Dancing Astronaut’s ultimate Ultra Music Festival roundupShm At Ultra 31

Dancing Astronaut’s ultimate Ultra Music Festival roundup

In its 15 year history Ultra Music Festival has grown from a small beach party to a dance music behemoth, invading Miami’s Bayfront Park for six days this year – making it the first electronic music festival to ever expand to two weekends. After 6 days and over 75 hours of sun kissed beats in in downtown Miami, our coverage of the most ticketed event in the history of ticketed events has finally come to an end. From Avicii’s album debut to Hardwell’s unbelievable performance, there was no shortage of once-in-a-lifetime, only-at-Ultra moments. Swedish House Mafia closed the door on their storied legacy, ASOT600 delivered 11-hours of trance bliss, Carl Cox returned as the headmaster of his own arena and deadmau5 was joined on stage by a cross-dressing Zedd. In Ultra’s 6 days, over 200 artists transformed the quiet park in downtown Miami into a menagerie of neon and bass. Dance-obsessed fans from all walks of life joined together to celebrate in the Florida sun, all eager to play their part in dance music history. This is what went down.

99 reasons you were excited before Ultra began483178_568726446505645_797919332_n

Dancing Astronaut’s top 10 most heard tracks at Ultra Music Festivalultra_teasers-31

99 things they didn’t show on the live streamultra_teasers-36

Weekend One:

Weekend 1, Day 1 | Weekend 1, Day 2 | Weekend 1, Day 3481084_564181573626799_1772977580_n

Hardwell plays unanimous festival favorite set885079_570193779692245_1732616966_o

Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, and Armin van Buuren close the gates45545_565225743522382_1357357978_n

Dancing Astroanaut’s Top 7 Moments of Ultra Weekend Oneultra-weekend-1

Weekend Two:

Weekend 1, Day 1 | Weekend 2, Day 2 |Weekend 2, Day 3599483_569810036397286_1376868793_n

Afrojack plays afternoon set as Nick van de Wall530236_569809719730651_1861361424_n

Avicii takes a risk on the main stage with live premiere of new album 903519_568775029834120_684013553_o (1)

Krewella break through hype at Ultra debutkrewella-for-dylan-2

Deadmau5 contridicts himself with identical setsultra 2013 deadmau5

Diplo and Major Lazer turn Ultra into their own electronic circus479931_568726413172315_1002661040_n

ASOT 600 brings The Expedition to Miamiultra-asot600

Swedish House Mafia end legacy where it began with historical Ultra show165469_568726719838951_1206488531_n

Will you be back next year?6105_569808763064080_1250953306_n (1)