Ultra Music Festival 2016

Ultra Music Festival 2016

March 18, 2016 - March 20, 2016
March 18, 2016 - March 20, 2016


Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that occurs in March in the city of Miami, Florida, United States. The festival, which was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes, is named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album, Ultra.[1] Ultra Music Festival coincides with the annual Winter Music Conference, which is also held in Miami.

Ultra is held in Downtown Miami in Bayfront Park. It was a one-day festival from 1999 to 2006, a two-day festival from 2007 to 2010, and was a three-day festival in 2011 and 2012. In 2012, a record 155,000 people attended the festival.[2] In 2013, for the first time in festival history, UMF took place across two consecutive weekends. In 2014, the festival returned to a one-weekend format, taking place on Friday, March 28 through Sunday March 30th. Presale Tickets went on sale online May 21, 2013 selling out in a matter of seconds; standard priced tickets sold out on the last day before the event.

Other Ultra festivals are held in Ibiza, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina; São Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Seoul, South Korea; Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa; Split and Hvar, Croatia; and Tokyo, Japan. In December, 2013 Ultra Worldwide announced to first edition of the festival in Bogotá, Colombia to be held on February 20 & 21 2014. Most recently Ultra announced Road to Ultra Thailand and will be Held at Bitec Bangna convention center on September 26, 2014.

Although they share names, UMF was not directly tied to Ultra Records, an electronic music record label. However, the two entities did announce a "global alliance" in August 2012, which would allow them to collaborate on marketing and cross-promotion.[3]

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Photos - Day 3 (1)7

Performers - Day 128

Top Albums by Performers - Day 114

Top Songs by Performers - Day 114

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Top Songs by Performers - Day 224

Performers - Day 335

Top Albums by Performers - Day 329

Top Songs by Performers - Day 326

Festival Sponsors10

Bayfront Park
Bayfront Park is a 32-acre (13 ha) public, urban park in Downtown Miami, Florida on Biscayne Bay.


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Ultra Music Festival 2016 Day 3 Highlights: Pendulum, Carnage, Rabbit in the Moon & More
Billboard  –  March 21, 2016
Another show-stopping event has come and gone as we close the book on Ultra 2016. It was three-days of fast beats, loud drops, beautiful people, and so many lights. It was a big year for throwback jams, and while it wasn't the popstar guest free-for-all of ...
Deadmau5 joins Pendulum on Ultra main stage for ‘Ghosts N Stuff’ [Video]
dancingastronaut.com  –  March 21, 2016
Two of the primary motifs that defined Ultra 2016 were the ubiquity of Deadmau5, and the star-studded Pendulum/Knife Party dual performance. In recognizing the pervasiveness of these themes, perhaps no moment better defines the most recent Ultra Music ...
Ultra 2016: 67 Arrests Reported, Felonies Way Up UPDATED
Miami New Times  –  March 21, 2016
After continued efforts to increase safety and security at Ultra Music Festival, Miami Police report a decrease in arrests from last year. Felony arrests, however, were up almost 50 percent. For the second year in a row, former Miami Beach Police Chief Ray ...
Knife Party/Pendulum Bring Out deadmau5 And Tom Morello To Close Ultra 2016
We Got This Covered  –  March 21, 2016
Exclusive Video Interview: Freida Pinto And Teresa Palmer Talk Knight Of Cups Exclusive Video Interview: Jeremy Sisto And Alexandre Aja Talk The Other Side Of The Door Exclusive Video Interview: Sarah Wayne Callies And Johannes Roberts Talk The Other Side ...
Watch Deadmau5 rule his surprise set at Ultra Music Festival
Junkee.  –  March 21, 2016
“Wishing them well and a speedy recovery. I’ll do my best to throw down in their stead.” It wasn’t the only set Deadmau5 had in store for Ultra 2016. On day three of the festival he went full prog at Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance ...
Photo Gallery: Ultra 2016, Friday
The Miami Hurricane  –  March 20, 2016
The Miami Hurricane is the student newspaper of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. The newspaper is edited and produced by undergraduate students at UM and is published semi-weekly on Mondays and Thursdays during the regular academic year.
Martin Garrix Takes Some Risks & Reaps The Reward In Historic Ultra 2016 Set
Your EDM  –  March 19, 2016
Martin Garrix literally gives no f*cks, and I love it. That being said, Garrix stepped up in a manner we can only describe as beyond his 19 years. The crowd hung on his every word and new song debut, setting up for a short but stellar 55-minute performance ...
All of the Lights: Meet the Man Who Designs EDM’s Million-Dollar Stages
thump.vice.com  –  March 17, 2016
Thankfully, Miami has been bright and sunny as ever over the past few weeks, and Ultra 2016, which goes down March 18 to 20, is well on the way to being picture-perfect. From my home near the festival grounds, I can already see the honeycombs screens of ...
Beacon Miami Beach And The Ultra Music Fest 2016 Events
University Chronicle  –  March 16, 2016
If you’re hooked on electronic dance music, Miami’s Ultra 2016 Music Festival (UMF) runs from March 18 through March 20th. This not-to-be-missed outdoor musical event will be held at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. If you haven’t scored tickets ...
Ultra 2016
Apple  –  February 23, 2016
- Customizable 'My Schedule,' including share feature so attendees can plan and compare their personal festival experience! - Lineup/Artist information, including set times and stages. - GPS coordinated map to guide attendees to important locations such as ...

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