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Bummed you’re not at Ultra this weekend? A new SiriusXM channel brings the rave to you.

Falyn Wood
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Falyn Wood

Hey, hey, wait a minute. Don’t put away those neon nipple pasties and fishnet bodysuits just yet! This year’s Ultra Music Festival might be canceled, but as any true raver knows well, the music never really dies. The beat will go on.

As if our lives weren’t already virtual enough before coronavirus hit the scene, creative people are now finding even more ways to experience traditionally IRL activities online. Such is the case with the Ultra Virtual Audio Festival, set to go live this Friday, March 20 on SiriusXM Radio.

The limited-run channel will broadcast all-new DJ sets from several Ultra Miami 2020 headliners including Afrojack, Martin Garrix and Major Lazer and rebroadcast past live sets from previous Ultra Music Festival performers like Kygo, the Chainsmokers, Marshmello with special guest Roddy Ricch, Zedd and Carl Cox.

Charge your phones, fire up your group video chats and prepare to dance your face off. The Ultra Virtual Audio Festival launches on Friday, March 20 at 5pm ET on Diplo’s Revolution (channel 52) and will bump all weekend long on satellite radios and via the SiriusXM app, through Monday, March 23. You will need a SiriusXM subscription to tune in (no, it’s sadly not included with your pricey festival ticket). But new users can enjoy a free trial by heading here.

UMF Radio is also a two-hour weekly show featuring a high-energy mix of prominent and up-and-coming EDM artists. It airs Saturdays from 6 to 8pm ET on Diplo’s Revolution (channel 52).


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