Skip to main content

Rapture Music Festival has been in a legal battle surrounding Ultra Music Festival's move to Virginia Key. While Rapture's initial complaint was dismissed out by a judge earlier this month, the group has amended it ahead of their February 13th deadline. In early March, a judge will review their case.

In an exclusive statement sent to EDM.com, Rapture's attorney, Paul Silverberg, wrote: 

"We accepted the Judge’s comments and put more details on the malicious actions against Rapture into the Amended Complaint. We will now proceed full speed against Ultra, EEG, the City of Miami and Virginia Key Beach Trust for the wrongful actions they have taken. The Court has set a preliminary hearing in March on this matter... A loss for Rapture is just another step toward “them” limiting your choices and your experiences."

In the amended complaint, Rapture has made their position clearer. They allege Ultra Music Festival is in violation of Antitrust law. Rapture believes Ultra and the city of Miami conspired to kick them out of Virginia Key, citing their possession of a contract which would allow them to continue hosting the event through 2020. The legal fortitude of this contract is still under question.

Recommended Articles

illenium sueco

ILLENIUM Goes to the Dark Side With Ferocious "Heavy Edit" of New Collab With Trippie Redd and Sueco

Prior to Friday's release of the original "Story Of My Life," ILLENIUM has unveiled a raucous, dubstep-influenced version of the pop-punk and emo rap crossover.

sts9

STS9 Announce "Walk The Sky" 2022 Colorado Run

The jamtronica five-piece will conclude their concert trilogy with two "Walk The Sky" performances at Red Rocks followed by a "Day Out Of Time" show at Levitt Pavilion.

Spotify Netflix Hub Partnership

You Can Now Easily Find Music From Your Favorite Netflix Shows On Spotify

Spotify and Netflix have teamed up on a dedicated hub to make finding music in your favorite shows even easier.

Stay tuned for updates surrounding the scheduled hearing of Rapture's case against Ultra. 

FOLLOW ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL:

Facebook: facebook.com/Ultra
Twitter: twitter.com/ultra
Instagram: instagram.com/ultra

Related

Ultra Music Festival Stage

Judge Dismisses Rapture's Complaint Against Ultra Music Festival

Rapture Electronic Music Festival's organizers failed to prove that an antitrust violation has taken place.

Ultra Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival Issued a Cease and Desist by Rapture Electronic Music Festival

Rapture Electronic Music Festival was set to take place on Virginia Key.

Ultra mainstage 2018

Rapture Electronic Music Festival Officially Postponed in Light of Ultra Relocation

Rapture Electronic Music Festival addressed its fans a week before it was set to take place.

Ultra Music Festival

Rapture Electronic Music Festival's Contract Might Prevent Ultra's Proposed Relocation

Rapture Electronic Music Festival Founder Youssef Khamis has spoken out on Ultra Music Festival's efforts to find a new venue.

Ultra Music Festival

Rapture Organizers Urge Public to Keep Ultra Out of Virginia Key

"We are strongly opposed to Ultra Music Festival’s proposal to relocate."

Rapture Electronic Music Festival

Rapture Electronic Music Festival's Website Gets Taken Offline

The Rapture Electronic Music Festival homepage has been replaced by an "Account Suspended" message.

Rapture2017

Art Department, Carl Craig & More Head to Miami for Rapture Electronic Music Festival

Before Ultra Music Festival descends on Miami, get your fill of the best in house and techno with Rapture Electronic Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival Stage

Ultra Music Festival Reaffirms Commitment to Sustainability with Return of "Mission: Home"

Ultra Music Festival has dramatically reduced its environmental footprint by enacting sustainable initiatives.