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Ultra Music Festival Recap

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at SJU chapter.

Ultra music festival takes place every year in Miami, Florida and is known as one of the largest dance music festivals in the world. With some of the biggest names in electronic dance music as headliners, such as Diplo, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Alesso, and more, this year’s Ultra was expected to be nothing short of incredible. Expectations were certainly exceeded, and it is safe to say that some of the best EDM sets of right now came out of Ultra 2014. Check out three of the best sets from the weekend below.


1. Martin Garrix

This 17 year old (yes 17) from the Netherlands blew up big time this year with his hit ‘Animals’. Listen around the 46-minute mark to hear the twist he put on his original hit for the festival.   


Click here for a special surprise that Deadmau5 had in store for Martin Garrix’s hit track as well:



2. 3LAU

Justin Blau, otherwise known as 3LAU is a New York native and is known around Hawk Hill for opening for Macklemore at spring concert last year. Since last spring, 3LAU has become quite a large name in EDM. Listen to his set from Ultra here:



3. Jack U

Two of the largest names in EDM, Diplo and Skrillex came together and made their debut as a duo called Jack U, at Ultra 2014. This monumental collaboration was everything that people expected it to be, and more. Check it out here:



There you have it, collegiate!  Play one of these sets at your next pregame or party to switch things up.



My name is Paige Kacmar, I am a marketing major at Saint Joseph's University. I am so excited to be part of the HerCampus SJU team. I love every little thing about Saint Joe's and could not imagine myself spending these four years anywhere else. Along with writing for this blog I am also a member of the university's dance team. I am obsessed with basketball season and love cheering on the hawks! When I'm not dancing or writing you can usually find me online shopping at Urban Outfitters, eating Doritos, or stalking Kylie Jenner's Instagram.