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Ultra Music Festival is leaving Miami

The festival will move from Virginia Key after just one year on the site…

Ultra Miami will move to a new location for its 2020 festival, it has been announced.

In a letter shared on the festival’s Instagram page, organisers confirmed that, after just one year in its Virginia Key site, they have terminated their licence with City of Miami and are in the process of finalising a new location elsewhere in south Florida.

“After listening to feedback from many of you (including over 20,000 fans who took our post-event survey) it is clear that the festival experience on Virginia Key was simply not good enough,” the letter reads.

Ultra 2019 was marred by several problems, as transportation issues on the first night left thousands of festivalgoers having to walk several kilometers off the island site in order to travel home. It was also revealed last week that local marine life suffered excess stress levels because of loud music at the festival. It was found that testing of hormone levels showed stress levels "were greater than if the fish were being chased by a predator."

Virginia Key Advisory Board in Miami last month voted against the festival returning to the 863-acre barrier island next year.

You can read Ultra’s full statement below. 

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A letter to our fans...

A post shared by Ultra Music Festival (@ultra) on May 8, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT