MIAMI, FL (CelebrityAccess) — Ultra Music Festival celebrated its eighteenth edition this weekend with a successful production at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami that was sold out months in advance. The World’s Premier Electronic Music Festival welcomed 165,000 ‘Ultranauts’ from 87 countries worldwide to witness hundreds of top DJs and Live acts perform across eight stages and/or installations.
For fans who couldn’t make it to the event, Ultra Live was transmitting live through the weekend from their studio on the event grounds. To date 14+ million people from 152 countries tuned in to watch the live stream and subsequent DJ sets posted online since the event.
For the third year running, Ultra Music Festival was also the #1 trending item on both Facebook and Twitter across the three days, and received a staggering 5.4 million mentions on social media, which is more than any other 3-day music festival.
UMF Radio produced by The Radio Department transmitted live for 8 hours across 50 networks, in 38 countries.
Deadmau5 ended up performing three times across the weekend. Following a last minute cancellation from The Prodigy, who were scheduled to close the Live Stage on Saturday night, deadmau5 stepped in to entertain thousands of onlookers at a packed-to-the-rafters Klipsch Amphitheatre. Performing for the second time on Sunday evening inside the Megastructure for Armin’s annual ‘A State Of Trance’, the Canadian then joined Pendulum as a special guest to close out the Ultra Main Stage on Sunday night, performing ‘Ghosts N Stuff’.
Other special guests included Rage Against The Machine, guitarist Tom Morello, who also joined Pendulum on stage for a rendition of ‘Tarantula’, as well as Craig David, who came out with Hardwell, and Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross & DJ Khaled who all accompanied Carnage on the Main Stage on Sunday.
Designed by Ultra Music Festival’s Creative Director, Richard Milstein and featuring mapping design by V Squared Lab’s, Vello Virkhaus, the Ultra Main Stage hosted performances from Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Pendulum, Knife Party, DJ Snake, Avicii, Zedd, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, David Guetta, Kaskade, Tiësto, Carnage, Kygo, Steve Angello, Galantis and many more.
Miike Snow, Chet Faker, Nero, Purity Ring, Rabbit In The Moon, Caribou, Crystal Castles, Bob Moses and Peaches were just some of the acts this year on the Live Stage.
Carl Cox hosted his Carl Cox and Friends Arena for a 12th year inside the Megastructure. Joined by Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Joseph Capriati and Nicole Moudaber to name but a few, the Godfather of Dance put on a special show for the masses across Friday and Saturday before Armin van Buuren closed the house down with deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila and Andrew Rayel on his ‘A State of Trance’ Sunday.
Ultra Music Festival takes place on March 24, 25 and 26, 2017, during Miami Music Week and is an 18+ event. Miami Music Week runs from March 21-26.