Miami – Miami prepares to welcome nearly 170,000 electronic dance music fans from around the world in just two days for a festival that officials say will bring about $200 million in economic impact to the region.
It also affects traffic. Police officers will close downtown Biscayne Boulevard at 9 p.m. Thursday. Reroute southbound traffic on NE 6th Avenue and northbound traffic on NE 1st Avenue.
UMF Miami — and lineup Headliners including Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack, Alesso, Karl Cox, David Guetta, Marshmello and Tiesto are scheduled to close at midnight Friday. Reopening from 12:00pm to 0:00am Saturdayand also from 12pm to 10pm, on sunday.
Officers asked drivers to expect heavy traffic during the festival on Northeast Second Avenue and North Miami Avenue and before after-parties in Miami and Miami Beach.
Police and firefighters are also preparing to deal with cases related to drug use and trafficking, dehydration and theft. Last year, iPhones were the most common target for thieves.
EDM fans staying in Miami Beach must shop at liquor stores before 6 p.m., when a curfew is in place for alcohol sales at Barrier Island City stores.
UMF organizers have sold out nearly $1,500 for three-day VIP tickets and $750 for PGA tickets.still had 3 days General admission ticket It was about $400 on Wednesday and was supposed to go up to about $450.
At the gate, UMF guards will check for weapons, drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol, combustibles, opened cigarette packs, over-the-counter medications, and eye drops.
UMF organizers also prohibit umbrellas, food, drinks, water bottles, water bottles, coolers, chairs, blankets, sleeping bags or tents, and opened packs of tampons.
The list of prohibited fashionable items includes backpacks, purses, large chains, purses with chains and jewelry with spikes. The list of prohibited accessories also includes pacifiers and stuffed animals.
Additionally, party animals should not bring balloons, confetti, streamers, loose glitter, musical instruments, noise makers, air horns, glow sticks, laser pens, laser pointers, or similar focused lighting devices.
Artists have to leave their pens, spray paints and markers behind. Toy enthusiasts are not permitted to bring water guns, squirt guns, spray bottles, sprayers, balls, inflatable balls, frisbees, or flying discs.
UMF organizers prohibit drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, professional cameras, flash cameras, video and audio recording equipment, or camera poles. Bicycles, skateboards, hoverboards, scooters and private vehicles are also prohibited.
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The British woman who dominates Saturday’s live stage
Dutch DJs dominate the main stage on Fridays and Saturdays
- Armin Van Buren We will be performing on the Worldwide Stage on Friday at 8pm and 10pm. He will perform again on the main stage on Saturday at 6:25pm.
- hardwell (Robbert van de Corput) will perform on the main stage on Saturday at 8:45pm.
- Martin Garrix It is set to perform on the main stage on Friday at 10:45pm.
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