Privilege Ibiza during RESISTANCE Ibiza. Image credit: Ultra Worldwide.

Ultra Worldwide Announces First-Ever U.S. RESISTANCE Club Residency

Nov 29, 2022

John Cameron

2 min read

What started as a stage concept at the 2015 edition of Ultra Buenos Aires now encompasses events across the globe and a residency at Privilege Ibiza (from 2017-2019). Now, RESISTANCE is returning to the city where Ultra Music Festival started. Ultra Worldwide has announced RESISTANCE Miami, an event series slated to kick off at M2 in 2023.

RESISTANCE became a fixture of Ultra gatherings at a crucial turning point in which a new generation of dance music fans began to outgrow commercial EDM in favor of techno and house. Headliners like Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, Hot Since 82, Sasha, and John Digweed have performed on iconic RESISTANCE stages such as the Arcadia Spider and Carl Cox Megastructure.

In the years since its inception, RESISTANCE has become a staple at events in 35 countries as well as full-fledged tours through Latin America. 2017 marked the debut of the concept's first club residency, RESISTANCE Ibiza. Lineups for the series have included headliners such as Seth Troxler, Charlotte de Witte, Loco Dice, and Joris Voorn.

The flagship M2 is a well-known New York City club that opened in the 2000s whose Miami incarnation is located in the 35,000-square foot space at 1235 Washington Avenue. In 1935 the historic venue housed The French Casino; it would go on to become Prince's club Grand Slam, Club Z, Club 1235, Paragon, Level, and most recently, Mansion. Its new tenants have spent millions on renovations, and RESISTANCE Miami attendees will get to enjoy the event brand's distinctive atmosphere across two floors.

"In addition to booking some of the most sought-after underground acts, RESISTANCE promises to curate an elevated nightlife experience for both VIP guests and dance floor denizens," according to a press release. Ultra Worldwide has yet to announce dates or artist billings for RESISTANCE Miami at the time of writing.

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