Every March, dance music fans from across the planet make their pilgrimage to Florida for Miami Music Week.
Whether you want to be at the front of the mainstage at Ultra Music Festival, dance with your feet in a South Beach pool, or party the night away in a Downtown after hours club, MMW has something for everyone! This year’s event takes place from 15-20th March. If you’re going to be there, these are the parties you don’t want to miss!
DJ MAG POOLSIDE SESSIONS
WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH 2016
Our Miami pool parties are legendary. As one of the few MMW events that unite all genres of dance music, we bring a unique vibe to The Beach. This year EDM overlords Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki and R3hab sit alongside underground heroes Josh Wink, Sonny Fodera and Eli & Fur on the line up. We’ll also welcome some very special unannounced guests too. In the past two years Martin Garrix and Hardwell have arrived to play secret sets, so you know to expect big things!
DIRTYBIRD PLAYERS BACK2BACK THROWDOWN
THURSDAY 17TH MARCH 2016
Firm MMW favourite, Dirtybird move to Trade for a back2back session featuring label boss Claude VonStroke alongside his Dirtybird family. Justin Martin, Shiba Shan, J.Phlip and more will be bringing bass to The Beach. The booty label take over Floor 2 of Trade, while Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs represents the Nice Age label on Floor 1.
TINI AND THE GANG BOAT PARTY
FRIDAY 18TH MARCH 2016
No Miami Music Week experience would be complete without a boat party! Magnetic Grooves are throwing daily parties aboard the Biscayne Lady Yacht, featuring a diverse range of artists, including Sasha, James Zabiela, Cosmic Gate and Hernan Cattaneo. Our pick of the bunch, however, features tINI , Bill Patrick and friends. It sets sail at sunset on Friday, with a pumping sound system and an open bar. All aboard!
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 18TH-SUNDAY 20TH MARCH 2016
BAYFRONT PARK, DOWNTOWN
It doesn’t really matter what kind of music you are into, Ultra has something for everyone. The 3 day festival is renowned for its epic mainstage, where EDM’s biggest acts play headline sets. However you can easily step away from the chaos and find all genres of music, from underground house and techno, to drum & bass, dubstep and trap. Make no mistake, Ultra is an essential Miami Music Week experience!
GET LOST MIAMI
SATURDAY 19TH MARCH
Crosstown Rebels’ Get Lost party has become a Miami Institution. 50 of the world’s best DJs will perform at the 24 hour event. A marathon in every sense of the word, the party transitions from after-hours into sunrise, mid-day into sunset and finally into the deep of night for those with a sense of adventure and energy to burn.The lineup is really too numerous to list, but highlights include Damian Lazarus, Sasha, Kink, Carl Craig, Gorgon City, Skream and Soul Clap. They have a new venue for 2016, which is set to be announced ahead of the event.
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