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Key Biscayne drivers can expect Ultra's electronic music fans not to be early risers

Electronic music fans' descent to Virginia Key begins Friday

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – Key Biscayne residents will have to share the Rickenbacker Causeway with the Ultra Music Festival's  electronic music fans in Virginia Key this weekend.  

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 about $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 12 p.m. 

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

The festival isn't allowing cars on Virginia Key. Instead, they are offering fans free bus rides from three stops and a $150 ferry service from Bayfront Park. Uber and Lyft will be allowed to drop-off festival goers, but they will not be allowed to pick them up. 

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