Still not jealous that you weren't at Miami for the WMC? This should
do the trick — and here's the right way to record a concert: in HD 5.1! (Photo: DJ Eldorado — gallery coming soon.)

Miami — Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is an all-day outdoor festival that
acts as the official closing ceremonies to Winter Music Conference
(WMC) here. The event took place at Bayfront Park & Amphitheater in
downtown Miami and featured over 100 artists, including: Timo Maas, BT,
Josh Wink, Junkie XL, Armin Van Buuren, Rabbit in the Moon, The Crystal
Method, Carl Cox, Danny Tenaglia, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto,
Paul Van Dyk and Moby
.

The event ran from 11am to 11pm on Saturday and
was incredibly fun with headliners playing throughout the day on seven
different stages within the venue. Advance tickets started at US$65 and
increased up until show time, one friend paid US$83 for her ticket at
around 5pm. Having paid for UMF last year, I recommend that you
purchase a WMC conference badge instead as it includes admission to
UMF.

Highlights of the show include Timo Maas on the Be Yourself stage
on the bay, Pete Tong, RTIM and The Crystal Method on the Ultra Sound
Stage and Layo & Bushwacka on the Subliminal Sessions stage.
The entire event was captured live in High Definition (HD) and mixed in
5.1 Surround Sound and will premiere on May 28th on DirectTV. Last
year's event (UMF 2004) is currently playing on INHD2 in High
Definition.  

  • Guest

    I was in the Subliminal tent to hear Layo & Bushwacka and I noticed by the front of the stage one of the Brazilian Victroia Secret models. There set was cut short because one of the Liquid Nitrogen tanks popped, but we managed to pull her aside for a picture.

    Also I was rather dissapointed with Pete Tong's set. It was cool that he dropped the pace down, but he never kicked it up, causing a lot of us to leave to another stage.

    Oakey had one of the best sets I've ever heard him spin. It was a welcome surprise since we had considered skipping him.

    JunkieXL was awesome!

    And what more can I say about Paul Van Dyk. Love that guy!

  • admin

    If you've got shots, I'll be sure to post `em / link back to your site if you've got one. Hit Contact Editor . . . thanks for the anecdotes! 8)