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Ultra Music Festival 2013: Miami Commissioners Approve Second Weekend

After all the drama about canceling the second weekend of Ultra Music Festival, the festival will not be "contained" or cut back to just one week.



In the end, with tickets already sold and acts being announced, the City of Miami commission was willing to see how a six-day, two-weekend Ultra will impact the city.



The fest will go forward on two conditions: (1) That organizers pay $500,000 to a special City of Miami police fund; and (2) Ultra seek approval before the commission next year for a second weekend before announcing 2014 dates or selling tickets.



See also:

-Ultra 2013: City of Miami to Vote on Resolution "Disapproving" of Second Festival Weekend

-Ultra 2013: Commissioner Wants To Kill Second Weekend Because Attendees Are On "Mind-Altering Drugs"

-Tommie Sunshine on City of Miami vs. Ultra: "Way to Demonize the Visitors Who Make Money to Cover Your Asses"

-Ultra 2013: Organizers Willing to Work With City on Downtown Traffic, Security Concerns

-Irvine Welsh Defends Ultra: "I'm Disappointed in Miami, the Fest Breathed Life Into a Dead Downtown"

-Marc Sarnoff's Spokesperson: Commissioner Doesn't Want to "Shut Down" Ultra

-Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado on Ultra 2013: "One Weekend Is Enough, People Complain About the Kids"


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