March 14, 2017
Nelly Varela | Staff Writer | @nellyyvarela
2017’s Ultra Miami has come back to take over Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park and has officially commenced its construction of stages. Festival goers from around the world have officially lost all chill. With just 10 days left until the sold out festival takes place, the excitement to experience 8 stages of musical bliss is surreal. This year, the Carl Cox Megastructure will be following the theme of the Resistance stage. It is set to feature house and techno masterminds Sasha & John Digweed, Marco Carola, Carl Cox himself, along with many more. With the Resistance stage’s huge success over the years, it is no doubt that this stage keeps coming back. Ultra has described the stage on their website as ” sic-fi meets cirque du soleil with a soul forged entirely of earth fire and techno. The stage has proven itself to be a beast of musical and theatrical proportions, drawing in fans with what can only be described as full on sensory immersion and abduction.”
It gets better. After an overwhelming and highly successful debut at last years 2016 Ultra, Arcadia is set to make another return to the Resistance stage. After 2016’s tour the iconic spider is kicking off its 2017 tour starting with Miami’s Ultra. The 50 ton, fire breathing, mechanical spider will be controlled by the hands of none other than techno icons, Dubfire, Hot Since 82, Seth Troxler and more. The Arcadia landing show will also be making its return with flying aliens, g-force speed acrobatics, and multi-million volt madness. For those of you who couldn’t get GA tickets before they sold out, there are still a limited number of VIP tickets on sale. The best part? Ultra just unveiled a plan for major enhancement to the VIP experience. The upgrade features an all new private VIP entrance, where you will walk The Ultra Baybridge right into the festival. There will be a brand new VIP lobby to include a lounge called “The Social” with exclusive chefs and handpicked mixologists, along with a fully reconfigured layout to the lobby. With the festival right around the corner, if you haven’t bought tickets, now is the time!
The cherry on top comes with Ultra’s newly debuted 2017 official app. The app is set to feature UBER integration, up-to-minute news feed, and they will soon be adding a customizable “My Schedule” feature and a GPS coordinated map to help attendees get around. We’re SOLD! Catch you all raging at Bayfront park March 24-26!