Jun 03, 2014
III Points Festival: A Hidden Gem

Chances are you haven’t heard of the III Points Music Arts and Technology Festival in in Wynwood, Florida. No, not because the lineup isn’t absolutely incredible. And not because the venue, location, and overall atmosphere aren’t prime either. The truth is, the event is so fresh that I hadn’t even heard of it until a few weeks ago. However, with one look at the featured artists and the description, I was ready to purchase a flight to Miami on the spot.

The second annual III Points Festival will be held at a total of 35 locations in Wynwood, Florida on October 10-12. Wynwood itself, just north of Miami, is known to be the “mecca of forward-thinking, ultra-hipster lifestyle,” boasting an art district with over 70 galleries, museums and art collections. The festival will feature various elements of current counterculture, including discussions, panels, concerts, and art exhibits focusing on the convergence between music and technology, art and technology, music and art, or a mix of all three.

Oh, and did I mention the out-of-this-world lineup? Duke Dumont, Cashmere Cat, Kaytranada, Lykke Li, Metronomy, Jamie Jones, Jamie XX, Chet Faker…are you still breathing? Even better, there will be live performances by Flying Lotus, Jacques Greene, and Hercules and Love Affair, and Hot Natured (Jamie Jones and Lee Foss) will be making their highly anticipated US debut. With all of these performances taking place in a warehouse with an on-site beer garden and roller skating rink, this festival is essentially the Disneyland for lovers of the underground music scene.

Visit the III Points website for tickets and more information, and follow the festival’s SoundCloud page for exclusive playlists and mixes by featured artists.

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