If you were waiting for the right time to buy your Ultra Music Festival 2018 tickets you have officially waited too long. The festival is officially sold out of general admission tickets. A few very pricey VIP tickets remain but by the end of this week the fest will most likely be at capacity. This
Last Summer Kaskade played out a day time party to a sold out crowd of 13,000 on a beach in Southern California. The daytime event was known as Sun Soaked and involved an incredible curated line up of artists and was a follow up to Kaskade’s record breaking performance at the LA Convention Center. Now
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the world’s greatest electronic dance music festival, Ultra has started a video series that looks back at the evolution of the festival over time. The first episode spoke at length about the beginnings of Ultra, and the second starts to speak on the explosion of popularity EDM experienced
It almost seems like Ultra Music Festival 2017 was a few months ago, when in fact it has truly almost been a full year. We are starting to catch Ultra fever around here at EDM Sauce and thought we should revisit one of the most epic moments from last year’s festival. Now off the bat,
A few years back Ultra Music Festival started it’s festival, within a festival known as Resistance. Resistance highlights artists in the more technical genres ranging from techno, to tech-house to full on house. The brand immediately is associated with it’s landmark spider stage, and the insane landing ceremonies that take place during Ultra each year.
Ultra Music Festival unveiled their RESISTANCE lineup for UMF’s flagship Miami edition, ahead of the festival’s 20th anniversary in March. The lineup is directly in line with the underground thematics of RESISTANCE, an intra-Ultra brand that caters to house and techno fans. RESISTANCE will host some of the underground’s most storied acts across its Arcadia Spectacular “Spider” stage, and its tented Megastructure arena.
A host of additional artists will also provide support across both stages. While the RESISTANCE lineup is nothing short of stunning, it is not yet complete—festival organizers will announce the rest of the performers that comprise the RESISTANCE Miami lineup in the weeks to come. Tickets to Ultra Miami’s 20th anniversary from March 23–25 can be purchased here.
Kölsch announced that he has landed his first full US residency, which will begin March 17 at Heart Nightclub in Miami. This news comes fresh off of the heels of his January announcement that he will be playing the Tomorrowland main stage in the summer of 2018, proving that this year is off to a very hot start for the Danish producer.
Kölsch originally announced his residency on Instagram, and tickets for Heart Nightclub are available here.
As we anticipate Ultra Music Festival and Miami Music Week, more and more events are beginning to spread onto our radars. Just recently, Oliver Helden’s Heldeep and Mike Darlington’s Monstercat announced their presence for the 2018 Miami Music Week at Soho Studios on March 21. The event was announced between a series of tweets between
Sneaking your MDMA into Ultra using a rotisserie chicken? Sounds like quite the stretch, but a recent study conducted by the Boca Raton-based Take 5 Media Group reports that this situation is indeed a reality.
The company conducted the study for a behavioral health treatment facility, Florida House Experience, in Deerfield Beach — which resides less than an hour outside of Miami. Florida House Experience works with such local universities as University of Miami, Florida International University, and Barry University to provide rehabilitation, addiction counseling, and mental health services to patients.
Their aim with this investigative study was to find out what kinds of drugs were being purchased at music festivals, what they were being cut with, who was doing the selling, and how users were sneaking them in.
Here are the winners:
As far as sneaking in goodies to music festivals, underwear was the most popular method of transfer; although, rotisserie chickens and prosthetic limbs were also noted as used methods.
One of the studies most disconcerting conclusions was that most drug users — 63 percent — obtained their substance(s) of choice off a one-time encounter with a stranger.
Even worse are the “unidentifiable additions of unmarked and sometimes dangerous substances,” reports Take 5 in the study. “Beyond being unrecognizable to the naked eye, these cutting agents are sometimes significantly stronger than the drugs they’re labeled as, creating deadly consequences.”
Take 5 reports that jam festivals such as Summercamp or High Sierra revealed 89 percent of attendees reporting they’d been offered illicit substances at jam festivals. EDM came in as a close second, with 83 percent of attendees reporting being offered drugs.
All of that drug use clouds the frontal lobe and likely causes spikes in the libido of horny festival goers, as Take 5 reports that nearly one in four attendees admitted to having unprotected sex after using drugs at EDM Festivals.
This week has been full of speculation of the return of Swedish House Mafia. Things first started to heat up when Ultra Miami announced their 20th anniversary phase 1 lineup with the auspicious tagline “expect the unexpected”. Then Steve Angello, who was notably the reason the super group broke up, upped the expectations when he