Key Biscayne Doesn't Want To Welcome Ultra Music Festival

Officials, community leaders and residents of Key Biscayne are strongly pushing back on bringing an electronic music festival to Virginia Key ahead of a Miami City Commission vote on Thursday.

The Ultra Music Festival used to be held at Bayfront Park until commissioners voted against a contract that would keep the event there.

Now, festival organizers have an eye on booking Virginia Key as Ultra's new home, but a coalition of business, community, and government organizations are vehemently opposing it.

Critics are citing traffic, safety and environmental impacts as reasons to keep Ultra away from Key Biscayne.

The festival has come under fire in recent years over issues relating to crowd control and arrests, including a security guard being critically injured after a fence collapse during the 2014 event when a large group attempted to enter.

Miami city commissioners will vote Thursday whether to allow the giant music festival to move to Virginia Key.

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