KFC’s Colonel Sanders threw down a five-minute main stage set at Ultra, and artists weren’t happy about it
Ultra Music Festival has grown to be one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world, making the city of Miami a temporary home for the thousands of individuals that come flocking into the city. After the first day of the festival at their brand new location on the Virginia Key, festival-goers weren’t the only ones that had a lot to say about their experience thus far. Upon the festival’s main stage was KFC’s mascot, Colonel Sanders, who held a five-minute slot amidst the afternoon. Though the festival was characterized by a number of memorable artist sets, the promotional tactic was criticized by a number of artists, including Louis The Child and Alison Wonderland.
Speaking on the issue, the artists note that Ultra holds one of the most impactful platforms in the electronic music scene, and their stages should support hardworking, talented artists that work for the opportunity to perform at these events. Between the chaotic transportation issues at the end of night one that left thousands of attendees to make the hour long trek to the mainland, it looks like Ultra is just getting started.
Louis The Child
Ultra Fast Food Festival 🤨
— Chris Lake (@chrislake) March 30, 2019
crazy how there are thousands of young talented electronic musicians who would kill for an opening slot at Ultra music festival but instead they book a giant fast food corporation to run a glorified PR stunt that rips on rave culture https://t.co/rHKWcvTkDn
— ʟᴜᴄᴀ ʟᴜsʜ 🌺 (@LUCALUSH) March 30, 2019
Alison Wonderland and 3LAU
This is why dance music sucks the big one these days. A fried chicken restaurant bought a slot on the main stage of a “music” festival. Ultra should be ashamed. https://t.co/MTyYti0477
— Funkagenda (@Funkagenda) March 30, 2019