Ultra Music Festival is Officially Staying in Miami

After a concerned effort by the city’s mayor and other political figures to ban the popular EDM festival, the Miami City Commission has voted 4-1 to allow Ultra to maintain its current location at Bayfront Park.

The vote to allow Ultra to continue to rave on in Miami’s downtown area came in spite of City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff’s impassioned plea to send the fest packing: “We had one person who died of an overdose at Jackson, two who are in critical condition,” he said (via CBS Miami), going on to show a video of a fight that happened near one of the stages this year, which went on for a good six minutes before police finally arrived to intervene.

“Residents complain that they are prisoners in their homes for three days,” added Miami Mayor Tomas Regaldo.

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