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Ultra Music Festival announces 18 & up age requirement

Decision comes after security guard was trampled at this year's event

MIAMI – Following much criticism after a security guard was trampled by gate-crashers at this year's Ultra Music Festival in Miami, event organizers say the event will now have an 18 and up age requirement.

Ultra organizers released a statement Tuesday saying,"While we sincerely value the incredible ongoing support from our younger fans, we ultimately believe that Ultra Music Festival is a premium event geared towards adults. This decision has been made to reinforce and promote the safety of all Ultra Music Festival fans and to ensure the overall enjoyment of all future attendees. We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received from our younger fan base to date, and we encourage them to attend the festival once they reach the appropriate age. Until then, our free YouTube stream, 'ULTRA LIVE' is available worldwide for everyone, all ages to enjoy and to share in the Ultra experience."

Next year's Ultra Music Festival will take place March 27, 28, and 29 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.

Pre-registration tickets will go on sale beginning Sept. 15.