The III Points Music Festival was founded in 2013 by four friends who sought to highlight the diversity of their Miami home through the power of song. The festival welcomes many local acts, but its goal is to highlight these up-and-comers by placing them alongside some of the best-known artists in their respective genres. Held every February in the Mana Wynwood Convention Center in Miami, Fla., III Points plays host to a wide variety of musicians, making it one of the most eclectic music festivals in the game.
The Changing History of III Points
In 2013, David Sinopoli and his friend Erica Freshman noticed that while their hometown of Miami had a happening local music scene, it was going largely unsung due to the awkward geographical location of the city. Together with Tara Long, Austin Paul, and a number of other friends, they came up with the basic outline for what would come to be known as the III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival. While the premise of the festival has remained the same, its curators are committed to ensuring that the experience continues to evolve with each passing year in order to better reflect Miami's ever-changing community. After Hurricane Matthew threatened to derail the event in 2016, Sinopoli and the others opted to move the dates of the festival from October to February.
Where can I buy tickets to the III Points Music Festival?
Tickets to the upcoming III Points Music Festival can be found at StubHub.
When will the next III Points Music Festival be held?
The next III Points Music Festival is scheduled for February 28-29, 2020. The lineup and start times have not yet been announced, but keep a close eye on StubHub for updates as the dates draw nearer.
What are the most iconic III Points Music Festival performances?
Longtime festival attendees are bound to remember King Krule's rocking 2015 set, during which the band was bathed in red light. In 2016, Trick Daddy and Trina wowed the audience when they unexpectedly took the stage, standing in for Earl Sweatshirt (who was waylaid by Hurricane Matthew). Other standouts include a 2014 appearance by Norwegian DJ Cashmere Cat, a dual act by Method Man and Redman in 2016 and a career-defining turn for performance artist Poorgrrl in 2015.
Is there more than one stage at the III Points Music Festival?
The III Points Music Festival takes over no fewer than six stages at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center, filling the venue with immersive art experiences and lecture panels as well as live music.
What types of music can I expect to hear at the III Points Music Festival?
The festival has played host to hundreds of artists since its inception in 2013. While it's usually billed as an alternative rock festival, many other genres have been represented as well, from R&B to hip-hop to deep house. Diversity, rather than conformity, are the name of the game at III Points.
What time do the live performers usually take the stage at the III Points Music Festival?
This event is aimed squarely toward Miami's nightlife scene, with the first acts appearing onstage at around 5 p.m. The closing performances typically conclude about 12 hours later, so attendees should be prepared to pull all-nighters. The live shows are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Who are some of the artists and bands that played at the last III Points Music Festival?