Ultra Music Festival Wants to Move South to Miami's Virginia Key: Report

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Dance music followers had been shocked in late September to listen to that Ultra Music Festival misplaced its contract with downtown Miami. For practically 20 years, the worldwide model's flagship occasion was held in one of many metropolis of Miami's parks on Biscayne Bay, particularly in Bayfront Park since 2012. Now, Ultra has its eyes on a brand new house a few 15-minute drive south of its Bayfront hub, nevertheless it nonetheless has to persuade town.

Dance music followers could also be acquainted with Virginia Key as the house of Rakastella, a smaller-scale home and techno occasion held yearly throughout Art Basel celebrations in December. According to a report by the Miami New Times, Ultra's founders would occupy each Virginia Key Beach Park and its neighboring Miami Marine Stadium Flex Park. The new house would after all supply Ultra Miami an opportunity for full redesign.

"While we're, after all, excited in regards to the present proposal," Ultra co-founder Russell Faibisch says in a press launch, "this potential partnership represents a lot greater than Ultra’s affect on both South Florida or on the event of modern manufacturing parts."

The Miami City Commission is ready to listen to Ultra's proposal throughout a public listening to Nov. 15. Part of UMF's proposal features a clause to donate a portion of operation funds to constructing Miami-Dade County's first African American Museum on Virginia Key.

The Commission voted to not renew UMF's downtown contract the day after tickets for the 2019 occasion went on sale. Virginia Key would take away the competition from residential areas, alleting complaints that the downtown competition was too loud, though the island's singular entry level may current its personal transportation points.

Billboard Dance reached out to Ultra's workforce for remark. Stay tuned for extra on this story because it develops.