The nightlife scene in Miami has always been legendary, but it reaches a fever pitch every March when Ultra Music Fest rolls into town on the waves of a bass, dub, EDM and hip hop tsunami. Though the electronic music festival set up shop in Miami in 1999, it's grown into a global movement, with festivals popping up in Colombia, South Africa and a dozen other beat-hungry destinations.
But Miami is where Ultra brings it all home, and from March 28-30, Ultra will present one of its most varied lineups ever. This year Ultra offers some of the biggest names in dance (Avicii, M.I.A., Zedd) rap greats (Dizzee Rascal, Chance The Rapper) and EDM mainstays (Tiésto, Kaskade and David Guetta).
Show up, get down and lose yourself the second the beat drops—and if you're lucky enough to catch Fedde Le Grand, don't forget to "put your hands up 4 Miami!" (We're sure he won't mind the slight change in lyrics just this once.)
— By Hilary Hughes
If the hook from Avicii's "Wake Me Up" hasn't been tattooed on the inside of your eardrums by now, you're not only living under a rock, you're living under a rock that's been buried by more rocks that's been hiding beneath a mountain for centuries. Aviciis' explosive hit has long since taken over the airwaves, and the Ultra crowd is going to go nuts as soon as the beat that gave a whole new meaning to "Country Club" drops.