For the fourth year in a row, Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood will host III Points Music, Art, and Tech Festival on October 7, 8, and 9, 2016. This three day festival combines international and local artists for an all encompassing event of concerts, art exhibits, parties, panels, discussions, and more. This year, headlining the festival is the recently reunited LCD Soundsystem, Thievery Corporation, and M83. Other major artists include Vince Staples, Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Method Man & Red Man,Thee Oh Sees, Dixon, Flight Facilities, and countless others. For many of these artists, LCD Soundsystem included, III Points is their only show in Florida, which is why this is one event that cannot be missed, even for a Jacksonville resident.
Originally conceived in 2013 as a festival to highlight local, artists, vendors, and creators of Miami, it has since evolved into something much bigger than expected. III Points combines music, art, and technology all in one festival to create a sensory overload of amazing music and visual art, which is all connected with the use of different technologies.
Located in the heart of the Wynwood in Miami’s arts district, this is not your typical Miami Beach party that you have come to know the city for. Likeminded artists and fans, come together at the Mana Wynwood venue to share their passion for creativity in a more than carefree, welcoming, and nourishing environment. The festival features five performance stages, vendors, food, drinks, art installations, and exhibits at every corner. III Points can stimulate every sense in your body past the point of overheating in the in high temperatures of South Florida.
Currently, single-day passes start at $70 and three-day passes are $155. There are also more exclusive passes available, all of which can be purchased through the www.iiipoints.com website and www.ticketfly.com. All passes include access to the live performances, art exhibits, and installations. The music performances of III Points provides the perfect mix of electronic, hiphop, alternative rock, and everything weird in-between.
One of the many installations within the III Points Festival will be Sunset @ Noon, a 6,000 square-foot multi-sensory mall inspired by Vaporwave culture, a mix of nostalgic audio, art, fashion, and visual elements of the internet from 1980 to 2000. Experimental performances will also be held on an stage within the mall by local artists Otto von Schirach, VIRGO, Uchi, Rat Bastard, and more. Trippy lights, crazy visuals, and sounds will all make up this ‘mall,’ complete with department stores, a food court, a salon, and other parts, that evoke the feeling of stepping into a 1990’s computer and ending up in a mall mixed with your best friend’s Tumblr on mushrooms.
The music is the definite highlight of the festival with the massive amount of artists of all different genres, coming together for a unique festival experience. Past year’s artists include Run the Jewels, Toro y Moi, MF Doom, Panda Bear, Four Tet, Mac Demarco, and Jamie XX. This year proves no different in providing anther great lineup, and only makes fans wonder who’s in store for next year. Not to get ahead of ourselves, this year will be nothing short of amazing.
III Points has their own specially curated Spotify playlists for the festival, which should help on the short, four-hour car ride from Jacksonville. If you cannot make the drive yourself, the festival has partnered with Skedaddle, a ride sharing company that can help you make it down to Miami with other fans. Once in south Florida, you can use the Lyft app, which has also partnered with III Points to provide discounted rides for festival attendees with the promo code: IIIPOINTS. This may be the last chance for most Floridians to see LCD Soundsystem, and the only present chance to see artists like M83, Vince Staples, and Flying Lotus in the Sunshine State. Don’t be afraid that Zika threat in Wynwood, the CDC has lifted the warning, so there are no excuses for missing this event. Pack your bags for a road trip and make the trek to Miami for one of Florida’s most creative and inspiring music, art, and technology festivals, you will not be disappointed.