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Exclusive: Armin van Buuren reflects on 10 years of A State of Trance at Ultra

A State of Trance will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary at Ultra Music Festival in 2020. To commemorate the landmark, Dancing Astronaut got in touch with van Buuren to highlight some of the most resounding notches in ASOT’s history at the festival. The flagship trance cornerstone, ASOT, bred by genre champion Armin van Buuren, recently […]

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Exclusive: Armin van Buuren reflects on 10 years of A State of Trance at Ultra

A State of Trance will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary at Ultra Music Festival in 2020. To commemorate the landmark, Dancing Astronaut got in touch with van Buuren to highlight some of the most resounding notches in ASOT’s history at the festival. The flagship trance cornerstone, ASOT, bred by genre champion Armin van Buuren, recently […]

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Bayfront Park reveals amphitheater solar upgrades in advance of Ultra’s 2020 return

With the countdown to Ultra Music Festival’s eagerly-anticipated Bayfront Park homecoming officially crossing the 50-day mark, the event’s downtown Miami venue is supplementing its historic amphitheater with a more eco-friendly approach. FPL Connect, one of the Florida’s leading electrical service providers, shared an update on its Facebook page detailing an installment of 500 solar panels […]

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Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings slated for Ultra’s second UMF Radio stage takeover

Since its foundation dating back to April of 2010, Revealed Recordings has been the indisputable dance music trailblazer when the conversation turns to the champion bigroom housings. In celebration of an entire decade as a pristine powerhouse imprint, Hardwell is officially set to play host during the 2020 iteration of Ultra Music Festival. He’s formally […]

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Ultra Music Festival unveils 2020 theme of ‘we return home’ through new promotional trailer

After creating quite the rumor circuit about the location of the 2020 iteration of the festival, Ultra Music Festival finally confirmed its return to Bayfront Park through its Miami 2020 trailer. The theme is naturally “we return home,” after the festival’s 2019 outing to Virginia Key Beach Park. The City of Miami Commission voted to […]

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City of Miami officials want Ultra Music Festival to return to Bayfront Park

Nearly two weeks removed from Ultra Music Festival voluntarily annulling their license with the City of Miami and teasing “a new South Florida location” for 2020, Miami officials are now attempting to have the festival return to its home base. The festival was forced to host their chaotic 2019 iteration in Virginia Key after 18 […]

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Ultra bids beloved Arcadia Spider stage farewell for 2019 installment

2019 will be a year of revision for Ultra Music Festival (UMF). The flagship festival of the international UMF brand, Ultra Miami will not only be facing changes of a locational kind. Ultra announced in November that it would host its 21st iteration at Virginia Key Beach Park, following the City of Miami Commission’s rejection of […]

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Miami City Council votes in favor of Ultra Music Festival move to Virginia Key

In late September, news surfaced that Ultra Music Festival had been booted from its longtime home at Bayfront Park. It didn’t take long for the event organizers to propose a new host venue about ten minutes away on Virginia Key, and on November 15, the Miami City Council brought the proposal to an official vote. […]

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Will Ultra remain in Bayfront Park? Miami Commission to decide on July 26

Miami’s city commission will soon bring the uncertainty that surrounds Ultra Music Festival’s future at Bayfront Park to a close on July 26, the date that the commissioners will meet to determine whether the city of Miami will sign onto a five-year contract with UMF, thus allowing the festival to continue use of the park in […]

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Miami city commissioner to Ultra Music Festival: pay $2M annual fee to city to renew Bayfront Park contract, or relocate

Ultra Music Festival organizers will face a steep price tag if they wish to keep Miami’s veteran music event in its longtime location of Bayfront Park in the years to come. The Downtown Neighbors Alliance (DNA) circulated a petition in July 2017 that called on Miami’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to return access to […]

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Ultra Miami announces 2019 dates, return to Bayfront Park

Despite mounting resistance to Ultra Music Festival‘s beloved location by downtown residents, the powerhouse organizing body behind UMF has secured its return to Miami’s Bayfront Park, March 29–31, 2019. The announcement, along with official dates, came via the festival guides handed out to attendees of the 2018 event. Given the past petition attempt to boot the dance music […]

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City of Miami Commissioners meet to decide fate of Bayfront Park-based music events

The setting of large scale Miami-based music festivals, Ultra Music Festival and Rolling Loud, is subject to change following the City of Miami’s recent “Sunshine Meeting” on December 15. A response to the petition prepared earlier in the year by The Miami Downtown Neighbors Alliance, the “Sunshine Meeting” united Miami Commissioners to meet to discuss the future […]

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