Ultra Miami is an electronic music festival held annually in the vibrant city of Miami. It first came to life in 1999, conceptualized by concert promoters Amex Omes and Russell Faibisch. Collins Park in Miami Beach served as the first-ever venue for the festival, and since then it has been held in different local places.
The name of the festival comes from the iconic Depeche Mode album, “Ultra.” It has been going strong for over twenty years, and many changes, additions, and improvements have been made over time. It started as a one-day event but has evolved to become a three-day musical extravaganza packed with music, art, food, and entertainment.
Past performers include artists at the top of their game like Robin Fox, Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, The Crystal Method, Calvin Harris, The Bravery, and David Guetta. Stunning light shows and backdrops create an out of this world experience and take the musical performances to another level. The success of the festival has led to a number of international franchises in countries like Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Singapore, South Korea, and South Africa. It is an unmissable event for fans of electronic music from all over the world.
In recent years, Ultra Music Festival fans have been able to choose between general admission and VIP passes. They range in price from $380 for three-day general admission passes to $1500 for three day VIP tickets. You also have the option of signing up for a VIP table service experience.
The tickets for the Ultra Music Festival sell out fast, and prices are subject to availability. So it’s a good idea to commit to the festival early and buy your passes as soon as possible.
You shouldn’t have any issues with driving your RV to Miami and finding a suitable campsite or RV park to camp. However, driving to the festival is not recommended since a parking spot can be challenging to find. Fortunately, there are plenty of other public and coordinated transport options to get you to the venue.
Parking options are very limited in and around the venue. If you do choose to drive, you’ll have to opt for one of the paid parking garages. Keep in mind that you’ll need to purchase passes for these in advance and they tend to sell out fast. There are three-day combo passes as well as single-day passes on offer.
The best way to get to the music festival is by using public transport. The festival organizers have set up ferry and shuttle hubs to make traveling to the venue easy. There is also a boat service available for VIP pass holders. Other alternatives are to take a bus, train, taxi, or rideshare.
Camping at the festival venue is not offered. However, Miami is known for its well equipped RV resorts.
Florida makes it easy to have the RV camping experience of your dreams with its white sandy beaches and abundant sunshine. Many of the RV parks are well equipped and conveniently located near the city’s many attractions including top-notch restaurants. They even offer complimentary shuttle services and recreational activities like water skiing.
Miami is an extremely well-connected city, and you will find no shortage of public transport options. It’s a good idea to check if your RV park offers a shuttle service to one of the pick-up hubs or directly to the festival venue. The waterways in Miami are well connected, so you have the option to take a boat if you’d prefer.
At Ultra Miami, it’s all about dressing up and standing out. It’s a festival that's known for being over-the-top and extravagant. You can expect to see plenty of rave attire, costumes, and neon clothing. Whatever you decide to wear, make sure it’s comfortable enough to dance the day and night away.
It’s bound to get pretty hot, so be sure to carry sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Other things that will come in handy are a portable phone charger and a blanket to sit on during the performances. Opaque backpacks are not allowed, but those made from clear PVC, mesh, or plastic are. You cannot re-enter the venue if you leave, so be sure to carry your essentials with you.
It’s important to pace yourself so that you can have a great time on all three days. Be sure to keep your body fed and drink alcohol responsibly. Use a locker to keep your belongings safe. Water refill stations are present around the venue and are free of charge, so it's easy to stay hydrated.
Cooking is permitted in most of the RV parks and resorts. If you’re tired of eating out, you can simply whip up a healthy meal on a portable stove. Some campgrounds don’t allow open flame fires or have restrictions on the amount of fuel that can be brought into them. So be sure to make arrangements accordingly.
Miami’s culinary scene has indeed shifted and evolved in the last decade. Thanks to its incredible diversity, you can find many different types of cuisines here. Talented chefs are taking inspiration from their backgrounds to prepare delicious food. Use your time in the city to immerse yourself in its vibrant nightlife, delicious food, and culture.
You cannot bring your own food or beverages into the venue. However, vendors will be present around the clock selling their delicious offerings. From a quick snack to succulent seafood, you can indulge in everything your heart desires here. There are also a number of beer gardens around the venue serving drinks.
All festival attendees will be thoroughly searched before entering the venue. An acceptable form of identification must be provided for entry. You may also be asked to empty your pockets and bag. Overnight attendance is not permitted, and festival-goers will need to clear the grounds at a particular time every day.
Miami is known for its hot and humid weather. So you can expect plenty of sunshine even if rain is also forecast during your stay. The heat and humidity can be quite draining, especially if your body is not used to it. So be sure to drink plenty of water and sports drinks to keep yourself hydrated and replenish electrolytes.
Medical personnel and Ultra Music Festival Staff will be patrolling the grounds to assist anyone who needs it. Drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited. However, exceptions will be made for certain medications on a case-by-case basis after a thorough inspection. Service animals assisting individuals with disabilities will be allowed.