South Floridians owe beat freaks and frat boys a drink.
Fueled almost entirely by Red Bull, Molly, and (presumably) a little bit of cocaine, sunburned college students from the Midwest, foreign ravers, and Ultra Music Festival organizers rallied to resurrect South Florida's economy in March.
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What are the odds of electro-mechanical machines (manufactured in France) descending upon Ultra Music Festival 2013 to enslave the EDM generation?
We'd say the chances of a sudden and unsuspected robot invasion at UMF probably hover around 13 percent.
Oh ... You mean the likelihood of notoriously ... More >>
All we know is that in 2013 Daft Punk has promised the world a new album.
It will be their first studio since 2005's Human After All -- a superb experiment in robotic mass consumerism. And after having a TV commercial pop-up during Saturday Night Live earlier this month and posters plastered acros ... More >>
Electronic dance music has conquered Miami. And America. And the world.
For more than three decades, it had remained a mostly underground phenomenon, epitomized by illegal raves held beneath highway overpasses in the UK or after-hours parties thrown in downtown Detroit's abandoned warehouses. But o ... More >>
We thought the whole Deadmau5 vs. Ultra Music Festival thing had been resolved?
Back in December 2011, the King Rat (a repeat Ultra headliner) kicked off a largely one-sided feud by posting a YouTube rant that slammed the festival for its high ticket prices, exclusivity contracts, and do ... More >>
Crazy glue that uhntz-uhntz-ing ass to your computer chair, beat freaks!
'Cause in exactly an hour, Ultra Music Festival plans to "announce something so big, so crazy, so intense that it will knock you off your seats and leave you thinking 'WTF.'"
UPDATE Ultra Music Festival 2013 is expanding to " ... More >>
Break out the credit card, beat freaks.
Oh, and shave your legs. Tie that half-naked guy bow tie. Fluff up your purple mini-skirt tutu. Squeeze into those studly short shorts. And straighten out your human bumblebee antennae.
With only 162 days, six hours, 59 minutes, and 33 seconds till the 15th ... More >>
What's the quickest way to dump several million dollars into a local economy, create nearly 1,000 jobs, and generate upwards of $10 million in federal, state, and local taxes?
Simple, gather a bunch of electronic dance music artists and drop them in the middle of Downtown Miami, then add 165,000 s ... More >>
Until earlier this morning, the electronic dance music scene lacked synergy.
But Ultra Music Festival founder and CEO Russell Faibisch and Ultra Music president Patrick Moxey have since rectified the situation.
In a joint statement released by both parties, Ultra Music Festival and Ultra Music ( ... More >>
Epic uhntz-uhntz on demand via the Internet. This is the Ultra media empire's newest expansion plan.
Adding to an already sprawling portfolio of EDM entertainment assets (obviously including the original Ultra Music Festival in Miami as well as a six-country, four-continent tour, officially dubbed ... More >>
To actually understand the scope of Ultra Music Festival's evolution over the last 14 years, just ask Ultra cofounder and CEO Russell Faibisch about the fest's early days.
"Back in the late '90s, it started as a small nightlife event," Faibisch tells New Times in this week's Miami People Issue ... More >>
UPDATE Ultra Music Festival has finally announced its Phase 1 lineup. Check out Ultra 2012's 92-act roster, headlined by Avicii, Tiësto, and David Guetta.
Just like the rest of the beat-freaking world, we here at Crossfade are rabidly anticipating Ultra Music Festival's imminent lineup announcem ... More >>
Via Ultra Music Festival's FlickrAlmost exactly one year ago, Ultra Music Festival and Winter Music Conference suffered a "deeply complicated and very public breakup" after 13 years of peaceful, symbiotic coexistence.
A few months later, just before Ultra 2011, we asked the fest's cofounder and ... More >>
Get ready party people, Ultra tickets are now on sale.On October 1, Ultra Music Festival organizers alerted its fans via email and social media that early bird tickets were on sale for $149.95. In a couple of hours, they were gone. In fact, the demand for tickets crashed the servers, forcing Ultr ... More >>
A thing of the past.While we were all raving at Bicentennial Park this past weekend, Miami's most generous couple, Patricia and Phillip Frost, donated $35 million toward the construction of the new Miami Science Museum to be erected adjacent to the Miami Art Museum in what is presently known as B ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelWTF! The 2011 edition of Ultra Music Festival hasn't even started but the festival's organizers have already announced dates for next year's date. Mark it down, because the three-day electronic music gathering will return to Miami on March 23 to 25, 2012.Early artwork also ind ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenAfter 13 years, Ultra Music Festival has managed to push aside the week that helped create it. Ballsy as the move may have been, we all knew Ultra had long overshadowed Winter Music Conference. With the conference's attendance at just 3,763 last year, the festival managed to se ... More >>