The Ultra Music Festival in Miami: swimming pools, worldwide DJ's and speakers -- both kinds. It's a tropical hook up of electronic musicians and minds, all gathered together for 3 days of music, experimentation, and more music. Check out the Spacelab Festival Guide for more information and a complete Ultra Music Festival 2012 lineup.
So what does the weekend look like? The weather forecast says sunny and 85 degrees for most of the weekend. The musical outlook is incredible with the likes of Tiesto, Kraftwerk, Justice, David Guetta and Armin Van Buren as UMF headliners, and a long lineup of others set to appear. The Ultra Music Festival venue this year is Bayfront Park.
We've set up an Ultra Music Festival Video Channel as part of the Spacelab Media Player, and will be adding videos during and after the festival. Check out videos right now from the previous festival, then come back as the weekend happens for updates. We'll feature the Ultra Music Festival live stream webcast being done up as a live feed from Google Play and YouTube.
You couldn't really imagine a late-night culture like electronic dance music and South Beach Miami not running wild with after parties could you? A quick pulse of some of the after party happenings ... ResidentAdvisor is hosting their official after party at Mansion on Saturday; the Cr2 Records Rooftop Pool Party at The Perry, Ibiza To Brasil Pool Party at the Mondrian Hotel; as well as Kaskade at Amnesia, Dirty South at Mansion or Junior Sanchez at MIA. Your best bet is probably to pulse the crowd while you're there and find the buzz ... Ultra music Festival pool parties should run as rampant as sunshine.
If you want to go and don't have tickets yet ... you better hope for some good luck. Ultra Music Festival tickets have been sold out been sold out for a while now. Maybe you could walk South Beach and look for someone selling tickets?
There's a big switch going on this year: They've moved Ultra Music Festival venue to Bayfront Park to provide a bigger show. This year the Ultra Music Festival dates are March 23 - 25.
Check out the Spacelab Festival Guide for more information on the Ultra Music Festival 2012, as well as video coverage from the festival and many others.