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Where is the Miami Ultra Music Festival Headed?

Miami Ultra Music Festival

If you’re a fan of dancing the heat away, there’s no better option than packing your bags and heading to Miami for the Ultra Music Festival. EDM has long been a Florida favorite and is here to stay! 

However, let’s see what the future holds for the event:

What makes the event so unique?

The Ultra Music Festival is an annual extravagance of dance and music that takes place in Florida. Since 1999, the one-day festival has been an absolute favorite for EDM lovers flocking in from all around the world. The internationally-renowned festival takes place in March every year and attracts around 170,000 participants on average. The festival brings forward the best of electronic talent and follows a unique creative vision, which is why it’s successful in the first place. Other than that, the event’s live stream also garners billions of views online every year and airs on UMF Radio. 

What’s the update on the Ultra Music Festival?

The COVID19 situation has put a halt to all sorts of gatherings and congregations. Very recently, the administration announced that the event for 2021 might be canceled. The letter was dated January 21st, 2021 and was addressed to Miami City Manager Arthur Noriega by Ultra’s attorney. The letter stated that the Ultra administration was expecting that the City of Miami could invoke the Force Majeure clause to put a hold on the Bayfront Park license agreement. Clauses like these are usually enforced in times of unforeseen circumstances. 

Is the event canceled? 

Despite these developments, there hasn’t been any formal announcement about this matter so far. According to sources, the organizers are still waiting for the City of Miami to approve the permit request for the 2022 edition. This is why they’re still calling it postponement and not cancelation. The Ultra administration plans to return with another edition by March 25–27, 2022, at the Bayfront Park Amphitheatre. The organizers have also started some sort of controversy for refusing ticket refunds. The team has announced that the new tickets will begin rolling out by the end of 2021. The individuals will then be given 30 days to decide whether they’d want to take part. 

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