Somewhere in the world, Flume must be celebrating big time. Not only did he receive a major Grammy nomination, but Ultra Miami just confirmed that he will headline their 2020 edition as well. For now, he remains one of the very few artists confirmed to play at the highly-anticipated festival early next year.
— Ultra Music Festival (@ultra) November 21, 2019
Around the same time the Grammy nominations were announced, many media outlets reported of Flume’s team’s press release about the DJ’s upcoming gig at Ultra Miami. It allegedly revealed that the Australian producer will, in fact, headline the 2020 event. EDM website YourEDM.com even tweeted about it. A couple of minutes later, Ultra Music Festival’s official Twitter account retweeted the online publication. They captioned it with the “big eyes” emoji, inadvertently confirming the news. And since they didn’t deny it, it certainly looks official that Flume will definitely debut on the Ultra Miami stage this 2020. He’s the first DJ that the festival actually commented on as one of next year’s headliners.
So Flume, whose real name is Harley Streten, just got a lot of firsts in his relatively young but already wild career. He got his first-ever Grammy nomination for his 2019 mixtape, “Hi This Is Flume” for Best Dance/Electronic Album category. And now, he’s about to perform at one of the biggest EDM festivals from North America. In their 20th Anniversary edition, no less! In fact, fellow EDM act, Rufus du Sol, have jokingly shared in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald that they’re not getting their hopes beating him for the Grammy next year. “We’ve been up against him before and lost, so I guess I’m not very hopeful for our chances,” member Jon George laughingly shared. Technically, Flume remains the first and only artist confirmed for Ultra Miami 2020. Though names have floated around as to who will headline the event, the organizers have only actually commented on his. However, previous news regarding their 2020 edition has already implied that some big-name DJs will return. For instance, the announcement of the Resistance stage, led by Carl Cox, has fans already expecting that the legendary producer will grace the event. Simultaneously, the festival confirmed that Armin van Buuren‘s ‘A State Of Trance‘ stage will also return next year. This had fans excited that the Dutch EDM heavyweight will also perform at Ultra Miami.
Still, it’s important to note that these DJs haven’t exactly been confirmed by the festival themselves. It’s still possible that while their own stages will be included in the event, they may not appear themselves. Though both producers haven’t explicitly denied nor confirmed that they will headline Ultra Miami 2020. But it’s highly likely they’ll be included in the final lineup. Especially since the event will be quite the milestone for Ultra. And having his name beside such EDM greats further solidifies that Flume really is on his way to the top. Now, if he wins the Grammy next year, that’ll just be the cherry on top. Ultra Miami 2020 will take place from March 20 to 22, 2020 at their home of Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida. Meanwhile, you can catch the live telecast of the Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020, on CBS. Stay tuned on this space for more updates.
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