City of Miami Hears Statements on Ultra's Move to Virginia Key Beach


UPDATE: Meeting is in recess till 3pm

Today, November 15, the City of Miami held a fee assembly to listen to statements on why Ultra Music Festival – a pageant that claims Miami as its house – ought to or shouldn’t be authorized for its transfer to Virginia Key Beach.

Several members of the group got here out to voice what the constructive and destructive impacts of Ultra’s transfer would have on the island. Residents of the Village of Key Biscayne together with their Mayor-Elect Mike Davey voiced a number of issues together with environmental hurt, disruptions to colleges close by, and no planning for environment friendly visitors/transportation. On the opposite aspect of the argument, audio system acknowledged Ultra can present the assets to enhance the surroundings, usher in main income to the economic system and join individuals from all walks of life.

Included amongst the audio system was Rapture Music Festival who has beforehand held its occasion on Virginia Key. A consultant from them acknowledged “We [Rapture] have all the time been an environmentally pleasant occasion. Ultra stole the idea from the Rapture model to obtain approval. If Ultra strikes to Virginia Key, it could put us out of enterprise.”

After being ejected from Bayfront Park, Ultra selected to host its 2019 version at the Miami Marine Stadium and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Opposition to the pageant returning to its authentic location got here from downtown Miami residents, nonetheless the residents of Key Biscayne proved to be simply as opposed (if no more) on the brand new selection of venue.

Watch the video of the assembly beneath and skim particular statements on our Twitter web page. Stay tuned for the ultimate vote on Ultra’s transfer to Virginia Key.