Despite strong winds, pummeling rains and delays on crucial equipment, last year’s III Points — a music, art, and technology festival — resiliently powered through Hurricane Matthew. While there were some setbacks — headliners LCD Soundsystem had to bow out due to logistic and travel obstacles and the team had to execute a five-day build out in under 12 hours — about 25,000 fans still showed up to enjoy one-of-a-kind art installations and performances by more than 190 musical acts.
This month, III Points returns to Miami bigger and better than ever.
“We think of III Points as a living installation, so we are always pushing ourselves to give the festival attendees a fresh experience,” says festival co-founder Erica Freshman. This year, “Everything is new, the layout, the food vendors, larger stages.”
The three-day event will also host an industrial gallery featuring the North American debut of two pieces, one by musician and producer Brian Eno and another by performance collective nonotak.
Guests can also look forward to a pop-up by Fooq’s, which will serve as a culinary oasis offering evolving prix-fixe options curated by Fooq’s Executive Chef Saul Ramos. Local eateries TALDE, Bird&Bone, and Market at The Miami Beach EDITION will also serve food onsite.
One of the festival’s new highlights will be its DITHER stage curated by Tara Long and designed by Andrew Byrd. Designed to challenge the expectations and perception of performances, the stage will offer unique vantage points for guests to see, here and experience the show.
On the music side of things, this year’s III Points will mark the first Florida performance by acclaimed virtual British band Gorillaz. Other headliners include The xx, Richie Hawtin, Nicolas Jaar, Kaytranada, Bonobo, Lane 8, Rufus Du Soul, and more.
Purchase your tickets here
IF YOU GO:
What: III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival
When: Oct. 13-15, doors open at 5 p.m.
Where: MANA Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami
Info at http://iiipoints.com/