UR1 Festival to be Cancelled
Exclusive sources close to the situation revealed that UR1 Festival, to be held in a mere 15 days, will be cancelled. Read below for the full story.
UR1 Festival Organizers have released the following statement:
"It is with deep regret that we announce the postponement of the first annual UR1 Music & Art Festival due to circumstances beyond our control, including:
- Foreseeable inclement weather conditions in the Miami-Dade and South Florida region;
- Continued effects of the recent Hurricane Sandy.
In consideration of these and other factors including the safety and wellbeing of our fans and performing artists we have come to this tough decision. Understandably this has had an ancillary effect on ticket sales and business logistics. It has always been our mission to produce events of the utmost quality and safety.
The new dates for the UR1 Music & Art Festival will be announced shortly. New dates will be chosen when weather conditions satisfy the safety of our fans, artists and staff. Once the dates are released you may chose to retain your ticket, as we will accept it at the festival. Alternatively should you choose to be refunded, information and instructions on how to do so can be found at www.ur1festival.com/tickets. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
We would also like to inform you that we are making every effort to showcase some of the talent that was scheduled to perform and exhibit at the festival in various locations around Miami. For those of you who would like to join us and the talent that will continue on to be showcased pending forthcoming dates to be announced, UR1 Ticket holders will have the opportunity to use their festival ticket at events around Miami during Basel week. A list of events accepting UR1Tickets & Vouchers will soon be listed at www.ur1festival.com
The UR1 Music & Art Festival Family"
The UR1 Festival, featuring artists such as Pete Tong, Bob Sinclair, Luciano, Erick Morillo, Arty, Kanye West, Lenny Kravitz, and many others will be cancelled, sources close to situation report.
To be held in a mere two weeks, the Miami music festival was a major undertaking to include multiple stages, venues, and genres over the weekend of December 8th and 9th. The official DJ of the Miami Heat, DJ Irie, was reportedly hired to host the main segments of the festival that he said was created "for the music lover." Now, it appears as if the weekend will be unfortunately quiet.
It is not clear at this point if the festival will be rescheduled for another date. Requests submitted to the festival organizers for official comment were not immediately answered.
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