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Calvin Harris Unloads On ULTRA Set Haters

2 April 2024 | 2:09 pm | Mary Varvaris

"And you wonder why I never play EDM festivals..."

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Calvin Harris has responded to punters who were unhappy with his ULTRA Miami festival appearance, writing on Instagram, “And you wonder why I never play EDM festivals.”

The How Deep Is Your Love DJ responded to two attendees’ comments on the dance music publication Dancing Astronaut’s post about Harris’ set at ULTRA. The pair called his set “underwhelming.”

Harris joined the comment section last week (28 March) and wrote, “You expect me to play none of my songs? … how deep is your love – billion streams, this is what u came for – billion streams, my way – billion streams, slide – billion streams, feels – billion streams, one kiss – billion streams, and the other 5 half a bil, and before 2014 another 20, and not cheesy shit proper fucking songs with real artists and you’d rather I play Fein trap edits today,” with Harris referring to last year’s hit song starring Travis Scott and Playboi Carti.

Harris added that he “spent months making new versions” of his songs that featured on his ULTRA Miami set, including This Is What You Came For, One Kiss, I Need Your Love, Desire, We Found Love, and more.

“And you wonder why I never play EDM festivals,” he continued, “At least people I saw irl had a great time and I can be happy with that but fuck at this point whatever I do is gonna piss you off”.

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You can view the Instagram post from Dancing Astronaut below.

The DJ’s performance at ULTRA Miami marked his first appearance at the festival in 11 years.

Harris’s last album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2, was released in August 2022. The album arrived with an absolutely stacked guestlist, including Dua Lipa, 21 Savage, Normani, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Halsey, Pusha T, Chlöe, Pharrell, Busta Rhymes, Offset, Swae Lee, Tinashe, Lil Durk, and more.

ULTRA returns to Australia this month with a star-studded line-up that includes headliners such as Armin Van Buuren, Brennan Heart, Darren Styles, Steve Aoki, and Zedd. Topic, Will Sparks, Anna Tur, Christopher Coe, Jeffrey Sutorius, Juliet Fox, and Will Atkinson, and 23 additional support acts joined the line-up as part of the festival’s Phase Two announcement.