Just a few days away, Miami was looking extra bright as the place to be come this Art Basel weekend on Dec. 8 and 9. Art lovers and music mavens were suppossed to clash together for a weekend filled with amazing talent and art installations galore. Rumors swarmed of a complete cancellation but the UR1 festival organizers have released a statement saying the inaugural fest has been postponed for a few reasons.
Read the entire announcement from the UR1 organizers below:
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 UR1 Tickets & Vouchers will soon be listed at www.ur1festival.com
The UR1 Music & Art Festival Family
We have no doubt that the UR1 organizers, as well as Go Big Productions, will work hard to get this festival going for a later date in the future. Keep on the look out for new dates!