The Ultra Music Festival 2011 has been officially slated to take place from March 25th to March 27th, 2011. The outdoor electronic music event held annually in Miami, Florida, United States during the Winter Music Conferencewhich occurs annually during the month of March.
It is a 2-day event (although it was a 1-day event until 2007, and has been announced to be 3 days in 2011) that takes place across 12 different stages featuring over 200 artists, DJs, producers and promoters. It was announced on the second night of Ultra Music Festival 2010 that UMF 2011 in Miami would be a three day event.
From 2001 to 2005, UMF was held outdoors in Bayfront Park, Miami. The first two UMFs (1999, & 2000) were actually held on South Beach inMiami Beach, however UMF attendance exceeded the possible beach permits and was subsequently moved to the venue of Bayfront Park. The top DJs, artists, and VJ (video performance artist) of the evening perform in the amphitheater designed to hold thousands of attendees. There is a second main stage (called the 'Sound stage') and 10 other specialized music areas scattered throughout the park featuring Dubstep, Drum and Bass, House,, Electro, Breakbeats, Trance, and other various styles of electronic music.
In 2005 the concert was so popular that it sold out. With the festival growing so big, in 2006 the Miami event had been moved to an even bigger venue, Bicentennial Park, next door to its past home. In 2007, with Winter Music Conference in full swing, Ultra Music Festival had its first 2-Day Event held at Bicentennial Park with a record breaking 50,000+ electronic music fans. Ultra Music Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29th, 2008, where an announcement was made that the festival had set a new City of Miami record for the number of tickets sold at a single event. It is estimated that over 70,000 people attended. This year, 2010, Ultra Music Festival was again held at Bicentennial Park with headliners such as, Tiesto, , Deadmau5, and many more. It took place from Friday, March 26th (4:00PM to 12:00A) to Saturday, March 27th (12:00PM to 12:00AM).