This year’s lineup for Ultra Music Festival is arguably its most impressive selection in its 15 year history. With genres as diverse as psytrance to hip-hop represented, it is potentially the most eclectic lineup the festival has ever hosted. While mega acts such as Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, and Tiësto will be a staple in most people’s weekends, we’d like to take the time to highlight the best acts and stages from prominent genres outside of mainstream EDM. Click past the break to see which dubstep, deep house, downtempo and techno acts you can’t miss at Ultra Weekend 1.
Ultra Music Festival doesn’t technically start until tomorrow, but the massive setup effort is in full effect now (and has been for almost a week so far). We wandered over to Bayfront Park a bit early to see how things were coming along, and have a couple more spy photos to share with you. From what we can tell, the Carl Cox tent looks absolutely ginormous, with huge hexagonal panels running across the top of the domed structure and lots and lots of steel. We only got an obscured view of the Main Stage from our vantage point, but some things are better left unseen until they’re fully ready. More photos after the break!