Miami Ultra Music Festival Canceled Due To Coronavirus Fear

Miami Ultra Music Festival Canceled Due To Coronavirus Fear

Miami Ultra Music Festival, the biggest Miami electronic music event which was scheduled later on this month, has been now called off as coronavirus spreads fear worldwide.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo reported for Miami Herald that it is too risky for the festival as they expected around 165,000 fans from across the world in just 3 days to Miami’s Bayfront Park. The festival is expected to be help in 2021 now.

Carollo told the Herald, “We’re saying suspend it to a later date when we’ll have a far better idea of where we’re heading with the coronavirus.” Moreover, he added, “I can tell you that just within the last 24 hours, I even have received countless emails and messages of all types urging the town to act.”

There are three confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more to come in expected time.

 This is happening for the first time in 21 years that an event as huge as UFM is now being postponed in Miami over fears of COVID-19 virus, Moreover, another famous music festival Calle Ocho might also be at risk.

The cancellation of Miami, Ultra Music Festival may set an example for concern that others like South By Southwest might look to in the upcoming weeks, as fears of COVID-19 have distressed the entire music industry. Flagship events like South by Southwest and Indio’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have yet to announce their plans regarding the change of time and date of the respective events. Ultra’s cancellation suggests promoters are extremely worried about the virus and its potential impact.

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