Ultra Music Festival 2019 Day 3
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The Miami City Commission will vote to authorize an offer that could allow for Ultra Music Festival to return to Bayfront Park in 2020.


It was just last month that Ultra Music Festival announced they would not be returning to Historic Virginia Key after an edition that was full of logistical nightmares, pushback from the local community, and also met with an environmental impact report that wasn’t stellar. Releasing a statement ahead of the vote in May, Ultra’s organizers voluntarily terminated their contract and thanked the city for being their home.

In the same statement, they claimed to be finalizing the details on a new location in South Florida that would be their future home. While a handful of potentials arose there was a clear frontrunner appeared as Homestead-Miami Speedway successfully petitioned to extend their hours to 2am to accommodate the festival. Today, it seems as if the City of Miami is having second thoughts as an agenda item surfaced to authorize an offer to keep the festival at Bayfront Park.

Due up on the agenda for the city council meeting on June 27, they will be voting on whether or not they will officially offer Ultra a new contract for 2020. Citing the longstanding relationship between the city, the thousand jobs that it creates annually, revenue that it brings to Miami, and more, a path has seemingly opened up for the festival to return to Bayfront Park.

Check out the agenda item below and stay tuned as more details about the future of Ultra Music Festival and their possible return to Bayfront Park will be coming later this month.

Read the Agenda Item from the Miami City Commission on Scribd:

H/T: EDM.com

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