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.