In its 20th year, 175 acts and 165,000 fans took to Miami for three days of EDM heavyweights on some of the most jaw-dropping Mountain stages in Miami’s Bayfront Park. Ultra Music Festival is everything a festival should be.
With the likes of Hardwell, DJ Snake, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Tiesto and Marshmello, Ultra maintained its status as a “must-attend” event for EDM fans. Celebrating its 20th year, the anniversary celebration offered plenty of surprise guests that could only add to the unbeatable lineup.
Will Smith got the crowd going with a surprise throwback nod to “Miami” performed with Marshmello and with other special guests, including G-Eazy and Yo Gotti. One surprise performance may have stood out above all of the rest, though.
After breaking up five years ago after a final performance on the Ultra stage, fans heard the words they’ve been waiting for since 2013: “My name is Axwell, this is Sebastian Ingrosso and this is Steve Angello. And Miami, tonight we go by Swedish House Mafia.”
As much as Ultra is known for bringing the ultimate array of performers, its also known for its one-of-a-kind structures each year. Thousands of people take to social media for a glimpse at the Mountain stage being built in hopes that they’ll catch a taste of the new design.
One Mountain stage structure stands out each year as the ultimate music festival build. This year our MTN HD+ structure stood tall once again as the Ultra main stage, but took on a very different look that had the fans proclaiming “Best. Ultra. Stage. Ever.”.
With a performance space of 78 feet by 70 feet and wings that doubled that size, our HD+ system was the only build that could handle the magnitude of the stars upon it. The real transformation came after rigging an ultimate array of LED panels, transforming the main stage into an EDM dreamland that stood safe and secure.
Mountain also built the Live Stage, the Arcadia “Spider” set-up and the UMF Radio stage. Our crew brought along our industry-best Front-Of-House set-ups, runaways, barricades, decking, VIP viewing areas and other structures that helped transform Downtown Miami into what has been voted as the World’s Number 1 Festival Experience.
After 20 years, the dedicated crews that transform Ultra Music Festival into a fresh and exciting experience continue to build a festival we can all be proud of. With safety in mind and heart-pumping drops in sight, the Mountain Productions team is ready to keep the momentum going. See you at the next festival!