Ultra Ban: Fest Declares "Short-Term Victory" in Fight With Miami City Commission

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Photo by George Martinez

Ultra is safe ... For now.

During yesterday's Miami City Commission meeting, Mayor Tomás Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff backed off on their most recent blitz to ban the EDM Festival from Miami.

At about 12:45 p.m., the mayor and commissioner announced a surprise withdrawal of their resolution "prohibiting the Bayfront Park Management Trust from holding the Ultra Music Festival in the future." And in rescheduling the Ultra issue, they downgraded the debate from a vote to a mere discussion item on the April 24 agenda.

In a statement released this morning, Ultra Music Festival declares a "short-term victory" while thanks its "patrons and partners" for their "infinite support."

Check the cut for Ultra's full official comment.

See also: Ultra Ban on Miami City Commission Agenda

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Photo by George Martinez

Ultra Music Festival's Statement

Today, Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff and Mayor Tomás Regalado withdrew their Resolution to ban the Ultra Music Festival from Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Following that withdrawal, the City Commission has alternatively scheduled the issue for general discussion on April 24, 2014 at 10AM.  

The overwhelming and unyielding support of the Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel Association, Downtown Miami businesses and residents, and of Ultra fans around the world has resulted in a short-term victory by event organizers in its recent bout to keep Ultra at Bayfront Park, in Downtown Miami.   

Since its launch in 1999, Ultra Music Festival has attracted millions of visitors to the City of Miami. The annual event has brought considerable economic impact to the City of Miami and surrounding communities, which includes generating over $223 million in 2013 alone. Last year, the 6-day event created over 1,800 direct jobs.

Event organizers remain thankful for the infinite support of their patrons and partners in Miami and across the world. Ultra remains committed to working actively with the City of Miami, its Police, Fire and Risk Departments, and the Bayfront Park Management Trust to continually make the event safe, secure and successful.

Ultra will continue to put forth its positive message and request that its supporters remain committed to helping again on April 24th when Ultra will be discussed by the Miami City Commission.

The Miami City Commission will discuss Ultra at 10 a.m. sharp on April 24.

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301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

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Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

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14 comments
Steffan Terry
Steffan Terry

Lol of course. This is what happens every year.

Dave Basora
Dave Basora

Callous as this might sound ultra is not to blame for the overdose deaths. If this is the logic being used then every nightclub in the city and county needs to shut down. Granted that might appeal to some of the more close minded, gloom and doom, segment of the population but it would be wrong. Can and should ultra do more about security? Yes. Was what happened to that guard tragic? Yes. It's also the only real ultra related event that should matter here. But no sooner than this happened then all the haters jumped and used this to their advantage. People really need to assess this whole thing without the rhetoric and spin.

Travis James
Travis James

LET IT DIE! Let it die and bury it under the wet sand and let it rot like a stinking fluorescent horseshoe crab! Please - just let it end and let it die.

Lynette A Rodriguez
Lynette A Rodriguez

Listen U can like the music & lifestyle.. It is not about drugs... Just go to the doctor.. They love to drug u out!!!!

Erin Castillo
Erin Castillo

There was no 'fight for ultra' in the first place. .it was never going anywhere

Gary McFly
Gary McFly

Funny that the picture has a guy in the background that says "Higher Than A Bird"

Nig Suffront
Nig Suffront

Over 30 ppl died this year, mostly overdoses. If it were ozzfest or a heavier style of music. You best believe it would been cancelled and all the deaths aired on the news. Probably blaming the music for their death. As long as ultra is sellin out the way it is. Its here to stay. Fuck edm

Grant Burke
Grant Burke

They withdrew the resolution because of overwhelming support from downtown Miami businesses and residents? What a crock of sh!t... More like overwhelming support of money that got stuffed in the mayor and commissioner's pockets.

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