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Travel Spotlight: Miami's III Points Music, Arts & Technology Festival

As Miami recovers from the damage wrought by Hurricane Irma, III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival again united artistic communities from across the city and the country with a record-breaking, sold out fifth year. With headlining sets from Gorillaz—their Miami debut, The xx, Nicolas Jaar, Richie Hawtin, Kaytranada and Bonobo, festivalgoers celebrated joyfully in the face of adversity. See photos from the festival here.

III Points’ ethos of diversity was at the forefront of this year’s festival, with highly anticipated and much lauded appearances from Arca, The Black Madonna, Perfume Genius, Kali Uchis, King, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Willow Smith, Kelsey Lu, Yves Tumor, serpentwithfeet and many more, some of whom were making their only stateside festival appearance this year.
For the first time ever, III Points opened the full footprint of its longtime home Mana Wynwood to the public, inviting fans to experience immersive artworks throughout the 100,000 square foot warehouse. Installations included the North American debut of Brian Eno’s extended audio work The Ship, another North American debut of a new work by Nonotak, and further works by Jason Boogie, @Haiileen, Jose Mertz, Mokibaby and many more.
Also making its debut this year was the DITHER stage, an unconventional performance space featuring a predominantly local line up of experimental music curated by Tara Long and designed by Andrew Byrd. Serving as the main entry point to the festival’s expansive arts space and indoor Main Frame stage, DITHER presented a unique viewpoint, challenging expectations and perception by offering the audience atypical vantage points to view, hear and experience the performances.

III Points’ onsite venues the White Dragon and Door IV played host to parties from the likes of iconic Chicago label Teklife, legendary local venue Electric Pickle, Space Tapes, Castaway, Made in Miami, Link Miami Rebels, Slap and Tickle and more.
III Points would like to thank Becks, CUE, Deep Eddy, Fireball, ICA Miami, N1ce, Optimo Cigars, SHOTS, Skinnies, Stillhouse, Tijuana Sweet Heat, Toyota, Uber, Zignum, Jagermeister, The Recording Academy and Fooq’s. Dates for the 2018 festival are to be announced imminently.

III Points Music, Art and Technology Festival fills the void between the South Beach lifestyle that had been synonymous with Miami and the cultural renaissance bubbling across the bridge. III Points creates a platform that showcases Miami-based music acts, along with local thinkers, dreamers and doers that are reshaping the community. The festival launched in 2013 featuring James Murphy, Jamie xx and DJ Shadow. Subsequent years included Lykke Li, Flying Lotus, Metronomy, Chet Faker, Jamie Jones, Duke Dumont, Cashmere Cat, Thievery Corporation, M83, Redman, Method Man, The Martinez Brothers, Flight Facilities, Nicolas Jaar, Run The Jewels, Panda Bear and many more.
III Points is a multi-day music, art and technology experience. The festival curates a lineup of cutting-edge talent, large-scale art installations and experiential technology. III Points Presents is an expansion of the III Points brand, hosting smaller scale productions throughout the year during signature events such as Art Basel and Miami Music Week, as well as one-off shows.

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