Ultra Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival

Bayfront Park

Mar 25 - 27, 2022

The world’s premier electronic music celebration returns to its rightful grounds at Bayfront Park when Ultra Music Festival touches down March 25-27, 2022. What began more than 20 years ago as a “little concert on the beach” has grown into one of the largest musical celebrations on the planet, drawing electronic music’s biggest names to the shores of Biscayne Bay. Set against the glittering backdrop of Downtown Miami, Ultra has become a showcase for DJs and producers where you’re likely to hear breakout hits from big name artists performed in-person for the first time.

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Why Attend Ultra Music Festival?

Ultra has transformed from a one-day event to a worldwide brand, spawning similar festivals in Europe, Asia and elsewhere around the globe. But Miami remains the flagship, drawing tens of thousands of people from all over the world, as well as nearly every big name in electronic music.

Who’s Performing at Ultra Music Festival 2022?

This year’s headliners are all Hall of Fame-level performers, with big names such as Afrojack, Armin van Buuren and Kygo topping the bill. More mainstream pop acts such as David Guetta and Sofi Tukker will also be on hand, as well as familiar faces Tiesto, Alesso and Martin Garrix. Underground pioneers Sasha and John Digweed will have a set, too. And Hardcore fans can delight in performances from Darren Styles, Gammer and Lil Texas.

Superstar Gareth Emery will be debuting his brand-new album at Ultra, performing it live as part of an all-analog set. Armin van Buuren’s “A State of Trance Stage” celebrates its 10th anniversary at Ultra, with a lineup featuring the man himself alongside Adam Beyer and others.

Carl Cox brings back his House-heavy Resistance Island, this year reimagined as the waterfront Resistance Cove. He’ll play a three-hour hybrid set, welcoming “Cola” performer CamelPhat and the FCKING SERIOUS stage from Boris Brejcha.

Notable Ultra debuts this year include Elohim, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Mija b2b and Sullivan King. All told, more than 200 artists will perform over three days, offering something for fans of every genre of electronic music.

Dates, Times, Tickets and Directions to Ultra Music Festival 2022

Ultra Music Festival will be held at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami from March 25-27, 2022. Gates will open at 4 p.m. on Friday and at 1 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The festival ends at midnight on Friday and Saturday, and at 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are available for three-day festival admission, with general admission starting at $399.95 and VIP admission at $1,499.95. VIP tickets include expedited entry through separate entrances, dedicated restrooms and bars in the VIP Village, access to the elevated Main VIP deck with breathtaking views of the Ultra Main Stage, and access to various elevated viewing areas at other stages around the festival.

The easiest way to get to Ultra is by taking the Metromover to the Bayfront Park, First Street, or Bayside/College Station stations. Those coming from Miami Beach can take a bus or rideshare to Government Center Station and take the Inner Loop to any stop. Or take a bus across the Venetian Causeway to the Adrienne Arsht Center Metromover station, and take the Omni loop toward Downtown Miami.

Tips for Attending Ultra Music Festival

  • Traffic and parking near the festival can be challenging. Public transportation is highly recommended, as surge pricing and ride shortages with Uber and Lyft can create long waits and higher costs.
  • Consider staying at a hotel near Downtown Miami or Brickell. Walking to and from the festival is the easiest way to get there – and avoiding transportation hassles is worth the premium.
  • Remember that Ultra is an outdoor festival, which means it can get pretty warm during the day. Bring a refillable water bottle and fill it at the numerous stations around the festival. Also, make sure your festival attire is light and breathable. Wear sunscreen.
  • There will be plenty to eat inside, as well as numerous bars. Keep hydration in mind if you’re consuming alcohol.
  • Ultra has an app that will keep you apprised of who’s playing when and provide any important announcements regarding schedule changes.

By: Matthew Meltzer | January 25, 2022

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