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)
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