(Miami, FL)– The Miami Herald has confirmed that the Ultra Music Festival will be postponed until further notice- effectively cancelling the 2020 edition due to the growing concerns over Coronavirus is slowly spreading to the states. This kind of cancellation of a large-scale music event, which people travel internationally to attend, is possibly not the first to happen for this year. At least, that is, until this virus is effectively neutralized.
Music festival insider Festival Owl was among some of the first few sources to make the news public.
I’ve just received confirmation that #Ultra WILL be cancelled due to #coronavirus concerns with an official announcement to come.— Festive Owl (@TheFestiveOwl) March 4, 2020
I do NOT have further details on refunds, possible postponement etc but the festival’s construction has been stopped.
The Miami Herald reports, The decision to postpone was made in a meeting Wednesday morning between Miami’s elected leaders and Ultra representatives, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. Before the meeting, Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo told reporters they wanted to postpone the event due to concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.“
Sources also say that 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.
This story is still developing.