Miami the City of Lights !

Sima Kohen

While we are concluding the Miami Film Festival, we are getting ready to welcome the ULTRA. Party people from around the world descend on Miami in late March for the annual Ultra Music Festival, a three-day electronic dance music (EDM) party held across eight stages at Downtown's sprawling Bayfront Park.

Mark your calendars ULTRA is on March 24-26.

The festival overlaps with Winter Music Conference (WMC) and the week is commonly referred to as Miami Music Week (MMW) with DJs spinning at various satellite pool parties and late night bashes at clubs across town. In 2015, Ultra became an 18 and over event where previously all ages were welcome. This is not one of the event that you would like to take your children with you as you never know what to expect to see on the street. I still can’t forget what I have seen on South Beach few years back !

The biggest names in EDM headline Ultra's main stage, while emerging talents and live artists are found at seven other stages throughout the park. Past headliners include Tiesto, David Guetta, AVICII, Skrillex and Swedish House Mafia. Other major artists include Moby, Fatboy Slim and The Chemical Brothers. Live sets performed by such diverse artists as Snoop Dog and MIA are crowd pleasers, and Madonna even dropped in for a surprise appearance.

Bayfront Park is located in the heart of Downtown Miami overlooking Biscayne Bay. There are many hotels within walking distance and others a short drive away in South Beach that are popular amongst festivalgoers. Parking can be difficult, so public transportation, taxis and shuttles ,end of course Ubers are recommended. However, parking garages and valet are available. Just be prepared for traffic and to pay for a big fee for transportation unless you are staying in a hotel near by!

I feel the urge to remind you not to carry any valuable items while you are attending the ULTRA, as far as your phone try to keep it safe the whole time.

Keep in mind it is also Spring Break, and many college students will be in town just for ULTRA . Try to plan your trip accordingly. There are many hotels in the area which tends to sell out very quickly. Try Air B&B or share flats with some friends to make it more affordable.

While Ultra is no doubt the main event of the week, the entire city is filled with incredible parties and events. It's possible to see your favorite DJs in more intimate settings throughout the week, so even if you don't get a ticket to Ultra, there are plenty of reasons to visit Miami during MMW.

General admission early bird and advance tickets are available for purchase, and at a lower price, but these sell out quickly. For tickets to ULTRA


Until next event bye for now ;)

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