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Ultra may be headed to South Beach in 2020

Organisers are still at work looking for a new location for next year...

Ultra Miami South Beach
Ultra Miami South Beach

With Ultra Miami still looking for a new home for 2020 following the middling success of its first year at Virginia Key, the latest location linked to the festival is Lummus Park in South Beach.

Local 10 News is reporting that a Miami Beach commissioner wants to see the festival move to South Beach, and an official discussion to look into the possibility of the move is set for this Wednesday, May 22nd.

"An adequate public safety, transportation and noise mitigation plan [will] be provided," City Commissioner Ricky Arriola has said. "Inviting an established, well-organized event like Ultra for spring break 2020 will put heads in beds and serves as the counter-programming mechanism against the unorganized chaos that was spring break 2019 on Miami Beach."

Ultra voluntarily terminated its license with the City of Miami earlier this month after it became clear that they would not be able to return to the Virginia Key base that 2019's event was held at.

"We have been approached by many interested parties over the years with offers to host the festival at some very unique and impressive locales," Ultra said in their statement at the time. "One of these, however, has shined far above the others, and we look foward to making our home there for many years to come."

The festival was earlier this month linked with a move to the Homestead-Miami Speedway which can be found around 30 miles southwest of Miami. CIty Manager George Gretsas said that he's been made aware of talks taking place between Ultra and the Homestead-Miami Speedway at the time.

Next year's Ultra will be the first not to be held in Miami in 21 years.

Revisit Ultra 2019 sets from Dog Blood, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto and more here.

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