III Points Festival

At III Points' Dither Stage, "There Is No Headliner"

At III Points' Dither Stage, "There Is No Headliner"
Photo by Alex Markow
With III Points 2017 less than a month away, clouds of excitement (let's hope not of the tropical cyclone variety) are beginning to gather around the festival. You might think that, after the recent announcement of additional performers — including Perfume Genius, Mark Ronson, and Kevin Parker — there wouldn't be any other big news from the III Points camp.

Well, you'd be wrong. Again.

Festival organizers have announced that a new concept stage called Dither will debut at III Points 2017. There aren't any big names attached — and that's the point.

Curated by local artist and musician Tara Long, AKA Poorgrrrl, the Dither stage will present only local acts. Well-known artistic entities such as MillionYoung and Borscht Corp. will perform alongside the best and brightest new commodities on the scene. Squid Squad, Honorable Demons, Other Bodies, Cave of Swimmers, Lemon City Trio, and DJ Woozles are only a few of the performers you might see. Jolt Radio will live-stream performances, and Internet Friends will host a Friday-night party.

"There is no headliner," says III Points in its news release. "In a time of instant gratification and over-processed entertainment, Dither instead focuses on artistic cultivation by embracing experimentation and innovation over perfection and complacency."

In other words, by specializing in truly underground artists, III Points is making Dither a stage you must see.

III Points also announced a flash sale for weekend passes. For $133, get Saturday and Sunday general admission plus entry to a Saturday afterparty at Space. If you're willing to miss Gorillaz, Thundercat, Danny Brown, and other Friday performers, you can start enjoying Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Peep the lineup for the Dither stage:
III Points 2017. Friday, October 13, through Sunday, October 15, at Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-573-0371; manawynwood.com. Tickets cost $190 to $345 via iiipoints.com.
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Douglas Markowitz is a former music and arts editorial intern for Miami New Times. Born and raised in South Florida, he studied at Sophia University in Tokyo before earning a bachelor's in communications from University of North Florida. He writes freelance about music, art, film, and other subjects.