Katarina Cvetko
By Katarina Cvetko

Following the incredible success of the first ever hardstyle stage at Ultra Music Festival last year, Dirty Workz returned to Bayfront Park for round 2 over the weekend and Miami absolutely loved it!

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It goes without saying that the world of hardstyle is taking over and the unforgettable return of the harder styles in Miami last weekend proves that the genre is here to stay in the States. Known as one of the largest and most influential events in the world, Ultra Music Festival welcomes no less than 150,000 visitors to the waterfront festival each year.

Miami welcomed 150,000 visitors, the world’s biggest artists and had its 2nd Hardstyle stage ever

Ultra has renowned artists from Martin Garrix to David Guetta, Hardwell and even iconic trio Swedish House Mafia. Amongst the biggest names in the industry, an impressive selection of hard dance artists could also be found on the line up as Dirty Workz returned to the UMF Radio Stage once again with their ‘Dirty By Nature’ stage hosting.

dirty workz @ ultra miami 2023 group hosting

Dirty Workz: “Ultra Miami, you were amazing!”

This year’s hard dance stage kicked off with local legends Talon and Soren, who drew a crowd of dedicated fans and curious wanderers alike to the UMF Radio Stage. The crowd rapidly grew into the hundreds as fans gathered all the way to the top of the hill throughout the afternoon, witnessing the Ultra debut of Rebelion and the return of many hard dance favourites. Coone absolutely rocked the stage, proving once again that Miami was definitely ready to Join Hardstyle and not an empty space could be seen in the crowd by the end of his set.

Norwegian duo Da Tweekaz jumped on next, bringing the insane energy we all know and love, showcasing plenty of new music and welcoming special guests to the stage throughout their performance. Fans continued to rave on into the night with Sub Zero Project and could be heard loud and clear as they cheered and sang along to the duo’s Defqon.1 anthem for the upcoming edition.

dirty workz @ ultra miami 2023 da tweekaz hardstyle

Coone: “Great to see that the East Coast slowly but surely starting to get hooked on Hardstyle. See you next year on that mainstage, right..?”

Happy hardcore fans were in for a treat during Darren Styles as Da Tweekaz jumped back on stage for a surprise b2b during the latter half of the set, performing any and every happy hardcore tune you could dream of! As the festival drew to a close, there was no shortage of bass as Warface and Lil Texas continued to play even harder, all the way until the very end.

In addition to the return of the hard dance stage this year, there was certainly no shortage of the harder styles throughout the festival. Main stage legends from Timmy Trumpet to Hardwell and even Tiesto could be heard dropping hardstyle during their sets all weekend long! Label founder, Coone, even concluded his set saying he knows Ultra is ready for hardstyle on the main stage, and we couldn’t agree more!

After a successful second takeover last weekend, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Dirty Workz and the harder styles at Ultra Music Festival! Ultra Music Festival will return to Miami on March 22, 23 & 24, 2024 and tickets are on sale now.

ultra miami music festival 2023 mainstage

Photo Credit: RUDGR / Alex Estrada / Dirty Workz / ALIVECOVERAGE

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