Deadmau5 has caved in and will be headlining the Ultra Music Festival in 2013. The announcement is surprising considering the DJ's rant last year.
Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, released a 12-minute video back in December of last year that criticized the electronic music festival for it's high ticket prices -- a 2013 3-day pass will cost you $300, or $575 for both back-to-back 3-day weekends -- and its exclusivity contracts.
"Ultra to me is the definition of insanity – doing the same fucking thing every year, expecting different results every time," Deadmau5 said. "It's fun and it's cool, and if you've never been, go. But if you are one of those dudes that go every year, it's like, why would you go again?"
The man behind the Mau5head reasoned that it was his fans who wanted him back in Miami for Ultra 2013.
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
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
Zimmerman will be appearing in support of his Grammy-nominated LP album title goes here. He plays both Saturdays, March 16 and March 23, during the two-weekend festival which takes place March 15-17 and March 22-24 at Bayfront Park in Miami, FL. The rest of the lineup has not been announced.