This weekend, October 13-15, III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival descends on Miami’s Wynwood district. In its fifth year, the festival has proven to be one of the most innovative festivals out there with a weekend packed with art installations, virtual reality technology, gallery showcases, and over 85 performers, including many cutting-edge international acts and an abundance of local talent.

Here’s what we are looking forward to most this weekend.

The Music

Headlining Friday night is Gorillaz, who will be performing for their first and only time in Florida. One can only assume Gorillaz will also be bringing out a few of their collaborators present at the festival, like Kali Uchis and Danny Brown, both of whom are featured on Gorillaz latest release, Humanz. Anything is possible with this group and III Points, a festival dedicated to innovation in music, seems like the perfect venue.

Other performers we’re looking forward to include The XX, Nicolas Jarr, Lil B, Willow Smith, Skepta, and the collaboration between Arca and Jesse Kanda. Local talent, which fills over half of the artists on the bill, includes Jacuzzi Boys, Deaf Poets, Virgo, and Kike Roldan. Overall, III Points has something for everyone with genres ranging from grimes, indie, dance, and experimental.

The Installations

Since III Points takes place in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, famous for its vibrant arts scene, it’s only fitting that the fest will also feature innovative art installations from artists like Richie Hawtin’s performance of Close and Brian Eno performing the highly anticipated The Ship, a sonic experience inspired by the sinking of the Titanic. The Ship takes place in a custom exhibition space surrounded with speakers to build a song in three dimensions as one walks through the space.

In addition to The Ship, we are also particularity excited to check out NONOTAK’s work. NONOTAK is the collaboration between illustrator Noemi Schipfer and architect/musician Takami Nakamoto. The work they create fuses Schipfer’s experience with kinetic and geometric illustrations and Nakamoto’s approach to space and sound by creating ethereal and immersive light and sound installations.

Anywhere you look at III Points you will be able to find some sort of variation of music, art, and technology merging together. Each day will also be slightly different than the next as small changes to the grounds will be made throughout the weekend, so there will be plenty to see and discover throughout the weekend.

The DITHER Stage

This year marks the debut of DITHER stage, an experimental stage with no headliner, featuring a predominantly local lineup. Curated and designed by local Miami artists, Tara Long and Andrew Bird, DITHER focuses on the more unconventional aspects of music and challenges audience’s perception of entertainment. In its news release, III Points says, “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. DITHER disassembles the vertical hierarchy of expression, and instead takes a horizontal approach to programming.” Miami artists performing include Squid Squad, Honorable Demons, and Lemon City Trio.

Overall, this unique festival should not be missed and with less than a week to go, single-day and 3-day general admission passes are still available, but they are expected to sell out. Visit www.iiipoints.com for more information.