For the past half-decade, iii Points Music Festival has taken over Miami during a weekend in October. However, this year, the promoters of the festival moved to the winter, landing in South Florida from February 15th through 17th. The location change was a surprise, but logistically made sense—the past two years saw the festival navigate difficulties with extreme weather, with Hurricane Matthew threatening the festival in 2016 and Hurricane Irma causing delays in production last year.
Given the new date, iii Points pulled out all the stops to get fans on board for their new February date, delivering one of its strongest lineups to date with a massive array of nationally touring, high-profile artists booked for the weekend. Considered an “alternative” festival in the EDM-heavy landscape of Miami, this year, the event brought a hugely diverse lineup including headliners SZA, Tyler the Creator, Erykah Badu, and A$AP Rocky, in addition to the likes of James Blake, Beach House, Herbie Hancock, Blood Orange, the Internet, Khruangbin, Pussy Riot, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Virtual Self.
For its sixth year, the festival offered 21 multi-sensory art installations to bring the musical experience full circle.
Thanks to photographer Jess Phillips / Bungalow Entertainment, you can check out a full gallery from the weekend below.