Miami’s Elected representatives held a meeting with Ultra’s officials earlier this week and a proposal for postponement was certainly on table.
Turns out that the Florida Governor has declared a public health emergency across Florida due to the COVID 19 outbreak and has directed the festival organizers to postpone the 22nd Edition of Ultra by a whole year.
Here is a statement released by the Officials of Ultra:
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that The City of Miami has issued an official directive requiring that the 22nd edition of Ultra Music Festival, originally scheduled for March 20, 21 and 22, 2020 will be postponed to March 26, 27 and 28, 2021. Due to the Florida Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance for COVID-19, it is impossible for the City to provide access to Bayfront Park at this time.
We completely understand how extremely frustrating this is because so many of you are looking forward to coming to Ultra, having already made travel arrangements.
This is, however, an unprecedented issue which is not being taken lightly, and we must continue to defer to the authorities for guidance. Ultimately, there is no higher priority for us than the health, safety and physical well-being of each of you, together with everyone else involved in the production of the event.
We sincerely thank you for your continued loyalty and patience during this difficult time.
All ticket purchasers will be contacted by email on Monday regarding next steps.”
Ultra Abu Dhabi was also cancelled under the same reasons. 22nd Edition of Ultra Miami will now take place on 26th, 27th, 28th March 2021. This will be the first time for Ultra to completely suspend their stellar event for a whole year.
Many Patrons across all social media platforms have shown their concerns regarding the refund as the Ultra Officials have termed it as a reschedule.
Even though many have expressed their sadness, in the larger scheme of things, it remains a decision aimed at ensuring safety of people.