Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ultra Music Festival in Miami

Late march, I'm travelling across the pond for a week in Miami. The gigantic EDM festival Ultra Music Festival, drew in 150.000 guest last year, making it the largest of it's kind in the world. This is the main attraction for me. Despite of the outragious pricing, UMF sold out 2 months before the event. Solid.

The UMF lineup is overwhelming and unsurpassed. I've never seen anything like this before on just one flyer. Most of my favorite house and dubstep artists will be playing at this 3-day festival. If this lineup is missing someone to be absolutely perfect, it would be Swedish House Mafia, who even plays their own competing mini-festival Masquerade Motel on the friday UMF opens, as well as british dubstep act Nero and maybe deadmau5 who played last year, but is now criticizing the festival for greedy pricing instead. But who am I to complain, when I'm during these three days, in the beautiful Florida sun, will experience::

Kraftwerk, Knife Party (YAY!), Skrillex, Avicii, Kaskade, Afrojack, Porter Robinson, Zedd, Mord Fustang, Flux Pavillion, Dada life, Hardell, Nicky Romero, Fedde le Grand, Skream, Benga, Magnetic Man, Camo & Krooked, 12th planet and lots more, and oh yeah, a couple of mainstream djs like Tiesto og David Guetta will also be playing.

The festival will take place at Bayfront Park during the Miami Music Week, spred out over two weekends, crampacked with events, parties, cruises, award show, workshops and thousans of happy EDM loving beautiful people . We're going to this pool-afterparty (H50) on the rooftop of Hotel Viceroi in Club50, on the 50th floor, with a fantastic view over south beach and the sea. Legend Paul Oakenfold and talented Lazy Rich will play at this party. That'll be fun! :)

Check the lineup here:

Watch the teaser here: