Ultra successfully closes one of its biggest editions to date

Ultra Miami closed its 2023 edition as one of the most successful with artists such as Swedish House Mafia, Hardwell and David Guetta.

Ultra Music Festival. As Armin van Buuren in this year's 'Thank You', is the biggest stage in the world. It's the place to pick up your career, end it, put on your biggest show to date, or present the songs you think will kill it this year. The road to 2023 started especially well, with Swedish House Mafia being announced on the same day the festival closes in 2022.

Russell Faibisch, Co-Founder, CEO & Executive Producer of Ultra, confirmed what I personally thought of this edition: 'After producing the festival over the past 24 years, I can confidently say this was the best all-around ULTRA to date.' Line up was made up of authentic legends, artists considered by many specialized music media as the big winners of the year and talents that will surely end up becoming some of these first two groups.

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Mainstage reminded us of a mix of 2015 and 2018, adding that depth that we missed so much the previous year in Ultra. The secondary ones received a small reconstruction, like UMF Radio, Cove Stage and even Worldwide Stage. Bayfront Park gave a gala welcome to the hundreds of attendees from more than 100 different countries.

Exclusivity would be the perfect word for Ultra. Hardwell not only did a set for the books on Saturday, with nods to genres like big room, hardstyle and trance, but also surprised everyone with a 'Throwback Set' on UMF Radio. Swedish House Mafia returned to Ultra, as they usually do every 5 years with a new ID and remixing some of their classics. Martin Garrix presented 10 IDs!! to close Friday, in addition to bringing Alesso to present their new collab.

Charlotte de Witte opened the way from techno to the mainstage with a one hour set. 'The Age of Charlotte'. Alesso presented 5 new IDs, along with that 'Interstellar' that we all hope will be released and a vintage closing with 'Calling'. ZEDD proved to be the lord and master of the visuals in these types of stages and in addition to bringing us all his classics, he premiered a new remix to John Summit and a new ID with Mesto. David Guetta, like Hardwell, premiered for the first time a remix to 'Miracle' by Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding.

Kill The Noise, besides doing one of the best sets of the festival, showed a new ID with Wooli. Kayzo continued his tour with an Unleashed XL on the Live Stage completely surrounded by fire and his own band.

Armin van Buuren and Ferry Corsten made us nostalgic with an exclusive b2b in the Worldwide Stage, just as we saw the debut of artists like Subtronics (first time on Ultra and closing Worldwide) and Blastoyz, flooding the Worldwide with psy-trance. Special mention to Dirty Workz, second time in a row hosting Ultra. Rebelion and Warface playing for the first time at Bayfront Park, Sub Zero Project appearing on the mainstage with Timmy Trumpet or the talented SOREN fulfilling his dream of playing in Ultra ten years later.

Welcome to the place where magic happens and where the biggest artists come together to present the track of the year. Able to coincide in the same slot Swedish House Mafia, Kx5 and Carl Cox or Martin Garrix, Hardwell and Eric Prydz presenting HOLO. Welcome to Ultra Miami. Tickets for its next edition in 2024 are already available here. For more info, you can consult our guide to assist, with tips and recommendations to make your trip to Miami as easy as possible.

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One summer of 2014 I wondered what an electronic music festival would be like and 5 years later, I wonder what would become of me without such a festival regularly..

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