What started in Miami Beach in 1999 as a small one-day WMC closing party with a nominal ticket price has now emerged as the crowning event of Miami’s annual March madness of electronic dance, the Ultra Music Festival. Held in Downtown Miami in Bayfront Park, it was founded by Russel Faibisch, an insurance and bail bonds businessman, and Alex Omes, a nightclub manager. With performances by Rabbit in the Moon and DJ Baby Anne, the event was held on South Beach and was a major success.
With editions in Europe, Asia and South America now, Ultra Music Festival was merely a one day festival from 1999 to 2006. The festival is an international phenomenon today and draws thousands of fans from all over the world. In 2013, for the first time in Ultra Music Festival history, the festival took place across two consecutive weekends. However, in 2014, the festival will return to a one-weekend format. In 2014, the Ultra Music Festival will make its debut on the African continent with an inaugural 2 day event in Cape Town and Johannesburg on February 14th and 15th respectively.
In fact, it also happens to be one of the top grossing festivals of the year, with a major venue setting and sales of more than 100,000 tickets. The very fact that early-bird $149.95 tickets for Ultra 2014 sold out online in four minutes when they were released in May and advanced tickets, which went on sale immediately afterward, were gone 20 minutes later stands testimony to the popularity of Ultra Music Festival.
March 28 to March 30
Accommodation During Ultra Music Festival In Miami
Ultra Music Festival attracts visitors from throughout the world. Among the popular accommodation areas include Downtown Miami and Brickell neighborhoods because this area happens to be by far the most convenient option for attending Ultra Music Festival. Since these accommodations get jam-packed very easily, some of the other popular neighborhoods where visitors can stay include the Omni and Edgewater, which are both within walking distance of Ultra. Visitors should avoid taking hotels in the South Beach area as commuting to Downtown Miami can be problematic due to traffic and congestion.
• Visitors are encouraged not to drive to the festival as parking is scarce and very expensive.
• Visitors should note that free Metromover provides transportation throughout Downtown Miami and Brickell.
• Train service is also extended until 1AM during the Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
Miami is served by two international airports, namely, Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale International Airport. In order to attend the Ultra Music Festival, visitors can land at any of these airports, both of which have flights well connected to other countries. To access the area where the Ultra Music Festival is performed, most visitors take the Miami Metrorail or Metrobus. The nearest Metrorail station is Government Center.
As far as the weather in Miami is concerned, the region witnesses subtropical savanna climate with two predominant seasons: a warm and dry season from November through mid April and a hot and wet season from May through October. During March, when the Ultra Music Festival is organised, Miami has a sunny and dry weather. So no woolens are required to be carried. Though it would only help to carry a sunscreen to prevent your skin from tanning.
So get your tickets booked to join and enjoy the Ultra Music Festival 2014 in gorgeous Miami !