Katarina Cvetko
By Katarina Cvetko

After a historic debut at Ultra Music Festival last year, Dirty Workz is returning to Miami once again and bringing a star-studded lineup of hard dance favorites to rock the hardstyle stage. “We’re really looking forward to come back and play Hardstyle at this iconic location once again.”

READ: ‘Ultra Miami was definitely ready for some Hardstyle’

After the major success of the first ever hardstyle stage at the iconic music festival in 2022, Belgian hard dance label Dirty Workz proudly announced they would be returning for round 2 at the upcoming edition.

With performances by Coone, Da Tweekaz, Darren Styles, Lil Texas, Rebelion, Soren, Sub Zero Project, Talon and Warface. We had a chat to some of the label’s finest acts ahead of round number 2 in Miami this weekend.


For two decades already, Coone has been one of the pioneers to open doors for Hardstyle worldwide. The success of the first ever hardstyle stage at Ultra last year proved that Miami was definitely ready.  “I’m hundred percent sure the Ultra crowd is ready to Join Hardstyle once again,” Coone says when we ask him how everyone will respond at Bayfront Park this weekend. “We saw it with our own eyes last year: the vibe was insane.”

The debut of Hardstyle at Ultra Music Festival in Miami surely was a massive step for the scene in general. Now it’s time go even harder. “This year we got a perfectly balanced line up with some of Dirty Workz finest plus some other great Hard Dance artists, so I can’t wait for upcoming weekend!”

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Da Tweekaz

After an incredible debut performance at Ultra last year, Da Tweekaz are now ready to represent the harder styles at Ultra once again. “We feel very excited about this year’s Ultra,” Da Tweekaz tell us. Especially since Kenth will be making his debut at UMF after all. “Last time sadly only one of us could make it to Ultra due to visa issues, so this year it’ll be Da Tweekaz in full force with the two of us.”

Da Tweekaz are on a roll and spent a lot of time in the studio for quite a few brand-new tracks: just in time for Ultra. “So Miami… prepare for that ultimate Tweeka-madness because we’re bringing tons of new music with us!”

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Rebelion had a massive year so far with their very own X-Qlusive and the recent announcement of taking The Spotlight at Defqon this year. Now they are making their USA debut at at one of the biggest and most renowned electronic music festivals in the world. “It feels unreal!”, says the duo from Scotland, who were voted as the Best Artist of 2022 during the Hardstyle Awards.

They heard a lot about Ultra Miami: the festival that brings massive headliners such as Swedish House Maffia and Armin van Buuren to Florida. “A lot of exciting things coming up for us this year indeed, and playing in the USA for the first is definitely one of those.” Imagine Rebelion playing tracks like ‘City Lights’ or ‘Simulation’ between the palmtrees and the American skyscrapers of Ultra. “We’re more than ready to drop the Rebelion sound in Miami: we just hope the crowd is also ready..!”

Sub Zero Project

New and dedicated fans alike flocked towards the Dirty Workz stage for Sub Zero Project’s debut Ultra set last year. “The vibe was unreal last year,” the duo remembers from the energy of the Miami crowd. After more than 20 years, Ultra finally opened its doors for Hardstyle. “It was such a warm welcome. Because it was the first time playing at Ultra, we didn’t really know what to expect. But once we pressed that ‘play’ button, the crowd went nuts and it was such a fun show!

The boys are armed with a lot of special stuff to play at Ultra – including some new music from their highly anticipated Psychodelic act. “We’re really looking forward to come back and play at this iconic location once again.” This is how it went down during their set last year: incredible scenes!

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Warface already proved that the USA loves him: having rocked many hardstyle stages and events across the West Coast. Does he think the Ultra Miami crowd is ready for him and his unique hard hitting sound? “If the West Coast is ready for the Warface sound and Hardstyle in general, I’m sure the East Coast is as well.”

He just announced from his 5th album Rest In Pieces and is more than ready to perform at the Dirty Workz stage with brand-new tunes. “I simply can’t wait for my Ultra Miami debut. I’ve only heard good things about last year, so let’s rock the place even more this year!”


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Dirty Workz

Dirty Workz is looking forward to their second hosting at the iconic festival. “Last year’s debut, for both the label and the genre, at Ultra Miami last year was absolutely surreal. We didn’t expect the turnout that we witnessed, so we’re even more excited to be back at Ultra this year – bringing some artists that are also debuting in the US for the first time as well during our ‘Dirty by Nature’ stage hosting. Miami, we hope you’re ready because it’s going to be unforgettable!”

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Hardstyle at Ultra once again: an important new step for the scene, which we can now enjoy again

Hosting a massive bill of talent, Dirty Workz all-stars and hard dance favorites will close out the three-day festival at the UMF Radio Stage on Sunday night. There’s no doubt the Ultra crowd will be ready to Join Hardstyle once again in Miami this weekend and we can’t wait to see what all the artists have in store for us this year!

Ultra Music Festival will take place this weekend, March 24, 25 & 26 at Miami’s Bayfront Park. Tickets are 98% sold out! For tickets and more info, please visit the official website.


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