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Ultra Miami Shuts Down Due to Severe Weather, Cancels Remainder of Friday



Ultra Music Festival, taking place this weekend at Bayfront Park in Miami from Friday, March 22 through Sunday March 24, was forced to evacuate on Friday evening just before 9pm EST.

The stages displayed messages rather than visuals, accompanied by a loud speaker announcement, telling patrons to please exit the park and festival grounds for their safety due to severe weather.

SLANDER was about to finish their set at the Ultra Main Stage, which was filled with puddles and small “ponds,” but that wasn’t stopping attendees from giving it their all for Ultra’s return home to Miami. At the Ultra Worldwide stage, Maddix was set to wrap up as Armin van Buuren would be taking the stage for b2b set with Oliver Heldens as part of Armin’s annual A State of Trance (ASOT) stage takeover.

Some poked fun at the rain, while others used it as an opportunity to incorporate some rain-related tracks into their sets, including Alan Walker who aptly played Rihanna & Jay-Z “Umbrella.”

At this time, Ultra shared the following statement on social media:

ULTRA ALERT: SEVERE WEATHER, LIGHTNING & STRONG WINDS. For your safety, Ultra Friday is temporarily shutting down. Please calmly leave the park now. More information on social media @Ultra.

The rain had been present throughout most of the day at Ultra’s Bayfront Park, as well as throughout the rest of Miami Beach, which hosts dozens of parties all day and night.

Ultra Music Festival still currently remains scheduled to take place tomorrow (Saturday, March 23), and Sunday (March 24).

Check this space for details and more information as it’s uncovered.

Photo by aLIVE Coverage | Courtesy of Ultra Music Festival