In 2018, Ultra Music Festival failed to renew its lease to operate in downtown Miami's Bayfront Park. The City of Miami then approved Ultra to move venues to nearby Virginia Key in November. Now, three weeks before the festival opens, some locals are putting up a fight.
The Brickell Home Owners Association, which represents 35,000 residents, and private citizen Christopher Mullin have filed an emergency complaint challenging the legitimacy of the City and Ultra's license agreement.
"Virginia Key is an utterly inappropriate venue for ULTRA," filing lawyer David Winker, Esq. tells Billboard Dance. "The City of Miami circumvented its own laws and disenfranchised its own citizens to force this deal through ... a deal that is a disaster for the environment and our residents."