After Ultra 2014, why UMF could also mean, “Ultimate Music Festival”! – Day 1 Review


As expected, Ultra Miami 2014 was very eventful. A couple of unfortunate events kicked off the festival, as a guard was trampled and Avicii had to cancel his performance and undergo an emergency operation, but the music and energy was at an all-time high at the 16th Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Here’s an account of what went down on day 1!


Laidback Luke opted out of his Day 1 Mainstage performance as he had to head back home for the birth of his child, but the other big acts made sure that he wasn’t missed. Showtek were raging as usual, dropping their latest tracks Bad and Bouncer along with some other current hot tracks like FLASHLIGHT, and their old hits like Cannonball and Slow Down.


Diplo kept the party going in his usual style, and was even joined by Sean Paul on stage. He dropped a lot of his Mad Decent tracks, and a lot of hip hop as well, dropping some Jay-Z and Drake tracks in his set.


Next up was Zedd, who was one of the most anticipated acts of Ultra, and he delivered like he always does. Playing some of his own huge hits like Stay The night, Spectrum, Shotgun, Clarity and Find You along with some remixes, he even dropped a cool edit of the new Calvin Harris track Summer.


Eric Prydz brought a new epic show called “HOLO”. The set was as much about the lights and visuals as it was about the music. He dropped some of his biggest Cirez D and Pryda tracks, including Every Day, Pjanoo and his recent track Liberate.


Kaskade was up next, and he was delightful as usual. Playing one mashup after another to make the crowd go wild. He also dropped one of the biggests track from last year, the title track of his album ‘Atmosphere’ in the original and GTA remix. He closed his set with another of his own tracks ‘Eyes’.


Closing the mainstage on Day One was none other than the legend Tiesto, who opened his memorable set with Deorro’s Five Hours, and went on to drop some exclusive singles from his upcoming album, including his next single called Wasted, featuring Matthew Koma. Icona Pop, Dzeko and Torres, Moti, Martin Garrix and Afrojack joined him live on stage, with Icona Pop even performing a live duet.

MIA and Chance The Rapper rocked the live stage, whereas DVBBS, The Partysquad, Carl Cox, Carnage and Borgore were some of the other noted performances.

Here are some of the live sets you can relive from Day 1 of Ultra Music Festival 2014!




Eric Prydz



Carl Cox



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