What you need to know about Ultra Day 6
Ultra’s six-day party had to end eventually, right? Well it closed out strong on Saturday, beginning with trance chaos and ending with a goodbye to Swedish House Mafia. Everything in between, however, made day 3 of weekend two the biggest and best of this year’s event. While it was hard to leave Ultra behind, and even harder to pick standout moments, Dancing Astronaut was on site to bring you our memories of the final day.
Trance fans go hard with ATB
During ATB’s stint in the ASOT600 tent, the seasoned trance DJ dropped in none other than Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” While the classic could have easily fallen on unenthusiastic ears, the crowd went absolutely insane, throwing fists in the air and screaming along. The track has received similar success in Armin Van Buuren’s sets, proving that trance fans aren’t just about the uplifting vocal or hypnotic melody.
Major Lazer brings out Sean Paul, has crowd once again shirtless
Major Lazer took to the main stage at 5:50pm and went straight to work with circus like antics as Diplo shot confetti, t-shirts, plastic trumpets, and anything else he could get his hands on into the crowd. Sean Paul came on stage to boost the reggae vibes, Diplo rolled around the crowd in his bubble boy ball and returned to have the crowd shirtless, swinging their clothing in the air.
Bingo Players go trance (sort of)
Bingo Players took to the Main Stage Sunday, delivering one of the surprisingly few sets to incorporate Trinidad James’ “All Gold Everything.” The pair also took a break from their house roots and played out W&W and Ummet Ozcan’s “The Code.” The progressive trance tune was well received by the beat-hungry crowd, meaning W&W experienced Ultra success both in and out of the ASOT600 stage.
Ultra Worldwide clutters for next generation of talent
Ultra Worldwide hosted Zedd, Porter Robinson, and Hardwell, arguably the rising A-listers of dance music. Through the afternoon hours, the stage, tent, and surrounding areas were the most crowded of the festival and fans were spotted hanging out of trees and climbing on top of every obstacle for a glimpse as these mega-DJs.
Skrillex gives Porter Robinson a shoutout
Though not on the lineup for Weekend 2, Skrillex stopped by Ultra’s Worldwide Stage, discreetly hanging onstage with both Zedd and Porter Robinson during their sets. After the final notes of Porter’s “Language” rang out and Steve Aoki was prepping to go onstage, Skrillex grabbed the mic and yelled “I love you Porter!” No word on if the feeling is reciprocated.
Swedish House Mafia’s…
Last. Show. Ever.