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Ultra Terminates License With City of Miami

Ultra Music Festival 2019

According to a letter posted on Ultra Music Festival’s Twitter and Facebook pages, Ultra Music Festival has terminated its decades-long license with the City of Miami. Started in 1999, Ultra Music Festival has been a staple festival of the EDM community.

In 2019, Ultra was forced to relocate to Virginia Key after Miami commissioners rejected a deal to keep the festival in downtown Bayfront Park. The move to Virginia Key caused a lot of backlash, including from residents of Key Biscayne voicing concerns over the environmental impact and travel logistics; Rapture Electronic Music Festival, which used to call Virginia Key home; and Ultra attendants who became frustrated with their experience at the 2019 event.

Ultra’s announcement makes note of new locales that they are exploring in Southern Florida, singling out one location that “has shined far and above others,” leading some to speculate that Ultra’s new home could be Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, the previous home of Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival. Others have suggested that the new venue could be the Homestead-Miami Speedway, which would seem like a more appropriate location.

Details of the new location and ticket information will be released soon in an official announcement from Ultra.

III Points Festival 2017 Lineup & Information

III Points Festival 2017 Lineup

III Points Festival has released its 2017 lineup, which takes place this October 13-15 at the Wynwood Convention Center in Miami, FL. Featured artists include The XX, Gorillaz, Richie Hawtin, Bonobo (Live), Lane 8, Rufus Du Sol, Kaytranada, Danny Brown, and many more. III Points curates a line-up of cutting edge international performances paired with the best of the Miami’s music scene. Over the three days of the festival and 85+ performers, III Points takes over the town with lectures, labs, tech talks, music & gallery showcases and a fully immersive main festival ground. Tickets are currently available, with 3-day General Admission tickets starting at $190 (not including taxes and fees) and 3-day VIP tickets starting at $295 (not including taxes and fees). For more information, check the festival website and frequently asked questions.