On Friday, constant loudspeakers rumble in downtown Miami with a new edition of the Ultra Electronic Music Festival, which returns after a two-year hiatus due to the covid-19 pandemic, with an expected performance of 55,000 people on three dates.
According to local authorities and event organizers, the new edition will begin today at a regular location in downtown Bayfront Park through Sunday, with all tickets sold out and with a heavy police presence.
“Several officers were on site to make sure the event was going smoothly,” Miami Police Chief Manny Morales said this week, adding that they were in contact with colleagues in Miami Beach, where parts of the area began a midnight curfew.
The best of electronic music, including names like David Guetta, Afrojack, Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, DJ Snake and Australian Alison Wonderland, will meet at this festival, which will take place on seven stages built in the aforementioned park facing The Bay of Biscay, Via a program that promises about 35 hours of music.
According to the Miami Herald, Ray Martinez, the event’s chief of security, warned that “it’s going to be loud.”
The Ultra Festival returns after two years due to the covid-19 pandemic, and will do so in downtown Miami after a questionable 2019 release held in Virginia Key that recorded logistical problems and complaints from neighbors.
The event took place at the Miami Bay Park for nearly two decades until 2018, when complaints from downtown South Florida residents led the commissioned South Florida residents not to renew their contracts with the organizers.
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