and all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico.