Prepare yourself for Ultra, a world-famous event held annually here in Miami. People from all around the world will gather in Bayfront Park for the enticing music festival for shows from big-name DJs like David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Afrojack; as well as up-and-coming acts. Here’s a guide to navigating this year’s Ultra Music Festival.


If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet— good luck. Tickets went on sale May 9 and sold out fast. Ultra recommends you only buy tickets off their official website, but you may be able to buy resale tickets from individuals or on StubHub. VIP tickets allow for access to exclusive VIP platforms to watch performances, meet artists, and enjoy premium food and beverage options.


Our Ocean Drive-getaway  is in the perfect place for you and your friends to come back to after a long day at Ultra. Located on South Beach’s iconic Ocean Drive, The Winter Haven Hotel is set in the heart of South Beach, guaranteeing you will be close to all the city’s best spots. Surrounded by Art Deco buildings and views overlooking the ocean and white sandy beaches, you can add some luxury to your party weekend. The vintage, elegant hotel features 71 stylishly appointed guestrooms and amenities such as complimentary wifi, beach chairs, and personalized service from a friendly, multilingual staff.

Getting to the Festival

The Winter Haven Hotel is only a 13-minute drive from Bayfront Park, where the event is being held. We recommend using Uber to get to and from the festival. New to Uber? Ultra and Uber have an exclusive deal for you. Download the App and sign up with code Ultra2017 at to get $20 off your first ride.

The Lineup

There are over 40 major artists like Above & Beyond, Major Lazer, and Tiësto performing on 8 different stages at Ultra this year.  A majority of past attendees have said their favorite set of the entire festival was by a DJ they had never heard of before, so take some time to explore and discover. Click here for the full lineup.

Do & Don’ts and What to Expect

Ultra gets hot, so make sure to stay hydrated and fed throughout the performances. It also draws a huge crowd, so be careful of getting lost. Luckily, with how close we are to the festival, you can always make The Winter Haven Hotel your meeting spot in case of such events.