News of new beginnings comes after a major Miami City Council meeting adjourned on November, 15th 2018. Although nearly stumped by Commissioner Joe Carollo who held his necessary “yes” vote for quite some time, the Cuban-American finally conceded which lead way to the finalization and announcement of Ultra Miami’s new home in the Virginia Keys. Looking back on its nearly 20-year tenure at Miami’s beautiful and historic Bayfront Park, the festival will officially be hosting North America’s top-notch electronic music festival at yet another monumental venue in the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.
Ultimately while more secluded, the new venue aims to add a new dimension of openness and scenery to the mix that previously was largely dominated and occasionally hindered by the expansive city-scape of downtown Miami. Now with more room to roam, Ultra’s festival atmosphere and dynamic will certainly be altered.
While the current contractual obligation only holds the festivities in the Virginia Keys for 2 years at the cost of$2 million, Ultra is still looking forward to the possibilities the Keys could provide exclaiming in an announcement statement,
“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.”
Uploading a new promo video for the site nearly minutes after the initial announcement, it’s obvious that Ultra is not only excited but relieved to be moving forward in the Keys. Operating on an elongated time schedule (now operational until 2 AM) and the festival’s increased capacity, the possibilities for Ultra’s first year in a new home are nearly endless when it comes to production.
Watch Ultra’s new promotional video below and take notes as the globally renowned festival is approaching much faster than you may think.
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