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Top 5 EDM Festivals in Florida

Looking for the hottest festivals in Florida? Look no futher. Today we’re checking out some of the hottest festivals to bless the great state of Florida with their presence. These festivals have brought the biggest names in EDM to the East Coast, and thus should be celebrated and cherished. Florida is a gorgeous state, and these festivals do nothing but bring added fun and adventure. Without waiting, let’s get to it!

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Ultra Music Festival

ULTRA Music Festival is taking over the EDM industry, hosting events in nearly every corner of the globe. From Mar 20-22 in 2020, order tickets early as ticket prices are notoriously expensive. When you purchase a ticket to ULTRA Music Festival, you’re in for one wild ride! 

For over 20 years, ULTRA Music Festival has welcomed their guests to downtown Miami for three-day electronic dance music (EDM) party. Artists perform on one of eight stages located throughout Virginia Key. Stage-hopping is a must if one wishes to experience the full range of ULTRA EDM. Be prepared to be immersed into an alternate world of music. Make sure to check out and download the Discotech App to buy tickets or reserve a table!

Ultra’s Ticket Options: GA 3 DAY TICKET at $399.99 & a 21+ VIP 3 DAY TICKET at $1,499.95

Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando

Electric Daisy Carnival is a world reknowned festival brand that is beloved by festival goers everywhere. Florida is truly fortunate to carry one of the more established variants of EDC, based in Orlando and held between the dates of Nov 13-15, 2020. EDC Orlando brings three packed days of EDM to the historic city of Tinker Field, along with sunshine, positive energy, full-sized carnival rides, art and world-celebrated talent. 

Insomniac has never disappointed in bringing multiple sources of entertainment to all of their attendees. At EDC Orlando, not only will you spend your time watching the performances of some of your favorite artists, but you are also immersed withing beautiful art installations placed all throughout the event.

EDC Orlando Ultra’s Ticket Options: TBD

RAPTURE FESTIVAL

Boasting lush and serene spaces and ocean views, Rapture offers festival goers the chance to dance to their favorite DJs under the sun and stars, to relax on one of the floating ocean lounges, or to partake in a wealth of wellness activities designed to reinvigorate the soul and rejuvenate the mind.

Bringing together human souls connecting with nature through music, Rapture promises to be a truly special and unique experience taking place in one of Miami’s most beautiful experience taking place in one of Miami’s most beautiful places.

RAPTURE FESTIVAL Ticket Options: TBD

III Points Music Festival

III Points Festival is a Music, Art and Technology festival in the heart of Miami’s art district. It’s difficult to categorize the curation behind III Points festival, but the eclectic mix of hip-hop, rock, and underground electronic music succeeds in exposing a diverse audience of listeners to new tastes.

The experience incorporatessic, art, guest lectures, masterclasses and more, leaving attendees a rare opportunity to expand their horizons however they see fit. III Points Festival is known as much more than an EDM festival, however, that shouldn’t distract from the unbelievable talent the festival brings to Flordia.

III Points Music Festival Ticket Options: TBD

Sunset Music Festival

Tampa’s premier electronic music festival is Sunset Music Festival. Join Disco Donnie Presents and Sunset Events for an unbelievable 12 hours of dancing and fun! The hotly anticipated lineup features a cross-section of genres including house, techno, trance, bass and everything in between. Expect top-notch sound & visual experience unlike you’ve ever experienced before!”

Sunset Music Festival Ticket Options: TBD

Illenium Tour Dates 2019

Following the release of “Crashing” with Bahari in late January, Illenium announces a four-track remix package and 19 dates for a long-running North American tour, the latter of which culminates in his biggest headline shows to date.

The Colorado producer and live performer is scheduled to take the stage at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 21 before a double-header home-state victory lap at the mythical Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12. The tour begins Friday, March 15, at the first night of his Hakkasan residency in Las Vegas and includes stops at Ultra Music Festival in Miami and Bonnaroo in Tennessee.

The remix package for “Crashing” is out Friday and includes tracks from DROELOE, KLOUD, Rock Mafia and a stripped-down acoustic version from Illenium himself. Tickets for the 2019 tour go on sale Friday. Check the full list of dates below.

Illenium 2019 North America Tour
March 15 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan Nightclub
March 18 – Cabo San Lucas, MX – Juscollege Cabo 2019
March 30 – Miami, FL – Ultra Music Festival
April 5 – Kamloops, Canada – Snowbombing Canada [Date TBA]
April 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan Nightclub
April 26 – San Diego, CA – OMNIA Nightclub
April 27 – Fort Worth, TX – Ubbi Dubbi Festival [Date TBA]
May 15 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan Nightclub
May 26 – Speedway, IN – Indy 500 Snake Pit
June 06 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan Nightclub
June 09 – Kitchener, Canada – Ever After Music Festival
June 14 – George, WA – Paradiso Festival [Date TBA]
June 16 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
June 23 – Las Vegas, NV – Wet Republic Ultra Pool
July 05 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan Nightclub
August 24 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan Nightclub
September 21 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
October 11 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater (New Album Set)
October 12 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater (Throwback Set)

Miami Music Week 2019 Party Guide

The Ultra Music Festival or “Ultra” is Miami’s outdoor electronic dance music (EDM) festival that takes place every March.  As EDM has surged in popularity worldwide over the past decade and a half, this ubiquitous festival and global multicultural gathering has grown from a one-day concert for the first eight years of its existence into a two-day affair, and then in 2017 became a three-day morning-to-midnight event. The 2019 version of UMF is to millennials what Woodstock was to Baby Boomers: a music-infused touchstone that defines an entire generation, as well as one of the premier party destinations for Spring Break college kids and wealthy foreign travelers alike (attendance for this year’s event is expected to top 200,000+ revelers).

Notably, this year’s UMF – scheduled for 29-31 March – has moved location from Bayfront Park adjacent to downtown Miami, where it was held since 2012, across the Biscayne Bay to Virginia Key (cue Brickell’s exasperated local residents nodding and clapping furiously).  Above and beyond the handful of official events organized by the UMF planners and the WMC planners, the rest of the city’s local hotspots and businesses join in on the party, with performances by over 1,000 artists in over 200 events held in various venues from nightclubs to bars to restaurants to hotel pools to public areas such as Lincoln Road and the Miami beaches.

Discotech is your one-stop shop for discovering events and getting VIP access not only to the Ultra Music Festival itself but to all of the hottest 2019 Miami Music Week side-piece parties happening in and around the Magic City.  In homage to Australian DJ Fisher – one of 2018’s breakout music artists and a favorite among the Discotech team – here are the biggest EDM sea creatures swimming in Miami’s waters this week that you humble fishermen (or fisherwomen) should set your nets and cages to catch. And, if you’re willing to dive down into deeper waters, there are also plenty of great underground acts playing all around town at smaller venues, with reasonably priced tickets still available.

Tuesday, March 26th

BIG KAHUNA:

Firebeatz & Friends @ Mokai

When Miami Music Week swarms into town, even the city’s renowned hip-hop community steps back and defers to the global electronic dance music scene. Such is the case with Mokai, one of Miami’s flagship hip-hop nightclubs that recently rose to notoriety via some memorable rap artist performances and a handful crazy marketing stunts, including a wayward VIP bottle presentation involving a live horse. Mokai opens it doors for the early arrivers to MMW 2019 to get their quick-and-early EDM fix through a special headline performance by up-and-coming Dutch artists Firebeatz.

Time: 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Mokai (Address: 235 23rd St, Miami, FL 33139)

Lineup: Firebeatz | Artists TBD

Finding Nemo:

Damian Lazarus + Salome + Gad @ Wall at the W

Louis Vega & David Morales present the Kings of House @ Kimpton EPIC Hotel

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Wednesday, March 27th

BIG KAHUNA:

Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike @ Hyde Beach

Hyde Beach was the scene of a memorable Ultra afterparty in 2017 featuring Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike rocking the house to an epic confetti shower paying homage to Miami’s infamous spring thunderstorms. So, it’s no surprise that the now world-famous duo have been invited back by the SLS brass to kick off their five days of much-hyped MMW 2019 event programming featuring one heavy-hitting electronic act after another.

Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Hyde Beach @ the SLS Hotel (Address: 1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike | Artists TBD

Fisher & Friends Present “Catch and Release” @ Delano Beach Club

One of EDM’s hottest names and most colorful characters will be ‘Losing It’ midweek at South Beach’s legendary Delano Beach Club. Grammy-nominated tech-house phenom Fisher brings his Catch & Release pool party to South Florida in his only live performance of MMW 2019. The captain of the ship will be joined by a crew of capable deck hands, including Mason Maynard, Melé, and more to be announced. Hook. Line. Sinker.

Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Venue: Delano Beach Club (Address: 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Fisher | Mason Maynard | Melé | Artists TBD

Finding Nemo:

Steve Aoki & Alok @ STORY

Yotto @ Treehouse

Drumcode Miami @ Space

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Thursday, March 28th

BIG KAHUNA:

All Gone Pete Tong @ Surfcomber Hotel

As Miami Music Week draws near, the waters of the pristine coastal city become muddied by myriads of events and shows, but each year one party stands out as the must-attend event of the week: All Gone Pete Tong, which returns to its home at The Surfcomber. Over the past decade, Legendary BBC Radio 1 Host and master curator Pete Tong has hosted his can’t miss event, presenting the biggest stars and hottest emerging talent, with established name artists playing alongside electronica’s brightest up-and-comers. Backstage serves as the ultimate industry hangout spot, where label heads, managers, DJs, promoters and the who’s who of dance music all congregate for an impromptu summit under the sunny Miami skies.

Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00PM

Venue: Surfcomber Hotel (Address: 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Pete Tong | Guy Gerber | Bedouin | Damian Lazarus | DJ Tennis | Chris Liebing | Axel Bowman | Krystal Klear | Melé | Themba

Dirty South @ Treehouse Miami

It has been an amazing ride for the Grammy Nominated DJ/Producer Dirty South aka Dragan Roganovic. Born in Belgrade, Serbia, he relocated to Melbourne, Australia when he was 13. When he started his musical journey, he couldn’t even afford turntables, but he managed to improvise with used NEC Hi-Fi and tape decks. By steady hustling, he was able to graduate to a computer, audio software, and keyboards, and his first official production was released in 2004. Fifteen years later, he is a staple at electronic music festivals worldwide, and in the biggest festival of the year he returns to his simpler roots with an open-to-close set at Treehouse, one of South Florida’s best underground electronic venues.

Time: 11:00 PM – 6:00 AM

Venue: Treehouse (Address: 323 23rd St, Miami, FL 33139)

Finding Nemo:

EDX presents No Xcuses @ Mokai

Desert Hearts Miami Music Week @ Floyd

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Friday, March 29th

BIG KAHUNA:

Ultra Music Festival Day 1 @ Virginia Key & Miami Marine Park

Set Times / Lineup: UMF Website

Dirtybird Players @ Space Miami

The Dirtybird Players are a fixture in the Miami electronic scene year-round, but Miami Music Week is always their chance to showcase their growth and flex their muscle to international visitors and fans. This year they have chosen the iconic Space Nightclub as their venue; with three large rooms featuring 20+ artists, this event promises to be even bigger and better than ever before, and packing enough variety to keep music heads and their eardrums fixated late into the night and into the early morning… (and maybe even ’til the afternoon???)

Times: 11:00 PM – 11:00AM

Venue: Space (Address: 34 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132)

Lineup: Ardalan | Bruno Furlan | Christian Martin | Claude VonStroke | Ardalan | Billy Kenny | DJ Glen | Doorly | Eddy M | Eli Brown | Joeski | Justin Martin | Mason Maynard| Matthias Tanzmann | OMNOM | Sacha Robotti| Shiba San | Steve Darko | Vnessa | Volkodor | Walker & Royce | Will Clarke

Finding Nemo:

Lee Foss, MK, & Friends @ Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Toolroom f/ Mark Knight, Chus & Ceballos, & Friends @ Surfcomber Hotel

Hernan Cattaneo & Nick Warren @ Treehouse

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Saturday, March 30th

BIG KAHUNA:

Ultra Music Festival Day 2 @ Virginia Key & Miami Marine Park

Set Times / Lineup: UMF Website

Claptone’s Epic Masquerade @ Kimpton Epic Hotel

Blurring the line between dreamscape and reality, The Masquerade events have seen Claptone take his inimitable soiree to all four corners of the world, selling out world-class venues along the way. Shrouded in intrigue, the masked figure behind the decks keeps his focus firmly on the music. As he invites the wildest partygoers to unlock their minds and experience a world like no other, crazy ideas will materialize out of thin air and grand dreams will come to life. One thing is for sure – Miami will never be the same after Claptone’s Masquerade has stopped by.

To ensure that this is an event not to be missed, the masked crusader has assembled a suitably heavyweight line-up to keep the magic flowing from start to finish. Up first is New York’s finest, Dennis Ferrer, who will be bringing his unique blend of house and techno to proceedings; UK house aficionado Weiss will be delivering tunes to match the sun-kissed vibe. One of the scene’s hottest names, Franky Rizardo, will no doubt have a few tricks up his sleeve, while Berlin’s Mat.Joe complete the line up with their inimitable brand of ‘crispy urban house’.

Time: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Kimpton EPIC Hotel (Address: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131)

Lineup: Claptone | Dennis Ferrer | Weiss | Franky Rizardo | Mat.Joe | Dan Black

Guy Gerber @ WALL


This event showcases the prodigious talents of Guy Gerber, arguably the most acclaimed Israeli EDM artist today. Gerber rocked the house with an earsplitting set at WALL during last year’s Miami Music Week, and we’re hoping the sequel will be just as riveting.

Time: 11:30 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: WALL at the W (Address: 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Guy Gerber | Birds of Mind

Finding Nemo:

Dada Life presents The Magnificent Rave Spa @ Shore Club Hotel

Wake Your Mind @ W Miami Brickell

Black Book Records f/ Chris Lake @ Treehouse

Boris presents Transit Recordings @ The Hangar

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Sunday, March 31st

BIG KAHUNA:

Ultra Music Festival Day 3 @ Virginia Key & Miami Marine Park

Set Times / Lineup: UMF Website

Anjunabeats Pool Party @ Delano Beach Club

With two days of Ultra in the books, the Sunday hotel pool parties will be packed as revelers running on fumes seek to soak in some sun and recharge their batteries from the night before… or just go straight from last night’s fiesta to grab some gasoline in the form of Cuban coffee and then wheel on over to the next venue.  A ten-hour set at poolside at the Delano by Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats label squad – a rainbow coalition of top-shelf progressive house talent including Andrew Bayer, Grum, and ilan Bluestone, will be just what the doctor ordered to wind the party down… or perhaps to turn the party up, depending on your MMW sleep schedule.

Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Delano Beach Club (Address: 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Andrew Bayer | Gabriel & Dresden | Grum | ilan Bluestone | Jason Ross | Sunny Lax | Oliver Smith

Time: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Hyde Beach (Address: 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Finding Nemo:

Benny Benassi w/ Kryder @ WALL at the W

FSOE Miami f/ Aly & Fila @ Treehouse

Eelke Kleijn Presents Days Like Nights @ Do Not Sit on the Furniture

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Apart from the above big fish, you’ll find over 50+ more world-class venues and colorfully electric special events for Miami Music Week swimming around in our Discotech mobile app or desktop webapp.  We look forward to helping you reel in an epic MMW experience and become a part of partying history!

Ultra Miami Changing Locations in 2019

South Beach’s flagship electronic music event, Ultra Music Festival, has lost its bid for a five-year contract with the City of Miami and will be forced to move from its iconic Bayfront Park location.

Having set up shop in the Downtown Miami location for nearly two decades, the internationally recognized music festival was thwarted by The City of Miami Commission today after they voted unanimously against the bid.

According to The Miami New Times, Commissioner Joe Carollo led the charge in denying the renewal of Ultra’s bid, citing the fact that downtown residents are sick and tired of the chaotic and loud festival.

When pro-Ultra speakers brought up the point that Bayfront Park has been Ultra’s home for 18 years, Carollo sniped back, saying: “That was a different Miami. The kind of music that Ultra plays is not the same as other venues where the music changes… It’s thump, thump, thump.”

The Commissioner organized a petition back in July of 2017 to stop the city from throwing massive music events in the park.

The campaign was aimed at giving the park back to the local community rather than have it designated as a “cash cow for the city” that is “destroying the park’s environmental elements” and bringing “alcohol/drug-related violence” to the downtown area.

Following its eviction, it remains unclear as to where Ultra Music Festival plans to locate next. Tickets for the 2019 edition of the festival went on sale the day before the decision was reached.