2021 Ultra Music Festival cancelled

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David Guetta performs on stage at Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park on March 25, 2018 in Miami, Florida.
David Guetta performs on stage at Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park on March 25, 2018 in Miami, Florida.
  • With the ongoing battle against the coronavirus, Ultra Music Festival organisers have made the decision to cancel the 2021 edition of the concert.
  • In America, Ultra organisers have plans to cancel the 2021 instalment of the event, but want the City of Miami to approve a permit for 2022 before making a formal announcement.
  • Ultra South Africa organisers shared on their official Instagram account that the local edition of the festival has also been cancelled for 2021.


Fans of Ultra will have to wait yet another year if they wish to see their favourite acts on stage at the popular music festival.

According to a letter obtained by Billboard, organisers have plans to cancel the 2021 instalment of the event, but want the City of Miami to approve a permit for a 2022 edition of the festival before making a formal announcement.

The letter from Ultra attorney Sandy York is directed to Miami city manager Arthur Noriega, and acknowledges that the spread of Covid-19 could once again stand in the way of a 2021 Ultra festival.

"We anticipate that the city will again invoke the Force Majeure clause," Sandy wrote, requesting new dates for the three-day festival from 25 to 27 March 2022.

Sandy's letter also asks that the approval be made in writing, and that the event organisers' payment obligations to the city "be deemed modified to correspond with the rescheduled dates", Billboard reports.

In a notice shared on the Ultra Instagram page in March 2020, organisers announced the postponement of the 22nd annual event due to the coronavirus. New dates were set back then for March 2021.

No Ultra South Africa either

In a post shared on their Instagram page, Ultra South Africa has also announced that the local edition of the music festival will also not take place in 2021. 

"Attention Ultranauts: Due to Covid-19 and the ban on public gatherings, Ultra South Africa 2021 will unfortunately not take place. When it is safe to do so, we will return to bring U the music and magic that you know and love. See U on the dance floor, stay safe [sic]," the message reads.


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