Ultra Music Festival, March 2020
The Ultra brand may be known around the world, but its Miami showpiece still feels like the holy grail for EDM and big-room house fans. There are not many festivals that see 165,000 people pack into a city park every year to party, transforming it into a dance floor like no other.
When & where: March 2020, Miami, USA
UMF has officially announced it will indeed return to its home in Bayfront Park in 2020.
Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is an electronic music festival held in Miami. It Initially started in 1999 and is named after a Depeche Mode album, Ultra Music Festival is the biggest festivals in North America.
This festival is known for two things: a perennially stacked lineup and an all-out party atmosphere. Each year 165,000 people pack into Bayfront Park to hear the biggest names in electronic music and hip hop.
- Live Sets
- Major Lazer
- Above & Beyond
- Adam Beyer
- Amelie Lens
- Armin van Buuren
- Carl Cox
- David Guetta
- DJ Snake
- Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna
- Eric Prydz
- Jamie Jones B3B Carl Cox B3B TBA
- Martin Garrix
- Jauz B2B NGHTMRE
- Maceo Plex B2B Carl Cox
- Richie Hawtin
- Tale of Us
- Slander B2B Kayzo
Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is a outdoor electronic music festival held in March in Miami, Florida, United States. Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes founded the festival in 1999 by and named it after the 1997 Depeche Mode album, Ultra.
It was first held on Miami Beach, but besides a tenure at Bicentennial Park, and briefly being held at Virginia Key in 2019, it has primarily been held at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. It was a one-day festival from 1998 to 2006.
Since 2011, Ultra is organized every year for three days (Friday through Sunday) in the month of March. In 2012, a record attendance of 155,000 people attended the festival. In 2013, the festival took place across two consecutive weekends to celebrate its 15th anniversary, with a combined attendance of 330,000 people. In 2014, the festival returned to its original single-weekend format, selling out pre-sale tickets in under five minutes. The city of Miami has estimated that since 2012, Ultra has “generated approximately $995 million of economic impact”, with $168 million in 2018 alone.
Ultra Records, an electronic music record label is not directly tied to Ultra Music Festival. In August 2012 both the entities did announce a “global alliance” to collaborate on marketing and cross-promotion.
Alongside the flagship event in Miami, Ultra has spawned a larger series of international franchises under the blanket branding Ultra Worldwide, which have included locations such as South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and others.