Anticipation has a funny way of heightening an event: both through its capacity to incite a slow-building crescendo of fervor, and in its ability to massively inflate one’s expectations. In the case of Ultra Fest, the hype is certainly warranted—as this monumentally epic musical endeavor deserves an equally salacious array of festivities. It’s a natural compliment—the proverbial jelly to the fest's peanut butter—and for those whose musical and carnal appetites remain unsatiated, there is a cornucopia of bashes (both musical and decadent) that correspond with the inaugural day of Ultra Fest.
Feast your eyes upon this party spread!
Kaskade at Amnesia
When: March 23rd: 11pm- 5am
Where: Amnesia (136 Collins Ave)
Reigning American DJ King, Kaskade, is bringing the tastiness to Amnesia’s Friday night bash. Spinning hot fire throughout the evening, and drawing in revelers like moths to the proverbial flame—time is truly of the essence, as these tix are bound to sell out quick.
Mark Knight presents Toolroom Knights at Cameo
When: March 23rd: 11pm-7am
Where: Cameo (1445 Washington Ave)
Mark Knight, DJ powerhouse and owner of Toolroom Records, hosts the revelry over at Cameo on Friday. Joining the fun and further sweetening the musical pot are: Funkagenda, John Dahlbeck, and Umek. Don’t miss out, secure your entry here!
H50 Rooftop Pool Prty at Club 50 featuring Paul Oakenfold
When: March 23rd: 12pm- 5am
Where: Club 50 (485 Brickell Ave)
Towering 50 stories above the Miami skyline, and touting DJ impresario, Paul Oakenfold; the bash over at Club 50 is shaping up to be a massive one. Joining the Oak, are a plethora of acts, including: Alex Kenji, EC Twins, Starkillers, and David Solano (to name but a few). This sky-high bash is generating some major buzz, so don’t miss out—grab your tix here!
Swedish House Mafia Masquerade Motel Day 1
When: March 23rd: 3pm-11pm
Where: Grand Central Park Miami(721 NW 1st Ave)
Swedish House Mafia’s 2nd annual “Masquerade Motel” bash is commandeering Miami’s Grand Central Park for a day chock full of musical heavyweights and general insanity.Calvin Harris and Alesso add even more ridonkulousness to an already sick day of tunes. Grab your tix, and watch these guys set the park aflame!
F*** Me Im famous with David Guetta, Nicky Romero and Daddys Groove at LIV
When: March 23rd: 11pm-5am
Where: LIV Nightclub (4441 Collins Ave)
Undeniably the greatest, most frank title of any nightlife event in history—the festivities over at LIV tout more than just an epic marketing ploy. By wrangling up the likes of electro poster-boy David Guetta, Nicky Romero, and Daddy Groove, the LIV has put together an absolutely insane lineup! You know you want to—tix here!
Dirty South and Guests: Thomas Gold, and Tommy Trash at Mansion
When: March 23rd: 11pm-7am
Where: Mansion (1235 Washington Ave)
Dirty South, Thomas Gold, and Tommy Trash provide the sweet tuneage in this all-night bacchanal happening over at the Mansion. Snag your tix to this musical triple threat!
Morgan Page & Friends at Mokai
When: March 23rd: 11pm- 7am
Where: Mokai (235 23rd Street)
American-based DJ, Morgan Page, brings his progressive house style to a sure-fire bonanza at Mokai. Joining Page are fellow DJs: Sultan Ned Shepard, Hard Rock Sofa, Bass Kleph, and Lazy Rich. Tix here !
Nick Warren & Hernan Cattaneo at Mynt
When: March 23rd: 11pm- 7am
Where: Mynt (1921 Collins Ave)
England meets Argentina, at the Mynt’s eclectic DJ pairing on Friday night. Traverse the globe in a sea of sound—for music is the language universally appreciated! Tix here !
No Sugar Added at Nikki Beach Day 1
When: March 23rd: 12pm-5am
Where: Nikki Beach (1 Ocean Drive)
A veritable festival in its own right, the annual “No Sugar Added” event at Nikki Beach spans 34 hours, 4 stages, and 60 acts! Day 1 headliner, Paul Oakenfold, is but one of many acts that shall be providing the sweet sounds throughout the day (and night)! A fest within a fest—how could you miss that !
X-Mix Productions Party inside Shine at The Shelborne
When: March 23rd: 10pm-5am
Where: Shine @ the Shelborne Hotel (1801 Collins Ave)
X-Mix Productions brings back its yearly showcase with yet another jammed packed lineup of awesome sauce, which includes: Armand Van Helden (Exclusive), DJ Dan, DJ Sneak, Felix Da Housecat, Harry Choo Choo Romero, Junior Sanchez and Todd Terry! After last year’s sold-out show, don’t wait too long to grab your pass to this year’s bash!
The Gaurda Party with Gareth Emery at Space
When: March 23rd: 10pm- 8am
Where: Space (34 Northeast 11th Street)
English trance producer, Gareth Emery, presents a solid lineup of tuneage at Space’s Friday night soiree. Aside from Emery, the list includes: Tritonal, Blake Jarell, Ashley Wallbridge, Ben Gold, Craig Connelly, and Triarchy. Tix are sure to be scarce— so be decisive, and don’t miss out!
Richie Hawtin presents Minus at Space Terrace
When: March 23rd: 10pm-4am
Where: Space Terrace ( 142 N.E. 11th Street)
One of the forefathers of the “minimal techno” movement, Richie Hawtin, brings his considerable digital prowess to the likes of the Space Terrace. Joining Hawtin on the night’s musical excursion are Dubfire, Paco Osuna, Gaiser, Barem, Ambivalent, Hobo, and Matador! Grab your tix here for $60!
Pete Tong's Pool Party at Surfcomber Hotel Pool
When: March 23rd: 11am-11pm
Where: Surfcomber Hotel (1717 Collins Ave)
DJ legend (and former Pacha Ibiza mainstay) Pete Tong, plays host to the wettest and wildest pool party happening at the Surfcomber Hotel. On top of the already irrestible allure of an all-day pool bash, this events lineup includes: Calvin Harris, DJ Chuckie, Fareoh, Feed Me, Guy Gerber, Joris Voorn, Madeon, Nic Fanciulli, R3hab, and Seth Troxler! Hands down one of the sickest bashes happening all day, this one is a “can’t miss!"
CLR Pool Party with Chris Liebing & Friends at National Hotel Miami
When: March 23rd: 12pm-10pm
Where: The National Hotel (1677 Collins Ave)
Yet another poolside hoorah! The National Hotel’s version looks sure to please, with musical acts Chris Liebing, Tommy Four Seven, and Monoloc. $35 books your spot to fun in the sun!
ViVa Music with Steve Lawler and Friends at the Shelborne
When: March 23rd: 12pm-10:30pm
$50 gains you entry into this all-day affair of debauchery and quality tunes provided by Steve Lawler!