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Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
29 February 2024, 12:35

Carl Cox explains absence from Ultra Miami 2024, announce 2025 headline set

"I'm cooking up something extra special for my headlining set at Ultra Music Festival 2025"

Carl Cox Ultra Miami absence 2025 headline set

Carl Cox has revealed why he will not appear at this year's Ultra Miami festival. 

Taking to social media, he explained the decision to prioritise bookings in other parts of the world around the same dates — Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th March —  although no details about the shows have been revealed. Fans were also reassured he would return in 2025 for a headline set as part of Ultra's 25th anniversary celebrations. 

"You might have noticed I'm not on the lineup for Ultra Miami next month, so here's the lowdown," Cox's post read. "I won't be making it this time as I'm taking the opportunity to play at some incredible events around the world. But don’t worry — I'm cooking up something extra special for my headlining set at Ultra Music Festival 2025, where we will be celebrating their massive 25th anniversary."

The techno legend has played Ultra Miami 19 times over the event's past 22 editions, and is considered by some to be one of the weekender's key draws. In recent years, his sets on the huge RESISTANCE stage have become iconic, including an acclaimed Hybrid Live performance in 2023. 

Ultra fans needn't despair though, those attending will still be able to catch the likes of Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Eric Prydz, Peggy Gou, Sasha & John Digweed and more at the RESISTANCE stage this year

Cox has confirmed he is still down to play RESISTANCE's party at M2 in Miami on Friday 3rd May. Between then and now, he will also appear at three dates in Colombia (Cali, Bogotá, Medellin) and Argentina (Córdoba, Mendoza, Buenos Aires), before heading to Melbourne for Ultra Australia. You can find his full schedule here

Last week, Cox was listed as one of the names that will help launch Space Ibiza's new club venue in Riccione, Italy, on Sunday 2nd June.