After four years of rather regular appearances at Ultra Music Festivals worldwide, Don Diablo has announced he’s terminated his relationship with the event brand and canceled all previously-scheduled appearances.
In a video posted to his Facebook, the Dutch DJ and producer tells how his set was shortened due to flight complications, for which he was already sorry, but when he finally landed in the city, he found a series of texts from the Ultra team he said left him “massively disrespected.”
He’s joined in the video by his production manager and tour manager. They claim Ultra texted the Don Diablo team that it was no longer welcome at Ultra festivals and that Diablo would not be paid, despite the fact that he did manage to play the last 30 minutes of his original slot.
Because of these interactions, Diablo has chosen to publicly announce his break with the brand.
“I’m not alone in this,” he says. “There are a lot of other DJs, some of your favorite DJs, that are not performing at the festival.”
Throttle and 3lau both showed Diablo support in the video’s comment section. “I have endless respect for you Don,” Throttle writes. “Love this video man,” 3lau commented.