March 1, 2021
Miami Music Week 2021:
Ultra is Canceled
Miami music week is one of the world’s most significant Electronic music events. Every year over a hundred thousand people across the globe travel to Miami to celebrate the MMW. But unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus global pandemic, the event didn’t take place in 2020. The tickets for last year’s event were already sold out and unfortunately not returned. Later, the authority decided to host the event on March 26-28, 2021, with the same tickets. With the ongoing pandemic,
the event has been postponed once again, until 2022.
The trend of the Miami Music Week first started back in March of 2011. It is a week-long Electronic Dance Music event. Since then, MMW has been a regular yearly event and gaining more popularity among EDM music lovers. On March 21, 2018, MMW bought out the Winter Music Conference and the International Dance Music Awards.
Ultra Music Festival’s history is much older. It started as a one-day ceremony, named after the band Depeche Mode’s 1997 album, Ultra. Initially, it was hosted in Miami Beach. From 2012 to 2018, for seven straight years, UMF’s venue was in Bayfront Park, Downtown. It shifted in Virginia Key in 2019. Later, the Downtown venue returned for the 2020 event, which was postponed. It still holds for the 2021 event. The festival has taken place across three days since 2011.
Today the MMW, the UMF, and the WMC are held together at the same time and same place. But they are not tied to the same label. However, they announced a global alliance in 2012 to collaborate on marketing and cross-promotion. Ultra Music Festival has a worldwide location such as South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and others. But the Miami event is the most significant and brings about the most crowd is Ultra Music Festival.
Both the festivals have hosted thousands of world-class and local artists as well. In 2013, the number of attendees was 330,000. And it didn’t stop there. Every year this number has gotten larger and larger. In 2018, over 1200 artists performed in over 300 events in over 85 venues. Ultra Music 2020 had a lineup with Carl Cox, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Flume, Amelie Lens, Major Lazer, Madeon, Gryffin, Laserface, Above & Beyond, Fisher, Eric Prydz, and DJ Snake. The complete list is extensively large, featuring every major artist in the Electronic Dance Music scene. Due to the postponement of the 2020 program, the same lineup will continue if the event runs in 2021.
During Miami Music Week, every venue opens its door for a week-long party. Miami turns into a dance floor. Quite the sight
to be seen.