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Ultra Music Festival In Miami Canceled Over Coronavirus Fear, Sources Say

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Pedro Portal
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Miami Herald
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo called a press conference at City Hall to talk about the measures the city government will take to prepare for coronavirus.

The 2020 Ultra Music Festival will be postponed — possibly for a full year, which would effectively cancel this year’s edition of Miami’s marquee electronic dance music event, the Miami Herald has learned.

The decision to postpone, which sent shock waves through the electronic dance music community on social media, was made in a meeting Wednesday morning between Miami’s elected leaders and Ultra representatives, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. Before the meeting, Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo told reporters they wanted to postpone the event due to concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

City officials have yet to announce details of the change because attorneys are ironing out the legal issues tied to the decision, including the length of the delay, sources said.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.