Over the weekend, Ultra Music Festival’s YouTube channel, UMF TV, was beaming out sets from UMF Korea, including headline slots from Carl Cox and Armin van Buuren. As the UMF TV Twitter feed scrolled, one hopeful fan asked if the behemoth will ever come to Australia, asking for “a three-day festival somewhere remote.” The response came: “Yes, it will in 2014.”
This sliver of information seems to stack up. At Ultra in Miami this year, in between sets from Calvin Harris and David Guetta, inthemix heard the mainstage MC running through the stops on UMF’s worldwide expansion. “UMF Australia – that’s the furthest we’re going to go,” he said. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.
Over two weekends back in March, 330,000 ‘Ultranauts’ descended on Bayfront Park for the 15th anniversary of Ultra Music Festival, while millions more tuned in online to the YouTube live stream. A full ‘after-movie’ titled Relive is set to be revealed soon. In the four-minute teaser trailer below, you’ll see glimpses of the DJs at the centre of some no-expense-spared production, the Ultra devotees who packed out the park and a whole lot of sweeping moments.
A crack production team was assembled to bring Ultra Music Festival to life, with ‘The Most Technically Advanced Main Stage Design in History’. This video captures a sense of the scale and the spectacle, with “the latest in staging automation technology, video, set design, and creative LED video systems, plus 12 32-watt full color lasers, over 12,000 shots of pyrotechnics and over 1050 intelligent lights.” Next up in its worldwide plans, UMF is coming to Croatia from 12 to 14 July, with Avicii, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Hardwell and many more.