In 2018, the 20th anniversary of the Ultra Music Festival was celebrated. Almost two decades later, the UMF was obligated to leave Bayfront Park due to several complaints made by residents of that area.
The festival organizers began their hunt for a new location. After a lot of research, the UMF organizers saw in Virginia Key, the ideal location for one of the biggest Dance Music festivals in the US. This new location was voted by the Miami council for approval and eventually passed with 4 votes in favor and 1 against. Shortly after being approved, the UMF page posted a video where it made news of the move to Virginia Key official.
The change of the event location is great for the organization and the visitors as it has a greater capacity to bring more people. Although there are many people in favor of this change there are also people who are against due to the fact that Virginia Key is a place where there is a lot of nature and there is the possibility of being degraded. The UMF will be held from March 29 to April 1, 2019 in Virginia Key. For those interested in the video.