House music originally came from the American city of Chicago in the early 1980s. House music was never very big in the USA, but House Music in Europe was a whole different story. Since the early to mid-1990s, house music has been infused in mainstream pop and dance music worldwide. Today, house music remains popular in clubs and in the mainstream pop scene, but also EDM aka Electronic Dance Music is very popular in the States. Wherever you go in America, EDM music is played on the radio and in clubs from David Guetta, Afrojack, Avicii and Tiesto. Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic festival that occurs in March in the city of Miami in Florida. Every DJ or act that makes Electronic Dance Music can be found in Miami and therefor Ultra Music Festival has one of the best lineups imaginable. Also big artists like Madonna are jumping on the EDM bandwagon and she performed together with Avicii on Ultra. The festival atmosphere can be best compared with the atmosphere on some of the best Loveparades in Berlin. Crazy dancing people in strange clothes who are having the time of their lives. This year, a record of 165.000 people attented the festival. Dutch Photographer Rutger Geerling was hired by the organisation of Ultra Music Festival to document the festival in beautiful pictures. Rutger succeeded with this serie Ultra Music Festival 2012 in 101 Pics. More Rutger on Twitter and Facebook.

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Ultra Music Festival 2012 in 101 Pics

Premiere of CAN U FEEL IT at the Miami Music Week 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Red carpet at CAN U FEEL IT premiere at the Miami Music Week 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Dancin' feet at CAN U FEEL IT premiere. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Photo opp. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Behind the CAN U FEEL IT red carpet. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Sunnery James & Ryan Maciano at the CAN U FEEL IT premiere. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Sunnery James & Ryan Maciano at the CAN U FEEL IT premiere. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Nicky Romero at the CAN U FEEL IT premiere. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Partypeople @ Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Partypeople @ Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Mat Zo @ Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Partypeople @ Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Partypeople @ Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Partypeople @ Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Partypeople @ Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Partygirl in green @ Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Self portraits @ Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Partypeople @ Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Final moments of Group Therapy Miami with Above & Beyond. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Ultra Music Festival 2012 is GO!. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Partygirl at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Extreme outift! Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Mainstage at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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They're watching! Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Queing for Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Ultra Music Festival 2012 entrance. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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In Miami We Party Like Animals! @ Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Martin Solvieg rocking the Ultra Music Festival 2012 mainstage. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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IN heaven at the Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Afrojack smokin' the mainstage at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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What a setting, Ultra Music Festival 2012 in downtown Miami!. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Dancing at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Wow, Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Lil Jon at the Ultra Music Festival 2012 mainstage. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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The amazing Carl Cox area at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Skrillex at the Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Kraftwerk at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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"Oh Yes, Oh Yes!" Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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The king himself: Carl Cox at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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The mad crowd at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Ultra Music Festival 2012 Mainstage on fire!. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Mainstage pyro at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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DJ Tiësto & Afrojack, the Dutch Dons at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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DJ Tiësto at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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DJ Tiësto & Afrojack, the Dutch Dons at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Day 2 of Ultra Music Festival 2012 is a start!. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Saturday chillin' at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Hardwell kicking it! at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Dancing at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Nice app! Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Best crowd in the world at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Best crowd in the world at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Miami sunshine at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Ultra Music Festival 2012 walking. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Fire! With Duck Sauce at the Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Fatboy Slim at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Fatboy Slim at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Fatboy Slim balloon at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Fatboy Slim crowd gone wild at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Fatboy Slim at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Mainstage madness with Fatboy Slim at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Master Sven Väth at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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The big surprise: Madonna & Avicii at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Madonna & Avicii at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Avicii finals at day 2 of Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Lazy Sunday, day 3 of Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Like! Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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The craziest: Steve Aoki at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Steve Aoki madness at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Steve Aoki & Lady Dadi at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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"Pie me!", Steve Aoki fun at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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That's the way Steve Aoki rolls! Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Sander van Doorn, Yeah! Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Strike a pose with the Ultra Music Festival 2012 dancers. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Hot stuff on the Ultra Music Festival 2012 mainstage. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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This is dancing! Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Oh lalal, Ultra Music Festival 2012 mainstage. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Mainstage partytime! Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Kaskade silhoutting Downtown Miami at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Kaskade at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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"I Live 4" Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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The resurrection of the glowstick! Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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David Guetta power! Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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YEAH! Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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David Guetta surreal at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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David Guetta partypeople at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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When Love Takes Over Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Crowd gone wild at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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A Feast for eyes Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Lights everywhere at the amazing Miami skyline at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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David Guetta rocked Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Armin van Buuren, closing the Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for the ultimate raver Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Dutch pride: Armin van Buuren and Ferry Corsten at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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Blue... Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival

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That's it! Armin van Buuren shutting down the mainstage of Ultra Music Festival 2012. Rutger Geerling/© 2012 Ultra Music Festival