Ultra Music Festival Officially Leaves Miami For Next Year

May 9, 2019

For 21 years, Ultra Music Festival has been hosted in Miami. They are ending their relationship with the city, and the festival has voluntarily terimnated its license with Miami in an open letter to their fans. 

Ultra's tweet says that they are finalizing a new South Florida location!

In 1999, Ultra threw it's first one-day festival! Fast forward to present day, it has now become a three-day for well renowned DJs, live bands, industry folk, fans, and producers from all around the world.

Not sure if this will affect the Winter Music Conference nor where or when Ultra will make its new home, but it does aim to make the next move a permanent one. 

Ultra's problems with The City of Miami began in 2018 when the city failed to renew the festival's contract (basically kicking it out of its downtown home of Bayfront Park after nearly two decades). Those opposed to Ultra's presence cited traffic issues and noise complaints from downtown residents, but those issues were nothing compared to the problems that arose from a move to Virginia Key.