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UR1 Festival Postponed (UPDATE)

Update: UR1 organizers claim that the festival isn't canceled, but rather postponed due to strong winds... It's on the Bay, so that'll be anytime, but this is apparently a lingering Hurricane Sandy excuse. Sounds fishy. We're thinking this happened more because of competing Basel madness. 

Anyway, Miami New Times is reporting that ticket holders can get refunds or hold on for the new dates. And there's a third option. Since these acts'll be booked elsewhere around town, organizers will work with those other venues to get ticket holders access to shows. Sounds relatively confusing? It is. 

Again, we'll keep you abreast of any developments. 

Earlier Post: Word on the web is that the upcoming UR1 Festival has been canceled. 

The Kanye-headlined music event was set to take over Miami's Bayfront Park during Art Basel Miami Beach but Miami.com and others are saying it ain't gonna happen. 

UR1 hasn't confirmed yet whether or not the show will go on, but it's looking like a no go. The reason for canceling? Apparently, low ticket sales. Not everyone was thrilled with the lineup, but also, there's so much happening during the Basel week, and the cost of flights and hotels are likely outrageous. Guess not everyone had the dough or interest to watch Lou Reed shake his bon bon with Biscayne Bay as the backdrop. 

We'll keep up updated as news comes in. 

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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