Ultra Music Festival Forced Out Of Virginia Key, May Move To Homestead

Ultra Music Festival is leaving the city of Miami for another location, likely in Miami-Dade.

Mayor Francis Suarez blamed Commissioner Joe Carollo for the festival moving, according to the Miami New Times. Carollo was responsible for drafting a new agreement that would have kept Ultra at Bayfront Park last year, but he is said to have killed the deal.

The 2019 edition of Ultra was instead held on Virginia Key, but attendees and residents complained about the location and the logistical problems it caused.

In addition to an economic impact that includes thousands of jobs, the city will lose $2 million in rent.

Ultra is in talks to move to the Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Herald reported.

 

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