This week, the global dance music community was shook by insider info from the City of Miami Mayor, Francis Suarez, and Commissioner, Joe Carollo, surrounding Ultra 2020. The Miami Herald broke the news that Ultra’s 22nd edition was cancelled due to public health and safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus. Now festival organizers have officially confirmed Ultra 2020’s cancellation.
“Due to the Florida Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance for COVID-19, it is impossible for the City to provide access to Bayfront Park at this time,” UMF said in a statement.
While the official statement confirmed previous news, it also went on to state that Ultra Miami will be postponed until March 26-28, 2021.
“This is an unprecedented issue which is not being taken lightly, and we must continue to defer to the authorities for guidance. Ultimately, there is no higher priority for us than the health, safety and physical well-being of each of you,” UMF continues.
All Ultra 2020 ticket holders will be contacted by email on Monday, March 9, regarding the next steps for refunds. The cancellation also marks the first time in over two decades that Ultra Music Festival has not taken place. Per usual, the lineup was set to feature some of the world’s hottest dance music acts, including David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, Carl Cox, Flume, Adam Beyer b2b Cirez D, and so many more.
So far, Ultra, Tomorrowland Winter, Ultra Abu Dhabi, and SXSW have all been cancelled due to the COVID-19 scare.