Ultra Music Festival will go down in history this year. Featuring guest performances from the likes of Future, Louis Tomlinson, Alessia Cara, Kygo, 2 Chainz and Lil Jon, the sold out festival gave its all to every single on of the 165,000 attendees from over 60 countries.
Of course, not all of us could attend the festival, and that’s where the live stream comes in. Despite some obvious flaws this year, Ultra’s live stream still attracted over 7.5 million viewers from around the world over a 26 hour stream period. It was also the first time Ultra streamed a set from the main stage in 360°, courtesy of Hardwell on Sunday afternoon.
What’s more, for the first time in the history of UMFTV, the Ultra Music Festival main stage was captured in 4K resolution, with the sets available to stream on YouTube the very next day. Within a few days the sets have accumulated over 6.2 million views, bringing the total reach of the broadcast to over 14.1 million people and counting.
For the fourth consecutive year, Ultra Music Festival became the #1 trending topic on social media, with a staggering 42+ million mentions across all platforms – becoming the most tweeted about electronic music event in history. UMF Radio also broke its record from last year, transmitting the event to millions of fans across 51 networks in 34 countries, cementing Ultra Music Festival’s position as the most broadcasted music event in electronic music history.
And with the safest, most successful edition of the festival now at a close, Miami Police released figures showing arrests to be down by almost 50% from the previous year, continuing a trend that has been steadily decreasing since 2013.
Ray Martinez, Chief of Security at Ultra Music Festival said: “The safety of our patrons, crew, artists and our local citizenry has always been our primary focus. There is no question, that we possess the know-how, resources and most importantly, an absolute commitment in responsibly producing the greatest music festival in the world which is hosted annually by beautiful downtown Miami.”
Ultra Music Festival 2018 takes place on March 23, 24, 25 and is an 18 + event.
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