Party people from around the world descend on Miami in late March for the annual Ultra Music Festival, a three-day electronic dance music (EDM) party held across eight stages at Downtown’s sprawling Bayfront Park. Attracting upwards of 70,000 ravers and revelers each day, the party started in 1999 as a humble one-day festivity on South Beach. Over 15 years later, it’s the world’s premiere EDM festival spawning 10 other festivals worldwide throughout the year in destinations as far and wide as Ibiza and Tokyo.
The festival overlaps with Winter Music Conference (WMC) and the week is commonly referred to as Miami Music Week (MMW) with DJs spinning at various satellite pool parties and late night bashes at clubs across town. In 2015, Ultra became an 18 and over event where previously all ages were welcome.Â The biggest names in EDM headline Ultra’s main stage, while emerging talents and live artists are found at seven other stages throughout the park. Past headliners.Â Here are the headlining acts bringing each wild night to a close:
On Friday, Martin Garrix, the 19-year-old EDM star from the Netherlands, will blow everyoneâ€™s minds. His debut album is due out this year and he also recently announced his very own record label, STMPD RCRDS.
On Saturday, Hardwell will crush the stage. The Dutch house producer released his debut album, â€œUnited We Are,â€ last year. In addition to headlining Ultra, Hardwell is bringing a massive virtual reality/360 video live-stream performance to Miami Music Week on March 16 at Nikki Beach.
The Sunday headliner is the combination of Pendulum and Knife Party. Two members of the former formed the latter in 2011, and on this very special night in Ultra Music Festival history, the two will merge for an amazing Pendulum Knife Party. GA tickets are 100% sold-out. #Ultra2016 @Ultra