EDM fans in Florida and across the globe have a reason to celebrate today after Ultra Music Festival officials announced that UMF will be back in action in Miami next year.
City commissioners voted today to allow UMF to return in 2015 after a security breach resulted in a tragic incident and the City calling for an end to the festival in Miami. Ultra shared the news today in a Facebook post:
We are pleased with today’s decision by the City of Miami Commission to continue our long-standing tradition of producing the Ultra Music Festival in downtown Miami.
UMF promises to continually update and improve security to prevent such an incident from recurring with ongoing security reviews led by UMF’s new director of security, retired Police Chief Ray Martinez.
The announcement highlights some of the positive effects UMF has on the local economy, including the addition of more than 1,800 jobs and over $80 million flowing into the city.
The news comes after UMF announced April 10 that the City planned to withdraw its demand to ban the festival from Miami pending today’s meeting.