Ultra Music Festival, considered by many EDM fans as one of the best electronic music festivals in the world, might not occur this year. This is due to concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic that is currently affecting the world. A meeting between Ultra representatives and elected Miami officials on Wednesday morning discussed the possibility of postponing the festival. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez addressed yesterday on Twitter that the county will not cancel any major events such as Ultra Music Festival. According to the Miami Herald, the festival may postpone for a full year if all parties agreed to postpone it.
Reasons behind the possible cancellation
The weekend of Mar. 20-Mar. 22, 2020 is when the festival will kick off. Ultra Music Festival is returning to Bayfront Park this year after Virginia Key became the host of last year’s festival. For the past couple months, the novel coronavirus outbreak, also known as COVID-19, has influenced people and organizations to be very cautious when maintaining their hygiene and health as the virus continues to spread. Large gatherings of people at events such as sports games and music festivals tend to increase probability of individuals getting contagious diseases. Aside from Ultra Music Festival, there are rumors that EDC Vegas could possibly get postponed as well.
What to anticipate next for Ultra Music Festival
Before the news of the cancellation broke out, the fans couldn’t wait to see the headliners at the festival. Among the headliners at this year’s UMF are Zedd, Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Afrojack, Gryffin, and Armin Van Buuren. Due to the news surrounding the potential cancellation, Martin Garrix announced that he has pulled out of the festival. Likewise, David Guetta followed him as well. Shortly after the meeting, Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo told reporters that there will be an official announcement on Friday morning. The City of Miami and Ultra will make their joint announcement at 9 am EST on Friday morning.