Ultra Cofounder Russell Faibisch Talks Expansion Plans and Making Peace With WMC

After 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 sell out two full days worth of music, flooding Bicentennial Park with over 100,000 bodies.

In 2011, the festival has ballooned into a three-day monstrosity with over 200 acts and an expected attendance of 150,000. If that wasn't crazy enough, this year's edition of Ultra sold out 34 days before the actual event.

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