NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will launch "UMF Radio," ("Ultra Music Festival Radio"), the limited-run, 24/7, commercial-free channel featuring performances, DJ sets and interviews with the world's most popular DJs, producers and international dance music artists from the Ultra Music Festival, the world famous outdoor electronic dance music festival.
SiriusXM's "UMF Radio" will air on SiriusXM's Electric Area, channel 52, beginning Friday, March 15 at 12:00 pm ET.
The limited-run channel will broadcast live DJ sets from both weekends of Ultra Music Festival, which is celebrating its 15 year anniversary, including Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Benny Benassi, Bingo Players, Borgore, Cazzette, Chuckie , David Guetta, Dirty South, Fatboy Slim, Fedde le Grand, Hardwell, Kaskade, Knife Party, Major Lazer, Martin Solveig, Markus Schulz, Nicky Romero, Quintino, R3hab, Sander van Doorn, Steve Aoki, Thomas Gold, Tritonal, W&W and more. The DJ sets will air on "UMF Radio."
"UMF Radio" will also feature DJ sets and interviews live from the 7th annual SiriusXM Music Lounge in Miami from Wednesday, March 20 through Friday, March 22.
SiriusXM Music Lounge Schedule:
Wednesday, March 20 from 1:00 –6:00 pm ET on "UMF Radio" and Tiesto's Club Life Radio Celebrating the one year anniversary of the launch of Tiesto's Club Life Radio—DJ sets and interviews with: Tiesto, Dyro, Alvaro, Quintino and Showtek.
Thursday, March 21 from 1:00 –6:00 pm ET on "UMF Radio" "Calvin Harris Takeover" with DJ sets by Calvin Harris, Michael Woods and Firebeatz (3:00-6:00 pm ET).
DJ sets and interviews with Krewella and Ferry Corsten.
Friday, March 22 from 1:00 –6:00 pm ET on "UMF Radio" "Armin van Buuren's Armada Takeover" with DJ sets by: Armin van Buuren with Markus Schulz, W&W, Gabriel & Dresden, Antillas and Hardwell.
"Our extensive lineup in Miami during Ultra Music Festival is another example of SiriusXM's audio leadership in and commitment to the electronic dance music world. Our team works directly with the world's most acclaimed DJs to create exclusive content for our listeners including specialty shows on our EDM channels, broadcasting live sets from the biggest EDM festivals and hosting private events for our listeners," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "This is another major event we are proud to bring to our millions of EDM listeners across the country."
On Monday, March 18 from 6:00—11:00 pm ET, "UMF Radio" will broadcast live from "The Avicii Hotel," the hotel Avicii is "taking over" during Miami Music Week. SiriusXM listeners will hear live DJ sets and interviews with Avicii, Cazzette and more.
On Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00 pm ET, "UMF Radio" will broadcast the "Elektro Freshman Class 2013" event featuring DJ sets by Audien, Baauer, Carnage, Danny Avila, Deniz Koyu, Krewella, Pierce Fulton, Walden and more.
On Thursday, March 21 from 6:00 pm—1:00 am ET, "UMF Radio" will broadcast the "Size Matters" event from the legendary Fontainebleau Hotel featuring DJ sets by AN21 & Max Vangeli, Thomas Gold, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Riva Starr, Wayne & Woods, Third Party and Steve Angello of the Swedish House Mafia. Steve Angello's set at the Fontainebleau will kick off his new Electric Area show Size Matters.
After Ultra Music Festival, SiriusXM's "UMF Radio" will be available online and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and mobile devices on SiriusXM Limited Engagements 4, in the Dance/Electronic category through Wednesday, April 24. The channel will feature highlights from the festival, the SiriusXM Music Lounge and classic UMF Radio shows.
UMF Radio is a weekly show on SiriusXM's Electric Area channel. The two-hour weekly show features a mix of the industry's most prominent and up-and-coming artists. UMF Radio airs Fridays from 6:00—8:00 pm ET.
SiriusXM listeners will have the opportunity to win passes to the SiriusXM Music Lounge until Monday, March 18 at 9:00 am ET by tweeting the hashtag #SXMUltra to enter to win. See Official Rules for additional details about this opportunity at www.siriusxm.com/electricarea beginning Wednesday, March 13.
In 2012, Tiesto launched his SiriusXM channel Tiesto's Club Life Radio with a special live DJ set for SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM Music Lounge in Miami during Miami Music Week.
Tiesto's Club Life Radio, created and curated by Tiesto, features a variety of electronic dance music including progressive, electro, trance, bass, tech and house hand selected by the world-renowned DJ and producer. Other superstar and up and coming DJs also appear on the channel, including Alvaro, Angger Dimas, Avicii, Bart B More, Bassjackers, BT, Calvin Harris, Dada Life, deadmau5, Fedde le Grand, Bingo Players, Arty, Nicky Romero, Markus Schulz, Thomas Gold, R3hab, Sidney Samson, Pretty Lights, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox and more.
Electric Area plays electronic dance music, house, trance, electro, dubstep, progressive, trap, along with the biggest DJs in the world. Listeners will hear Tiesto, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Sander van Doorn, Avicii, Above & Beyond, Eric Prydz, Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5, Fedde le Grand, Bingo Players, Arty, Nicky Romero, Markus Schulz, Thomas Gold, R3hab, Sidney Samson, Pretty Lights, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox and more.
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