Organizers say the move was made because of the Florida governor’s declaration of a public health emergency. The Winter Music Conference was scheduled for March 17 – 19 and will be rescheduled later.
“After spending the past ten months preparing for the event with our team, panelists and event partners, we are profounding disappointed,” the statement reads. “However, there is nothing more important than the health, safety, and physical well-being of our attendees and employees.”
Despite Ultra and WMC’s absence this year, Miami Music Week and the chaos surrounding it seem to be moving full steam ahead. So far, the only party that has announced a cancellation is Damian Lazarus’ Get Lost, which was scheduled to take place at an unknown location in Hialeah. However, that city has banned any public gathering owing to coronavirus.
Still, the City of Miami Beach insists it remains open to tourists, and it seems like revelers still plan to flock to the area for seven days of nonstop dance music.