Ultranauts, it is time to return home in just 2 weeks! We will be reunited in the greatest place on earth, Ultra Music Festival! Soon, we will be immersed into a setting with amazing music, good vibes, warm weather and most importantly, our friends from around the world. Ultra brings us all together in Miami to celebrate music, life and the times we spend together.
I’m sure that you are just as excited as I am. I want you all to be prepared as we round the corner to our favorite event of each year, UMF! I’m here to tell you everything you need to know about the 2019 edition of Ultra Music Festival. Here we go!
When and Where!
I really hope you know the dates. If you don’t, you may need to change your transportation and accommodations. This year, Ultra Music Festival takes place on March 29th-31st (Friday to Sunday). Those three days are all you need to have the time of your life, trust me. This is especially so, since the festival runs from 2pm-2am each day this year. Pace yourself; it’s a marathon, not a race.
UMF 2019 will not be taking place in Bayfront Park this year. They have found their new home on the Virginia Key. Ultra is staying put in Miami and now they have more space to curate the event they’ve always wanted. RESISTANCE Island will take over the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and the reminding four stages will be at the Miami Marine Stadium. I can’t wait to see the new venue. As always, remember to keep it clean so we have a home to return to each year. Read more about how we plan to protect the grounds, here.
I think the question should really be, “who’s not playing?” This year, Ultra pulled out all the stops with their lineup. 2019 presents us with yet another diverse array of artists to please any electronic music lover. We’ve already put together a list of artists you can’t miss, which can be viewed here. It’s not a world-class Ultra lineup without the legends that perform each year, which you can read about here. If you’re a dedicated trance fan (like me) then you can view the ASOT lineup here. Is techno more your thing? Perfect, because this year the RESISTANCE lineup blows every other year out of the water. Check out more about the tech-loaded lineup, here.
This year, there are several new labels that will be hosting their own stages. STAMPD, Mau5trap and Foreign Family will all be making their debuts at Ultra in two weeks. Of course we have some fan favorites coming back as well. ASOT, RESISTANCE and Play Differently will also be joining in on the fun of curating their own stages. You can read more about all of these labels and their stages, here.
By land or by sea.
How do you get to this beautiful island which will soon be dubbed a music paradise? Two ways! You can get to Virginia Key by land or by sea. Ultra is offering free shuttle buses, which will be picking up festival goers in three different locations. There will also be a ferry available at a cost. Both are convenient means of transportation to the island and will get you and your friends to your musical destination!
Let the countdown begin…
That is all you need to know about this year’s edition of Ultra Music Festival. It’s just a matter of time until we are together at last. Just fifteen days left until we run through those gates and embrace the music and love that surrounds us all! See you in Miami! Be there or be square (and have a ton of FOMO).
*Featured image via the Ultra Music Festival Facebook Page*