Ultra Music Festival 2024 Day 1 Shuts Down Due to Severe Weather

Day one of Ultra Music festival 2024 has been shut down due to severe weather.

As thunder and lightning storms and strong winds moved through the Miami area, where the festival takes place in the city’s downtown Bayfront Park, organizers posted an announcement that “for your safety, Ultra Friday is temporarily shutting down. Please calmly leave the park now.”

This announcement came at approximately 9:00 p.m. local time on Friday (March 22), just before Dutch producer Hardwell was scheduled to play the festival’s main stage. The shutdown ended the festival three hours early, with sets by Fisher and Chris Lake playing as Under Construction, Armin van Buuren, Amelie Lens and Joris Voorn and Kolsch also cancelled due to the weather. On Instagram, Lake wrote that he was “gutted that we couldn’t perform for you at Ultra tonight. Get home safe and we’ll see you soon.”

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The festival is scheduled to re-open Saturday (March 23) and extend through Sunday (March 24). Saturday’s forecast in Miami calls for thunderstorms until 3 p.m. local time and partially sunny skies on Sunday.

Ultra Music Festival draws roughly 55,000 fans per day to Bayfront Park, where Ultra has been happening since 2001. The festival reports bringing in 165,000 attendees from more than 100 countries to its 2023 edition, with 42 million people watching the festival’s livestream.

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The Ultra 2024 lineup for the rest of the weekend includes David Guetta, Peggy Gou, Eric Prydz, Nora en Pure, Steve Aoki, Seven Lions, Madeon and San Holo, Calvin Harris, Orbital and many more.

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