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Ultra aims to protect Virginia Key wildlife with environmental policy

Fireworks will be replaced by “close-proximity pyrotechnic alternatives" at the event...

Ultra Miami has laid out plans to protect the environment and wildlife around its new base of Virginia Key at next month's event.

Amongst the agreements organisers had to make with Miami City Council when securing the new site was to take care of the environment, particularly since the widlife at the site can be sensitive to bright lights and loud music. 

Ultra Miami has labelled its plan to protect the area 'Mission: Home', and they have asked that attendees try not to litter and dispose of their rubbish or recycling in the appropriate bins, respect the environment by not climbing on trees and respect the barriers and fencing erected around the festival site.

Ultra has also pledged to use “close-proximity pyrotechnic alternatives" to fireworks so as to limit the effect on wildlife, and there will also be no confetti or streamers, nor will there be single-use plastic cups or plastic straws. They have also said that they will properly clean up the site when the event is over. 

You can read more about the action here. This year's event runs from March 29th to 31st, and will feature Eric Prydz, SOPHIE, Dog Blood, Adam Beyer and lots more.

Ultra shared a first look of its new Miami site last week. The festival moved to a new home after losing their usual Bayfront Park base last year.