Ultra Fest, Ultra Parties
The lowdown on all the daytime wildness happening during Miami’s Ultra Music Festival


















With great music comes great responsibility—to throw equally explicit fiestas! Miami’s Ultra Music Fest (March 23rd-25th) is the upper echelon of EDM musical events; commandeering the city in one awesome sweep of bass, illicit paraphernalia, and righteous tuneage! Headlined by the maestros of the scene—Tiesto, Skrillex, Avicii, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, and David Guetta (to name but a few)—Ultra Music fest is the one stop shop for musical nirvana.

Sadly, this leviathan of EDM magnificence has sold out in record time (whispers put it at mere seconds). For those unfortunate enough not to secure their ear’s ticket to happy town, solace can be sought in the week-long bacchanal coinciding with the fest. As is typical with events of this magnitude, the parties far exceed the actual endeavor—therefore, I proudly present “The Ultra Week: 9 Days of EDM Raucousness."

Here is your guide to Ultra's daytime parties!


Ultra Week (March 16th-24th)


Friday, March 16th

Gabriel & Dresden Shelborne WMC

WMC Opening Pool Party at the Surfcomber

Nervous Records Pool Party presents Made in Miami


Saturday, March 17th

DJ Mag Presents Derrick Carter and Friends at Shine in The Shelborne

Be Yourself with Danny Tenaglia at The Surfcomber Pool

WMC House Allstars at Shelborne Pool


Sunday, March 18th

Sexy and Wet Pool Party at The Club 50 Pool

Waveform with Victor Calderone at The Surfcomber

La Tour Presents Carl Craig and Friends at The Shelborne Pool


Monday, March 19th

Global Wave WMC Festival at The Chelsea Hotel

Global Wave WMC at The Whitelaw Hotel


Tuesday, March 20th

Shelter featuring Timmy Regisford at Shine in The Shelborne


Wednesday, March 21st

WMC Cadenza Cruise on the Biscayne Lady

Roger Sanchez presents Stealth Miami at the Fontainebleau Lawn

Ovum Presents Josh Wink and friends at Shine in the Shelborne

Yewplay Experience & Unity Presents WMC at Kung Fu Lounge at Catalina Hotel

PolyRhythm and Friends Rooftop Sessions WMC 2012 at The Clevelander Hotel

DJ Mag Recession Sessions IV at The Shelborne Pool

Global Wave WMC Festival 2012 at The White Law Hotel


Thursday, March 22nd

Ultra Live Group Therapy featuring Above & Beyond at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre

Hot Creations featuring Jamie Jones at Shine at The Shelborne

Circo Loco Pool Party at The Surfcomber Pool

Cadenza Presents Luciano and Friends at The Shelborne Pool


Friday, March 23rd

H50 Rooftop Pool Prty at Club 50 featuring Paul Oakenfold

X-Mix Productions Party inside Shine at The Shelborne

Pete Tong's Pool Party

ViVa Music with Steve Lawler and Friends at the Shelborn


Saturday, March 24th

Sasha at Shine in the Shelborne with Opening set by Jonathan Cowan

Pacha Ibiza Presents Annual Classics Pool Party