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Ultra Music Festival Miami to find out if it can stay at its Bayfront Park location this month

Festival organisers have been asked for $2million per year for a contract renewal amidst complaints from residents about noise and traffic...

Ultra Music Festival will find out if it can remain at its current location of Bayfront Park in Miami later this month. A commission from the city will decide the future of the contract at a meeting on 26th July.

DJ Mag originally reported that the festival’s future at the space may be under threat in May as Ultra’s five-year contract with the city ended after this year’s event.

A new five-year-deal has been proposed, with the city of Miami asking organisers to pay $2million per year minimum, which is double the previous cost.

Downtown Miami residents have complained of noise and traffic and have asked the city to cease holding large-scale events.

The festival began in March 1999 as a one-day event, which subsequently grew into three days.

After month’s of speculation, Swedish House Mafia reformed at Ultra in March.

(Words: Samantha Jagger)