After the cancelation of the giant Ultra Music Festival Miami this year, other festivals across the world are following suit. While it’s disheartening watching our Summer plans change, the music community has ideas to support our favorite artists. Ultra is using its’ radio channel on Sirius XM this entire weekend to throw a virtual festival!
Beginning tomorrow, UMF Radio kicks off the weekend with live and recorded DJ sets. Live sets include Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, and Above & Beyond– amongst others. Additionally, past recorded sets will also air throughout the weekend. Including Kygo, The Chainsmokers, Zedd, and Marshmello, there are sure to be tons of great artists to listen to while you quarantine at home.
Opening up opportunity to listen at home
Following CDC recommendations to limit contact with others, much of the music landscape is moving online. Although UMF currently has a weekly radio channel on SiriusXM, this expansive show covers a full weekend. Scott Greenstein, president and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM gave the following statement in a press release:
“With the postponement of beloved events, necessary changes in people’s everyday life, and need for social distancing, we know our listeners are seeking a sense of community more than ever. To encourage that, we are pleased to be working with Ultra Music Festival to provide our listeners with this virtual audio festival featuring the diverse lineup of artists the UMF delivers year after year, as well as exclusive, fresh, new sets from some of the biggest names in dance music.”
At the heels of doomed 2020 festival season, Ultra and others are scrambling to find alternatives to the massive events. While not a traditional festival, this four-day show is an opportunity to catch some great artists live, and replay recorded sets. Tune into UMF Radio on SiriusXM, beginning Friday, to catch the virtual festival.
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