Miami’s Ultra becomes first major festival to cancel due to Coronavirus fears

Flume, Boys Noize and Carl Cox had all been scheduled to play


Words by: Billy Ward

Miami music festival Ultra will not go ahead this year, due to fears around the spread of Coronavirus at densely-populated events.

Organisers of the electronic dance festival, founded in 1999, met with Miami’s elected leaders and decided to postpone Ultra for up to a year, cancelling the event due to run March 20-22.

Flume, Boys Noize, Carl Cox, Amelie Lens and more had been scheduled to play.

Tomorrowland Winter has also been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19, which was due to run from March 14-21 in Alpe d’Huez, France.

Last week northern Italy shut a host of venues with towns being put into lockdown and many more parties and events all across Asia have also been axed in wake of the virus.

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