An unanimous vote was made to deny the contract for Ultra Music Festival to remain at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. So Ultra won’t be there at there home next year.
Last couple of years they had the same issue and somehow they managed to overcome from it but this year they got no chance at all. UMF is officially kicked out. So the next struggle is finding another place for this massive wonderland.
This been a home for Ultra Music Festival for the last 17 years and this will surely effect their career. The festival has continued to bring hundreds of the top artists in dance music and alternative to Bayfront Park for nearly two decades. These artists include Tiësto, Underworld, Justice, Paul van Dyk, Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, MSTRKRFT, deadmau5, Annie Mac, Eric Prydz, Ferry Corsten, Calvin Harris, Moby, The Crystal Method, Boys Noize, Benny Benassi, Armand van Helden, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, DJ Snake, Hardwell, and many more.
The meeting lasted well over an hour. During discussions, representatives on the council were arguing while reps for Ultra made their case, and even offered a one-year deal to the city of Miami.
The contract need a four-fifths approval to pass, meaning any more than one ‘no’ vote would reject the contract. Every council member voted unanimously to shoot down the contract in its current form.
#BREAKING: Miami commission unanimously votes down contract for Ultra Music Festival to stay in Bayfront Park downtown. Ultra will not return to Bayfront Park in March 2019.
— Joey Flechas (@joeflech) September 27, 2018
The @CityofMiami Commission has unanimously voted against the contract that would have kept Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park.
— Eugene Ramirez (@EugeneRamirez) September 27, 2018