Tickets for Ultra 2018, the Festival's 20th Edition, Now on Sale

Will the spider return in 2018?EXPAND
Will the spider return in 2018?
Photo by George Martinez
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

In 2018, Ultra Music Festival will no longer be a teenager.

Not that anyone is expecting the festival to grow up. For two decades, it's been a winter escape for those in search of a dance-music bacchanal in warmer climes. It's seen three locations, plenty of political posturing, and a whole lot of DJ sets and live performances.

There have been plenty of surprises too, including pop superstars such as Madonna, Justin Bieber, and Arianna Grande stopping by to sing, and unforgettable moments like Swedish House Mafia's farewell set and Deadmau5 saying whatever is on his mind.

If Ultra is going to outdo all of those moments, the perfect time would be its 20th-anniversary edition. That means if you haven't attended the festival in a while but have been on the fence about whether to go in recent years, 2018 is the year to bite the bullet.

Tickets for the festival have officially gone on sale after a limited presale in May. If you registered at ultramusicfestival.com, general-admission tickets cost $349.95. Otherwise, they're $379.95. VIP tickets cost $1,499.95. If you're quick, you can nab one of the limited payment-plan tickets for $399.95. (It's perplexing that Ultra doesn't sell every ticket through a payment plan like every other major U.S festival.)

As the festival date nears, expect prices to go up. Ultra is still ages 18 and over for GA and 21 and over for VIP. No acts have been announced yet, but traditionally, the Phase 1 lineup is revealed in November.

Ultra Music Festival 2018. Friday, March 23, through Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; bayfrontparkmiami.com. Tickets cost $349.95 to $1,499.95 via ultramusicfestival.com.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.