Dancing Astronaut Guide to Miami Week 2011: Friday 3/25/11

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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 if you want to meet up!

1st Featured Day Event: UMF Day 1 – Bicentennial Park

Time: 12pm-12am

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.

Tickets – sold out

Featured Night Event #1: No Sugar AddedNikki Beach

Time: 12pm-5am

Benny Benassi ft Gary Go – Cinema (Congorock Remix)


Artists Performing:
Beach stage: Armand van Helden, Chuckie, AN21, Kim Fai, David Tort, Max Vangeli, Moguai, Norman Doray, Richard Grey, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Foreverland: Reboot, Sharam, Desyn Masiello, Paulo Mojo, Wally Lopez, Radio Slave, Ramon Tapia, Robert Dietz
Basscraft Stage: Dada Life, Bart B More, Congorock, Felix Cartal, Harvard Bass, LA Riots, Sidney Samson, Style of Eye, Treasure Fingers

Why should you go?
Apart from the cool name, No Sugar Added sports an A-listing of DJ talent that is sure to please. With just as much substance as style (and for the pristinely polished NSA folks, that’s saying something), the No Sugar Added crew knows how to throw a proper pool party. With headliners Armand van Helden, Chuckie, Reboot, Sharam, and Dada Life at the helm, you’ll be in good hands. Savvy listeners will be on the lookout for AN21, Congorock, Bart B More, Sidney Samson, and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (of “Markuzza” fame). Think of it this way: 17 hours of fun in the sun. 3 stages. Over 30 acts. Convinced?

Buy tickets here.

Featured Night Event #2: Deckstar presents Dim Mak MiamiCameo

Time: 10pm-5am

Sandro Silva – Resurrection (Original Mix)


Artists Performing:
Dada Life, Bart B More, Tocadisco, Bingo Players, Felix Cartal, Mustard Pimp, PeaceTreaty, Nadastrom, Sandro Silva, Autoerotique, SonicC, Will Bailey

Why should you go?
Cameo for a night plays home to Deckstar’s Dim Mak show, the team behind Joachim Garraud and Gina Turner. If going to No Sugar Added wasn’t in the cards for you, don’t despair. Dada Life and Bart B More will be doing double duty at both NSA and Dim Mak Miami. Still, Dim Mak Miami is an awesome show in its own right. Why? Three names: Bingo Players, Sandro Silva, and Will Bailey. Those in the know will already have goosebumps. And if you’re not quivering with anticipation, just wait till you set foot in the door. It’s sure to be an good one.

Buy tickets here.

Also check out the Creator Entertainment Showcase With JES at Nowhere in Miami!


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