Ultra Music Festival has officially announced that organisers will no longer hold the event in Miami after transportation problems plagued this year’s festival in Virginia Key.
The organisers said they have voluntarily terminated their license with the city of Miami. They said they are currently finalizing a new location in South Florida, but did not disclose the venue.
While Ultra is now a worldwide brand with festivals across the globe, the home festival of the Ultra has been Miami since it was founded in 1999. Ultra was first held on Miami Beach, but aside from 2001-20015 where it was held at Bicentennial Park, it had called Bayfront Park in downtown Miami its home through 2018. In 2019, the festival moved to the Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium.
This year proved the festival’s most tumultuous, as it was only given a matter of months to fully prepare a full-scale festival at a new venue. Issues with transportation into and out of the festival were exacerbated by the Rickenbacker Causeway and shuttles, as well as pedestrians attempting to walk and find their own transportation.