The Ultra Music festival just happened in Miami and I was there to witness it. There were people and music for daaaaayyyysss!
But dance music is finally getting its moment in the sun. From March 20-25, more than 300,000 electronic dance music aficionados invaded Florida for Miami Music Week (formerly known as the Winter Music Conference), a weeklong celebration held every March. The main attraction during WMC is Ultra Music Festival, a three-day outdoor electronic music fest boasting the world’s most acclaimed DJs. This year, the lineup included dubstep maestro Skrillex, house legend David Guetta, trance DJ Tiësto, euro-house DJ Avicii, French electronic duo Justice, Dutch superstar Afrojack, turntable godfather Fatboy Slim, and many more. The event attracted an estimated 200,000 people from 72 countries (up from 100,000 just two years prior), making it the second-highest-attended music festival in North America (and one of the most profitable).