Less than 100 days until one of the largest electronic music festivals of the year launches. I’m talking about none other than the Ultra Music Festival. Round one early bird tickets were sold out within the first hour and round two tickets will be sold out very soon. If you haven’t already purchased your ticket and you plan on going, you should do so quickly. But keep in mind that this will be a costly weekend.
Step 1: Buy your ticket! Right now General Admission tickets are selling for 299.95 (+ $70.05 service charge) and VIP tickets are sold out! Because of the rebirth and apparent take over of electronic music, you can expect the price of General Admissions tickets to only go up. If you are planning on going, act now! But as expensive as this three-day pass is… this will not be the only pricey purchase for this weekend.
Step 2: Buy your plane ticket! Make sure to coordinate with friends that are going. Rumor has it that cheapest time to book your flights is on a Tuesday. Prices will vary from where you are departing from. Be sure to Google student discount fares. You might be able to find some discounted flights that way. For those college students, you may or may not be in Spring Break (and if your classes are still in session, please keep in mind your course schedule). Check your Spring Semester’s syllabi for scheduled exams and due dates for papers. You don’t want anything to be on your mind aside from the one of the most ultimate weekends of your life.
Step 3: Be on the lookout for rave gear! Remember, this music festival is in Miami, where the sun seems to always be shining. Look for things that are light, easy to move in, and brighter than the highlighters in your pencil case. Recommended: Fanny pack, shorts, crop top, bandeau (if necessary), and SNEAKERS! Please, save yourself and refrain from walking around in 5 inch heels.
Step 4: Keep updated with your music! Recently the first round of artists were revealed to the public. With amazing headliners like Tiësto, Avicii, David Guetta, and many others – it is super important to catch up on all of those hits you missed out on when you were cooped up in the library studying for finals.
Step 5: Follow this blog series to be fully prepared for Ultra! In the meantime, be sure to Follow @ultramusic on Twitter and Like Ultra Music Festival on Facebook.
Here are a few tracks to hold you over until next time:
Emily is majoring in Health: Science, Society, & Policy with a minor in Legal Studies from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. She enjoys listening to music, cooking, and hanging out with friends. She is more than happy to hop on a bus to New York for an electro-filled weekend and write reviews for all the shows that she sees.
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