2020 Ultra Music Festival

2020 Ultra Music Festival

2020 Ultra Music Festival will begin on Friday, March 20 and ends on Sunday, March 22. Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place during March in Miami, Florida, United States.

Named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album - Ultra - and founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes, Ultra Music Festival is regarded as the ultimate event for electronic music fans across the United States and abroad. Held outdoors, the festival turns the streets of Miami into an electrifying party with worshipped DJs presenting the summertime soundtrack.

From being a one-day festival ever since its debut in 1999, it grew into a two-day festival from 2007 to 2010, and since 2011 it's a three-day festival. The following year it scored a record attendance of 155,000 people. Then, in 2013, the festival took place across two consecutive weekends, attracting 330,000 attendees. The festival returned to its original one weekend format in 2014, and its pre sale tickets sold out in under five minutes. 2017 attracted 165,000 people to the festival.

Ultra Music Festival takes places across seven stages that span the picturesque Bayfront Park, including the Main Stage, the Live Stage, the MegaStructure, the Worldwide stage, the UMF Radio stage, the Resistance stage, and the Oasis stage.

Ultra Music Festival has also expanded abroad, with festivals taking place in Cape Town and Johannesburg (South Africa), Seoul (Korea), Singapore, Tokyo (Japan), Hvar and Split (Croatia), Mexico City (Mexico), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Bogota (Colombia), India and Australia, among other destinations.

The twentieth edition of Ultra Music Festival took place March 23-25, 2018, with internationally-renown headliners, such as David Guetta, Tiësto, and DJ Snake. The lineup also included 4B, Above & Beyond, Adam Beyer, Afrojack, Andrew Rayel, Armin Van Buuren, Bassjackers, Benny Benassi, Benspence, Better Lost Than Stupid, Blasterjaxx, Carl Cox, Carlo Lio B2B Marco Bailey, Cedric Gervais, Cheat Codes Live, Coyu, Danny Tenaglia, Dash Berlin, Elio Riso, Estiva, Fedde Le Grand, Flosstradamus, Gabriel & Dresden, GTA, Guti Live B2B Waff, Hardwell, Henry Fong, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, Jauz, Josh Wink, Julian Jordan, Kaskade, Kshmr, Kungs, Laidback Luke, Lost Kings, Luigi Madonna, Mariana Bo, Marlo, Marshmello, Matador Live, Maurice West, Mike Williams, Nastia, NIC Fanciulli, Nicky Romero, Nora en Pure, Oliver Heldens, Pete Tong, Quintino, Quix B2B Wuki, Sam Paganini, Sick Individuals, Slushi, Stefano Noferini, Stephan Bodzin Live, Steve Aoki, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tchami x Malaa: No Redemption, Technasia B2B Hector, The Chainsmokers, Valentino Khan and Vini Vici.

The producers of the award-winning Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Ultra Worldwide launched a “new event concept in 2012 appropriately named, ‘Road to Ultra'” states the official website. “Since then, RTU's have landed in locations such as Australia, Bolivia, Chile, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand with more planned for 2018.”

The about page continues, “Road to Ultra events are single-stage events with the same focus as the Ultra Worldwide festivals. Each event showcases cutting-edge stage production including world-class visuals, lighting, kryogenics and pyrotechnics. Stage designs are developed by the Ultra Music Festival creative team and adapted to accommodate the needs of both indoor and outdoor venues.

“Just as the Ultra festivals boast the world's hottest talent, Road to Ultra features the top electronic music artists in today's electronic music scene. Artists such as Tiësto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Alesso, Steve Angello, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand and more have already headlined previous RTU's, bringing tens of thousands of fans to these events.

“Ultra worldwide is already the most international electronic music festival brand by far (with events on six continents including S. Africa, S. America, Europe, Australia, Asia and N. America), but with the addition of the Road to Ultra concept, ULTRA has truly raised the bar. The RTU events continue to drive Ultra apart from the competition by offering one-of-a-kind experiences to electronic music fans in even more regions around the world.”

Ultra Music Festival's are now loaded onto special non-removable, non-transferable wristbands for attendees' convenience and security. “Each day, attendees will scan their wristbands at the festival gates for entry. Wristbands will be received in early March, as normal. Only 3-day wristbands will be available for purchase.”

Some of the items you can't take to the festival include illegal or illicit substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia; weapons of any kind, including, but not limited to, pocket knives and self defense sprays; flammable items or liquids including aerosols and fireworks; markers, pens or spray paint; backpacks, purses, or bags, except bags made of clear plastic, clear vinyl, or clear OVC not exceeding 13''x17''; stuffed animals, outside food or beverage including alcohol; bottles, cans, canteens, flasks, or coolers; opened over-the-counter medication or eye drops, opened packs of cigarettes or tampons; pacifiers or glow sticks, among others.