EDC Vs Ultra: Which is Better?

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Eric Prydz playing as Cirez D at UMF

3. Music

UMF: Ultra has had some of the hottest artist like Pendulum, Underworld, The Prodigy, Disclosure, Kraftwerk and Swedish House Mafia's last ever show. They incorporate a diverse selection of live acts such as The Cure, New Order, Faithless and Snoop Dogg. The Mega Structure is hosted by Carl Cox & Friends and then Armin Van Buuren's ASOT on Sunday. The Bayfront Stage has a more underground European vibe and is hosted by Space Ibiza with artist like Tiga, Nic Fanculi and Joris Voorn. With a little something for everyone even the UMF Radio Stage had Afrojack & friends Friday, the biggest trap DJs Saturday and tech house artist on the Toolroom Records stage Sunday. For being an electronic music festival this is the most diverse line-up out there.

EDC: EDC was the who's who of EDM and had every major DJ and producer. The festival could however, use a little bit more variety and less of the artist that roll through the OC and LA nightclub scene on a weekly basis. We did love that they added more underground acts on the main stage like Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin and Eric Prydz. Noticeably the neonGARDEN had music for a more seasoned dance music pallet as it was hosted by artist mentioned above and our favorite "Get Lost" night with Damian Lazarus and friends. Also the bassCON stage was unique to EDC with some of the top hardstyle and 140 style artist. The diversity was definitely there with a dubstep stage and a HARD stage, but it was no where near to the extent as UMF.

Winner: UMF

Up next: Which one has more production value?


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Famous Gene's
Famous Gene's

Feels like a slanted article for a west coast company from a west coast blog. You left out that there are no hotels near the vegas speedway you can walk to, the heat during sunset and sunrise is brutal and borderline dangerous. Plus when you mention Ultra being all ages, less than 10% are under 18yo so its really not a huge deal. To paint a picture that Miami is filled with bros and yolos and Vegas is not is absurd lol

garyroyale
garyroyale

Ultra might have a more stacked line up, but its not humanly possible to see most of the DJs in inhumane conditions anyway. WMC has always been about the parties, and its better to just play it like Ibiza with a solid line up club and day parties. Stick to the raving in Cali. 

ianbadsanta
ianbadsanta

@Famous Gene's Seems pretty obvious that the west coast is just better period.. ive lived on both and its no question

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