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Ultra announces cancellation of 2021 festival due to coronavirus

It's the second year that the event will be unable to take place

Ultra Music Festival 2021 has officially been cancelled due to coronavirus.

In January, a letter obtained by Billboard stated that organizers of Ultra Music Festival were preparing to cancel this year's event, while also requesting that the City of Miami officials approve their permit request to stage the event in 2022.

Now, an official statement has been given by Ultra organisers has confirmed that this year's event will be unable to go ahead due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

In a post shared to Facebook this weekend, organisers said that "it is still not safe enough" for the festival to happen yet.

"Given the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, in relation to mass gatherings and public health considerations, we're deeply saddened to be forced to reschedule Ultra Music Festival to March 25, 26 and 27, 2022," the statement reads.

"We understand the dissapointment and frustration that comes with reading this, as we feel and share it as well.

"Rest assured, we eagerly await the opportunity to safely produce what will certainly be the most memorable Ultra in our 22-year history. We miss you all tremendously, and can't wait to reunite on the dance floor to create more unforgettable memories with you!"

You can read the full statement from Ultra below.

In January this year, Miami's Club Space and nearby Bar Lab launched a new 1500-capacity open-air venue, Space Park. 

Posted by Ultra Music Festival on Saturday, 20 February 2021