Fans enjoy the final day of the Ultra Music Festival; 15 arrests made over weekend – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI (WSVN) — After three days of heart-pounding dance music, Ultra Music Festival came to a close as thousands of fans attended the festival to celebrate its grand return to Bayfront Park.

Three days of the long-awaited festival featuring international DJs, flashy festival attire and thumping dance music all wrapped up Sunday, in downtown Miami.

Miami Fire Rescue officials said nearly 50,000 people attended the weekend party each day.

Concert-goers from around the world came out to celebrate the return of the popular electronic dance music festival after its two-year COVID-related delay.

“Two years sober, I’m an EMT firefighter,” said one festival-goer in a pink headband. “I came here to shake my you know what.”

“It says ‘back and body pain’, for us old people. I have pain in my back and in my body,” said festival-goers Ashley and Justin Buller.

“I came to think it was going to be a bit dangerous, but really everyone here is just supporting,” said another white-shirted festival-goer.

Miami police said they have increased security this year, hoping for a relatively safe event.

“We made 15 arrests throughout the weekend and I think that’s a record,” Miami Police Department officer Kenia Fallat said.

“After two days, we only had 30 transports,” said Lt. Peter Sanchez of Miami Fire Rescue.

The heavy and chaotic traffic along Biscayne Boulevard still remained overnight.

“In the next few days, traffic should return to normal on Biscayne Boulevard,” Fallat said.

Biscayne Boulevard is expected to reopen on Monday.

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