by Greg Sarafan •
March 2, 2015 •
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Since it’s 2011 inception, Ultimate Music Experience presented by promoters Disco Donnie Presents and Global Groove, has played host to over 100,000 spring breakers at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, ready to let loose for a week of beats, parties, and mainstage pros. Last year, the glistening sands of South Padre Island,TX were warmed up by some of the world’s best DJs, who unleashed their arsenal of barraging dance anthems for a three-day marathon of fun in the sun in 2014. For 2015, DDP and Global Groove are proud to present the complete artist lineup:
DAY 1: THURSDAY, MARCH 19th Ultimate Music Experience kicks off with a tastemakers from the US, Germany, Netherlands, and France.
DAY 2: FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH Day Two is gonna be a rager!
DAY 3: SATURDAY, MARCH 21ST The last day of UME will unleash a tidal wave of new sounds onto the masses.
PRE-PARTY BONUS! Plus, Steve Aoki is taking over the official pre-party Wednesday, March 18thto get the party started in the Gulf of Mexico! More pre-party artists will be announced soon!
Plus More TBA
In 2015, UME returns for its fifth year, and the DDP crew is gearing up for their biggest year yet. Anticipating 50,000+ attendees, DDP has already recruited DJ Mag’s polled #1 DJ Hardwell, David Guetta, and Tiësto for another massive outing.
“Last year’s UME attracted over 45,000 people and we expect the event to grow to over 50,000 for 2015. UME is the largest spring break electronic dance music event in America and this year’s line up packs the biggest punch yet. Production will be bigger than ever and we’re also incorporating new areas, including the live-stream lounge and zen den.”
“2015 will indeed be the biggest and best UME weekend to date since the events inception five years ago. We have three of the biggest heavy hitters in the world of electronic dance music events headlining, which includes Guetta, Hardwell and Tiësto.”
Paul Magee CEO of Global Groove Events
Donnie Disco Presents announced that it is teaming up with FireChat to enable live, off-the-grid communication at this year’s Ultimate Music Experience. Using Firechat’s revolutionary technology, Disco Donnie Presents helps to alleviate the issue of no cellular connection at live events, allowing fans to chat with each other and the artists in the absence of a Wi-Fi connection.
Attracting over 50,000 attendees, UME is the largest spring break electronic dance music event in the US. The 2015 edition is taking place on South Padre Island, Texas on March 19th-21 is kicking off with a pre-party with Steve Aoki Wednesday, March 18. The three day festival will play host to electronic dance music’s most celebrated artists and DJs including David Guetta, Tiësto, Showtek, Robin Schulz, Destructo, Hardwell, W&W, Dannic, Thomas Newson, DVBBS, Oliver Heldens and Moti.
Open Garden (the creators of Fire Chat) enables live communication between fans and artists thanks to the free FireChat app. EDM enthusiasts can chat with one another and interact with world renowned DJ headliners before, during and after the festival, in a dedicated “UME” chatroom. FireChat’s award-winning technology allows you to communicate without any Internet or Wi-Fi connection, by allowing mobile phones to create their own peer-to-peer network.
FireChat is a free application for Android and iOS devices. The “UME” chatroom is available now and can be found here.
Every year, tens of thousands of spring breakers make their way to UME to enjoy the sounds of world-class artists. Though events of similar magnitude often charge hundreds of dollars for a general admission ticket, fans can enjoy the Ultimate Music Experience starting at around $100 for an action-packed three-day event.
One of the charms of UME, is that South Padre Island offers a diversity of local activities framed with natural beauty. Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre, the island’s breeze and breathtaking sunsets are just an added bonus to the wide array of restaurants, water sports, live music hot spots, bars, and activities every visitors and spring breakers alike can choose from. Because of S. Padre’s Island’s prominence as a spring break destination, UME attendees are advised to book hotel accommodations early.
Disco Donnie Presents and Global Groove present Ultimate Music Experience: umesouthpadre.com
Thursday, March 19; Friday, March 20; Saturday, March 21, 2014
Official pre-party: Wednesday, March 18 8:00pm – 2:00am with Steve Aoki
Artist set times to be announced. Doors open 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. daily
Greg Sarafan founded Greg Sarafan’s Sensible Reason in 2007. He started blogging for HeadCount in January 2011. Soon after he organized and ran a small but successful charity festival called Binghamtronica to benefit HeadCount and OxFam America. He is a Team Leader in NYC as well as Artist Relations representative for HeadCount. Greg has BAs in political science and art history from Binghamton University. Greg has a J.D. as well as a Certificate in Intelectual Property, Media and Privacy from Brooklyn Law School . Greg also volunteers for OxFam America as a Concert Outreach Coordinator. In 2009 Greg presented his theory of Artistic Stylistic Transmission in the Royal Mughal Atelier at an art history symposium at Ohio State University.