12 Main Reasons Why You Can’t Miss Ultra Miami in 2018

May 30, 2018

Photo credit: Drew Ressler (Rukes.com)

First things first: do you really need any reasons? Come on, if you are a true EDM fan you know exactly Ultra Miami is the place to be this time of the year.

In case you are new to this scene, here’s a quick heads up: Ultra is probably the most important event in dance music every year, in the heart of the iconic city of Miami, kicking off the festival season and setting the tune for the whole year.

Either way, here are twelve reasons why you absolutely can’t miss it this year!

Miami Music Week

Every March all the exceptional people of the music industry fly to Miami for the Miami Music Week, DJs are walking around everywhere you look – this is your chance to get a selfie, autograph or just a quick chat with your heroes!

Pool parties

MMW takes advantage of all the legendary DJs being in town and turns all the hotels at Miami Beach into epic pool parties. Dip into this refreshing blend of electronic music, champagne and beautiful people with the most amazing DJs!

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It’s spring break…

…for the EDM god’s sake, what else would you be doing? Eat meatloaf with your grandparents in Texas all weekend?

No way! Everyone is going crazy during spring break and Ultra Miami is the absolute best place to release the madness. The meatloaf can wait.

That lineup though…

Speaking of madness… have you seen the star-packed lineups of previous Ultra Music Festivals? Only the first names have been released yet for this season, but it already gives us the goosebumps - and that list is only getting bigger and better!

Breathtaking stage designs

The Ultra Miami main stage is getting bigger and better and crazier year by year, to take ultranauts outer space. This is definitely not something you want to experience through the livestream!

Photo credit: Drew Ressler (Rukes.com)

Unreleased tracks

Ultra opens the festival season and all the DJs debut their latest ID tracks during their Ultra sets - this is where you can hear the summer’s biggest hits from first-hand!

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Surprise guests

As if the mind-blowing lineup wasn’t enough, the awesome DJs at Ultra always like to surprise the crowd with artists like Madonna, Slash, Justin Bieber, Usher, Craig David for a song or two – just to blow your minds completely.

Photo credit: Drew Ressler (Rukes.com)

The anniversary

Ultra Miami is celebrating its 20th birthday in 2018, and we have a feeling that it’s going to be the most epic birthday party of the century!

Ultra never disappoints to deliver jaw-dropping stage designs, visuals, fireworks, beautiful dancers and stunning performances, but we bet there’ll be some awesome surprises for the ultranauts this year.


Although Ultra grounds close down quite early, you don’t have to worry – the party continues with countless more “intimate” afterparties at clubs all over the city, where you can party just feets away from your favorite DJs.

The livestream

Ultra is livestreaming the whole weekend, just to make you regret every minute that you are missing out on. It’s just heartbreaking to watch all the performances and people going absolutely wild through the screen.


Even if you manage to hold yourself back from watching the livestream during these 3 days, you basically have to turn off all the social media because every single DJ is checking in and having the time of their lives.

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The after videos

Let’s pretend you manage to avoid the livestream and all the social media during Ultra…even if you do, the live sets will be uploaded to Youtube to haunt you throughout the year and will cry to your pillow for days for missing out on this epic festival.

Don’t risk it, just go! – You know you want to! ;)

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Monika Tudja

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Monika fell in love with live music and festivals when she was 16, and she didn't stop loving and attending them ever since. She is passionate about singers with raspy voices, electronic music, and this site here that she co-founded so you guys can explore the best music festivals around the globe.