Miami's UR1 Festival has been postponed due to strong winds forecast during the music showcase's inaugural weekend, December 8 and 9. According to the Miami New Times, "forseeable inclement weather conditions in the Miami-Dade and South Florida region" and continued after-effects from Hurricane Sandy have forced the organizers to push back the event at Bayfront Park where Kanye West, Lou Reed, Animal Collective, Jane's Addiction, Flying Lotus, and more were slated to appear.
A rescheduling announcement has not yet been made, but could come as early as December 1. After the new dates are made public, ticket holders can choose to attend the festival or request a refund. The organizers said in a statement that they will work with local promoters and venues to hold some of the originally scheduled performances, which were supposed to coincide with the 11th annual Art Basel. Ticket holders can use their tickets, which ranged from $99 to $149, as a festival pass to attend those events. A list of venues and events accpeting UR1 tickets and vouchers will appear on the festival's website shortly.
UR1's original lineup below:
Kanye West, Lenny Kravitz, Lou Reed, Jane's Addiction, the Offspring, Slash, fun., Keane, Dead Can Dance, Peter Murphy, Animal Collective, Santigold, Flying Lotus, Holy Ghost!, Ghostland Observatory, Glass Candy, Iggy Azalea, Dan Deacon, Zola Jesus, Wild Nothing, Tanlines, Kevens, Luciano, Erick Morillo, Pete Tong, Bob Sinclar, Arty, Armand van Helden, Reboot, Sven Väth, DJ Irie, Penguin Prison, Dubfire, Carl Craig, Guy Gerber, Stacey Pullen, Onur Özer, Tobi Neumann, Seth Troxler, Damian Lazarus, Davide Squillace, the Martinez Brothers, Cassy, Mathias Tanzmann, Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia, Luna City Express, Victor Calderone, Boris, Chus + Ceballos, Norman Doray, David Tort, LA Riots, Louis Puig, Patrick M, Cocodrills, Real Estate, The Drums, Le1f