Ultra Music Festival‘s venue woes have just about reached its end and it seems their newly secured location on Miami’s Virginia Key is proving to be quite the upgrade. In retrospect, organizers felt the change was necessary for future growth.
It’s nothing new for Ultra’s flagship festival to switch locations around the Miami metropolis. Since its humble beginnings in 1999, organizers have moved from Miami Beach to Bicentennial Park, and now from their most recent home at Bayfront Park to two locations on the Virginia Key. UMF even noted several positives about the switch on their socials:
By hosting the event at both the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park as well at the Miami Marine Stadium, Ultra Music Festival will enter the next evolution of producing the world’s premier electronic music festival in Miami.
For years, producing a festival at the center of an urban core had a limiting effect on the type of experience we could offer our fans. Now, the vast space that our new venue provides will allow for an even more comfortable festival atmosphere for all.
We’ve also secured a later closing time (2am), a first for Ultra Miami.
The truth is, Bayfront Park was holding back the festival for years. So if that was causing some inklings of doubt in your mind about attending, let it go. Embrace the change. Change is tough, but you know what they say: When the going gets tough, the tough get going (and, in this case, dancing).