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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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Ultra Music Festival announces 2020 dates and return to Bayfront Park

Miami—Ultra Music Festival is coming home. After tumultuous back-and-forth concerning the future of Ultra Miami’s venue, the beloved music festival will officially return to Bayfront Park in 2020. This past year, Ultra faced difficulties adjusting to its relocated host venue on Virginia Key Beach including stranded attendees, marine life impact, and other logistical issues that […]

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Ultra will extend ‘Mission: Home’ environmental sustainability initiative

Recently, Ultra Music Festival announced they will extend their ‘Mission: Home’ initiative that is dedicated to decreasing the environmental impact of the festival to all future events. This news comes just as they delivered a report on the success of the initiative pertaining to the latest edition of Ultra Miami this past March. A “leave […]

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Relive our top five favorite moments thus far throughout Hardwell’s career

Since his inaugural debut production dating back to 2008, Hardwell has unequivocally cemented himself among an extremely select class of industry A-listers. The Dutchman initially drew electronic dance music fans in via heart-pounding and dynamic live performances at some of the planet’s most renowned music festivals. He’s since been extensively credited as one of the […]

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Swedish House Mafia forced to cancel UMF Korea hours before performance

Swedish House Mafia’s comeback in 2019 has been less than perfect, though despite a slow drip of information and some tantalizing holdovers, fans are still holding on for the trio’s full return to form. Though, Ultra Music Festival attendees had to suffer a major setback on June 9 when news broke that the Mafia would […]

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Ultra could be headed to South Beach in 2020

In the months following Ultra‘s logistically discombobulated 21st installment, there’s been a wealth of uncertainty surrounding the maven dance music destination’s future. Amid a slew of backlash pertaining to Ultra’s reverberative effects on its surroundings, including local researchers’ discovering droves of distressed fish directly impacted by the festival’s decibel level, Ultra abandoned its one-off Virginia […]

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See The Chainsmokers, Migos help re-create the ‘Game Of Thrones’ theme with some familiar faces

It’s almost April 14 and for Game of Thrones fans, eyes have anxiously been fixated on that date as it marks the premiere of the final season of the hit HBO series. Surrounding this hype is a vast array of promo, of which includes a recent re-creation of the show’s iconic theme song in conjunction […]

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Ultra Music Festival announces 2020 dates less than 72 hours after 2019 festival close

Other than transportation issues on the first day of the festival, Ultra Music Festival had a seemingly successful debut at its new Miami Location in Virginia Key. The festival reported that they saw over 170,000 attendees at the festival this year, up 5,000 attendees from 2018. Despite doors being closed less than 72 hours ago, […]

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The Chainsmokers surprise with debut of new Illenium collaboration at Ultra Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival 2019 has come to an end, and with that, endless IDs have surfaced, giving the electronic music community plenty to anticipate in the months to come. The Chainsmokers were among the artists to debut new music after an unexpected announcement that the duo linked up with none other than Illenium for a […]

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BREAKING: Swedish House Mafia scrap upcoming reunion, cancel all live performances

What the Mafia giveth, the Mafia taketh away.  The painstakingly slow pace with which Swedish House Mafia individually announced each of their upcoming 2019 performances contrasts with the unanticipated rapidity of the supergroup’s cancellation of all upcoming shows—effective immediately. Swedish House Mafia have been a highly sought lineup inclusion since their landmark reunion at Ultra Music […]

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Live set roundup: Stream Ultra day two performances from Zedd, deadmau5, Martin Garrix + more

Ultra Music Festival‘s second day of production was nothing short of explosive. Martin Garrix fans found an unexpected new Garrix single on major streaming platforms everywhere just minutes after Garrix took Ultra’s main stage. Sound familiar? It should have, for that single was none other than Matisse & Sadko and Alex Aris’ collaboration, “Mistaken,” which comprised […]

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KFC’s Colonel Sanders threw down a five-minute main stage set at Ultra, and artists weren’t happy about it

Ultra Music Festival has grown to be one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world, making the city of Miami a temporary home for the thousands of individuals that come flocking into the city. After the first day of the festival at their brand new location on the Virginia Key, festival-goers weren’t the […]

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STREAM NOW: deadmau5 debuts cube 3.0 on Ultra Music Festival mainstage

Ultra Music Festival is well underway, marking the 2019 edition as a historical one with their move to the Virginia Key island. With numerous highly anticipated performances still yet to come, deadmau5 will take the stage to debut the latest of his large scale production endeavours with the Cube 3.0. After the recent announcement of […]

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Opening day rewind: listen to live Ultra sets from Alesso, Tiësto, Dog Blood, and more

From main stage marvels like Alesso and Tiësto, to collaborative heavy-hitters like Dog Blood, Ultra‘s opening day of production attracted choice electronic acts to the Miami flagship’s newfound home of Virginia Key. For dance music diversion, look no further than Dancing Astronaut’s live set roundup from day one of Ultra Music Festival. Set highlights include Dog Blood […]

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Don’t miss a minute of the action: how to live stream Ultra Music Festival 2019

Ultra Music Festival is set to usher in the 2019 festival season with its 21st installment, which will be hosted at Virginia Key for the first time in UMF history. In a credit to Ultra’s consistency, the Florida festival will live broadcast sets all weekend long via UMF TV. Beginning at 5 p.m. EST on […]

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Throwback: Revisit Avicii’s genre-blurring performance at Ultra Music Festival 2013

Ultra Music Festival is upon us, and what better of a time than now to revisit one of the most boundary-pushing and genre-bending performances to have ever taken place at the festival? Avicii headlined the main stage at Ultra Music Festival for the first time in 2012, bringing out none other than Madonna to open his […]

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Eric Prydz cancels all Miami performances, cites medical condition

On Tuesday evening March 26, Eric Prydz officially announced cancellation of all his appearances in Miami including his sold-out Wynwood Factory Pryda show and headlining slots at Ultra Music Festival. In what began as mere speculation, Prydz’s eventual cancellation progressed from the removal of his Wynwood show from the venue website to actual confirmation. One […]

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Ultra Records releases ‘ULTRA Music Festival 2019’ compilation album, featuring ZHU, Black Coffee, Louis The Child, and more

Whether listeners will be basking in the Miami sun, or alternatively watching Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival unfold from a distance, Ultra Records ensures that electronic aficionados won’t need to shuffle incessantly to find the songs sure to keep the energy going, from dusk to dawn. Cue—or rather, queue—Ultra Records’ ULTRA Music Festival 2019, […]

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Kick off Miami Music Week by reliving Swedish House Mafia’s reunion at Ultra Music Festival 2018 [Watch]

Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso inch closer to finally cementing their reunion Swedish House Mafia, that began a year ago. The trio will be embarking on their first tour together as a newly reunited group, so now is the perfect time to revisit the moment that brought them back together last year at Ultra Music […]

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