Ultra Music Festival Leaving Miami? Change.org and Ultra Partner to Keep Ultra in its Home
Recently, some City of Miami officials have called for an end to Ultra Music Festival at its current home of Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. In light of the injury of 28-year-old security guard Ericka Mack this year, the issue has found powerful ground: Ultra may no longer be welcome in Miami. Ultra is calling upon its family of festival-goers for support by partnering with Change.org for a petition.
Ultra and the City of Miami worked together this year to deploy 257 police officers per day, 49 more per day than in 2013. In response to the injuries sustained by Ericka Mack due to a stampede of fans, Ultra Music Festival is conducting a top-to-bottom review of its security protocol.
Since its inception in 1999, Ultra Music Festival has garnered millions of attendees from throughout the world to Ultra’s home in Miami, promoting the City of Miami as one of the world’s leading epicenters for electronic music and global live entertainment. In 2013, Ultra Music Festival’s economic impact resulted in an infusion of $223 million into the local economy.
See the petition here.