MIAMI – Two people who bought tickets to attend the Ultra 2020 electronic music festival in Miami started a class action in court, because they were not reimbursed the amount paid after a postponement of their celebration was announced last March due to COVID -19.
In the lawsuit, Samuel Hernández, of Miami, and Richard Montoure, of Washington state, allege that it is “unfair and not equitable” that Ultra Enterprises keep the money from those who bought tickets until a next edition of the festival, according to the documents. judicial.
The demand can be added by all those who bought tickets and have not received what they paid for.
Hernández paid $ 3,000 for six tickets and claimed a refund of the money paid, but received no response from Ultra, so, in order not to lose all his money, he chose to have two of them reserved for future editions.
Montoure, who bought two three-day passes for just over $ 1,000, also asked for the refund and also received no response to his request, although he did receive many communications telling him to choose to attend in 2021 or 2022.
The 2020 edition of the Ultra festival, one of the most important dates for electronic music in the world, was to be held from March 20 to 22 in downtown Miami.
Due to the health emergency declared by the State of Florida and the lines of action of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by COVID-19, “it is impossible for the city to grant access to Bayfront Park at the moment “said the Ultra team on their social networks.
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The Ultra 2020 was to bring together the main artists of the genre such as David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren or Kygo, among others, and returned to the heart of the city, after last year it was held for the first time in Key Biscayne.
The celebration was postponed until March 26, 2021, as announced on March 2.
Before the postponement announcement, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez had asked festival organizers to update security measures throughout the week.
“There is no higher priority for us than the health, safety and physical well-being of each one of you, along with all those involved in the production of the event,” they said in a statement.