Festival season has arrived and in Miami, a city that’s finally starting to see an expansive variety of festivals, it couldn’t start at a better time. While a major portion of the country is dealing with blizzards and freezing temperatures, natives of Miami get to enjoy the III Points 2019 Festival for over three days. That’s right! Festival season is officially here and kicks off February 15-17th in Mana Wynwood. The powerhouse lineup of artist includes some legends and some noteworthy newcomers. This is certainly an event you don’t want to miss. Here are 5 things we’re excited to see come Feb 15th.
1. Raekwon & Ghostface Killah performing The Purple Tape.
If you’re a Hip-Hop fan, it’s hard to quantify how important Only Built For Cuban Linx is for Hip-Hop culture. This classic album is also known as the Purple Tape due to its purple cassette that circulated New York City in the early 90s. Raekwon & Ghostface Killah will perform the pre-eminent and seminole Hip-Hop classic throughout their set. If that doesn’t get you excited as a Rap fan, you might want to visit the doctor and make sure you have a pulse. This is sure to create an unforgettable moment.
2. The show Pussy Riot has in store
The word revolutionary gets thrown around very loosely, especially among artist. It's become a buzzword meant to hint to your fans that you’ve done something to alter your surroundings or the trajectory of a time span without having to show the receipts for it. Pussy Riot, however, are true revolutionaries and have sacrificed their personal liberties to express themselves. The Russian punk rock feminist band made headlines when they performed inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in February 2012, which was a major offense to the Russian establishment. Add this to the fact that their lyrics deal with LGBT rights, feminist rights, and anti-sentiments of Russian president Vladimir Putin, it made them targets of the Russian Government. About seven years later, they grace that festival stage with the battle scars and experiences to put forth an amazing performance. That’s what you call revolutionaries. And this time? It WILL be televised.
3. What Collaborations will take place during the festival stage
One of the best aspects of festival performances is all the surprises that are bound to take place. As close knit as the music industry has become, it’s fair to assume that we may be in store for some surprise guest or collaborations to take place. Will we see frequent collaborators like Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky, and The Internet grace any stages together? Does Toro Y Moi have any visually stunning surprises ready? Will Erykah Badu allow anyone to grace the stage with her? And if so, will it be Tyrone? You won’t know until you see it firsthand.
4. Seeing the Legendary Beach House grace the stage
If you’re a lover of music of any genre and have not gotten the chance to experience Beach House, just know that you have some work to do. This is personally one of the most exciting aspects of the festival, getting to see them hit that stage. Since they tour a lot, savoring the change to see them at III Points will be vital. Why? Because live is when they’re at their best and most natural. Lead singer Victoria Legrand’s vocals are powerful and breaks through every performance. Seeing what spin they will add to classics like Master of None is worth the price of admission alone.
5. Who Will Break Through and Make A Name for Themselves
Most festivals have that moment when an artist does so much with the time slotted that it becomes personally imprinted in our brains. We all know what the Stallworth’s have to offer, but who will seize the moment and make a name for themselves? Blood Orange is a critical darling and an incredibly talented artist, but he can open himself to a whole new crop of fans that can launch him to the next level. SOB x RBE are North California staples and have broken through with their landmark 2018 tape, Gangin, but do they have a transcendent performance that will stamp them as the future of gangster rap? Will an incredible performance from Channel Tres push his LA themed trap EDM leanings into everyday conversation? These moments are where careers are made, and who knows who will seize that moment.