Ultra Music Festival
- AddressBay Front Park, Miami, US
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About Ultra Music Festival
Boasting the World’s best DJs, unparalleled production, and location in the beautiful city of Miami, ULTRA Music Festival is the premier two-weekend electronic music festival that occurs in March. The festival coincides with the annual Winter Music Conference, also held in Miami. Since expansion to 2 weekends in 2013, however, the two Ultra weekends are held on the weekends that begin and end WMC.
Ultra is held in Downtown Miami in Bayfront Park. It was a one-day festival from 1999 to 2006, a two-day festival from 2007 to 2010, and was a three-day festival in 2011 to 2012. In 2012, a record 55,000 people per day attended the festival. In 2013, for the first time in festival history, UMF took place across two consecutive weekends. In 2014, the festival will return to a one-weekend format, taking place on Friday, March 28 through Sunday March 30th. Presale Tickets went on sale online May 21, 2013 selling out in a matter of seconds.
Other Ultra festivals are held in Ibiza, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina; São Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Seoul, South Korea; Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, Split, Croatia and Hvar, Croatia. In December, 2013 Ultra Worldwide announced to first edition of the festival in Bogotá, Colombia to be held on February 20 & 21 2014.
Although they share names, UMF was not directly tied to Ultra Records, an electronic music record label. However, the two entities did announce a “global alliance” in August 2012, which would allow them to collaborate on marketing and cross-promotion.
Having dropped what fans and critics claim to the best Phase One line-up to date, Ultra Music Festival now slams down a tantalizing Phase Two, teaming with more top-drawer talent and complete with a World Premiere festival performance that is some 10 months in the making. ‘Jack U’, the collaborative production project announced by OWSLA boss Skrillex and Mad Decent head honcho Diplo back in April 2013, will finally get its festival inauguration at Ultra over the weekend of March 28th-30th at Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami. As two of the biggest hitters in the world of bass music prepare to take to the decks, back-to-back, you can be sure that this particular performance will go down as one of the most memorable in Ultra Music Festival’s 16 year history.
Also included in the Phase Two line up are a whole host of faces old and new spanning the entire spectrum of dance music, in the form of Afrobeta, Alvin Risk, Aly & Fila, Amtrac, Andrea Oliva, Audien, Brillz, Bro Safari, Candyland, Cedric Gervais, Chance The Rapper, Clockwork, Cosmic Gate, Craze, Crizzly, Dannic, Danny Marquez, Danyelino, Dirtyphonics, Don Diablo, Dusky, DVBBS, Dyro, Fedde Le Grand, Figure, Goldfish, Gramatik, Gradtheft, Hardline, Henry Fong, Hugo Bianco, Infected Mushroom, Jochen Miller, John Digweed, John O’Callaghan, Julio Bashmore, Justin Oh, Kill Frenzy, DJ Koo, Laidback Luke, MAKJ, The Martinez Brothers, Mat Zo, Michael Brun, Ms. Mada, MOTi, Mykris, Myon & Shane 54, Paper Diamond, Pegboard Nerds, Rebecca & Fiona, RL Grime, Rony Seikaly, Sandro Silva, Sluggers, Stafford Brothers, Syn Cole, Thunderpony, Tommie Sunshine, Ummet Ozcan, Viceroy and Vicetone. All of these and more will be joining an already immense Phase One Lineup including the very finest Live and DJ talent the electronic music world has to offer.
In addition to Ultra’s goliath Main Stage, the ever-impressive Live Stage and the inimitable Ultra Megastructure hosted by Carl Cox & Friends (10 Year Anniversary) and Armin van Buuren (ASOT 650 New Horizons), all of which were confirmed at the back end of 2013, the rest of Ultra’s stages can also now be revealed.
Providing the very best in underground house and techno, for those who like their grooves deeper and darker than most, will be the brand new Underground Story | Link Miami Rebels stage. Taking things a notch deeper on Friday and Saturday with the likes of Jamie Jones, Art Department, Solomun and Tale of Us, this will be replaced on Sunday by the Ultra Ibiza | Space Ibiza collective, hosted by stalwarts and heavyweights such as Cirez D, John Digweed, The Martinez Brothers, Dusky and Cajmere. As ever, the Ultra Worldwide Stage will return on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 March to welcome some of the biggest names in Trap, Dubstep and Drum & Bass including Carnage, Borgore, Adventure Club, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus and RL Grime, while Sunday will see the likes of Fedde Le Grand, Gareth Emery, Cedric Gervais, Mat Zo and Danny Avila rock the Ultra Korea stage like only they know how.
Finally the much-loved UMF Radio stage will be running all weekend long, featuring some of the very best up-and-coming DJs from the past 12 months, as well as some more experienced players thrown in for good measure. From Kill The Noise, Alvin Risk and 12th Planet on Friday, to Cazzette, Dyro, Dannic and chart-sensation Ummet Ozcan on Saturday, Ultra will then be venturing into unchartered waters on Sunday as the UMF Radio stage gets a nu-disco makeover. With special performances from the likes of RAC, Oliver, Moon Boots, Julio Bashmore and Cyril Hahn among others, be sure to expect big things!