III POINTS FESTIVAL, MIAMI
Last weekend, III Points Festival brought Miami some much-needed sunshine on it’s triumphant fourth-year return. With an aim to combine music, art and technology in local and innovative ways, the festival pulled out all the stops this year with FUSION + NASA-sponsored installation Mars 2030 and video projections on display by The Institute of Contemporary Art. Despite cancellations of big names like LCD Soundsystem and Earl Sweatshirt (both due to inability to find a way around Hurricane Matthew), everyone was more than ready to make up for it in any way possible – some acts like Method Man & Redman, Flying Lotus and M83 were the most anticipated of the weekend, with good reason. No one does a hurricane party quite like us!
[WORDS BY VANESSA B // PHOTOS BY JASON KOERNER]
// DAY ONE, 10/7
London-based DJ SOPHIE kicked off the festival just right, the crowd forming at Main Stage moving and grooving to every single beat. Chrome Sparks put on the show of a lifetime at Main Stage as well, telling the crowd that it was his best show yet in both Florida and the US of A. Local favorite Otto Von Schirach lit the Sunset@noon stage on fire, combining his sick beats with the strange, magical allure of the aesthetic and installations set up around the room. Other acts like Vince Staples and Indigochildrick quickly became crowd favorites and had us longing for more.