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Chance the Rapper, Kygo and more to headline the inaugural Miami Beach Pop Festival

Miami Beach Pop Festival
Photograph: Luis Gomez

There’s a new music festival in town, and it’s finally giving Ultra and Rolling Loud-weary Miamians a dose of good, clean fun via its lineup of sunny, broad appeal artists and headliners Chance the Rapper, Jack Johnson, Daddy Yankee and Kygo.

The inaugural Miami Beach Pop Festival will debut this November 8 through 10, featuring three jam-packed days of nearly 50 performances spanning all manner of fun, upbeat and good times-celebrating genres. The best part? It’s all going down on the cool white sands of Miami Beach between 5th and 10th streets, on the shoreline adjacent to Lummus Park and the iconic Ocean Drive.

Miami already has an impressively eclectic mix of music festival offerings, from the late-night, alternative electronic festival III Points, to the 20-years strong Afro Roots festival and everything in between. But there had long been a glaring absence from the yearly slate of large-scale music events: good old accessible pop music.

That’s all about to change with the introduction of Miami Beach Pop (the name really gets to the point). Organized by Frameless Creative in association with ACT Productions and the Parker Company, the new fest aims to “connect artists and fans through shared moments of inspiration and is proud to present a showcase of musicians that champion positivity and connection,” according to a release.

Apart from putting together a pretty killer lineup of national, international and local acts, Miami Beach Pop wants to be a “trailblazer for eco-conscious initiatives and practices within live music and beyond,” encouraging sustainability through programs like its BYOBottle campaign, providing only recyclable or biodegradable utensils and partnering with Clean Vibes to activate beach cleanup efforts before, during, and after the festival. One dollar of every ticket sold will also be donated to local non-profit organizations that focus on sustainability education and change.

Onsite food and beverage offerings will be helmed by culinary host Michael Schwartz, the local James Beard award-winning chef-restaurateur, who will curate a lineup that represents Miami’s delicious and diverse scene.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21 at 10am ET. Three-day passes start at $175 plus fees, or $140 for Miami Beach residents who can verify they live in a 33139, 33140 or 33141 zip code.

Here’s the full lineup announced so far:

  • Chance The Rapper
  • Jack Johnson
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Kygo
  • The Raconteurs
  • Juanes
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Leon Bridges
  • The Roots
  • Nile Rodgers and Chic
  • Sean Paul
  • T-Pain
  • Jessie Reyez
  • Bomba Estereo
  • Quinn XCII
  • Natti Natasha
  • Gryffin
  • Brytiago
  • Margo Price
  • Chelsea Cutler
  • Kim Petras
  • Two Feet
  • Lali
  • Magic City Hippies
  • Monsieur Perine
  • DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire)
  • Rauw Alejandro
  • Ashe
  • Magic Giant
  • Roosevelt Collier
  • Reignwolf
  • Cimafunk
  • The Hip Abduction
  • Spam Allstars
  • Steven A. Clark
  • Richie Hell
  • Zander
  • Afrobeta
  • Miami Beach Senior High Rock Ensemble
  • Sunday Gospel Service
  • Sol Jam feat. Nile Rodgers and Very Special Guests
  • All-Star Celebration of Bob Marley feat. Stephen Marley and very special guests
  • Frost School of Music American Music Ensemble feat. Ben Folds

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Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Julio Enriquez


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