With Ultra Music Festival a little bit over 2 months away from debuting its new venue in Virginia Key after a lot chaos and tribulation, a brand new bump within the street has emerged. Remember that small competition known as Rapture that was scheduled to happen on the identical time there? By now you recognize that Ultra bumped it, and actually a part of its settlement with Miami required that Ultra would work with Rapture to discover a new venue. Several weeks again, Rapture even up to date their socials to point a brand new venue can be coming quickly and can be even cooler than earlier than!
Those plans will need to have fallen by means of as a result of an lawyer for Rapture simply despatched Ultra a stop and desist letter demanding Ultra cease making use of for permits or threat a lawsuit. The letter from Paul Ok. Silverberg states:
We are investigating this matter additional and if [you] don't instantly withdraw your utility that immediately interferes with our shopper’s deliberate competition time and site, we will likely be taking quick motion towards you, the City and Virginia Key Beach Park Trust
Silverberg threatens punitive damages if Ultra continues and in addition claims that the town had an settlement with Rapture to maintain going for three extra years.
This is bound to get the eye of Ultra, because the competition has utilized for permits and has to show in accomplished visitors and environmental administration plans by January 28 beneath the licensing settlement with the town.
Documents submitted up to now present that Ultra needs to shuttle attendees on busses operating on the Rickenbacker Causeway and water taxis. The variety of autos, the assembly factors, and routes haven't but been finalized. Other information present that Ultra is contemplating launching water taxis from Watson Island and can assemble a short lived dock at Marine Stadium to accommodate the water taxis.