Beach culture is what Miami is famous for, and first time visitors to the city usually head straight to South Beach to check out the beautiful people showing off their tan or physique in the sun. But in March each year those who are involved with electronic music, flock to Miami for its famous annual Music Festival.


At dusk the Miami parties start, and this has been the springboard for the electronic music scene to really take off. South Beach and Ocean Drive at night transform from beach culture to club culture, and bars and clubs play a mix of house, dance, electronic and techno very loud well into the night.
It could be said that the dance scene in Miami has started to set the standard for the rest of the world to follow. This is typified by the growing success of festivals such as the Ultra Music Festival. This legendary dance festival is now in its 12th year – which attracts over more than 50,000 revellers each year and won the coveted title of Best International Dance Event. Some Over the years, some of the biggest stars of club music have performed there including Tiesto, Underworld, Carl Cox and Paul Oakenfold.
The Ultra Music Festival was the closing event in 2009 for another of Miami’s milestone electronic music events; the Miami Winter Music Conference. The WMC brings the electronic music world together for a series of events that showcase all what this type of music has to offer, plus providing an unrivalled list of top artists and promoters.
The energy, drive and enthusiasm shown by music producers and promoters within Miami have really placed the city at the centre of the electronic music scene, not just in the USA, but throughout the world.
Miami offers a great setting for fun nights out. But do remember before stepping foot into the night that Miami nights usually last well into the morning, and normally don’t get into full swing until midnight, so be ready for a long night. Secondly, dress for the occasion, as Miami clubs expect a well dressed clientele. Take your passport as you’ll need it to gain entry. If you are under between 18 and 21 you will be admitted, but marked at the entrance so you cannot buy alcoholic drinks. And finally, have a positive party attitude, as in the end, thats’s what it’s all about.
What’s more, regardless of the time of year in Miami, it’s good to know that you are sure to find a cool club that books the coolest DJ’s and performers of electronic music.