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.
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.
Ultra Music Festival, which is set to run 20th to 22nd March, could reportedly be postponed following reports that two elected officials in Miami have raised concerns relating to the coronavirus.
The Abu Dhabi edition of Ultra Music Festival, set to take place tomorrow and Friday (5th & 6th) has been cancelled “as part of the local and international measures to ensure the health and safety of the public”.
Ultra Abu Dhabi, which was set to be the first Ultra event in the Middle East, announced it would not be going ahead following a statement posted on the official website.
Ultra Miami has revealed more details surrounding the 2020 line-up.
Alongside previously announced headliners Flume, Gesaffelstein, Major Lazer, and Zedd, Gareth Emery, Kygo, KSHMR, Loco Dice, and Oliver Heldens will also appear among Ultra's live and DJ headline acts.
Madeon will also return to Ultra after a seven year break for a live performance, as well as Gryffin and SOFI TUKKER. Liverpool duo Camelphat have been confirmed for a DJ set, alongside drum & bass DJ Andy C, ANNA, Solardo, Gorgon City, and Whethan.
The first acts for Ultra Music Festival 2020 have been announced.
Ultra will return to Bayfront Park for the 22nd edition next March, following months of uncertainty this year regarding the festival's location. Now, the first acts who'll perform at next year's edition have been announced.
Techno stalwart Amelie Lens has been confirmed as a headline DJ at the event, alongside Adam Beyer, who plays B2B with Cirez D AKA Eric Prydz, Richie Hawtin, and Tale Of Us.
Ultra Worldwide will kick into action in February with a return to India as well as a debut event in Abu Dhabi amongst its international tour plans.
The event in Abu Dhabi, set to take place on March 5th and 6th, 2020, will mark Ultra's debut in the Middle East. Details regarding tickets and the lineup for the two-day festival will be released in the coming months, but you can keep an eye here for updates.
Ultra Music Festival 2020 tickets go on sale this week, with the three-day session returning to Miami's Bayfront Park.
The event had been forced to move from its longstanding home for this year's edition, leading to transport and organisational problems, with complaints from both punters and local members of the public alike in the wake of the weekend.
Miami Beach commissioners have voted against Ultra Music Festival’s relocation to the area in 2020.
Earlier this month, Ultra revealed that it had terminated its licence with City of Miami, confirming that it would be seeking a new location elsewhere in Florida. Earlier this week, talks opened that could have seen the festival being hosted at Miami Beach, near the city of Miami.
However, local commissioners ruled four against three yesterday against such a move.
Ultra Music Festival has announced its relocation to Miami's Virginia Key for 2019, bringing to an end months of uncertainty over the future of the springtime Florida institution.
The need to find a new venue was confirmed earlier this month following a decision by Miami City Commission of Planning and Zoning not to renew the event's license at its home of 20 years, Bayfront Park.