Earlier today, the Miami City Council approved with a 4-1 vote Ultra Music Festival’s proposal to move to Virginia Key for 2019. Commissioner Joe Carollo nearly didn’t give them the fourth necessary YES vote, but after a lengthy speech during the voting process, finally conceded.


In light of the news, Ultra quickly released a promotional video to highlight the move. The festival said in a statement, “We are excited to announce that the City of Miami has agreed to a deal to relocate Ultra Music Festival to the beautiful and historic Virginia Key. The new venue will allow the festival to evolve into its new, larger home, ultimately creating a more enjoyable experience for all festival attendees.

“We look forward to a long-term and mutually beneficial relationship with our partners at the City of Miami and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park as we commemorate keeping Ultra in the City of Miami.”

The current contract agreed upon by the festival and City Council is only for two years.

At its new venue, Ultra will be allowed to operate until 2am and will have an increased capacity and venue space. Stages will be erected at both the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium Flex Park. During today’s proceedings, Ultra Music Festival production director Ray Steinman shared that, at most, four stages will be erected at the Marine Stadium site. The number of stages possible at Virginia Key Beach Park was not specified.

Ultra Music Festival looks forward to hosting fans from over 100 countries to close out Miami Music Week March 29-31, 2019.

Ultra Music Festival 2019 – A New Chapter

ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES RELOCATION TO VIRGINIA KEY AS NEW HOMEAGREEMENT REACHED WITH CITY OF MIAMIUltra Music Festival has announced its indefinite new home ahead of the monumental 21st edition, the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium Flex Park. The world-renowned and internationally acclaimed event provided the message below, in a long-awaited statement to its fans:'We are excited to announce that the City of Miami has agreed to a deal to relocate Ultra Music Festival to the beautiful and historic Virginia Key. The new venue will allow the festival to evolve into its new, larger home, ultimately creating a more enjoyable experience for all festival attendees. We look forward to a long-term and mutually beneficial relationship with our partners at the City of Miami and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park as we commemorate keeping Ultra in the City of Miami.'The new venue will permit an extended operating time until 2:00 A.M. and will provide the festival with an increased capacity. Attendees will also have vastly expanded space as compared to the former venue, Bayfront Park. Fans will also experience in-tandem staging at both the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium Flex Park, creating a wholly unique single event space. Due to the cultural and historic significance of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and given the unique environmental considerations associated with the park, Ultra Music Festival intends to take extraordinarily great care in its production and remediation approaches. Ultra understands that staging an event at Virginia Key means becoming the entrusted stewards of the environmental and historic elements of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Additionally the partnership will clear a path to accessing approximately $20 million that has been earmarked to build Miami-Dade County’s first African American Museum.Ultra Music Festival looks forward to hosting fans from over 100 countries to close out Miami Music Week March 29-31, 2019.Tickets are ON SALE NOW

Posted by Ultra Music Festival on Thursday, November 15, 2018

 

Photo via EDMkevin for Ultra