BREAKING: Ultra Miami set to move to Virginia Key

The future of Ultra Music Festival in Miami has remained unclear since September, with the Florida event losing the contract to the festival’s Bayfront Park venue. But now, fans of the showpiece event have been offered a lifeline, with news that the festival might be set for a switch to Virginia Keys.

For nearly 20 years, the international brand’s flagship event was held in one of the city of Miami’s parks on Biscayne Bay, specifically in Bayfront Park since 2012. Now, Ultra has its eyes on a new home about a 15-minute drive south of its Bayfront hub, but it still has to convince the city. Dance music fans may be familiar with Virginia Key as the home of Rakastella, a smaller-scale house and techno event held annually during Art Basel celebrations in December.

Ultra co-founder Russell Faibisch stated:

“This potential partnership represents so much more than Ultra’s impact on either South Florida or on the development of innovative production elements.”

The Miami City Commission is set to hear Ultra’s proposal during a public hearing on 15th November.

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews.