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Ultra Music Festival 2020 reportedly cancelled over coronavirus concerns

Ultra Music Festival
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The 2020 edition of Miami, FL’s Ultra Music Festival will be postponed indefinitely due to concerns over the coronavirus, sources tell The Miami Herald. The news comes after a Wednesday (3/4) meeting between Miami elected officials and representatives for the festival. In a press conference ahead of the meeting, Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo said they intended to postpone the event. “We’re saying suspend it to a later date when we’ll have a better idea of where we’re heading with the coronavirus,” Carollo said. However, the postponement could reportedly be for as long as a year, which would render the 2020 edition of the festival, scheduled to happen March 20-22 in Miami’s Bayfront Park, cancelled.

Popular festival-focused Twitter account The Festival Owl also said they “received confirmation that #Ultra WILL be cancelled due to #coronavirus concerns with an official announcement to come. I do NOT have further details on refunds, possible postponement etc but the festival’s construction has been stopped.”

An official announcement about the festival’s fate is expected at 9 AM on Friday (3/6). Sources told The Miami Herald that it’s delayed because “attorneys are ironing out the legal issues tied to the decision, including the length of the delay.”

Meanwhile, two artists scheduled to perform at the festival, Martin Garrix and David Guetta, removed it from their tour schedules after Wednesday’s meeting.

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