Ultra Music Festival is likely one of the greatest music festivals on the planet, dance music or in any other case. It additionally occurs to be the largest competition in Miami, bar none. Despite its success, the competition and metropolis of Miami usually butt heads. Miami residents have complained concerning the competition for years, a lot so the City Commission usually votes if Ultra can keep.
Earlier this month information unfold concerning the fee voting on a contract with Ultra to host the competition at its present venue of Bayfront Park. The vote was initially going to be held this month, however the vote has been delayed to September. Miami City Attorney Victoria Mendez informed the Miami Herald the contract between Ultra and Miami had not been finalized. Notably, the ultimate size of the contract and the price of lease had not been finalized. Originally, the contract was projected to run for 5 years and stipulated Ultra to pay $2 million to the company managing the park every year.
Ultra has been held at Bayfront Park since 2012. The competition was initially held on the park from inception to 2005, however moved to Bicentennial Park till after 2011. This isn’t the primary time Ultra has handled complaints from Miami residents: a petition final yr referred to as for Ultra to be moved and town stopped the competition from holding two weekends after its two-weekend occasion in 2013.
Will Ultra proceed to be held at Bayfront Park? More than possible. The competition deliver a lot cash and tourism to town; we are able to’t think about Miami with out Ultra, nor Ultra with out Miami.
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