With the holiday season over and the warmer weather of spring still a couple of months away, we need a reason to celebrate — and Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 3 Days in Miami is here to help. The three-day event is ready with your required dose of vitamin D and stacked concerts.
Following in the footsteps of the inaugural 3 Days in Miami last fall, this installment will take place at the Hangar in downtown Miami. From Feb. 23-25, our fearless curators — YesJulz, Poplife, Arts & Crafts — are bringing you the best nightly bills around.
The weekend’s headliners are explosive electro-grime artist Kelela; pulsating, beat-heavy rapper GoldLink and Angel Olsen, the songstress behind one of our favorite albums of 2016. But make sure you get there early each night to see the best of who’s next including optimistic New Orleans-bred rapper Pell, sultry multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Day Wilson, Miami’s own Twelve’Len, LA-based synth artist/producer Harriet Brown, experimental Toronto-based vocalist/songwriter Bernice and electro-art-pop artist Brika.
For the full 3 Days in Miami lineup and more information about the artists, keep scrolling. You can buy tickets for the weekend event here.
Feb. 23: Angel Olsen | Charlotte Day Wilson | Bernice
Angel Olsen is currently based in Asheville, North Carolina, but since the release of her stellar third album “MY WOMAN,” she’s been touring the globe and picking up accolades left and right. Her ability to burrow into your inner thoughts and emotions through her guttural screams and shredding guitar lines is unmatched by any artist today and her powerful voice is necessary today, more than ever.
Charlotte Day Wilson forges her own path with haunting soundscapes and an inimitable voice. After touring with Local Natives last year, Wilson closed out a strong 2016 with a performance at 30 Days in LA.
Bernice — the experimental project of Robin Dunn — also calls Canada home.
Feb. 24: GoldLink | Pell | Twelve’Len
GoldLink is a Washington, D.C.-based hip-hop artist who has kept the best company. With mentors like the legendary Rick Rubin and collaborators/friends like Flume, Nick Murphy and Kaytranada, GoldLink has been making moves and releasing his fire debut “And After That, We Didn’t Talk.”
Pell is one of the most passionate musicians out there today — he started as a rapper, but then became infatuated with all aspects of hip-hop production and creation. Now he can do it all and has had people start to notice including Danny Brown, Hudson Mohawke and major festivals like Lollapalooza and Firefly.
Twelve’Len is one of the most buzzed about singers today with regular mentions in the FADER and Pitchfork.
Feb. 25: Kelela | Harriet Brown | Brika
Kelela is an R&B songstress that pushes the limits in her music and in her activism. After releasing an experimental mixtape in 2013, Kelela has gone on to work with Afropunk, Elysia Crampton and is now preparing to open for the xx in Europe.
Before his electrifying performance at 30 Days in LA last November, Harriet Brown had been spending his 2016 touring with Classixx and finishing his debut album “Contact.”
Brika is a Miami-based singer-songwriter.