Ultra Music Festival returns to Miami in 2020 — but, where will it go? After claiming a new home on Virginia Key, music festival organizers hope to return. However, some key Miami officials don’t believe it’s a good idea.
Ultra Miami gave 2019 everything it had, with a new venue, new stages, a brand new Resistance Island concept. However, the late nights were plagued with backed up traffic and transportation. Attendees were forced to walk the bridge by the thousands after a long day of partying.
Despite the complications, Ultra’s chief of security Ray Martinez says he hopes to return to the key with a “well-oiled production.” He said, “It was a great event in a beautiful location, and we look forward to being here next year and producing — and even improving on — our event and our festival.”
Mayor Francis Suarez, City Manager Emilio Gonzalez and other admins are expected to meet with representatives to review what worked and what didn’t during the 3-day event, which brought in over 55,000 people each day.
“I think putting 50,000 people in Virginia Key is not a good idea,” Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Monday. “There’s only one way in and one way out. I think they need to find a better place for it.”
From Bayfront Park to Virginia Key — where will Ultra Miami end up next?
Source: Miami Herald | Photo via PIKZELZ for Ultra