Each March, the world's biggest DJs descend on Miami for one of the premiere events representing global dance/electronic music: Ultra Music Festival. Ultra takes place March 24–26 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, and coincides with the Winter Music Conference.
Now in its 19th year, Ultra's 2017 lineup is as enticing as ever, with the surprising twist of separate listings for live performance headliners and top bill DJs. The sold out festival features GRAMMY winners the Chainsmokers, Tiësto, Justice, Zedd, and Cedric Gervais; festival must-haves Martin Garrix, Hardwell and GRAMMY nominee Steve Aoki; underground darlings Dubfire, Eats Everything and Maceo Plex; and rising stars such as GTA, Malaa and Patrick Topping.
The unforgettable experience of Ultra Music Festival creates lasting memories for fans and DJs alike. "My first WMC … I was not playing. I was going to Ultra to be part of the crowd, " Garrix said regarding his favorite Ultra moment from years past. "I was almost in the front at the Ultra main stage. Fatboy Slim was playing and suddenly I heard the intro from [my track] 'Error 404' playing. The first drop I was floating, just looking around like, 'Is this happening for real?' ... Last year I was at the main stage at Ultra. It's hard to describe. For me, I could see myself still being there at the other side of the stage. It's crazy."
Check out the festival's phase-one lineup announcement video below and stay tuned for The Recording Academy's exclusive festival coverage from Miami.