The well-liked track competition, which has transform an annual staple of Miami’s digital track scene since 2001, introduced on Thursday that it had reached a brand new settlement with town company that manages the downtown parks to stay at Bayfront Park thru 2027.
A commentary shared via tournament organizers reads, “Bayfront Park will be Ultra Music Festival’s official home for the next five years, thanks to the City of Miami Commission unanimously passing an agreement between the festival and the Bayfront Park Management Trust.”
In March, the three-day competition made a exciting, post-pandemic go back to Bayfront Park with performances from Kygo, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Sofi Tucker, David Guetta, and lots of extra large names from the EDM group.
The go back to Bayfront Park marked Ultra’s first time downtown since 2018 — a hiatus that concerned some well-publicized drama between tournament organizers and the Downtown Neighbors Alliance (DNA), which represents kind of 30,000 citizens who reside in condominiums within the Central Business District and the Park West community now not some distance from the park.
Ultra had referred to as Bayfront Park house from 2001 till 2005 and once more from 2012 to 2018. But the competition’s courting with downtown citizens reached the verge of collapse with the 2018 tournament, and a couple of months later, the Miami City Commission voted unanimously towards providing Ultra a five-year hire beginning in 2019. Ultra relocated the 2019 birthday party to within sight Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium Flex Park, a transfer that led to much more complications for the competition, in large part owing to deficient transportation logistics and public outcry from environmentalists.
After months of negotiations that started in the summertime of 2020, Ultra and the DNA in any case settled their variations and showed in June 2021 that the competition would go back to Bayfront in 2022.
“This development finally opens the door to establishing an ongoing working relationship between the parties, which was long overdue,” Ultra spokesperson Ray Martinez stated in a May 2021 announcement. “Maybe the COVID pause gave both sides an opportunity to kind of take a breath, if you will, and come to the table without the impending event looming over either side. We really tried to work on the solution so we could coexist.”
As reported via Miami Herald, Miami commissioners unanimously voted closing week in reinforce of a brand new, revocable licensing settlement between Ultra and the Bayfront Park Management Trust, which manages the waterfront parks downtown. The accept as true with is chaired via former Miami mayor and present town commissioner Joe Carollo.
According to the Herald, the phrases of the contract come with a 4 p.c annual building up at the $2 million condo price to make use of the park beginning with the 2024 tournament. (The 2020 settlement referred to as for a three p.c annual building up with a $2 million baseline.) The accept as true with’s board will reportedly have keep watch over over the income, and Carollo has mentioned that the budget will cross towards upkeep and enhancements of waterfront parks.
The new settlement additionally features a clause that permits both birthday party to terminate the hire inside of a two-month length following each and every 12 months’s tournament.
A restricted collection of tickets for the 2023 tournament, scheduled for March 24-26, will cross on sale subsequent Tuesday, May 17, at 11 a.m., by way of ultramusicfestival.com.
Revisit New Times’ Friday, Saturday, and Sunday protection from this 12 months’s Ultra, which welcomed 165,000 attendees all the way through the weekend of March 25-27 for a triumphant sold-out go back after two years away.