EDM fans were disappointed to hear that Swedish House Mafia had canceled their weekend performance. This left a gap in the set list of Ultra Korea. They let their fans know on Facebook that “due to unforeseen circumstances” they would not be performing for the third night of Ultra Korea. They did apologize. They said they were hoping to perform in Korea soon, but their fans have a right to be skeptical. Swedish House Mafia was on a reunion tour that began after they patched up some of their internal conflicts.
However, on the Friday prior to the Ultra Korea performance, two of the members, Steve Angelo and Sebastian Ingrosso, were set to perform together in Las Vegas. Ingrosso, having never boarded his flight in Sweden, failed to show up. After having to perform a solo act for the audience, Steve then decided not to board the plane from Las Vegas to Korea. This played a large role in the their unexpected cancellation. It is clear to see that, contrary to what their loyal fans thought, the old wounds have not yet healed. Evidently, they are still working through problems.
This was just one of the challenges the international Ultra events have been faced with this year. In addition to the Swedish House Mafia cancelation, Martin Garrix also canceled due to an ankle injury. Similarly, Ultra Singapore had to move their venue indoors after the original venue was hit with flooding. Hopefully, this does not affect Ultra’s reputation too badly, and especially, that the Swedish House Mafia can get back to performing on their scheduled tour for their fans.