Updated Wednesday, Aug. 30: The III Points Festival has announced its daily music and art schedule and its single-day passes, which cost $99 ($219 for Foresight VIP passes). Gorillaz (Friday), Nicolas Jaar (Saturday) and the XX (Sunday) are the headliners.
Updated Thursday, Aug. 24: The III Points Festival has added more high-caliber names to its music bill, including DJ sets from English producer Mark Ronson ("Uptown Funk") and Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker.
Rising Seattle musician Perfume Genius, who offers more unflinching honesty on his new album, "No Shape," will also perform in his only Florida date. Other announced acts include Swedish producer Jonas Rathsman, London space-rock quintet Pumarosa and DJs Monolink and Julio Victoria.
Miami acts are also represented, including electronica duo Paperwater, Havana-born DJ Anshaw Black, funk DJ Ynot, pop-punk trio Tremends and psych-rock quartet Jaialai.
Original post: Acclaimed British rock act Gorillaz will join the xx, Nicolas Jaar, Richie Hawtin, Thundercat and Bonobo as headliners of the 2017 III Points Music, Art and Technology Festival, returning Oct. 13-15 to Miami.
Gorillaz’s performance will be its first in Florida, part of its first North American tour in seven years. The band released its fifth album, “Humanz,” in April. Gorillaz, who appear in music videos and on album covers as a quartet of cartoon apes, will kick off the 17-date “Humanz” tour July 6 in Chicago, and will end it at III Points.
Presale passes for the III Points Festival sold out in April, but three-day general admission passes, which went on sale 10 a.m. Tuesday, will cost $175 plus taxes and fees. VIP passes will cost $245 at IIIPoints.com.
British ambient music pioneer Brian Eno will also debut his audio installation “The Ship” during III Points, while DJ Hawtin will perform his new audiovisual show, “Close — Spontaneity and Synchronicity.”
The schedule — III Points has yet to announce daily set times — is also highlighted by Rufus Du Sol, Skepta, BADBADNOTGOOD, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Lil B, the Black Madonna, Mr. Twin Sister and Willow Smith (daughter of actor Will). Local musicians likewise stuff the bill, including Deaf Poets, Holly Hunt, Jacuzzi Boys, Byrdipop, Poorgrrrl and Plastic Pinks.
More than 20,000 people packed the Mana Wynwood Convention Center for the 2016 edition, which featured installations, virtual-reality experiences, food and demonstrations devoted to the intersection of art, music and technology.
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