If Miami hasn’t worn you out already, get ready for Friday. The sunrise brings with it the first day of the Ultra Music Festival, which by the looks of things, is shaping up to be a first-round KO. As usual, the Dancing Astronaut team has labored to sift through all the events and shine the spotlight on the most exciting ones. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to meet up!
1st Featured Day Event: UMF Day 1 – Bicentennial Park
Tiesto & Hardwell – 076 (Original Mix)
Artists Performing: Main Stage: Tiësto, Duran Duran, Pendulum (live), Erasure, Benny Benassi, Fedde Le Grand, Tinie Tempah, Dada Life, Dimitri Kneppers, Cato K. Live Stage: Röyksopp, Trentemøller, STS9, Carte Blanche, Designer Drugs, Mustard Pimp Carl Cox & Friends: Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice. Mid Park Tower: Avicii, Martin Solveig, Roger Sanchez, Chris Lake, Sidney Samson, Cedric Gervais, Funkagenda, Rodrigo Viera. Root Society Dome: Joachim Garraud, Jefr Tale, LA Riots, Harvard Bass, Stripe, Elite Force, Jelo, Rob G, Electric Soulside
Why should you go? This is it. UMF is the crown jewel of Miami Music Week. 12 hours. 5 stages. So many DJs. And so many more people – expect at least 80,000 house heads, candy ravers, strangely-costumed partiers, and most importantly, techno hotties (trust me on this one). Think of it this way: where else are you going to see Avicii, Tiesto, Pendulum, Benassi, Dada Life, Sidney Samson, and Joachim Garraud all in the same place? This huge consolidation of talent is what makes Ultra an event that is definitely a bang for your buck.
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