24.03.13 is a date that is no stranger to EDM fans. Five years on from their formation in 2008, Swedish House Mafia called time on their career as a group amid differences between members Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello, with their final show ‘ever’ on that particular date rounding of their ‘One Last Tour’ at Ultra Music Festival 2013. After numerous successful releases and headline shows as Axwell Λ Ingrosso and Steve Angello separately, the group decided to reform for this years Ultra Music Festival, performing as the events closing ‘special guest’. As rumours built throughout the weeks prior to the event, the tension and excitement grew for Ultra fans told to “expect the unexpected”. Well, Ultra certainly delivered on that one!
With thousands of fans around the world watching the “Don’t You Worry Child” producers on from the live stream, along with festival attendees, it was a magical moment for the music world. However, in reply to a comment from one fan about whether the set could be watched back, Swedish House Mafia’s manager – Amy Thomson – confirmed on her Twitter that the stream was a “One Time Only stream” and would not be uploaded.
Despite the Swedes set not being streamed for us to reminisce on, the official Instagram of SHM has been filled with over 70 incredibly captured images from the monumental occasion. Captioned with the date of the famous set – 03 25 18 – the images take us on a journey of not only the 60 minute set itself, but the last 5 years in which SHM fans have waiting for a moment like this.
As Axwell said,
“This is about three friends who have not seen each other in five years… getting back together with you”.
Rather than telling you about each of the 71 images, we’ll let you take a look at some of the best below.