With the news earlier this month that this year's Ultra Music Festival would be postponed by a year as a result of the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19, organisers have announced plans for a "Virtual Audio Festival".
The festival has partnered with US broadcasting company SiriusXM for the launch of UMF Radio, which will broadcast the “Ultra Virtual Audio Festival”, starting this Friday, March 20th at 5pm ET.
All pool parties set to take place on Miami’s South Beach are to be cancelled until further notice, according to a statement released by City of Miami Beach Government today, 12th March.
In a press conference this afternoon regarding the current pandemic of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, representatives of the City of Miami Beach Government, including City Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales, released the following statement:
It is with regret that we must announce the cancellation of our annual Miami pool party, which was set to take place at Kimpton Surfcomber hotel on Wednesday 18th March as part of Miami Music Week.
The news follows the announcement that all pool parties set to take place on Miami’s South Beach are to be cancelled until further notice, according to a statement released by City of Miami Beach Government today (12th March).
Miami Winter Music Conference has been postponed, with no new date yet announced, due to guidance over the spread of coronavirus Covid-19. It was due to run from March 16th to 19th.
The electronic music conference shared the news via a statement made on Twitter. You can read that below.
Get Lost Miami has taken the decision to postpone its 24-hour party, after the Florida district of Hialeah placed a ban on all public gatherings in the wake of coronavirus fears.
2020 was due to be Get Lost's 15-year anniversary, with a number of special celebrations planned for the milestone.
Ultra Miami has officially been cancelled.
The decision to potentially postpone Ultra Miami came in a meeting earlier this week between Miami’s elected leaders and Ultra representatives. Now, an official statement has been issued by the festival, citing the Florida Governer's declaration of a public health emergency after the outbreak of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Taking to Facebook to share the official statement, Ultra wrote: "Dear Ultranauts,
Ultra Music Festival in Miami this March has reportedly been cancelled due to concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The festival was set to take place from 20th to 22nd of this month (March).
The event is said to have been postponed, possibly for a year, which would essentially cancel Ultra Miami in 2020. It would be the first time the festival hasn't taken place since it first started in 1999.
The decision to postpone Ultra Miami reportedly came in a meeting this morning (4th March) between Miami’s elected leaders and Ultra representatives.