Ultra Music Festival will return to Bayfront Park in downtown Miami next year!
After months of the City of Miami going back and fourth they have finally decided to let Ultra back to it's longtime home at Bayfront Park.
The Miami City Commission voted 3-2 to offer a revokable license agreement to allow Ultra to return.
According to Miami New Times, "The newly revised license agreement includes changes such as modifying the sound level from 110 decibels to 102, limiting the capacity of attendees to 55,000 a day, eliminating one stage and moving the direction of another, ending the event at midnight each night, and leaving the children's park and dog park open throughout the majority of Bayfront Park's closure."
Apparently one thing that was highly was the $475,000 that the City of Miami says Ultra Music Festival still owed them. That included a significant amount of equipment purchased by the city including body armor and ATVs that were not in the original contract and that the city gets to maintain for future events such as the Super Bowl. Seems it all worked out though because Ultra compromised and agreed to pay $308,000 — half of which gets paid within ten days of signing the new contract and the rest within ten days of the event's conclusion in March.
Also Ultra will still have to pay the $2 million fee to host the music festival in Bayfront Park.