In just a few short weeks, the latest and greatest EDM artists on the planet will all flock to Miami for Ultra Music Festival, which for the first time ever will take place over three days, from March 25th to 27th. It is without a doubt a must-attend event; there will be a whopping 50,000 spectators in attendance for each day of the festival. Unfortunately, If you don’t have your tickets yet for Ultra, three-day passes to Ultra have been officially sold out since February 18th. No need to worry, though; Ultra is not the only thing going down in Miami during the week of March 21st to 27th. There will be a whole horde of other banging events leading up to and even during Ultra. Tickets are still available for many of the events listed below, but I would urge those wanting to attend to buy your tickets now because this is the biggest and busiest Ultra week in history, even with Winter Music Conference going on at a different time (March 8-12). There are so many events in just one week that it is truly hard to get a handle on all of then, but we are here to make it as easy as possible for you!
Above & Beyond will help kick off the Ultra festivities with Anjunabeats in Miami on Thursday the 24th, which will be held at the Ice Palace in Miami. Anjunabeats artists such as Super8 & Tab, Mat Zo, and Cosmic Gate, and of course Above & Beyond will fill one room, while John Dahlback, Jaytech, and James Grant
will be throwing it down in the Anjunadeep room. Special guests Gabriel & Dresden will also be making an appearance. Tickets are still available, so act now!
Swedish House Mafia’s
One Night Stand at The Masquerade Motel on Saturday the 26th is one of the most talked about and hyped up parties to be held in Miami. A custom-built arena will be erected right on the beach for the superstar trio made up of Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso. Other artists slated to perform at the Masquerade Motel include A-Trak
, Calvin Harris, Pete Tong, Dirty South, and more. Unfortunately, this event is currently sold out, but if you have some deeps pockets there are still tickets available on the secondary market.
All you techno fanboys will be happy to know that yet another installment of Sunday School will take place from March 25th to 27th. Sunday School: The Lost Weekend has been titled as “The 36 Hour Party,” and it’s sure to be one of the main events surrounding Ultra. Just as with the Anjunabeats party, this event will also take place at the Ice Palace. Performers at Sunday School include Minus, Victor Calderone, Boys Noize, Tiga, Richie Hawtin, and many others. Tickets are still available for this event.
Where do the celebrities, sports stars, and supermodels go out to in Miami? That would be the posh club LIV. If you have ever been to LIV you would know that not only is it a visual spectacle, but it also brings in awesome EDM acts. One of the earliest shows of the week at LIV will be Steve Angello’s “Size Matters” party on Tuesday the 22nd, and he is sure to bring out a beautiful crowd as always at LIV. The day after, Laidback Luke will headline Super You & Me with Sidney Samson, Wynter Gordon, Congorock, and LessThan3 favorite Skrillex. Leave your club clothes at home though, because the dress code for this event will be strictly ‘superheroes.’ Other shows at LIV include Axwell on Thursday the 23rd with performances by Adrian Lux and Tinie Tempah. Kaskade will also be playing there on Friday the 25th.
Other notable events happening in this spectacular EDM week in Miami include: Benny Benassi
and Calvin Harris at Mansion (Tue 22nd), Bob Sinclar at Set (Fri 25th), Fedde le Grand at Mansion (Sat 26th), F*** Me I’m Famous with David Guetta at Mansion (Sat 26th), the official Ultra Carry On with Avicii and friends at Mansion (Sun 27th), Cosmic Gate and Wippenberg Yacht Party (Sat 26th), Hard Miami with Tiga and Diplo
(Thu 24th), a FREE Beatport Beach Party with Steve Angello & friends (Sun 27th), and the list goes on and on…
Tickets are selling out for these events as you read this, so try to finalize your schedules and plans as soon as possible to get in on all the action! The LessThan3 team will be covering a large number of outside events during Ultra, so if you are not in attendance just check back here to get the full recap and review.