Swedish House Mafia sparked new rumours of a potential reunion last week, when the trio updated the cover photo and profile picture on their Facebook fan page.
One third of the now-disbanded group, Steve Angello, has taken to Twitter in response to frenzied queries from fans, with many SHM followers expecting the threesome to play a surprise show at Ultra’s 20th anniversary event later this month.
Ultra has told fans to "expect the unexpected" at the Miami-based festival (which is set to run from 23rd to 25th March 2018) with Steve Angello tweeting that an appearance by the Swedish group wouldn’t be very unexpected — given the hype around the potential reunion.
The group’s manager Amy Thomson has also quashed hopes of a reunion claiming she was simply “cleaning their socials” by uploading new photos to the group's fan page.
When asked if the reunion had put too much pressure on the group, Thompson added, “No. If and when they do. It will be for the right reasons. And therefore it can never be wrong. What everyone else thinks is their business.”
No update. Just me cleaning their socials like I do every year. https://t.co/BR8sd5PZbf
— Amy Thomson (@theamythomson) March 3, 2018
Potential Swedish House Mafia reunion aside, Ultra’s 20th anniversary show is looking suitably hefty with Adam Beyer, Afrojack and Oliver Heldens all recently added to the bill.
“Yes, something very big is in the works! Every year we pride ourselves on delivering for our fans special unannounced performances and surprises,” Ultra's CEO Russell Faibisch said during an interview with Magnetic Magazine. “But for the big 20th anniversary, we knew we had to deliver something huge. Something unique that can only be seen at Ultra. It is completely under wraps. The only thing I can say is to expect the unexpected.”
Ultra's sister event RESISTANCE will also make its festival debut later this year with a new party set to kick off from 25th to 27th May in Mexico City.
Ultra Music Festival also continues to hold the title of The World’s No. 1 Festival according to DJ Mag readers.