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Ultra Music Festival in Europe!

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Ultra Worldwide has just announced that they will be bringing their prestigious festival to Europe for the first time in 2013 from July 12th – 14th in Croatia. The festival plans to span 2 separate venues – spending its first 2 days at Poljud Stadium before moving to the Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on the island of Hvar. This is exciting news for European dance music fans, but it remains to be seen if a Miami Music Week type of following, with its week long party schedule, will be established in it’s inaugural year.

Priced at 40 euros (approximately $65 USD), early bird tickets for the first two days go on sale December 5th exclusively at Ultra Europe.com. Stayed tuned for the Phase One lineup announcement on December 12th at 12:00 p.m. local time.  Also, for those of us stuck in the states, there are already extensive plans to stream the event through UMF TV and UMF Radio. It will be Swedish House Mafia’s final performances at Ultra Music Festival. Be sure to grab a ticket to get in quick!

World’s Highest Paid DJ

Tiësto

Dutch electronic artist Tiësto has topped a list naming the world’s highest paid DJs.

Forbes‘ list of the Top 10 biggest earners in dance music – called the Electronic Cash Kings list – sees Tiësto’s yearly earnings put at $22 million (£14 million), followed by Skrillex – who rakes in $15 million (£9.7 million) a year – in second place, and Swedish House Mafia in third with $14 million (£9 million).

Other artists to make the Top 10 include David Guetta, Deadmau5 and Kaskade as well as DJ Pauly D, from US reality TV show,Jersey Shore. On average, Tiësto makes $250,000 per DJ slot.

Forbes’ Top 10 ‘Electronic Cash Kings’ list is:

1. Tiësto – $22m (£14m)
2. Skrillex – $15m
(£9.7m)
3. Swedish House Mafia – $14m
(£9m)
4. David Guetta – $13.5m
(£8.7m)
5. Steve Aoki – $12m
(£7.7m)
6. Deadmau5 – $11.5m
(£7.4m)
7. DJ Pauly D – $11m
(£7.1m)
8. Kaskade – $10m
(£6.5m)
9. Afrojack – $9m
(£5.8m)
10. Avicii – $7m
(£4.5m)

Let us know who you favour on the list and who you think should be higher on the list. Tell us your thoughts and leave a comment below.

Swedish House Mafia’s ONE LAST TOUR

As you’d expect, Swedish House Mafia’s One Last Tour is shaping up to be a massive farewell. The Swedes’ first tour announcement revealed they’ll be taking in dates everywhere from India to South Africa, as well as plenty of stops in the usual European and North American hangs. Last week, they announced they’re not leaving us out either, heading out for one last Australian show at the Sydney Showground in February. But they’re not stopping there. Today, the trio revealed the final stop on their world tour – and the honours have gone to Miami’s Ultra Music Festival.

Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello will cap their joint career off with not one but two sets at Miami’s famous UMF. Following the news that Ultra is expanding to two weekends for 2013, the Swedes have announced that they’ll perform at both weekends of the festival: kicking things off with a set on the opening night of Friday, March 15 and closing the festival the following week on Sunday, March 24. It’s going back to where the SHM all began, as Ultra was where the dance titans made their North American debut in 2010. “Ultra was the first place we really built a show for the mainstage,” SHM said in a statement. “It just felt right that we finished where so much was started and we’re honoured to open and close the festival.”

However, a couple of years ago the Swedish House Mafia bidding farewell at Ultra might not have seemed so likely. In 2011, the Swedes skipped UMF in favour of hosting their own Masquerade Motel Miami bash in direct competition with Ultra after Miami’s Winter Music Conference dates were moved, much to the ire of Angello and co. Still, both parties are letting bygones be bygones with good reason – with UMF bringing no less than 165,000 punters to town in 2012, Swedish House Mafia couldn’t have picked a bigger way to go out.

Check out their website here for all the details you will need, including tickets, prices, locations, public, countdown premiere and merchandise!