Things are looking up for the Ultra Music Festival. After reports of a lack of contracts, multiple sources have allegedly confirmed that the deal is sealed for both Ultra Music Festival and Miami City. This year, the event returns to their original home at Bayfront Park for their upcoming 2020 edition. According to YourEDM.com, multiple sources have just confirmed that they have, indeed, signed contracts. Though they didn’t say whether the sources are close to the Ultra Music Festival or the city council of Miami, they’re confident that this new development holds credence. It comes after numerous reports have resurfaced that the festival had yet to sign the contracts allowing them to hold their 2020 event back at Bayfront Park. The Miami Herald led the reporting of alleged problems surrounding the festival’s inability to legally secure the venue this year. However, if what these sources say is true, Ultra Music Festival 2020 will push through back in Miami.
“Ultra’s agreement was previously ratified in July and, as is customary, we are working with the City Administration on some final touches.” shared the festival. Upon news of their supposed lack of contracts a few months ago, the organizers vehemently denied it. But earlier this month, the news resurfaced with new development. A coalition of Miami residents sued the city, stating that their agreement with the festival to hold their 2020 event in the city was invalid. In response to the lawsuit, the festival issued an official statement arguing, “The lawsuit filed raises almost identical issues to the lawsuits filed last year and, just like with those lawsuits, we fully expect the city to quickly prevail like it has in the past,”.
— Ultra Music Festival (@ultra) January 21, 2020
Whether or not the sources’ confirmation of the contract is true remains to be seen. In the meantime, the festival continues preparing and teasing about their upcoming 2020 festival. In the past few days, they’ve revealed new additions to the lineup. Just recently, the festival’s official Twitter account announced that Madeon will return to their mainstage this year. “Bringing his kaleidoscope of sounds to the Live Stage at #Ultra2020 this March, @madeon is back for the first time in 7 years ✨” they tweeted. The last time the FrenchDJ played at Ultra Miami was back in 2013.
Last week, Ultra also announced Kygo‘s comeback. The last time the Australian producer made an appearance at the Miami-based festival was in 2016. Martin Garrix invited him to play a surprise set to a roaring crowd. This time around, Kygo will perform his own set as one of the headliners of Phase 2 of the festival. Ultra Miami has only released their Phase 1 lineup. They have yet to unveil their headliners for Phase 2, except, of course, the two DJs already mentioned. For now, only Kygo and Madeon remain the only artists possibly booked for Phase 2. Ultra Music Festival will run from March 20 to 22, 2020. As of this writing, the venue remains at Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida. Also, they have yet to release their full Phase 2 lineup. Stay tuned on this space for more updates!
- Ultra Music Festival Featured Image – OzEDM.com
- The Main Stage at Ultra Miami – Ultra Music Festival Twitter Account
- Flags at Ultra Music Festival – EDMTunes.com