At this point my soul is a bit corroded whenever I cover a new development in the Ultra Music Festival 2018 special guest rumor mill. I will be attending the festival myself and would like literally nothing more than for either SHM or Daft Punk to bring down the house. That being said things have only been rumors so far. Still a new development went down today that helped /r/EDM and /r/UMF absolutely, and rightfully lose their minds.
A lighting tech named Charly Bendenoun, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Axwell, Carl Cox, Swedish House Mafia, and Tiesto posted to his profile today that SHM would be returning to Ultra 2018. The image was posted on an Axwell Forum before making it's way to Reddit. The post does not appear on Charly's personal profile so it was either deleted or it's privacy setting was for only friends. Please do not bombard this man with messages or friend requests. This could be just addresses the fact that Swedish House Mafia is EXPECTED to reunite at Ultra, and does not confirm anything.
The caption of he photo directly translates to: “They are back next weekend at Ultra Miami (except for the 4th one on the left), you will have 2 tomorrow at the Pharaonic Festival Chambery”. The man on the far left is unknown but suspected to be Charly himself. You can see the post below and let yourself be the judge of this latest development. Things are seriously heating up as Ultra Music Festival begins this Friday. Will the special guest be Swedish House Mafia? Personally I am still praying for Daft Punk, but either way this would be the shock of the decade for electronic music fans.