Ultra Music Festival is Banning Your Favorite Rave Gear This Year

Ultra Music Festival is Banning Your Favorite Rave Gear This Year


Ultra Music Festival is one of the largest music festivals in the US, and it will be held later this month in Miami.  As you may remember from last year, the event had numerous security issues with rowdy attendees,  one of which left security guard Erica Mack in critical condition when unruly fans jumped the gate and trampled her.  Additionally, over the course of the three-day festival, 71 arrests were made (45 were narcotics charges) and one unfortunate raver lost their life.

Ultra has made a priority to increase security measures for this years event. For the first time in history, Ultra Music Festival is introducing a minimum age of attendance to its flagship festival in Miami, the age limit now is 18 years and older. Along with the new age limit, Ultra has banned more items that include totems, backpacks, glow sticks, and masks just to name a few.

Here is a list of other banned items for this years festival.

No Illegal or illicit substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
No weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, pocket knives or self defense sprays
No flammable items or liquids including aerosols and fireworks
No markers, pens or spray paint
No backpacks, purses, or bags allowed except bags made of clear plastic, clear vinyl, or clear PVC not exceeding 13”x 17″
No stuffed animals
No facial masks
No outside food or beverage including alcohol
No bottles, cans, canteens, flasks, or coolers
No opened over the counter medication or eye drops
No opened packs of cigarettes or tampons
No pacifiers, glow sticks
No balloons, balls, inflatable balls, Frisbee or flying disks
No umbrellas, chairs, blankets, sleeping bags or tents
No bicycles, skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles
No animals except for service animals assisting an individual with a disability
No large chains, chained wallets or spiked jewelry
No laser pens, laser pointers, or similar focused light devices
No water guns, squirt guns, spray bottles or misters
No musical instruments, noisemakers or air horns
No whistles
No professional cameras, flash cameras or video and audio recording equipment, or camera poles
No poles, sticks, or “totems”

This years line-up should make up for the list of banned items.


Tickets are still available at ultramusicfestival.com GA rickets are currently at $449.95 and VIP is going for $1,149.95.