Ultra Miami 2019 Guide: Everything You Need To Know


So, you're going to Ultra Music Festival 2019 in Miami. Lucky you – however be warned. Whether you're a seasoned UMF professional or a first-time Ultramaniac, you're about to participate in an expertise nobody has ever identified. For the primary time ever, the 21-year-old pageant strikes from downtown Miami to Virginia Key, and there are plenty of questions that include that. 

You heard you may't park on-site, so how do you get there? What are you able to anticipate when you're inside pageant grounds? Where the heck must you keep at evening? We at Billboard Dance have scoured the assets and requested the essential questions, and we've crafted this useful how-to information for the most effective Ultra 2019 expertise attainable. Stay tuned as we replace with extra up-to-the-minute data, and most significantly: keep hydrated and have enjoyable.

Getting there

Virginia Key is a few 15-minute drive south of Ultra's outdated residence at Bayfront Park. It is a real island, and there is just one freeway connecting the Key to the mainland. Ultra usually sees greater than 50,000 guests a day. In order to mitigate visitors and dangerous emisions, Ultra has acknowledged very clearly that parking won’t be accessible to patrons of the pageant in any manner on the island. Instead, free shuttle providers will likely be provided to all ticket holders with wristbands at three strategic places as seen beneath, with particular directions accessible on-line:

  • Arts & Entertainment District (serving Downtown, Wynwood, Midtown and all areas North of the Greater Miami Area)
  • AmericanAirlines Arena (serving Downtown Miami and Brickell)
  • Vizcaya (serving Brickell, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and all areas South of the Greater Miami Area)

Keep in thoughts that the pageant gates open at 2 p.m. every day, although it’s possible you’ll want to begin touring earlier to account for visitors. If you're keen to shell out an additional $149.99, you may take a scenic ferry ride over Biscayne Bay and arrive to UMF in 30 minutes. The departure level is Bayside Marketplace, the place some parking will likely be accessible on a first-come, first-serve foundation.

If you'd like to make use of a rideshare app like Lyft or Uber, merely enter the vacation spot "Ultra Music Festival." At the on-island drop-off location, you'll be moved towards the pageant entrance. Ultra recommends that you simply depart the pageant on one in every of its free shuttles and request a journey again to your resort, home or automobile at these much less chaotic drop-off hubs. There will likely be devoted journey share pick-up and drop-off factors at every shuttle hub.

No matter the strategy, carpooling is strongly really helpful.

Getting in

Now that you simply're on the island, your non-transferable wristband is your ticket to entry. Attendees on the 21-and-up occasion should show ID within the type of a state or drivers' license, navy ID or passport, scan the wristband on the entrance, and be ready for a radical search. Obvious objects like medication and weapons aren’t allowed (any prescribed drugs have to be accompanied by the prescription), however neither are markers nor pens, stuffed animals nor facemasks.

Ravers, depart the glow sticks, pacifiers and totems at residence. All cigarettes and tampons have to be closed. Don't carry flash cameras or selfie sticks, and whereas fanny packs are okay, positively don't carry a backpack or purse until it's fabricated from clear plastic, PVC or mesh. Your bag might not exceed 13”x17”, and whereas there will likely be free water on the premisis, common water bottles and flasks received't reduce it. You should carry an empty hydration pack – and that may't be a backpack, both. Check the complete listing of welcomed and prohibited objects online.

Exploring the Festival Grounds

The pageant grounds embody two areas on the island, the beloved Miami Marine Stadium and Virginia Key Beach Park. Ultra's new house is a delicate and essential ecosystem, so Ultra has taken some measures to make sure the realm's well being and security. The pageant has decreased single-use plastics with the objective of eventual elimination. There won’t be seaside entry to patrons, so don't anticipate to get within the water. There will likely be no styrofoam or plastic straws, and you may be anticipated to correctly recycle your waste. 

When it comes time to celebration, you'll have loads of choices. There are eight levels at this 12 months's Ultra, divided into the location's two sections. The Miami Marine Stadium and surrounding space will likely be residence to the Main Stage, the Live Arena, Ultra Worldwide and Ultra Radio. Check the full day schedules to see particular set occasions and stage programming.

The RESISTANCE programming, that includes headline performances from Carl Cox to Adam Beyer b2b Cirez D, will get its personal particular space away from the primary and bass levels. The well-known Carl Cox Megastructure has moved there, and it will likely be joined by a second stage known as Reflector that includes performances by Black Coffee and an enormous three-way back-to-back between Nicole Moudaber, Dubfire and Paco Osana. A third stage known as Arrival is run by Burning Man's PLAYGROUND sound camp, whereas the Oasis offers folks a fourth musical vacation spot.

Wherever you celebration, Table service is obtainable for VIP ticket holders, courtesy of brand name sponsors Tao, Lavo and Marquee.

Getting Out

Once once more, Ultra extremely recommends taking the free shuttle service off the island. If you don't thoughts lacking a headliner, attempt leaving a little bit bit forward of the group. Consider that you may be making an attempt to depart similtaneously tens of 1000’s of pageant goers. Be affected person and sort with drivers and your fellow attendees. If you select to take the shuttles, there will likely be devoted spots for rideshare pickup at every hub. 

Where to Stay

Virginia Key is south of Ultra's outdated downtown Miami residence. Miami Beach is a well-liked place to remain, however it's fairly removed from the ultimate vacation spot, and as it’s an island itself, visitors getting on and off the island every day and evening will likely be irritating. Keep in thoughts that there are a whole bunch of satelite events taking place all week, including to the busy environment, and rideshare apps will incur surge expenses.

Downtown Miami and Brickell are mainland choices very near the free shuttle hubs supplied. There are many lodges within the space, and it’s flush with Airbnbs. Just north of Miami within the areas generally known as Edgewater, Midtown and the Upper East Side are additionally many choices. Wynwood and the Design District are choices, however there aren’t many lodges. You may additionally select to remain south of the pageant in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables or different south Miami neighborhoods. All of those areas are serviced with devoted shuttle hubs. Check Ultra's web site for a listing of trusted hotel options

Ultra Music Festival debuts on Virginia Key in Miami Friday to Sunday, March 29 to 31. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now. 

Ultra Miami 2019 Guide: Everything You Need To Know