Rough Start For Ultra DJs
MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Dozens of DJs are scheduled to perform at Ultra this weekend. At least one has already pulled out and another very popular DJ is reportedly hospitalized and had to cancel all activities and performances.
According to TMZ, it’s been a rough start for headliners Afrojack and Avicii.
Video showed Afrojack falling face first off a small stage in Miami while spraying champagne.
According to AP, Deadmau5 is stepping in for Avicii at one of electronic dance music’s largest festivals this weekend.
Avicii, the Swedish DJ and producer whose real name is Tim Bergling, remained in a Miami hospital Friday with a blocked gallbladder and could undergo surgery.
The 24-year-old was hospitalized Thursday with severe abdominal pains, nausea and fever and has had to cancel all his activities around the Ultra Music Festival, including his headlining set Saturday night.
Manager Ash Pournouri says in a statement that Bergling was disappointed he had to pull out and “it’s a big letdown not being able to play.”
A news release says Ultra officials wish Bergling a speedy recovery.
DJ Laid Back Luke also had to back out.
He tweeted on Friday morning saying, “At Ultra, Gina’s water just broke…heading home now for the birth. Hope you understand.”
Despite his absence and the other drama for some of the DJs, music fans are still expecting Ultra to be nothing less than amazing.
“Greatest weekend of my life. Love it. There’s nothing like it,” said attendee Patrick Kennedy.
Ultra tickets cost about $400 plus a $90 service fee.
According to the event’s web site, they are nearly sold out.
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