Ultra Music Festival To Stay in Miami

04/25/2014
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(Radio.com) After a concerned effort by the city's mayor and other political figures to ban the popular EDM festival, the Miami City Commission has voted 4-1 to allow Ultra to maintain its current location at Bayfront Park.

The vote to allow Ultra to continue to rave on in Miami's downtown area came in spite of City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff's impassioned plea to send the fest packing:

"We had one person who died of an overdose at Jackson, two who are in critical condition," he said (via CBS Miami), going on to show a video of a fight that happened near one of the stages this year, which went on for a good six minutes before police finally arrived to intervene.

Miami Mayor Tomas Regaldo added, "Residents complain that they are prisoners in their homes for three days". University of Miami Vice President Pat Whitely also chimed in against Ultra, telling the City Commission that "our students safety and well being is paramount and there is simply no more important measure that we can do is to take care of our students."

The movement to ban Ultra followed a number of unfortunate incidents at this year's event, including gatecrashers sending security guard Ericka Mack to the hospital after being trampled.

Ultra promoters have agreed to increase police security, add more secured fencing around the event, establish "substance abuse stations" and increased contact between the festival's security personnel and the chief of police. more on this story

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