WTF?! Deadmau5 to Headline Ultra Music Fest – After Calling it ‘Definition of Insanity’

A hypocritical about-face is credited to the fans - though the hefty paycheck certainly doesnt hurt!

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


Eating your own words is a tricky thing. After slamming Miami's Ultra Music Festival as "the definition of insanity," Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5 will be headlining the EDM fest this March, event organizers have announced.

Mau5 will perform the Saturday night headliner sets during the two-weekend festival, set for March 15-17 and March 22-24 at Miami's Bayfront Park. A limited number of tickets are still available via Ultra Music Festival's website. 

The hypocritical mouse blamed the fans' demand for going back on his attacks. "Well, I caved in… There was just too many of you guys asking me to play at ultra this year, so im doin it for you guys! 🙂 viva la horde," he tweeted on Friday, shortly before the official announcement. In another tweet, he wrote: "I guess if you want something to change… you gotta change it yourself. Day 1 of the Ultra show production prep starts today."

Last December, Deadmau5 laid into Ultra's ticket pricing tactics and exclusivity contracts in a 12-minute YouTube video rant (which, conveniently, is no longer available). "Ultra to me is the definition of insanity: Doing the same fucking thing every year, expecting different results every time," he's quoted as saying. "It's fun and it's cool, and if you've never been, go. But if you are one of those dudes that go every year, it's like why would you go again?"

He went on, referring to VIP prices: "Five hundred and ninety-five fucking dollars for a ticket? Wow, someone is laughing to the bank." 

Looks like that someone now wears big-ass foam ears.