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Addictedtoedm / Alba Smith

On Thursday, November 15th at 9am, the Miami City Commission will vote at City Hall on Ultra Music Festival’s proposal to maneuver its venue to Historic Virginia Key Beach Park (HVKBP) for March 29-31, 2019. Some residents Virginia Key and the mayor neighboring Key Biscayne have loudly voiced their disapproval, however one other problem additionally stands in Ultra’s method, maybe extra vital. Rapture Festival, which has been held at HVKBP for the previous two years, already has a contract on the venue for March 29 and 30, 2019.

This morning, Rapture Festival launched an announcement to press strongly opposing Ultra’s new proposal:

Rapture Music Festival has efficiently held two editions on consecutive years 2017 and 2018 on the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park (HVKBP). We are strongly against Ultra Music Festival’s proposal to relocate to HVKBP as we presently have a signed contract with the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Trust for March 29 and March 30, 2019 and we’re very a lot wanting ahead to returning to this lovely beachside setting for our third version with our followers.

Rapture Festival brings a lineup much like Ultra’s Resistance stage, internet hosting names corresponding to Luciano, Chris Liebing, Guy Gerber, Hernan Cattaneo and RPR Soundsystem. In additional comparability to Ultra, Rapture is way, a lot smaller in attendance, drawing simply 7,000 attendees in 2018. This might undoubtedly be seen as a constructive by the group Virginia Key, who’re nervous in regards to the environmental impact festivals have on the environment.

Whether the town Miami will vote to approve Ultra’s proposal and oust Rapture to a different date or location, or deny Ultra’s proposal, stays to be seen. Should issues proceed as deliberate, we’ll know come what may tomorrow morning.

Words by Alba Smith
Music Editor