Ultra Music Festival is recognized as one of the glittering electronic music festivals in the world.
Electronic music fans are excited as it is returning to downtown Miami. Neighbors, who complained about the event in the past, are now blessing the event with acceptance.
The organizers of Ultra Music Festival happily confirmed and declared on Tuesday about the agreement between Downtown Neighbors Alliance and organizers to settle their long dispute, the Miami Herald reported.
Downtown Neighbors Alliance is an association representing thirteen downtown condominium towers, now they will no longer seek to restrict the event from Bayfront Park.
On the other side, organizers of Ultra Music Festival stated that they would address to issues like construction schedules, park closures, noise monitoring and traffic management.
Downtown Residents and Festival Operators came at a solution to balance both that is protecting the locals from noise effects and not effecting their lifestyle meanwhile organising the festival.
It was a long and bitter feud, but the agreement has released the tension.
The President of the Miami Downtown Neighbors Alliance, James Toress, who believes the agreement “will allow Ultra and its neighbors to coexist.”
Ultra Music Festival has been held in the city since 1999. But Downtown residents are complaining about it since a long time because of heavy noise and disruption in lifestyle. Dues to complains Miami officials eventually dismissed the event from its Bayfront Park home in 2018, forcing organizers to relocate to Miami’s Virginia Key island. The move led to a festival to dim.
Numerous residents from the Downtown Neighbors Alliance filed a lawsuit against Ultra in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in 2020, attempting to block the City Commission’s vote to host the fest at Bayfront Park. But now, there is no more dispute.
“This development finally opens the door to establishing an ongoing working relationship between the parties, which was long overdue,” stated Ray Martinez.
“Ultra’s leadership was privileged to work closely with local residents in striking the balance between accommodating local residential lifestyles and hosting large-scale and state-of-the art music productions in Miami’s urban core.”
He also stated that the agreement will further showcase Miami and its culture as “the dance music capital of the world.”
Ultra had to return to downtown Miami in March, due to nationwide lockdown, it got cancelled. The event was postponed for another year this past March, set to return in 2022.
The latest edition of Ultra Music Festival is scheduled for March 25th to 27th, 2022 at Bayfront Park.