Ultra 2014's Five Best Live Acts

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You don't have to be an EDM junkie to know that Ultra Music Festival brings some of the best DJs on the planet to the Magic City every year. (Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, David Guetta sound familiar?) But one thing that's got us beyond ecstatic about the 2014 fest is its killer live-act lineup.

Sure, the head-spinners of Ultra are what attract hundreds of thousands of beat freaks from all across the globe to downtown Miami's Bayfront Park, but this year's indie dance, hip-hop, and electro-house crews are even more of an excuse to partake in the three-day throwdown.

Here are Ultra 2014's five best live acts.

See also: Ultra Music Festival 2014's Ten Best DJs

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Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

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Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

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Esrever M Backwards
Esrever M Backwards

Lets be honest here Manny during WMC and MMC a good night out can be a few hundred in itself. 167.00 a day is what ultra costs. :)

Esrever M Backwards
Esrever M Backwards

1999–2000 South Beach, Miami Beach 2001–2005 Bayfront Park, Downtown 35 - 65 so go back to less stages, less artists, less days and less space?

Manny Martinez
Manny Martinez

Ultra was good when it was $35-$65 a ticket like it was in 1998-2005. Now it's just overpriced mainstream crap. With the $500 you spend on an ultra ticket you can use that to go to quite a few insane events with better music throughout WMC week and well worth the money.

Chgo Dave
Chgo Dave

any big name axe or just local talent?

Alex LaPorta
Alex LaPorta

500 considering they charge you an extra 100 to buy tickets from a website that own. No wonder they're not even close to sold out yet.

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