Art Basel, Winter Music Conference, III Points.
That’s the holy trifecta of Miami cultural events, as far as the III Points organizers are concerned. And with two successful festivals behind them, they’re not straining credulity with that claim. Since launching in 2013, the music, art, and technology fest has emerged from Wynwood’s streets as something of a showstopper, and this year, organizers are promising acts so big, they had to return to its original location, Mana Studios.
Since the venue is big, the space to fill is bigger too, and in the spirit of staying loyal to the crowd that stays loyal to them, III Points has announced more early-bird “Prophet Passes” will be going on sale for $77. But fans must hurry, because the tickets are first-come, first-served. The sale will end with the III Points 2015 lineup announcement, which is “right around the corner,” says the festival’s David Sinopoli.
“We know we’re close. That’s why we opened up these passes,” Sinopoli adds. “We want to give people one more opportunity to get them before they really take off.”
Though lower-price tickets are a boon to fans, the exciting announcement for the fest's organizers is the return to III Points’ original location.
“We’re going back to our roots and going back to Mana. That place is magical,” Sinopoli says. “Soho Studios was really great for year two, but I think Mana really has that ability to deliver the best festival ground this year. And just like Get Lost at LMNT during WMC, we’re going to flip this place like no one’s seen it before.”
Because it’s the third year of III Points, the team members are busting their backs to make sure everything perfectly reflects their motto, #ThePowerOfThree.
“It’s like a secret you’ve been holding on to for four or five months that you can’t wait to tell,” Sinopoli says. “We’ve been planning this year for three years. We knew this was a three-year plan to get it to a place where we felt comfortable, working out the kinks and learning our shortcomings, and upping up on the things that really worked.”
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So, loyal III Pointers, are you ready to invest in the future?
“We want all good blessings with this thing. We want good karma,” he says. “We don’t want to forget people that have been there since the get-go. We want to stay loyal to the people that have helped us get to this point.”
III Points Festival 2015. Friday to Sunday, October 9 to 11, at Mana Studios, 318 NW Second Ave., Wynwood. Visit iiipoints.com.