Miami gets filled to capacity on Friday, as masses of dance fans descend on the city for the start of Ultra Music Festival. And, while we’re certainly making an appearance at the festival – have you seen Friday’s line-up? – there are plenty of other events also worth checking out. Click past the break for the full run-down, and get ready for one jam-packed Friday.
Featured Day Event
Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park
Lineup: Tiesto, Kraftwerk, Carl Cox, Skrillex, Afrojack, Miike Snow, Pretty Lights, Dirty South, Dada Life, Porter Robinson, Neon Indian, Dubfire, Chris Lake, Nicky Romero, Michael Woods, Tommy Trash, Swanky Tunes, Richie Hawtin, Benny Benassi, Wolfgang Gartner, Martin Solveig, Madeon, et al.
Why You Should Go: See above. We’re all for pool parties – it is Miami, after all – but Friday’s UMF line-up is too good to miss.
Lineup: Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, Alesso, and more TBA | 3 – 11 PM | Sold Out
No Sugar Added @ Nikki Beach
Lineup: Paul Oakenfold, Gabriel & Dresden, Bingo Players, Deniz Koyu, Swanky Tunes, Hard Rock Sofa, Tim Mason, Joachim Garraud, Jack Beats, Felguk, Kill The Noise, et al. | Noon – 5 AM | Purchase Tickets
Pete Tong’s Pool Party @ Surfcomber Miami
Lineup: Pete Tong, Calvin Harris, Chuckie, Fareoh, Feed Me, Guy Gerber, Jacques Lu Cont, Joris Voorn, Madeon, R3hab, Nic Fanciulli, and Seth Troxler | 11 AM – 11 PM | Purchase Tickets
VIVa MUSiC @ The Shelbourne
Lineup: Steve Lawler and Friends | Noon – 10:30 PM | Purchase Tickets
Lineup: Three DA favorites: Dirty South, Thomas Gold, and Tommy Trash. (For more details, check out The Opium Group’s MMW guide)
Why You Should Go: Each of these DJs has a distinctive sound and DJing style, but the unifying factor is obvious: epic amounts of energy. This will be an incredible night full of the biggest tracks around… and maybe a joint set? Hey, an Astronaut can dream.
Hardwell Presents Revealed at SET
Lineup: Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Bingo Players, Dannic, Dyro, No_ID, Firebeatz, Sebastien Lintz, and Jordy Dazz | 10 PM – 5 AM | Purchase Tickets (For more details, check out The Opium Group’s MMW guide)
Morgan Page at Mokai
Lineup: Morgan Page, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Hard Rock Sofa, Bass Kleph, Lazy Rich, and more TBA| 10 PM – 5 AM |Sold Out (For more details, check out The Opium Group’s MMW guide)
Kaskade at Amnesia
Lineup: Kaskade | 10 PM – 5 AM | Sold Out
Mixmag In Miami @ Ice Palace
Lineup: Pendulum (DJ Set), Steve Aoki, + Many More Special Guests | 10PM- 5AM | Purchase Tickets
Mark Knight Presents Toolroom Knights at Cameo
Lineup: Mark Knight, Funkagenda, John Dahlback, Umek, Sander Van Doorn, Mark Storie | 10 PM – 5 AM | Purchase Tickets