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Ultra's future at Bayfront Park hit with further blow by Miami council ruling

The three-day event may be forced from its public park home...

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Miami council has shot down Ultra music festival's proposed contract extension, which would have permitted five more years of the event taking place at Bayfront Park.

The five-year-deal was proposed, with the city of Miami requesting that the festival pay $2 million minimum per year to stage it.

Despite Ultra driving millions of people to the city’s economy, a small contingent of residents have made complaints of excess noise and traffic, asking that the city ban large-scale events like these.

The contract may be renegotiated moving forward, so this doesn't mean that Ultra's eviction is definite.

DJ Mag reported last month that the festival organisers said that the 21st edition of the event would go ahead as planned in 2019.

The festival has taken place at Bayfront Park since 1999, aside from a hiatus between 2006 and 2011 where the event was held at Bicentennial Park.

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