After 21 years, Ultra Music Festival ends its relationship with Miami.
The festival announced it had voluntarily terminated its license with the City of Miami in an open letter to fans posted to Twitter. The news comes after the festivals plagued attempt at a move to Virginia Key in lat March of this year. Ultra's letter says it is "now finalizing a new South Florida location."
Ultra's Miami troubles began in 2018, a few months following its celebrator 20th-anniversary edition. The City of Miami failed to renew the festival's contract, effectively kicking it out of its downtown home of Bayfront Park after nearly two decades. Those opposed to Ultra's presence cited traffic issues and noise complaints from downtown residents, but those issues were nothing compared to the problems that arose from a move to Virginia Key.