After a month and a half of uncertainty and a calculated smear marketing campaign, Ultra Music Festival has a brand new Miami house.
'We are excited to announce that the City of Miami has agreed to a deal to relocate Ultra Music Festival to the attractive and historic Virginia Key," the pageant says in a press launch assertion. "The new venue will permit the pageant to evolve into its new, bigger house, finally making a extra satisfying expertise for all pageant attendees. We stay up for a long-term and mutually useful relationship with our companions on the City of Miami and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park as we commemorate maintaining Ultra within the City of Miami."
According to a report by the Miami New Times, the City of Miami Commission authorised UMF's transfer to Virginia Key, but it surely comes with a caveat. The pageant agreed to pay $2 million to occupy the historic space's Miami Marine Stadium and Virginia Key Beach Park, most of which is able to go towards the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust.
Commissioner Joe Carollo felt the transfer was rushed and would have most well-liked Ultra to pay $three million. Carollo provides that, ought to the occasion not meet his requirements for alleting neighborhood disruption and insuring environmental protections, he could be fast to revoke its occupation privileges for 2020.
Ultra's destiny hung in limbo after the Miami City Commission didn't renew its Bayfront Park leasing contract. For almost 20 years, the pageant was held in downtown Miami correct. Residents who since moved into new condominiums surrounding Bayfront Park complained about loud noise and visitors throughout the pageant's three-day runs every March, which led to in-fighting among the many Commissioners and the lack to unanimously approve a renewal.
The new location sits a 15 minute drive south of Bayfront Park. Traffic continues to be a priority, provided that just one highway connects Virginia Key to the Miami mainland. The transfer will permit Ultra to increase its capability, a primary in almost twenty years, and lengthen its curfew from midnight to 2 a.m. Ultra has dedicated itself to environmental guarantees, like banning plastic straws and limiting seaside entry to attendees. It has additionally promised to donate a portion of operational funds to constructing Miami-Dade County's first African American Museum on Virginia Key.
Ultra will debut at Virginia Key Friday to Sunday, March 29 to 31. The pageant seemingly outs earlier occupant Rapture Music Festival from the world. Tickets for the 2019 occasion are on sale now.