MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The globally popular Ultra Music Festival will call Downtown Miami home once again.
The issue was brought up on Thursday during the Miami City Commission meeting.
City officials voted in favor of bringing the three-day festival back to Bayfront Park in 2020.
Proponents of the festival returning to Downtown Miami say it is great for the economy, but plenty of residents showed up to voice their concerns about the noise and traffic that comes with Ultra.
“Well I think you have to look at the economic benefits,” said City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “It has a $100 million dollar economic benefit.”
The promise from the city and from Ultra, they will done down the volume and have restricted concert hours.
“Essentially a one-year deal that can be cancelled every single year and in order for there to be long-term harmony, you have to appease the residents and be a good neighbor,” said Mayor Suarez.
This past year, Ultra was held in Virginia Key after the City of Miami terminated its contract to bring the event back to Bayfront Park.
The event proved to be a disaster, with thousands of people forced to walk across the Rickenbacker Causeway in the middle of the night.