After a month and a half of uncertainty and a calculated smear campaign, Ultra Music Festival has a new Miami home.
'We are excited to announce that the City of Miami has agreed to a deal to relocate Ultra Music Festival to the beautiful and historic Virginia Key," the festival says in a press release statement. "The new venue will allow the festival to evolve into its new, larger home, ultimately creating a more enjoyable experience for all festival attendees. We look forward to a long-term and mutually beneficial relationship with our partners at the City of Miami and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park as we commemorate keeping Ultra in the City of Miami."
According to a report by the Miami New Times, the City of Miami Commission approved UMF's move to Virginia Key, but it comes with a caveat. The festival agreed to pay $2 million to occupy the historic area's Miami Marine Stadium and Virginia Key Beach Park, most of which will go toward the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust.