Miami Officials to Possibly Lure Ultra Back to Downtown Miami

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Recently, there has been much concern as to where Ultra Music Festival will be relocating its home festival. After it’s 2019 edition at Virginia Key, Miami officials agreed that the festival would not be returning to its recently new location due to many complications that occurred during this year’s event. Afterwards, Ultra then chose to

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Ultra could be headed to South Beach in 2020

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Ultra could be headed to South Beach in 2020Ultra Music Festival 2018 Photo By ALIVE Coverage

In the months following Ultra‘s logistically discombobulated 21st installment, there’s been a wealth of uncertainty surrounding the maven dance music destination’s future. Amid a slew of backlash pertaining to Ultra’s reverberative effects on its surroundings, including local researchers’ discovering droves of distressed fish directly impacted by the festival’s decibel level, Ultra abandoned its one-off Virginia Key location amid a likely imminent ousting from the key’s advisory board. Soon after, Ultra organizers gave an official statement indicating a permanent new home in South Florida. A city manager for the Homestead-Miami Speedway (south of Miami) told The Miami Herald about unofficial exchanges between the two entities.

Though Homestead seems like a viable option (considering EDC Vegas & HARD Summer established permanent and successful homes at their respective speedways), Local 10 News reports that now, a Miami Beach commissioner wants to move the festivities to Lummus Park in South Beach come 2020. An official discussion to address the move is set for May 22.

City Commissioner Ricky Arriola commented on Ultra’s prospective relocation:

“An adequate public safety, transportation and noice mitigation plan [will] be provided…Inviting an established, well-organized event like Ultra for spring break 2020 will put heads in beds and serves as the counter-programming mechanism against the unorganized chaos that was spring break 2019 on Miami Beach.”

H/T: Local 10

Ultra Music Festival’s new home may have just been revealed

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Ultra Music Festival’s new home may have just been revealedRukes For Ultra Music Festival 1

On May 8, Ultra announced their decision to voluntarily leave Miami, ahead of a May 9 vote that would have likely kicked the festival out of its second home in two years. Ultra’s statement included a primer on a new permanent host venue to be announced soon, though the cat might be out of the bag now.

Sources close to the situation believe Ultra’s new home will be about an hour south of Miami, in Homestead, likely at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Miami Herald, which described May 8 as “the day electronic dance music died in Miami,” spoke with Homestead City Manager George Gretsas who confirmed that he and the Homestead City Council are aware of the talks between the festival and the NASCAR venue. At this point, the deal seems imminent, though nothing has been confirmed as final yet.

Currently though, its hard who will come out on top of all of this. Ultra lost its home at Bayfront Park and as a result, was forced into a new venue at Virginia Key Beach, which proved to be a logistic disaster this year. But after two tumultuous blows, the festival has seemingly gotten its just desserts, beating the City of Miami to the punch with its voluntary withdrawal and undoubtedly taking millions away from the city’s bottom line. But with EDC Las Vegas and HARD Summer both being previously forced out of major metropolitan venues in Los Angeles, the speedway venues they’ve both adopted have proven to work in those events’ favor, so maybe the Homestead-Miami Speedway will be Ultra’s saving grace in 2020. We’ll have to wait and see.

Via: The Miami Herald

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BREAKING: Ultra Music Festival Is Officially Leaving Miami

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Ultra Music Festival is officially leaving Miami. The festival and Miami City Council were expected to have a meeting tomorrow about the coming years. But, Ultra has “voluntarily terminated” their license before the meeting happened. Leading up to this years event, there was quite the debate from the Miami City Council against Ultra about where

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Marine life surrounding Ultra’s new venue subject to extreme levels of stress—festival future in jeopardy

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Marine life surrounding Ultra’s new venue subject to extreme levels of stress—festival future in jeopardyVirginia Key Ultra

University of Miami researchers have determined that the fish living in waters surrounding Ultra Music Festival’s new venue on Virginia Key were subject to extreme levels of stress from the festival’s volume levels—perhaps greater than that of being chased by a predator.

Researchers performed blood tests of fish at the Virginia Key hatchery, and with data collected from sound monitors, presented their findings to the Virginia Key Advisory Board. Ultimately, as a result, the advisory board suggested a resolution urging Miami revoke Ultra’s permit for a 2020 installment on Virginia Key, largely citing the noise issues. Ultra representatives have yet to comment, though the festival’s future seems tenuous at best after its first year in a new host venue.

ARTY Speaks About “Save Me Tonight,” Alpha 9, New Music, and Video Games in this EDM Sauce Interview

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ARTY has been taking over the dance-pop scene lately with his new song “Save Me Tonight.” The house music star has also returned to one of his most beloved music projects, Alpha 9. During this Miami Music Week, we had the honor of speaking to the artist himself and spoke much about his latest single,

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Ultra Music Festival 2019 [Event Review]

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This year’s Ultra Music Festival was filled with unexpected thrills, experiences, and surprises. As many of you may know, this year’s event was unlike any other; with its new location, Virginia Key, and new transportation methods, such as shuttles and ferry transport, we weren’t sure how everything was going to be like. Luckily, EDM Sauce

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Deorro Presents Panda Funk Miami Music Week Event [Event Review]

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Last Thursday, all of Miami was celebrating the wonderful week-long event, Miami Music Week. There were many pool parties being held at some of the most beautiful hotels in Miami, but one of them surely stuck out from the whole crowd. Denial Event’s Deorro Presents Panda Funk was definitely the pool party to be at.

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Nitti Gritti and Friends Miami Music Week Kickoff Party [Event Review]

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Exactly one week ago, Miami Music week had officially begun. To kickstart the annual week event, Denial Events hosted the first Miami Music Week event, Nitti Gritti and Friends. Many talented artists took part in this impressive event, such as Lizzy Jane, Throwdown, D3V, Eliminate, Acraze and, of course, Nitti Gritti. I had the opportunity

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Listen To Live Sets From Ultra Miami 2019 [Day 2] (Martin Garrix, Zedd, Deadmau5 & More)

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Day 2 of the 21st installment of Ultra Music Festival is over, and the EDM world is buzzing about some of Saturdays set. Thankfully if you didn’t get to watch the full coverage of the stream yesterday, we got you covered here with a TON of FULL sets that we’ve already found across the web.

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