Twenty years ago, the first edition of Ultra Beach Music Festival was hosted on the sands of Collins Park in Miami Beach. Far from the global powerhouse it is today, Ultra Music Festival was a small gathering of electronic music fans at the apex of the long-running Winter Music Conference. The challenges were immense for an event of this size at the time, but it was clear that something special had been born. Watch as Josh Wink, Tiësto, John Digweed, Ferry Corsten, and Nic Fanciulli take us down memory lane to explore the birth of the Ultra Music Festival phenomenon.

Also view the Ultra Miami 1999 line-up.

MUST WATCH: Flashback to 1999 with Ultra Miami’s throwback footage from the vaultMiami Flyer 1999


Written by Ryan Morse

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