Miami’s popular Ultra Music Festival has reportedly postponed their event due to coronaivirus fears.
According to the Miami Herald, Miami Commissioner Manolo Reyes confirmed that the three-day electronic music festival will not take place from March 20-22. This will mark the first time in the festival’s 21 year history that it will not take place as planned in the Miami area.
City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo met with festival organizers on Wednesday to discuss postponing the festival to protect attendees from the coronavirus.
Via Miami Herald
“We’re going to be discussing with them the possibility of postponing the event, similar to what they’ve done in other parts of the world, “As was mentioned, this event is very unique because you have people traveling from over 100 countries. Our decisions in the city are always going to be guided by protecting the citizens of our city.”
Carollo wanted to make sure to note that the event was not going to be “cancelled” but didn’t give a timetable for when the festival would resume.
“We’re not saying cancelling,” said Carollo. “We’re saying suspending, so what we’re trying to do right now is to make sure we’re gonna control this to the maximum that we can and prevent it from becoming the kind of crisis that you’d have seen in other countries like South Korea, like in Italy and others. Our main responsibility is to the health, safety and welfare of our citizens.”
According to the Herald Ultra will release an official statement on Friday.