Ultra closed out 2012 by announcing its dates for 2013: March 22-24. More, Yes, Now... was definitely the vibe of the three-day festival, which featured hour-long sets heavy on the schmaltz and the drops from hundreds of the world's top EDM artists. After three days of raving in the hot sun, a lot more attendees chose to lounge in the grass throughout the day, livening up only for the headliners: David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Kaskade, very different DJs who nonetheless brought a similar level of energy to Bayfront Park.
After six years having the Ultra Music Festival at the larger-capacity Bicentennial Park, construction at that site sent the annual party back at its original downtown Miami home, Bayfront Park, this year. But thanks to some reconfiguring and reconstruction with the help of the host city, the venue can reportedly accommodate 25,000 more people.
In an exclusive visit on the set of his new videos, Paul van Dyk talks to Billboard about his new album (out March 20), changes in electronic music since 2007's "In Between," and whether some of the scene's newer stars will hold up. "Skrillex is especially creative," he tells us. "But I am curious to see the longevity of his career."