The Winter Music Conference is the ultimate destination for DJs and fans of electronic music.
Established in 1985, WMC is the largest music industry gathering of its kind in the world. This year clubs throughout downtown Miami and Miami Beach will host nearly two thousand DJs and artists. The lineup is a veritable who’s who in the electronic music scene, with superstar DJs like Paul van Dyk, David Guetta, Tiësto and Deadmau5 set to perform.
The action kicked off Wednesday night at Nikki Beach with the annual Welcome to Miami party. It featured more than 50 DJs and performers on two stages, including Timo Maas, Audiofly, DJ Rap, Tom Novy and a special DJ set by Lil Jon. The first DJ took the stage at noon and the music didn’t end until 5 in the morning. Both the downstairs and upstairs of Nikki Beach were packed with people dancing and cheering on the DJs.
One of the biggest events during WMC is Ultra Music Festival, taking place Friday and Saturday at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami. Over the two days more than 200 DJs will perform on 16 stages for more than 100,000 people. You can be sure the Amateur Gastronomer will be there! Click here to read about last year’s Ultra Music Festival.
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Photos from the Welcome to Miami party at Nikki Beach. Click to enlarge.