Welcoming new addition to Miami Music Week.
– review of the festival at Virginia Key Beach
Rapture Music Festival began with high powered winds and high powered beats on the shores and groves of Virginia Key Beach. In its first year Rapture proved to be a unique and worthy addition to the Miami Music Week Scene. Small stages were set up in groves and coves around the island with one main stage at the center of it all. The main stage had a burning man type feel with all of the sand and dust being kicked up and concert goers in various costumes.
As an alternative to the South Beach and downtown Miami events, MMW goers gathered on a private beach with four stages stacked with a savvy underground techno and house lineup which included Hernan Cattaneo, Steve Lawler, Andhim, Art Department, Fur Coat, Francesca Lombardo, Audiofly, Matthew Dear, Ellen Allien, Carl Craig, Guy J, Petre Inspirescu, Rhadoo, Way out West and Tini.
The Castaway stage featured an incredible b2b2b performance from Hernan Cattaneo, Way out West, and Guy J. The progressive techno grooves had the crowd going all the way through the various pockets of rains and winds.
Over at the Flying Circus stage Audiofly was playing as Manfly b2b with MANDY providing a surprise no one had expected and could not get enough of. Art department and Carl Craig also put together stellar sets when the sun fell.
The Unmute stage featured the deeper/minimal side of the house scene with Rhadoo and Rodriguez Jr keeping the crowds rocking through the monsoon of rains late into the evening.
Concert attendees were also treated with floating lounges, reiki healing, card readings, body painting , fire ula hoops and drum circles.
All in all Rapture Music Festival was a huge success and Miami Music Week can definitely use this event as a mainstay into the future.