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Winter Music Conference & Ultra Music Festival
It’s happening now: a festival packed with pool parties at Art Deco District hotels. The sun melting into the sea to the backdrop of the best live music. Yes, it’s the Winter Music Conference, Miami, running until March 24. With this kind of weather, it’s little wonder that DJs and musicians from all over the globe flock to this unique festival where the sounds keep flowing from early in the morning to late at night. Among the most popular venues, the Delano Beach Club is a standout where you can experience some superstar dance DJs including the Ibiza Collective with their Balearic sound. On March 23 look out for the likes of Pete Tong, Jazzy Jeff and Darren Emerson, and Underworld for the beats of the Second Summer of Love. The day before at ulta-VIP Nikky Beach will be ‘No Sugar Added’ until dawn with a stellar guest list for what promises to be an unforgettable night. Look out for Dennis Ferrer, Mar-T and Reebot among others. And if you want to escape to the ocean, remember the intimate cruises leaving from the Bohemian Yacht Club aboard the Musette Luxury Yacht.
The Winter Conference coincides with Miami’s Ultra Music Festival in Bayfront Park with a diverse line-up including Hot Chip, Thievery Corporation, Deadmau5, DJ Fresh and Azealia Banks.