Join us in the celebration of our 15 Year Anniversary, and take part in an experience unparalleled by any music festival on the planet! Featuring Swedish House Mafia's Final Performances on both weekends, the return of Carl Cox & Friends and ASOT 600 to the Megastructure, and many more brand new surprises yet to be revealed. The 15th Edition will by far be our most elaborate production and lineup to date!
In 1999, ULTRA Music Festival took Miami by storm with an epic one-day event on the sands of South Beach. Now in its 15th installment ULTRA is poised to make EDM history, being the world’s 1st ever electronic music festival to take place over 2 WEEKENDS - March 15-17 and March 22-24 - with an expected record setting attendance of over 330,000 electronic music enthusiasts coming from more than 80 countries.
For the 10th consecutive year, Ultra Music Festival proudly welcomes back “The ECO Village”. This area is dedicated to the exposure and understanding of numerous non-profit organizations and charities, and will run all weekend long. You can find interactive booths that provide an informative outlook on the world today. Also hosting its own soundstage with artists and musicians from around the globe, The ECO Village is quickly becoming not just an area, but a destination not to be missed during Ultra Music Festival.
As the world’s most famous outdoor electronic music festival, ULTRA has won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) six consecutive years, from 2005 to 2011, “Best International Dance Music Festival” by the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2008 and “Best Festival” by the Village Voice Media New Times for five consecutive years from 2005 through 2009. Originally introduced as a pure electronic dance music festival in 1999, ULTRA has generated cosmic popularity through the years and evolved to present not only the genre’s hottest headline artists such as Swedish House Mafia, The Chemical Brothers, Tiësto, David Guetta, deadmau5, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Armin van Buuren, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Justice, Carl Cox and Avicii to name a few, but also to share the stage with crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history in the EDM community including, The Cure, The Killers, New Order, Duran Duran, The Black Eyed Peas, Erasure, M83, Santigold, The Ting Tings, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun and Bloc Party.
In 2012, global pop icon, Madonna, appeared as a special surprise guest—the festival’s gift to its fans—to introduce the main stage’s final headlining artist, AVICII. Madonna joined AVICII behind the decks to premiere his ULTRA remix of her new single “Girl Gone Wild.” 2012 also boasts the international release of CAN U FEEL IT, an unprecedented documentary feature depicting the history of the festival. CAN U FEEL IT was shown in over 500 theaters nation-wide and garnered international acclaim.
In 2013, celebrating its 15 year anniversary, ULTRA will become the first major EDM festival in the world to expand to two weekends with dates set for March 15, 16 and 17 and March 22, 23 and 24 in its flagship, Miami, FL. With anticipation boiling for the 2013 Festival, Early Bird Tickets sold out in record time to attendees in 77 countries.
Together with its signature, cutting-edge productions, ULTRA remains unrivaled in producing the world’s greatest, most diverse EDM line-ups year after year. A truly global brand, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL takes place in Miami, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ibiza and Korea and now expanding into Europe with ULTRA EUROPE, July 2013 in Croatia. Stay connected!
In light of our movement from a single weekend event to the first ever 2 weekend ULTRA Music Festival, fans have reached out with many questions regarding the change. In order to sort out some of the confusion, we will attempt to set the record straight, as well as to provide any additional information festivalgoers will want to know before attending the event.
There is NO age limit for ULTRA Music Festival. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
The lineup will be, for the most part, the same for both weekends. All artists will play both Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 unless specified with a WK1 or WK2 mark next to their name on the billing. The entire lineup, including performance date, time, and location, can be found at http://ultramusicfestival.com/lineup/
The terms “Phase 1”, “Phase 2”, and “Phase 3” represent the waves of announcements regarding which artists will perform at the festival. The Phases do NOT correspond with the individual weekends. For more info on the lineup, see question above.
Ultra Music Festival will feature a total of 7 stages in 2013. Some of these stages are themed on various days in tribute to ULTRA events held throughout the world. All of these performances will take place on-site at Ultra Music Festival. None of the events listed on the lineup are located in other countries.
All artists listed on the lineup will be appearing and performing at Ultra Music Festival. The designation of “Live” or “DJ Set” refers to the performance style of the particular artist for their Ultra appearance.
Hotel accommodations are available throughout the city of Miami. The closer you can get to festival the better, for ease of transit to and from ULTRA. Festival-goers are encouraged to stay in the Downtown Miami ar ea, due to its close proximity to the festival, or South Beach, which is slightly further away. Other accommodations are available in the greater Miami area, as well. See the Miami Music Week travel guide for help booking a hotel. www.miamimusicweek.com/hotel-guide/
You can get all necessary festival information, from site maps to artist time-slots by stage, at the Information Tent. This same information will also be available via the 2013 ULTRA Mobile App, which will be available soon.
All official ULTRA gear can be purchased at the designated ULTRA Merchandise Booths, situated throughout the festival grounds and marked on your event program guide. For past ULTRA merchandise please visit www.ultramerchandise.com
ULTRA Music Festival is traditionally packed with a variety of sideshow attractions, performers and international dancers. We’re importing some of the world’s funkiest and most talented entertainers, from Ibiza to Amsterdam, Paris to Rio, LA to New York and, of course, from right here in South Beach. Discover them all as you journey throughout the festival.
There will be plenty of beverage bars (WATER/JUICE/SODA/ALCOHOL) located throughout the festival grounds to ensure you don’t have to wait in line for too long, including full liquor bars for anyone 21+. Also, watch out for the mobile vendors walking the event catering to those craving a beverage on the go.
A wide variety of food will be available all day and night. From gyros to pizza, burgers to fruit, hot and cold dishes are available in the international food market.
Our on-site recycling program is back and bigger than ever. Since its launch in 2007 we have been able to recycle 6 tons of recyclables that were directed away from Miami’s landfills. Thank you for helping keep ULTRA clean.
There will be many additional security personnel this year to ensure maximum safety for all Festival attendees. Please review the Policy section for a list of items that are not allowed in the park! Following these instructions will lead to a quicker entry at the main Festival gates.
Friendly security staff, clean & safe environment, information booths, lots of parking, on-site ATM’s, First Aid / Medical services and more.
Yes, there are facilities for both men and women scattered across the festival grounds, including private accommodations for VIP ticket holders.
This is outdoors so dress comfortably (it is hot in the afternoon), plan pre-arranged meeting points, carpool or use public transportation. Arrive early, so you don’t miss anything!! Our headlining acts will be performing at various times throughout the day & night so plan accordingly. Bring spending money, sunscreen, blankets, and try to pack light for a speedy entry.
Yes! We encourage creativity and self-expression. Wear what you please as long as your costume is not a danger to others. Looking forward to seeing what you Ultranauts come up with!
The organizers reserve the right to refuse admission to the festival site at any time. Alcohol, bottles, cans, glass, BACKPACKS, animals and sound systems may NOT be brought onto the festival site.
OPENED packs of cigarettes will NOT be permitted inside the premises. Only SEALED packs will be allowed inside.
Camelbaks, or other hydration-systems are acceptable as long as they are empty upon entry.
“Totems” or flags that are used to identify your group may be brought in, but discretion is advised when constructing or designing these items, as they may sometimes be considered dangerous.
No, re-entry is not allowed under any circumstances. Once you have left the festival grounds, you cannot return.
The organizers reserve the right to record, both on film and audiotape, people who attend the festival.
No compensation, financial or otherwise will be offered.
It is forbidden to bring any type of recording device, either audio or visual, onto the festival site. Unless prior written permission of the organization is obtained, commercial enterprise on or around terrain is forbidden.
The organization reserves the right to alter the times, program, date, and location of the festival. Attendance at the festival is entirely at the risk of the person attendee. The organization is not responsible for any damages to visitors or their possessions.
At events with music amplification, hearing damage might occur, it is your responsibility to take preventative measures against this. The organization takes no responsibility for this. Persons attending the festival agree to be searched at the entrance of the festival site. Security shall take possession of any objects, which they deem can be used as weapons.
Persons behaving in an aggressive manner will be immediately ejected.