Ultra Korea Sees Massive Success Despite Respiratory Virus Outbreak
Over the weekend, the Korean edition of the multinational Ultra Music Festival took place against fear over the country’s outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a virus characterized by fever, cough and shortness of breath. The major festival drew a crowd of around 100,000 concert-goers, all packed into Seoul’s Jamsil Sports Complex for the event.
The outbreak, which has been spreading in South Korea since May 2015, wasn’t enough to stop ravers from attending the massive event. The festival’s organizers preferred to implement precautionary measures rather than call the two-day event off.
“Unless a government advisory is issued, we won’t be postponing or canceling the festival,” the festival’s organizers told The Korea Times.
Ticket holders received body temperature scans upon entry into the festival, some of whom opted to wear masks, while hand sanitizer was made readily available throughout the venue.
You can throw impending doom at EDM fans, but you can’t stop us from partying at our favorite festival!