Ultra Music Festival back to Bayfront Park in downtown Miami


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In case you missed it, the 2012 Ultra Music Festival is moving from Bicentennial Park back to Bayfront Park after four years due to construction of the new Miami Art Museum and the Miami Science Museum.

A video posted by the organizers of the 3-day, non-stop techno music bash says that the new venue will provide an “extended footprint, and more capacity for people.”

But according to Miami New Times, the Bayfront location may be trickier considering the size of the last Ultra festival.

“Unlike Bicentennial, Bayfront has more obstacles to contend with like the amphitheater and enormous fountain. However, with Museum Park's construction well underway, the news of the move back isn't exactly surprising,” New Times writes.

The 305 blog also has doubts about the new location.

"The move, due to all the construction going down at Bicentennial, may or may not be the best thing. I coulda’ swore Bayfront is small in comparison to what Bicentennial was, but they are promising increased capacity," says the 305.

Ultra was founded in 1999 by business partners Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes. The first two festivals took place in South Beach and it then relocated to Bayfront Park in downtown Miami in 2001 as the event gained more recognition. From 2006 to 2011 it took place at Bicentennial Park.

Next year’s Ultra will take place from March 23 to 25.

Tickets go for $299.95 plus fees for general admission and $599.95 plus fees for VIP at

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