The electronic dance music scene is more popular than ever these days. The pulsating bass driven beats are often complimented live with impressive visual productions, including hundreds to thousands of lights, special effects and more. The staging for such events has become enormous in every way imaginable. One festival in particular is always pushing the limits on its artistic production. It has become one of North America’s largest electronic dance festivals, and it turns Miami into a head banging, body moving, “lose-your-voice” mania. It is the Ultra Music Festival.
Mountain Productions has been working with UMF for the past 4 years, and each year is more extravagant, intricate, and impressive than the previous. Take a look at the evolution of the UMF staging from 2010-2013:
Mountain Productions was busy over the past month setting up this year’s event, and more pictures of the variety of structures constructed can be found here in our 2013 UMF Facebook album. Some of the structures and equipment included:
- • Main Stage (seen above) featuring Mountain’s Mountain Truss system / 100 ft tall from the deck to the top of the logo / Logo alone was 55 ft tall and 25,000 lbs!
- • Bayfront Stage
- • Radio Stage
- • Eco Village Stage
- • Rigging at the Klipsch Amphitheater
- • VIP Platforms
- • Multiple FOH
- • Entranceway
- • Crowd Control Barricade
- • Perimeter Fencing
- • Custom softgoods
- • Terratrak groundcover
- • Custom stairways/ramps
The first weekend for the festival was this past Friday to Sunday, and UMF will pick back up this upcoming weekend (March 22nd – 24th).
Click here to check out video footage of Hardwell performing at UMF (video from Youtube, compliments of UMF.TV). The main stage is an enormous sight to see, and even more impressive in action. Some pictures of the show in action below:
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