Miami is the ultimate dance music mecca in the United States during the month of March. The entire world of electronic dance music convenes for a week of madness, mind-blowing stage setups, insane production and some of the greatest artists in the world.  The three main focal points of the week are Miami Music Week, Winter Music Conference and of course, Ultra Music Festival.

Ultra Music Festival took place at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater on March 18-20,  and was the 17th consecutive year for the world-traveling festival that originated in Miami in 1999.

The three day music festival had one of it’s best lineups to date, psychedelically unique stages and heart-pounding music most artists spend months preparing to showcase.

Some of dance music’s greatest photographers were on site.  Here, we’ve collected 25 of the most illustrative and powerful photos that perfectly capture the essence of Ultra Music Festival.

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage/Photo by Kevin Verkruijssen

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage/Photo by Kevin Verkruijssen

Ultra Music Festival Resistance Stage/Photo by Philippe Wuyts

Ultra Music Festival Resistance Stage/Photo by Philippe Wuyts

Alison Wonderland at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by ALIVECOVERAGE

Alison Wonderland at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by ALIVECOVERAGE

Pendulum performs with Deadmau5 during Ultra Music Festival/Photo by Rukes

Deadmau5 performs with Pendulum at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by Rukes

Tom Morello at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by Rukes

Tom Morello at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by Rukes

Deadmau5 performs with Pendulum at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by EDM Photos

Deadmau5 performs with Pendulum at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by EDM Photos

Carl Cox performs at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by EDM Photos

Carl Cox performs at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by EDM Photos

Hardwell performs at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by Rukes

Hardwell performs at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by Rukes

Tiesto at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by Rudgr

Tiesto at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by Rudgr

Ultra Music Festival Fireworks/Photo by ALIVECOVERAGE

Ultra Music Festival Fireworks/Photo by ALIVECOVERAGE

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage/Photo by Amol Raval

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage/Photo by Amol Raval

Ultra Music Festival Laser Light Show/Photo by ALIVECOVERAGE

Ultra Music Festival Laser Light Show/Photo by ALIVECOVERAGE

Deadmau5 at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by Kevin Verkruijssen

Deadmau5 at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by Kevin Verkruijssen

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage/Photo by Philippe Wuyts

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage/Photo by Philippe Wuyts

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage/Photo by Kevin Verkruijssen/EDMkevin.com

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage/Photo by Kevin Verkruijssen

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage / Photo by Rukes

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage/Photo by Rukes

Deadmau5 at Ultra Music Festival / Photo by Philippe Wuyts

Deadmau5 at Ultra Music Festival/Photo by Philippe Wuyts

Ultra Music Festival Crowd Photo / Photo by ALIVECOVERAGE

Ultra Music Festival Crowd Photo/Photo by ALIVECOVERAGE

Ultra Music Festival Wide Angle / Photo by Rudgr

Ultra Music Festival Wide Angle/Photo by Rudgr

Ultra Music Festival Crowd Shot / Photo by ALIVECOVERAGE

Ultra Music Festival Crowd Shot/Photo by ALIVECOVERAGE

Ultra Music Festival Aerial Shot / Photo by Rudgr

Ultra Music Festival Aerial Shot/Photo by Rudgr

Ultra Music Festival Mega Structure / Photo by ALIVECOVERAGE

Ultra Music Festival Mega Structure/Photo by ALIVECOVERAGE

Ultra Music Festival Resistance Stage / Photo by Pikzelz

Ultra Music Festival Resistance Stage/Photo by Pikzelz

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage / Photo by Philippe Wuyts

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage/Photo by Philippe Wuyts

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage / Photo by Rukes

Ultra Music Festival Main Stage/Photo by Rukes