Ultra Music Festival 2019

Ultra talks set to continue with Miami commissioners scheduled to meet

You might have thought this saga was just settling down, but the Ultra vs. Miami talks look set to continue. After recent news of Ultra’s decision to cancel their deal with Miami – an announcement seemingly made to establish some force behind Ultra Music Festival, as up to that point they were largely on the back foot – you wouldn’t be wrong to believe that Ultra’s days in the iconic Miami setting were over. With some incredible years down at Bayfront Park, and one year at Virginia Key which, by all accounts, still needed a few tweaks, the festival brought dance music to the heart of Miami, not to mention Miami Music Week. However, the City of Miami decided it was time for change, and the latest twist to the tale has come as a meeting has been set up between Miami’s commissioners regarding the future of Ultra in the Florida city.

The initial decision to relocate came as a huge shock to the Ultra faithful, after hosting 20 years of the festival down at Bayfront Park, amongst the city’s monumental skyline. Moving to Virginia Key brought problems, lost atmospheric value, and didn’t quite live up to expectations. Though Ultra brought in thousands of fans worldwide, and plenty of money to Miami, the commissioners didn’t appear happy, and looked to move the festival yet again. As Ultra took the upper hand with their recent announcement, it fell back to the City of Miami to respond, and now that talks have been set for 21st May you may finally see what the future looks like for Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

Check out the image below for the full details of the upcoming meeting, and stay tuned for more information right here with We Rave You.

Ultra Miami

Lewis is a 21 year old writer and editor for We Rave You based in the UK. Since joining the team in 2018, Lewis has brought exclusive interviews with the likes of CamelPhat and Third Party to the WRY readers, and worked on collaborative projects with Anjunabeats, Kryder/Sosumi Records, and the recently launched We Rave You Magazine. He is also an active DJ and producer, playing sets across the UK and at Tomorrowland in 2019, and works collaboratively with fellow editor Jake Gable to run renowned UK company The EVENT. An advocate for the #ProgIsAlive movement, Lewis continues to bring cutting edge music content through his own sounds and his contributions to We Rave You.

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