Taiwan hosted the first Ultra Music Festival event of 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
After a year without a singular Ultra Music Festival, the Ultra team made a successful return in Taipei, Taiwan. Unlike many countries, Taiwan managed to contain the COVID-19 virus, allowing the country to host full-scale events.
Ultra held the event at Dajie Riverside Park in Taipei on Saturday, November 14. The event was a part of Ultra’s signature event series titled Road to Ultra. As a part of this series, the festival team hosts one-day shows in popular cities worldwide. Over the past few years, Ultra Music Festival took a trip to various continents and countries from South Africa to Australia.
Road to Ultra traveled to Taiwan since 2014 hosting acts such as The Chainsmokers and Martin Garrix. This year, the Road to Ultra in Taiwan featured seven artists including Alesso, Kayzo, and Slander.
My ULTRA TAIWAN set is now on my YouTube channel! Check it out!!! 💯
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— Alesso (@Alesso) November 17, 2020
As a shock to many countries worldwide, Taiwan welcomed thousands this year at its Ultra event with no need for social distancing. Due to the country’s COVID-19 practices, Taiwan residents are going over 200 days without a single locally transmitted positive case.
Taiwan closed borders very early on and created strict travel, mask, and quarantine regulations. Additionally, as an island, the country has an easier time shutting down international visitors.
Taiwan may be the only country to host an Ultra event in 2020, but the festival company still has plans for big plans for 2021.
Ultra Music Festival Miami
Ultra Music Festival’s main event takes place every year in Miami, Florida. While the team canceled the 22nd edition in March of 2020, they began plans for 2021.
Currently, the dates for Ultra Miami are locked down for March 26-28 of 2021. While the lineup is still unknown, fans can expect many repeat acts from the canceled 2020 lineup.
The future remains a big question mark for all festival companies in the United States. However, many continue to push on for 2021 plans in hopes of a big change in the future regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.