Wednesday, April 24, 2024

March, 2024, Sunday 24th: Ultra Music Festival concluded its sold-out 24th edition at Bayfront Park in Miami (United States), withstanding turbulent weather conditions in the early stages of the event to put on yet another year of world-class electronic music performances. 

Over three days, the festival welcomed 165,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. Ultra continued its celebrated tradition of broadcasting to millions of Ultranauts around the world with the #ULTRALIVE stream#ULTRALIVE  reached more than 34 million viewers around the world amd featured a plethora of performances from multiple stages throughout the weekend, in addition to exclusive curated content like artist and fan interviews. The RESISTANCE Megastructure and The Cove also hosted their own dedicated streams across all three days, welcoming underground music stalwarts to bask in uninterrupted house and techno tuneage. 

Ultra 2024 Highlights? Armin van Buuren welcomed a surprise appearance from Jon Bon Jovi to unveil their ‘Keep the Faith’ remix, Calvin Harris returning to Ultra Music Festival for the first time since 2013, Peggy Gou making her Ultra Miami debut at the RESISTANCEMegastructure and Hardwell captivating fans with a Saturday sunset performance. RL Grime x Knock2 packed out the Worldwide Stage on Saturday for their debut festival b2b set, and were joined by ISOxo to premiere their new ISOKNOCK x RL Grime collaboration.

Martin Garrix returned to Ultra Music Festival’s behemoth Main Stage with an arsenal of unreleased music on Saturday evening. Following Garrix’s crowd-smashing performance, Ultra veteran David Guetta took the stage to close out Saturday with a surprise visit from Oliver Heldens to debut their new collaboration. Excision made his debut Main Stage performance, welcoming a surprise appearance from Illenium and transforming Ultra’s biggest stage into a bass music haven. Similarly, Dimension was joined by Alison Wonderland for a rip-roaring performance. 

Ultra Music Festival showcased a mesmeric Drone Show on Sunday evening, with 420 drones culminating in the sky above the Main Stage for a stunning visual display.

Ultra’s award-winning sustainability program Mission: Home boasted 50 initiatives that focus on pollution prevention, nature preservation, waste reduction, climate action, and community engagement. As part of the “Leave No Trace” and recycling initiatives, Ultra once again partnered with Clean Vibes to keep grounds clean and sort waste behind the scenes. Ultra also partnered with Replenysh, a circularity platform with full traceability, to assure all collected bottles and cans were truly recycled back into the regional domestic supply chain.

Ultra will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year, returning to Bayfront Park from Friday, March 28th – Sunday, March 30th, 2025. 

Tickets on sale now.

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