Posted November 16, 2022
By ALEXANDRIA SHARIFI
III Points Music Festival returns to Miami in October – and the star-studded lineup is electrifying.
On Oct. 21 and 22, Mana Wynwood in Miami Wynwood’s Art District will host the eccentric festival that has been blessing Miami with magnificent experiences since 2013.
A campus for the creative industries, Mana Wynwood’s 30-acre outdoor space regularly hosts business conferences, community events, and art exhibitions. Mana Wynwood will surely provide plenty of room for the festival’s growing attendees. III Points accumulated 12,000 festival-goers back in 2019 and reached approximately 30,000 last year, making 2021 their most attended festival.
III Points is a city festival known for intersecting music, art, culture, and technology, with uniquely potent creativity lurking at every corner.
“The constant discovery of new talent is what makes III Points stand out to me,” said Peyton Manna, University of Miami senior and Coral Gables native. “Walking around after a set and seeing artistic expression everywhere is just incredible.”
Manna studies music business and entertainment industries at the Frost School of Music and plans to work for a talent agency after graduation.
“The constant discovery of new talent is what makes III Points stand out to me,” said Manna. “They’re always one step ahead, always discovering up-and-coming artists.”
Manna will return to III Points this year and is most excited to see Orbital, a DJ duo of brothers known for their enduring electronic tracks.
Festival-goers can expect to encounter large-scale murals, live graffiti, glowing artwork and palm readers scattered amidst six stages on the III Points grounds.
“I remember walking into one space, it was a room full of mirrors with psychedelic artwork. It was like a maze with statues,” said Harry Miller, UM senior who attended III Points last year and admires the festival for its unique infrastructure. “One stage was techno infused. It was made to reflect the music that was being played and felt more like a warehouse or construction site. Being there felt like transporting somewhere else.”
III Points stages deliver the full musical experience complete with audiovisual technology and unique immersive environments.
This year, III Points has added two more stages, “to keep the party going through the entire footprint of our grounds” and “to help the flow of the festival so that no stage will be over-packed,” according to official statements posted on Twitter, @iiiPoints.
Miller agreed that additional stages could help alleviate audience congestion for the joyful festival goers, “Everyone is there to have a good time. The crowds are clearly people who appreciate music, everyone is very friendly and open-minded.”
This year, III Points will host an array of both up-and-coming artists and world-famous headliners for an unforgettable weekend. Chris Lake, FISHER, LCD Soundsystem, John Summit, and Flume are set to perform, proudly representing the EDM sector as star-studded headliners.
While III Points is known for its strong electronic presence, the 2022 all-inclusive lineup will feature 72 electronic acts alongside 11 rock artists, 10 pop, seven hip hop, four R&B, and two reggae acts for a total of 108 total artists taking the six stages in the heart of Miami’s art district.
UM’s Frost School of Music Professor Rohan Bhatia-Newman thinks the III Points lineup is strong and diverse.
“A lot of these DJs play in Miami quite a bit, I think the lineup is pretty eclectic. They have a great variety,” Bhatia-Newman, who is no stranger to Miami’s festival industry, stated.
In addition to teaching, the multi-talented professor brokers sponsorships for festivals, hosts art shows, DJs, and produces music.
Named Best Music Festival of Miami 2021 by the Miami New Times, III Points is complete with chill zones, ATMs, a food court, public Wi-Fi, toilets, lost & found, and even showers.
Festival founder David Sinpoli is a co-owner of downtown Miami’s Club Space, a well-known dance club that attracts worldwide fans for its unique atmosphere, weekly yoga, and DJs that play until sunrise. The local festival has grown in recent years to promote national and international music lovers to flock to Miami for the unique weekend experience.
Parking is not provided at the venue so festival-goers are encouraged to use ridesharing or transit. III Points advises to budget time for heavy traffic near the entrance to the festival.
“I like how III Points is native to Miami, they have such a diverse group of performers,” said Miller. The London native whose been to EDC Orlando and Ultra Miami holds that III Points has been his favorite American festival so far. With a laugh, Miller added, “but I haven’t been to Burning Man yet.”
If You Go
- Address: Mana Wynwood, 2217 NW 5th Ave., Miami, FL 33127
- Dates: Friday, Oct. 21 & Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022
- Hours: 3 p.m. – 4 a.m.
- Weather: III Points will take place rain or shine. Prepare accordingly.
- Tickets: https://www.iiipoints.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=onsale&utm_content=branded&gclid=CjwKCAjwhNWZBhB_EiwAPzlhNn0BE3HqYqvk9QVwjPPVOYVPp17ZAW_M5tKozSj1jphpavIWJKjtNxoCnZwQAvD_BwE
- For festival policies, security details and acceptable items, visit https://www.iiipoints.com/guide/hours-and-info/
- Social Media: https://linktr.ee/iiipoints