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Ultra Music Festival reaches mutual agreement with Miami residents

The contentious nature of Ultra Music Festival’s relationship with Miami residents has been well-documented since the festival’s 20th anniversary celebration, but ahead of Ultra’s Bayfront Park homecoming in March of 2022, both UMF and Miami have come to a mutual agreement that will hopefully ensure Ultra’s residency at the park. Both Ultra Music Festival and […]

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Good Morning Mix: Martin Garrix rewrites Ultra history in 2016 with an unrivaled score of 10 IDs

10 never-before-heard IDs in one set. That’s just an anomaly even by Ultra‘s standards, and we all know the Miami mainstay to be the birthing grounds for unheard music. Martin Garrix hadn’t entirely inducted his new progressive-laden sound yet by the time that March 2016 crept up, but with “Now That I’ve Found You” alongside […]

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Good Morning Mix: Skrillex and friends close out Ultra 2015 in grand fashion

On February 27, 2015, Skrillex and Diplo consummated their union under the Jack Ü banner with their alias’ first and only album, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü. The LP would go on to become one of the most lauded in dance music history after it debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard‘s Dance/Electronic […]

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Good Morning Mix: Skrillex and friends close out Ultra 2015 in grand fashion

On February 27, 2015, Skrillex and Diplo consummated their union under the Jack Ü banner with their alias’ first and only album, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü. The LP would go on to become one of the most lauded in dance music history after it debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard‘s Dance/Electronic […]

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Good Morning Mix: Alesso invigorates Virginia Key’s main stage at Ultra 2019

Alesso is one of few artists who had the opportunity to perform live in 2020 thanks to Ultra Music Festival’s Taiwan edition. The “Going Dumb” disperser gave his listeners a lot to look forward at the end of a difficult 2020 thanks to the set, which was livestreamed in real-time on November 14. But, before […]

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Good Morning Mix: Alesso invigorates Virginia Key’s main stage at Ultra 2019

Alesso is one of few artists who had the opportunity to perform live in 2020 thanks to Ultra Music Festival’s Taiwan edition. The “Going Dumb” disperser gave his listeners a lot to look forward at the end of a difficult 2020 thanks to the set, which was livestreamed in real-time on November 14. But, before […]

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Good Morning Mix: Alesso invigorates Virginia Key’s main stage at Ultra 2019

Alesso is one of few artists who had the opportunity to perform live in 2020 thanks to Ultra Music Festival’s Taiwan edition. The “Going Dumb” disperser gave his listeners a lot to look forward at the end of a difficult 2020 thanks to the set, which was livestreamed in real-time on November 14. But, before […]

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Good Morning Mix: Travel back in time to Eric Prydz’s Ultra 2014 takeover

In 2014, Eric Prydz had high hopes of debuting the festival version of his visual show EPIC 2.0, otherwise known as HOLO. At the time, the five-ton LED hologram stage set up would have been the largest hologram ever used in North America, but gusty winds and bad weather deferred the premiere of the mammoth […]

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Good Morning Mix: Indulge bigroom nostalgia with Hardwell’s championship round at Ultra 2013

“This is by far the best gig I’ve ever done in my life…Ultra, we’re making history right here.” Hardwell was right on both accounts, but boiling down his bigroom marathon to just “historic” as the sun dropped beyond Bayfront Park in 2013 would be a disservice to how significant that Ultra evening was to his […]

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Good Morning Mix: Indulge bigroom nostalgia with Hardwell’s championship round at Ultra 2013

“This is by far the best gig I’ve ever done in my life…Ultra, we’re making history right here.” Hardwell was right on both accounts, but boiling down his bigroom marathon to just “historic” as the sun dropped beyond Bayfront Park in 2013 would be a disservice to how significant that Ultra evening was to his […]

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Good Morning Mix: Zedd dominates the decks at Ultra 2017’s main stage

“Miami, are you guys ready?” Indeed, the horde of thousands at Ultra Music Festival‘s 2017 main stage were. Zedd let the first break of his signature “Beautiful Now”/”Spectrum” intro edit rip—the crowd roared accordingly. For the next hour, Ultranauts basking in the warm Bayfront air would spend much of Zedd’s set on their toes, jumping […]

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Good Morning Mix: Zedd dominates the decks at Ultra 2017’s main stage

“Miami, are you guys ready?” Indeed, the horde of thousands at Ultra Music Festival‘s 2017 main stage were. Zedd let the first break of his signature “Beautiful Now”/”Spectrum” intro edit rip—the crowd roared accordingly. For the next hour, Ultranauts basking in the warm Bayfront air would spend much of Zedd’s set on their toes, jumping […]

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Miami is Nicky Romero’s muse on ‘You Used To’

In terms of output, Nicky Romero‘s 2021 is already poised to resemble his 2020, as his third single of the new year “You Used To” affirms. The “Back To You” successor is part of Romero’s celebration of Miami Music Week. Although the week-long, annual Miami affair and its finale, Ultra Music Festival, will not be […]

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Miami is Nicky Romero’s muse on ‘You Used To’

In terms of output, Nicky Romero‘s 2021 is already poised to resemble his 2020, as his third single of the new year “You Used To” affirms. The “Back To You” successor is part of Romero’s celebration of Miami Music Week. Although the week-long, annual Miami affair and its finale, Ultra Music Festival, will not be […]

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Good Morning Mix: Revisit The Chainsmokers’ nostalgia-inducing Ultra 2016 set

The year is 2016. At 10:00 p.m. EST on March 19, The Chainsmokers, hot off their Bouquet EP, stepped onto Ultra Music Festival‘s Worldwide stage. Before them: a thick crowd, thousands deep. Even years later, what ensued that evening at Bayfront can still be regarded as one of The Chainsmokers’ most pivotal live performances. The […]

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Ultra Music Festival officially cancels 2021 dates

For the second year in a row, Ultra Music Festival has been forced to cancel its dates. Generally seen as the commencement of festival season, Ultra’s 2021 cancellation effectively signals another gutted spring events circuit. Ticket holders were contacted by Ultra organizers to announce the cancellation, citing ongoing health concerns and COVID-19 protocols, as well […]

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Ultra Music Festival reportedly cancels 2021 edition

For a second consecutive year, Ultra Musical Festival will not be making their long-awaited Bayfront Park homecoming. After being the first major event to falter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ultra Music Festival is now following a similar pattern for 2021’s festival circuit but is reportedly holding out on a formal announcement until City of […]

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Good Morning Mix: Head back to Bayfront Park for Afrojack’s all-time Ultra 2014 performance

There’s a considerable case to be made that, heading into 2014, Afrojack was plainly sitting in a class of his own. In the months building up to his sunset scheduling at Ultra that March, Afrojack was making preparations for his long-awaited debut album, piecing together Forget the World as its May due date crept closer. […]

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Ultra Music Festival’s parent company files lawsuit against Ultra Miami’s 2020 staging company, AG Production Services

Event Entertainment Group, Ultra Music Festival‘s parent company, has filed a lawsuit against staging company AG Production Services for allegedly withholding a deposit of nearly $800,000. Event Entertainment Group is reported to have paid the sum at the time of contractual signing with AG Production Services. The agreement, which required a deposit totaling more than […]

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Celebrate Avicii’s 31st birthday with his iconic Ultra Music Festival 2016 performance [Stream]

Tim Bergling would have celebrated his 31st birthday on September 8. It can only be said in so many ways—but there isn’t a moment that Avicii‘s reverberating impact isn’t still felt in dance music following his death in April, 2018. While there may be an outstretched register of iconic performances throughout the late legend’s tenure, […]

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