Miami’s iconic Ultra Music Festival has officially cancelled its 2020 festival in fears of Coronavirus outbreak.
After a meeting with Miami city officials, Ultra Music festival organisers have made the decision to cancel its 2020 flagship event. This will be the first time since the festival’s inception in 1999 that it will not go on as planned.
According to the Miami Herald, “City officials have yet to announce details of the change because attorneys are ironing out the legal issues tied to the decision, including the length of the delay, sources said.”
Last year, Ultra was forced to move to Virginia Key after Miami officials voted against renewing Ultra’s contract at Bayfront Park. It was voted back this year, to the delight of hundreds of thousands of dance music fans. The massive lineup included many of the festival’s heaviest hitters including Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Fisher, Charlotte de Witte, The Chainsmokers, Marshmello and Martin Garrix who were all scheduled to perform.
EXCLUSIVE: The 2020 Ultra Music Festival will be postponed — possibly for a full year, the Miami Herald has learned.
That move would effectively cancel this year’s edition of Miami’s marquee electronic dance music event.https://t.co/FbyVYsga5Y
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) March 4, 2020