My rating for the festival: 3 out of 10
Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is one of the two most important festivals for electronic music lovers in North America. Held annual in March in Miami, it marks the arrival of “festival season” in addition to hosting industry-wide events throughout the city for a week. I was lucky enough to go twice, in 2012 and 2013, and the festival holds a special place in my heart. Ultra is a renowned brand/label for dance music, and in recent years they have been running editions of its flagship festivals in other countries – for example Buenos Aires, Santiago, Seoul, Cape Town. Earlier in the year, I had gone to UMF in Buenos Aires in February. In July, I got to go to UMF Europe, in Split, Croatia. Unfortunately, for me, despite the beautiful setting of Split, the festival was a disappointment for me in terms of organization and lineup.