It turns out the blame game was just a shady attempt to put Ultra Music Festival out of business.
ABC Local 10 reported the story earlier today. The fencing that caved in the incident that harmed a security guard was not included in the written user agreement between Ultra and the city of Miami. The fencing was located outside of Bayfront Park, the area that Ultra Music Festival rented out. Since the fencing is located outside of the borders that Ultra rented, the fencing is actually the responsibility of city officials and public safety, including Miami Police.
ABC Local 10 has been asking for records from public safety and other departments in Miami to clear up the story once and for all, but their request was denied due to current legal processing. Regardless, since the fencing was not included in the user agreement and the fencing that came down was outside of Ultra’s jurisdiction, the incident cannot be pinned on Ultra.
What does this mean for Ultra 2015? Miami’s city government, including the city’s mayor, have been trying to deny Ultra Music Festival’s park permit for March 2015. This push elevated following the fencing incident. However, since the fencing incident is really in the jurisdiction of the parties trying to shut Ultra down, is their attempt to chase Ultra out of Miami really biased and uncalled for, considering they are most likely the ones at fault?
It will be interesting to see this blow up. In the meantime, Ultra Music Festival is sticking to their guns. The 2015 dates announced on Sunday night are still the dates for next year’s show. For video of this developing story, follow the link below.