Boasting the World’s best DJs, unparalleled production, and location in the beautiful city of Miami, ULTRA Music Festival is the world’s premier electronic music festival. Check out our in-depth guides to Ultra Miami below:
- Tips for first timers going to Ultra Miami
- How much does it cost to go to Ultra Miami?
- What you can and can’t bring to Ultra Miami
- Essential items to bring to Ultra
Ultra Miami FAQ
Where is Ultra located?
Ultra is located in Miami. It was moved from downtown Miami to Virginia Key in 2019, but for 2020 was scheduled to return to downtown Miami before pandemic happened. It will return in 2021.
When is the Ultra Miami Lineup announced?
Ultra Miami in recent years has split up their lineup announcement into phases. They typically will have the Phase 1 lineup released in December and the Phase 2 portion of the lineup released in February. Typically Phase 1 has the major announcements as its main purpose is to drive ticket sales far in advance of Ultra Miami.
What is the lineup for Ultra?
You can see the full lineup for Ultra here. Please note that the line up usually won’t be released until the event gets closer.
When is Ultra Miami?
Ultra Miami generally occurs the final weekend of March. This can vary a little bit from year to year but Ultra Miami is fairly consistent with its dates. For example, the 2017 festival will be held March 24-26th. The festival always occurs Friday – Sunday like most music festivals.
What do people wear to Ultra?
Wear whatever you’re comfortable in! You’ll be spending all day dancing and walking around, so come prepared. Ultra is a more Global festival, so you’ll often see people with flags representing their country. Lots of people dress up in rave gear and costumes!
What kind of music do they play at Ultra Miami?
Ultra is an all EDM (electronic dance music) festival. There are usually different stages showcasing different genres of EDM (Trance, Techno, House, etc). The main stage is typically big room house, but will vary depending on the DJ.
How many people attend Ultra Miami?
The largest attendance ever for Ultra Miami was in 2013 when the festival expanded for two weekends. The total attendance that year was 330,000 people. Since then the festival has scaled back to be one weekend and typically attracts between 150,000 and 165,000 people.
When does Ultra start and end each day?
On Fridays Ultra usually opens in the afternoon around 3-4 PM, but on Saturdays and Sundays doors open around noon. Fridays and Saturdays end at 12 midnight, Sunday usually ends around 10-11 PM.
Can I enter Ultra at any time?
As long as you are holding a ticket that has not yet been scanned that day, you may enter any time during the event.
Are ins and outs (re-entry) allowed at Ultra?
Re-entry is not allowed at Ultra Miami.
What are the Ultra set times? Are they posted in advance?
Ultra Miami usually announces the set times about a week in advance.
What is the closest airport to Ultra Miami?
The closest airport is Miami International Airport (MIA). However, you’ll get cheaper flights if you fly into Fort Lauderdale (FLL). It takes about 45 minutes to get from FLL to Miami without traffic.
Is there public transit to Bayfront Park?
Yes, you can take the Metro Mover (free train that primarily services downtown Miami and Brickell) or the Metro Rail (2.25 one way) that travels outside of downtown. Public transit hours will be extended during the festival and should be running when the festival ends at midnight.
Should I take Uber/Lyft to Ultra Miami?
You generally won’t have any issues taking Uber/Lyft to Ultra, though you may want to get out and walk if you hit some traffic near the venue. However, leaving the festival is a different story – with everyone trying to leave at the same time getting a pick up near the festival can be difficult. We recommend taking the Metro Mover a few stops away from the festival before calling your Uber.
Is there parking near Ultra Miami?
Parking near the venue can cost you $25-50 per day, but getting out of downtown after the festival is over can be a huge pain. We recommend taking public transit or ride-share.
Should I get a hotel / Airbnb near Ultra, South Beach, or the Airport?
The closer to Bayfront Park, the more expensive your hotel rooms will be. However, nothing quite beats the convenience of getting out of ultra and walking to your hotel. Alternatively, you can get a hotel near one of the stops on the Metro Mover.
Getting a hotel near the airport will be much cheaper, but be prepared for a lengthy drive or more expensive uber ride back home.
Hotels and Airbnbs in South Beach can be quite expensive as well. You’ll usually have to take an Uber back to South Beach, which can be expensive with surge pricing. On the plus side, there are some after parties in South Beach.
Are lockers available for rent at Ultra Miami?
Yes! Store your stuff securely, and keep your cell phone powered up all weekend long. You will have unlimited access to your locker during festival hours & can come and go from your locker as you please!
Locker dimensions are: 11” wide, 13 ½” high, and 18” deep
If you rent a multi day locker, you can leave your items in your locker overnight! Each locker will have access to (1) mobile charging pack (w/cords) that you can use to charge any of your devices throughout the duration of your locker rental. Once the batter pack is out of battery, simply exchange it for a fresh one at the locker reservation table.
How old do I have to be to attend Ultra Miami?
No one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the venue, with or without a guardian. You must present identification to enter the festival and/or buy alcohol.
Are drugs allowed at Ultra Miami?
Ultra Miami has a a zero-tolerance policy for drug use and possession. Police officers will be working inside and outside of the event, and all narcotics laws will be strictly enforced. Be responsible, and make smart choices.
Will I be searched at Ultra Miami?
By purchasing a ticket, you agree to submit to a thorough, TSA-style search, including emptying your pockets and bags, having all of your items examined, a full pat-down, and possibly removing your shoes. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.
Where can I find a list of pool parties / parties / after parties during Miami Music Week?
You can use the Discotech App to get full list of parties during Miami Music week.