RAPTURE ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
PHASE 2 LINEUP, NEWLY ADDED 5TH STAGE + INTERACTIVE
ACTIVITIES AND INSTALLATIONS
MIAMI MUSIC WEEK
March 23, 2017 | 12pm-2am
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
Miami, FL | 18+
Virginia Key Beach Park
Bringing Miami Music Week a fresh and alternative experience on the beaches of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami’s new Rapture Electronic Music Festival announces the phase 2 lineup for its inaugural edition. A special one-day event on Thursday, March 23, Rapture proudly adds (in alphabetical order) Dave Seaman, Dennis Ferrer, DeWalta, East End Dubs, Gaiser (live), Henry Saiz, M.A.N.D.Y., Magdalena, Rodriguez Jr. (live), plus a wave of rising local talent on a newly added fifth stage!
Boasting Virginia Key’s shorelines, lush spaces, and ocean views, Rapture brings festival goers the opportunity to take in the sounds of the underground all while enjoying a rejuvenating environment. Rapture Electronic Music Festival founders Youssef Khamis and Misha Warum wanted to take advantage of the natural beauty of Miami, stating “we feel that taking a lineup of this scale and presenting it in an alternative environment was an opportunity to showcase Miami’s geography to people outside the city. We even have beach access, so fans can take a break from dancing and enjoy the water.”
Featuring four uniquely themed stages powered by L-Acoustic Systems, each stage will play host to top global underground artists. The In-Tune Stage will see international DJs Steve Lawler, Ellen Allien, Fur Coat, andhim, and newly added Dennis Ferrer, Gaiser, Magdalena, Rodriguez Jr. (live) captain the festival’s main stage. The Flying Circus stage together with Miami’s own Secret Garden will take festival goers on a ride with its carnivalesque theme in a 5,000 square foot tent complete with stilt walkers, sexy clowns, thrilling aerialists, all to the beats of Detroit techno icon Carl Craig, Art Department, Audiofly, Matthew Dear and Francesca Lombardo, M.A.N.D.Y. plus an exclusive Miami appearance from M.A.N.F.L.Y. Presenting a highly music focused experience, The UN_MUTE Stage plays host to the minimal sounds of Romanian DJs Rhadoo and Petre Inspirescu along with tINI, DeWalta and East End Dubs. Representing the progressive side of house, The Soundgarden & Castaway Stage invites guests to dance with their feet in the sand to the sounds of Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J, Henry Saiz, Dave Seaman, and Nick Warren and Jody Wisternoff together as Way Out West for a special reunion. On the local front, Rapture welcomes Miami’s up and coming DJs to the newly added fifth stage the Nomad Stage featuring a Funktion-One sound system.
Only minutes from Downtown Miami and South Beach, the 14-hour event will present interactive activities and performances, art installations, elaborate stage themes and set designs, hearty and wholesome food and beverage options, and more on a beachfront setting and protected environmental oasis. Take a step back from the dancefloor and dip into Rapture’s floating lounge in the ocean or revitalize with massages and partake in yoga sessions throughout the day. Step into Incendia, a mesmeric series of interactive geometric domes, some up to 20 feet in diameter fusing the worlds of art, design, and science under various fire-laden and misting roofs.
Rapture Electronic Music Festival Lineup
Archila & Nuvega
Dezz & Zafra
East End Dubs
Freak The Disco
Puma & Harry
Rodriguez Jr. (live)
Way Out West (Nick Warren & Jody Wisternoff)
Incendia Fire Dome | Photo credit: DV Photo Video