Ultra Music team takes steps against impending ban by addressing a petition to the City Of Miami Commission with Ultra attendees shedding light on additional steps on how to make the festival safer.

After last year’s second weekend of the 15th anniversary of Ultra Music Festival being in jeopardy, the festival is now facing further problems after the incident at it’s Miami edition last week -the hospitalization of a security guard that made headlines. Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado is looking to put an end to its Bayfront Park occupancy, claiming “it’s time to say goodbye.

The rest of his statement came as a very direct threat:We are bringing a resolution to the City Commission. If approved, the city will deny the permits for next year. We’d rather take quality of life instead of money.

The petition has been made available for Ultra attendees to sign, and it requires 50,000 signatures (which is not a formidable figure compared to the turnout Ultra had last weekend) for the motion to progress further.

No one is condoning the actions of certain festival goers who put that security guard’s life at risk, but banning an entire festival (that has become iconic as a platform for Dance music and in garnering millions of fans/attendees) because of the deeds of some is not the solution. Taking all steps to securing a drug free and safer environment is and always will be the solution, which is exactly what the petition proposes.

If you agree and are interested in contributing to this petition, you can sign it here.



In case you missed the action at the festival, you can check out the Sherp’s round up of the festival here, and some of the craziest moments from Miami here.