Mar 28 – Mar 30, 2014
Every March, the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) music scene comes together to rave, dance and party outside at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami for ULTRA Music Festival. The ULTRA Music Festival experience is one that every EDM fan dreams of. It’s a weekend-long celebration of both the culture and music of electronic music with music and live sets by the world’s most famous DJs and performers.
ULTRA is held in conjunction with Winter Music Conference, or WMC, an annual festival of music that takes place around the city; ULTRA is the biggest draw of WMC, with more than 50,000 people per day on site. In 2013, ULTRA was expanded to take up two weekends in celebration of its 15th Anniversary, but it will go back to the single weekend format for the coming years.
The biggest names in the EDM world, and some artists that every music fan knows, like Madonna, have shown up on the ULTRA stages over the past 15 years. Some popular headliners include Moby, Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, deadmau5 and mega-DJs Tiesto, David Guetta, Avicii, MSTRKRFT, Benny Benassi, Calvin Harris, and Carl Cox. Crossover artists, who aren’t EDM musicians but have a following in the scene, include The Cure, The Killers, Duran Duran, Black Eyed Peas, M83 and Bloc Party. Dancers are brought in from every party destination in the world, including Ibiza and Amsterdam, and sideshow attractions take place all around the grounds.