Reliving 18 Years of Ultra Music Festival Nostalgia Through Event Flyers

One of the largest and longest running electronic dance music festivals in the world took place last month in Miami for the 18th time. In the recent years Ultra Music Festival has evolved to host more and more artists and has evolved from a humble beach festival to a massive global festival circuit spanning all corners of the globe.

Much has changed in 18 years of Ultra, relive all the magic through the flyers from each year since 1999.

Here’s how Ultra Music Festival has changed from 1999 to 2016

Ultra Beach Music Festival (1999)

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UMF initially came up as a beach festival, already hosting big names like George Acosta and Armand Van Helden.

Ultra Global Beach Music Festival (2000)

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New entries like Sasha and Paul Van Dyk began to take part from this year.

Ultra Music Festival (2001)

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UMF in 2001 moved for the first time to Bayfront Park, until 2006.

Ultra Electronic Music Festival (2002)

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Ultra hosts Tiesto and Carl Cox in the line up.

Ultra Music Festival (2003)

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The festival becomes to make a difference between live performance and DJ sets.

Ultra Music Festival (2004)

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Artists such as Richie Hawtin and Chemical Brothers make their debut

Ultra Music Festival (2005)

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Infected Mushroom and Armin Van Buuren make their debut.

Ultra Music Festival (2006)

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Ultra moves to Bicentennial Park and non-electronic artists such The Killers joins the event.

Ultra Music Festival (2007)

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Ultra continues to host band like The Cure, and expands its duration: Ultra for the first time ever lasts two days.

Ultra Music Festival (2008)

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Ultra creates an amazing lineup including deadmau5, Pryda and more.

Ultra Music Festival (2009)

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Ultra hosts other big names: Black Eyed Peas, Pendulum, Above and Beyond.

Ultra Music Festival (2010)

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Swedish House Mafia make their debut. Ultra wins the IDMA awards for the best festival.

Ultra Music Festival (2011)

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Avicii and Skrillex make their debut. Ultra also extend its duration to three days.

Ultra Music Festival (2012)

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Ultra moves back to Bayfront Park, and Knife Party and Krafwerk make their debut.

Ultra Music Festival (2013)

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To celebrate the 15th anniversary, Ultra expands its duration to two weekends.

Ultra Music Festival (2014)

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On 2014 Ultra returns to the original format. This year Ultra also become to stream the event on its website.

Ultra Music Festival (2015)

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Tropical house artist Kygo make his debut in 2015.

Ultra Music Festival (2016)

Ultra Music Festival Flyer 2016
Ultra Music Festival Flyer 2016

What a ride. See you next year in Miami.

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