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Miami Ultra Music Festival

The Miami Ultra Music Festival is the most popular annual musical events in Miami. It is part of the Annual Winter Music Conference which is a week-long electronic music conference held in Miami every year in March since the mid-1980s which draws in over 300,000 people from dozens of countries across the world.

The Miami Ultra Music Festival is one of the conference's largest events with over 100,000 attendees who come to dance to and enjoy some of best in electronic music for three straight days. It is known as the biggest electronic festivals in the world, and has been taking place in downtown Miami's Bi-Centennial Park for a few years, but is being planned to move back to Bayfront Park which was the festival's original home. The move is due to construction, but also to make for an ideal waterfront location for the festival.

Miami Ultra Music Festival

The Miami Ultra Music Festival which was founded in 1999 and has known massive growth since then is one of the highest grossing musical festivals in the world today. It features some of the biggest names in electronic music such as Paul Van Dyk, Eric Prydz, Benny Benassi, Armin Van Buuren, Rabbit in the Moon, DJ Tiesto, and David Guetta. More recently, a number of crossover artists have also performed at the Miami Ultra Music Festival such as the Black Eyed Peas, Perry Farrell, The Whip, and Swedish House Mafia. All in all over 200 different artists descend upon Miami for the festival and the incredible line-up is sure to blow away more than one.

The festival is so popular that its early bird pre-sale tickets that go on sale in early January are known to sell out within minutes. The entire festival is officially sold out months before it takes place. In recent years, the festival has broken the record for number of tickets sold for a single event in Miami numerous times.

Those who are looking to get tickets to the festival should know that the website where the tickets are sold can crash almost as soon as tickets go on sale, which can make it very difficult to buy tickets even if you wait in advance. As for ticket costs, be prepared to put down some serious cash especially if you get tickets from other sites other than the official festival website after it's sold out such as StubHub or EBay. Be prepared to spend $200 to $300 per ticket for general admission, $400 to $500 for 3-Day passes and up to $1000 for VIP tickets.

Miami Ultra Music Festival

If you're planning to attend the Miami Ultra Music Festival should know that they're not allowed to take in alcohol, glass bottles, video recording devices, and backpacks, and since security guards and bouncers are allowed to confiscate and keep the prohibited items, it's best to leave your new camera at home or at your hotel. In terms of clothing, attendees should wear comfortable clothing that can keep them dancing and partying all day and night, and aren't afraid to get dirty.

The Miami Ultra Music Festival has become so popular that its organizers have announced that it will expand internationally to six locations across the globe. The festival is planning to hit Buenos Aires, Ibiza in Spain, Warsaw, Seoul, and Sao Paolo in Brazil.

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