Miami Officials Withdraw Bid to Ban Ultra's Return

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 Zedd performs during the Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park Amphitheater on March 28, 2014 in Miami, Florida. 

An announcement from Ultra Music Festival organizers claims that Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and the city Commissioner, Marc Sarnoff, have withdrawn their call to ban the festival from returning.

A request for comment and confirmation from city officials was not immediately returned.

The event drew criticism after a security guard was trampled after ticketless fans rushed a fence to gain entry. 76 arrests took place during the event and over 100 people required attention from medical staff onsite. A 21-year-old fan also died during, but ouside, the event. The exact cause of his death is still unknown.

Security at festivals has drawn increasing attention after the controversy at Ultra and Austin's South By Southwest.

Coachella, considered the most successful music festival in the world, begins today.


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