Ultra Responds: “…does not mark the end of Ultra In Miami”

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A massive development has hit the world of EDM as the Miami City Council has shot down a contract which would have allowed Ultra to take place at Bayfront Park for the next five years. After months, and months of delayed votes and new information, the city sided with a handful of residents to not

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Ultra Music Festival has been expelled from Bayfront Park

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Ultra Music Festival has been a staple in Miami for 18 years. But its run is finally over.

Today, the City of Miami Commission voted to deny the festival a new five-year agreement forcing the longstanding event to find a new home.

There wasn’t much debate on the commission and the final vote was unanimous, arguing that downtown residents have been complaining for years that the festival was too loud and chaotic for the residential neighborhood.

Despite opposition, Ultra had hope that the commission might still let the festival return, just for a shorter term, but there hopes were quickly dashed after Ultra’s spokesperson Ray Martinez asked to defer the vote and was confronted by Joe Carollo.

“What you are trying to do is take away the decision from the [Bayfront Park Management Trust] and get the deal you want and leave the [DNA] out in the cold. Where is the transparency here? You guys know that I know what you are up to.”

It is unclear where Ultra Music Festival will take place next year.

Via: Miami New Times

Ultra Music Festival Kicked Out of Bayfront Park

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Today, in a meeting by the Miami City Commission of Planning and Zoning, a unanimous vote was cast to deny Ultra Music Festival from residing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Ultra will not return to its longtime home of Bayfront Park in 2019. Both Ultra fans and workers alike fled to the meeting to

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Ultra Music Festival Releases 20th Anniversary Aftermovie

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Ultra Music Festival has finally released the aftermovie we have all been waiting for. Reminisce the festival’s 20th birthday celebration in their latest flashback video. Produced by Final Kid, there is no doubt that you will enjoy all the beautiful moments that took place at this fantastic festival. Look back at some beautiful performances with

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Ultra Music Festival 2019 Registration Is Closed, Early Bird Tickets About To Go On Sale

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It seems like just yesterday that Ultra 2018 was taking place down in Miami. The hype around the reunion of Swedish House Mafia and countless unforgettable events took place this year at Ultra Miami. Now it is already time for Early Bird tickets to go on sale. But in order to gain access to the

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Miami Pushes Back The Vote On The Fate Of Ultra Music Festival’s Iconic Venue

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It was announced about a month ago that there were some potentially large changes for Ultra Music Festival. Each year local Miami residents complain about the festival. It closes down a massive public park, the city gets trashed, and emergency services are largely tied up for many days. For these reasons as well as some

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Ultra Music Festival Announces Wristbands For 2019

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Ultra Music Festival is obviously one of the most celebrated dance music festivals in the entire world. Not many people can bring up obvious criticisms of the festival. Well except for the fact that Ultra still uses plastic tickets. These tickets are easily lost, stolen and come with several issues. It was an archaic ticketing

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Ultra Music Festival Needs To Pay $2 Million To Stay In Bayfront Park

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Ultra Music Festival has grown into its prime location at Bayfront Park by throwing one of the year’s most anticipated music festivals every year. According to a new report, Ultra Music Festival’s organizers will have pay a $2 million flat rate to the agency that oversees the Bayfront Park grounds. Despite downtown residents complaining about

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Miami city commissioner to Ultra Music Festival: pay $2M annual fee to city to renew Bayfront Park contract, or relocate

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Ultra Music Festival organizers will face a steep price tag if they wish to keep Miami’s veteran music event in its longtime location of Bayfront Park in the years to come.

The Downtown Neighbors Alliance (DNA) circulated a petition in July 2017 that called on Miami’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to return access to Bayfront Park — DNA residents’ “neighborhood park” — to downtown Miami locals. “Since the beginning of 2017, Bayfront Park has been closed to the public or in a state of disrepair for over 100 days because of mega-concerts like Ultra and Rolling Loud,” the document read. The petition surpassed 1,100 signatures when it reached the hands of Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo.

Now, the feud between downtown Miami dwellers and large scale Bayfront Park hosted music events like Ultra Music Festival will come to a head as Carollo presents UMF orchestrators with a financially oriented ultimatum: pay $2 million annual payments to the agency that oversees Bayfront Park, or take Ultra elsewhere.

UMF organizers’ previous contract permitted the festival to occupy Bayfront for a five-year period. In exchange, Ultra Music Festival paid the city of Miami a sum comprised of a usage fee and a ticket surcharge that was then tacked onto the cost of each individual UMF admission cost. The city collected an average of about $663,000 from UMF over the five-year stretch, notably enjoying an elevated profit of $742,000 in 2018. Given that Ultra’s contract expired in 2018, festival organizers will need to make swift and strategic moves if they plan to keep Bayfront Park as Ultra’s home location.

While Miami residents like Rev. Pedro Martinez continue to call upon city officials like Carollo to ‘stop the prostitution of the park to multiple events,’ Ultra lobbyist Ray Martinez reiterates the global value inherent in the festival that, in many ways, put Miami on the musical map. ‘Let’s look at the positives,’ Ray Martinez said, ‘We talk about Miami wanting to be a world-class city. Ultra is a world-class event. It is the Art Basel of electronic music.’

Rolling Loud is also expected to face steep fees if it seeks to return to the park in future years of festival production. Neither Ultra nor Rolling Loud have commented on the recent contract related complications.

Photo Credit: aLIVE Coverage

H/T: Miami Herald

Dim Mak Miami 2018 Recap Video Goes Live

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Steve Aoki has proven to be a cornerstone in the EDM community. Since its inception in 1996, Dim Mak has been one of the strongest, most well-known labels in the industry. Paving the way for the industry that we know and love today, Dim Mak has deep roots in providing the dopest sounds on the

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