Ultra Music Festival | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

Every March, Ultra Music Festival, one of the leading EDM festivals in the U.S., brings artists from an array of dance genres — from house to trance and techno — and an audience from all over the world to Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Keep reading for the New Times' behind-the-scenes photos, reviews of Ultra acts and coverage of the festival's fashion, people and trends.

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  • Ultra Music Festival | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    It was almost 20 years ago that Ultra Music Festival began as a one-day party on the sands of Miami Beach. Located in the present-day Collins Park area, the festival brought together acts such as Josh Wink, Baby Anne, and Paul van Dyk as a way to cap off the Winter Music Conference events that took over the city every March.

  • Ultra Music Festival | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    November 3 at 8:32 a.m.

    Juan Carlos Girl, a legally blind local activist and Paralympic athlete with cerebral palsy, is suing Ultra Music Festival. He claims the festival's website and live events are inaccessible to visually impaired patrons, which violates Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Ultra Music Festival | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    September 26 at 2:02 p.m.

    In 2018, Ultra Music Festival will no longer be a teenager. Not that anyone is expecting the festival to grow up. For two decades it's been a winter escape for thsoe in search of a dance-music bacchanal in warmer climes. It's gone through three different locations, plenty of political posturing,...

  • Ultra Music Festival | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    May 10 at 9 a.m.

    Since 2013, EDM fans have packed a stadium in Split, Croatia, yearly to dance to the likes of Armin van Buuren, Deadmau5, and David Guetta, all under the familiar, glowing U-shaped icon of Miami's Ultra Music Festival. But the European fest isn't actually run by the promoters behind South Florida's famous dance bash; they simply license the name to the Croatian party.

  • Ultra Music Festival | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    April 27 at 8:24 a.m.

    What started as a small beach party in 1999 that took advantage of all the DJ's visiting Miami during Winter Music Conference has become a global brand with editions in Brazil, China, Croatia, Korea, Japan, Australia, and more. But Ultra Music Festival's Miami party in March is still the crown...

  • Ultra Music Festival | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    March 29 at 10:10 a.m.

    In 2006, "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" catapulted Dutch house producer Fedde Le Grand into the spotlight. Beyond that, it helped revive a flagging industry and is commonly regarded as one of the crucial tracks of the rebirth of dance music. This past Sunday, Le Grand delivered one of the best headlining sets at Ultra Music Festival 2017.