In a modern-day musical David vs. The Goliath, Miami based festival promoter Rapture Festival has become embroiled in a legal battle with EDM super brand Ultra Music Festival over the relocation of the latter’s event to Virginia Keys over the same weekend during Miami Music Week – March 29th and 30th. Rapture Festival, whose last year’s event attracted some 7,000 attendees’ and a selection of the world’s finest electronic artists such as RPR Soundystem, Sammy Dee and Zip, maintain that they have a signed agreement in place that will see the event stay at their current home of Virginia Key for the next two years.
With Ultra Music Festival being displaced from its previous home at Bayfront Park, their proposed move has been met with a cease and desist order from Rapture Festival’s legal team as well as vocal opposition from Biscayne residents, Mayor Mike Davey is among those voicing their opinions on the proposed move. With Rapture Festival offering the surrounding area much more than just a music festival, they pledge to support charities, conservation groups and the various county bodies that ensure festival goers safety. While there is no denying the size and scale of Ultra Music Festival and the team that they have behind them, the size of their brand should not mean that signed agreements can be circumnavigated. We wish Rapture FEstival all the best in their fight to keep their venue and we will keep you updated on the case as more information becomes available.
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