Rapture Electronic Music Festival is scheduled for two of the same three days at the same location.
Ultra Music Festival in Florida has been issued a cease and desist letter from a competing electronic-focused event. Rapture Electronic Music Festival is calling on Ultra to stop applying for permits at Virginia Key where Rapture was scheduled to have its event on the same weekend.
After being ousted from its former location at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami due to neighbor complaints about excessive noise, Miami commissioners approved Ultra moving to Virginia Key Beach Park for its three-day festival from March 29-31. Rapture reportedly objected to the approval for the licensing agreement at a meeting in November, but four out of five commissioners voted in favor of Ultra utilizing Virginia Key for that same weekend.
According to the Miami Herald, Rapture was already on the calendar for two of the three days at Virginia Key (March 29-30). Rapture has been held at Virginia Key for the past two years and is now threatening legal action if Ultra continues to pursue permits around the dates that would displace the smaller festival.