If you’ve been following the news lately, you’re likely well aware of the menacing Hurricane Matthew that has developed in the Caribbean. Just shy of a Category 5, Matthew currently has sustained winds of 145mph and its trajectory has it set to skirt the eastern coast of the United States, from Florida all the way north to Maryland.
Miami’s III Points Music Festival is set to kick off this weekend and feature performances from LCD Soundsystem, M83, Thievery Corporation, Method Man & Redman, Dixon, Flying Lotus, and tons more. The hurricane’s speed has it impacting the city of Miami mostly on Thursday and Friday, but festival organizers spoke out today to calm any fears.
In a statement this afternoon, the festival “guarantee(s) that our festival will be comfortable, safe and most importantly, an incredible fucking party.” That’s right, the party will go, storm or no storm. You can still join by purchasing tickets here. Read the full statement from III Points below:
“Hurricane Matthew Update: THE SHOW WILL GO ON
We are currently tracking every turn of Hurricane Matthew and are keeping the safety of our crew and patrons as the top priority.
IF and only IF Hurricane Matthew touches Florida this weekend, rest assured, III Points is going to throw the most badass hurricane party in history.
Additionally, we are blessed that our festival grounds at Mana Wynwood houses over 150k square feet of indoor safe space, as well as generators to ride out any power outages. We have backup plans to our backup plans and we are all systems go if we need to move things indoors.
Again, the safety of our guests is paramount to us and we guarantee that our festival will be comfortable, safe and most importantly, an incredible fucking party.”