Miami's III Points Festival is celebrating a decade of pushing the boundaries of counterculture music on South Florida's map, with its 10th-year celebration scheduled for Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21, at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center. The festival has come to be seen as a landmark event for the region's music community, and this year's festival promises to be a celebration of all that III Points has built over the past decade and a glimpse into what the future holds.
The III Points 2023 phase one line up (alphabetically) include:
- Caroline Polachek
- Fred Again..
- Iggy Pop
- Jamie Jones
- Lane 8
- Richie Hawtin Curates S3QUENC3
- The Blaze
- The Martinez Brothers Present Isotropic
- Unknown Mortal Orchestra
With the festival's phase one lineup now announced, music lovers can expect a diverse and groundbreaking lineup that continues III Points' tradition of showcasing top talent. Headlining the festival are electronic music sensation Fred Again.. and Miami cultural icon Iggy Pop. These two artists represent opposite ends of the musical spectrum and are perfect ambassadors for III Points' innovative and boundary-pushing vision. The lineup also includes former lead vocalist for Chairlift, Caroline Polachek, and techno minimalist Richie Hawtin, who will curate the S3QUENCE stage.
Speaking about the growth of III Points and the challenges of staying ahead of the curve, Co-Founder David Sinopoli says, "Being ahead of the curve hasn't been easy and has required taking risks. The festival has always been more on the bleeding edge of music than the cutting edge. We set out on a mission ten years ago to build something different in Miami that the counterculture here can identify with. This initiative is flourishing because of all the artists and fans that have supported this idea over the past ten years."
III Points has always been dedicated to celebrating Miami's community and offerings. The festival provides a platform for local Miami artists, showcasing their work to a broader audience while organizing art shows and music events for additional local performance opportunities. In the spirit of giving back, III Points has previously partnered with non-profit organizations, including the Miami Rescue Mission and the Overtown Youth Center, to provide services to the homeless community in Miami and after-school programs for at-risk youth. Local business collaborations have also spotlighted Miami's burgeoning culinary scene to festival-goers.
III Points has come a long way since its inaugural edition in 2013. It has established itself as a distinct event that sets itself apart from commercialized festivals while boasting impressive size and attendance. The festival's dedication to counterculture music, community-building, and showcasing diverse and groundbreaking musicians make it an event not to be missed. With its silver-anniversary year on the horizon, III Points is set to continue pushing boundaries and amplifying its love and appreciation for the Miami community.