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America's Premier Dance Massive Returns

Author: Genevieve Powers
Thursday, January 30, 2003
The ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, America's premier electronic music event, returns for its fifth annual installment on March 22, 2003 from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, Florida. In 2002, over 30,000 dance music enthusiasts passed through Ultra's turnstiles and witnessed the most talent-laden festival lineup that a U.S. event has ever offered. Ultra 2003 is sponsored by D'VOX Magazine,, and Miami's Party 93.1 FM.

Tickets are $50 and are available through Ultra's website,, as well as and via the toll-free number, 1.877.714.7668. Starting in February, tickets will also be available throughout Florida and select states.

The Ultra Music Festival is a dream come true for festival co-founder, CEO, and executive producer Russell Faibisch, and Alex Omes, festival co-founder, president, and publisher of the music publication D'VOX Magazine. Ultra is the largest and fastest growing event of its kind in the United States featuring the world's top artists in the electronic music genre. Now in its fifth year, the annual Ultra Music Festival event is held every March in Miami, Florida. The first two Ultra Music Festivals were held on the sand at the 21st Street Beach in Miami Beach but subsequently moved to the larger venue of Bayfront Park in downtown Miami due to the need to accommodate exceeding capacity.

In March of 2002, over 30,000 attended Ultra's largest event thus far. Based on year-to-date results reported by Pollstar in May 2002, the March 2002 Ultra event represented the third largest individual act in the United States (after Paul McCartney and *NSYNC), and the seventh largest event overall, measured by gross tickets sold. This successful event was covered by CNN and continues its legacy as the premier electronic music festival in America. Take a look at some of the artists who played Ultra in 2002: Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox, Paul Van Dyk, Deep Dish, Tall Paul, Tiesto, Goldie, BT, the Crystal Method, and DJ Dan. Nowhere else on this continent can one find such a loaded lineup.

Stay tuned for the full Ultra lineup and more information coming soon.