The Ultra Music Fest today announced a comprehensive review of all security procedures for its annual electronic dance music festival. The initiative follows an incident last weekend in which crowds breached a security fence on Friday (March 28) crushing a security guard that left her in critical condition.
The announcement comes after city officials, citing this year's security breakdown, called for denying permits for next year's Ultra. "What happened this weekend is an event that could have been avoided," Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said. "The organizers of Ultra did not follow the police directive to re-enforce the fence, even though they knew that this year, and the year before, some kids have tried to over run the fences... This is something that could have been avoided. So in the next weeks we are going to have a discussion on the city commission level to deny the permits for next year for the event here in the city of Miami."