Ultra Music Festival cancelled for 2020 over coronavirus fears
Ultra Festival is officially cancelled for 2020.
The organisers confirmed the cancellation in a letter to its 'ultranauts'.
In the letter, the organisers say that the City of Miami has issued an official directive advising them to postpone the event to next year.
Ultra will now be held on March 26, 27 and 28 in 2021.
OFFICIAL NOTICE: pic.twitter.com/oIQwKXTiIw— Ultra Music Festival (@ultra) March 6, 2020
"Due to the Florida Governor's declaration of a public health emergency and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention's in interim guidance for COVID-19, it is impossible for the city to provide access to the Bayfront at this time," the letter said.
Acknowledging that it is a frustrating situation especially for those who have already booked their flights, the organisers said this is an unprecedented issue and they must defer to the authorities for guidance.
They said all ticket purchasers will be contacted via email regarding the next steps.
Figures released by the Florida Department of Health Thursday showed seven Florida residents and one non-Florida resident have tested positive for COVID-19. There were 69 test results pending and 31 negative test results, with 248 people being monitored, according to the DOH.
A total of 948 people in the state have been monitored to date.