Ultra Miami announces 2019 dates, return to Bayfront Park
Despite mounting resistance to Ultra Music Festival‘s beloved location by downtown residents, the powerhouse organizing body behind UMF has secured its return to Miami’s Bayfront Park, March 29–31, 2019. The announcement, along with official dates, came via the festival guides handed out to attendees of the 2018 event.
Given the past petition attempt to boot the dance music festival from the heart of downtown Miami — a feature which is perhaps UMF’s biggest draw — their 2019 return to Bayfront Park is a major win for Ultra Miami. Ultimately, the City of Miami, who met late last year, ruled in favor of keeping the event at it’s home on the basis that UMF brings $79 million in commerce to South Florida. This past Friday, Ultra even hosted city commissioner, Ken Russell, to show just how much of an asset the festival is to Miami. Too big to fail, may be the correct term of phrase to use for Ultra.
Thank you for making history with us at #ULTRA20!!
See you next year — March 29, 30, 31 2019 pic.twitter.com/GkHWpGEGm1
— Ultra Music Festival (@ultra) March 26, 2018
Photo credit: Rukes