Electronic music fans start Brickell hotels' take over Friday

Brickell drivers should expect high traffic during Ultra Music Festival


BRICKELL, Fla. – Every hotel in Miami's Brickell area will be hosting the tens of thousands electronic music fans who will be attending the three-day Ultra Music Festival in Virginia Key starting Friday. 

The festival -- formerly held at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami -- will be held at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and at the Miami Marine Stadium.

Friday will be a busy day as the fans, who paid between $400 to $1,500 for tickets, start to takeover Miami and Miami Beach hotels. Festival organizers are running a transit hub with buses and ferries operating out of downtown Miami. 

UMF performances begin at 2 p.m. daily and end about 2 a.m. from Friday to Sunday. This allows those who are brave enough to leave the village to hit the road before Noon. 

It is likely that the UMF fans will be going to after parties at nightclubs in downtown Miami and South Beach after the festival. This probably means they won't return to Virginia Key until the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday.  

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