It’s been nearly a year since the City of Miami broke ties with the iconic three-day festival, and the saga of the future home of Ultra has finally come to a close. The Miami Herald reports that city commissioners voted 3-2 Thursday, approving Ultra to return to Bayfront Park in March 2020.
The fate of the Ultra has taken many twists and turns over the months, including an arguably disastrous stint at Virginia Key, a power-play by Insomniac Events with Miami, and a bidding war from other locations such as South Beach and Homestead Speedway.
The festival’s reunion with its longtime home does not come without a few caveats, however. The maximum decibel level will be lowered to 102 dB, and the Biscayne (Oasis) stage will be eliminated. Insomniac will also have to pay back $308,000 in money owed to the city in police and fire expenses, which was negotiated down from $475,000.
Watch Ultra’s official announcement video here.