Carlo Pastore and Stefano Bottura, among the organizers, answer some questions about the new edition. Also on stage are Coma Cose, Verdena, Levante and Dargen D'AmicoMiami is held on May 26, 27 and 28 at the Idroscalo in Milan
Live music takes back its space and does so with one of the most awaited events of the season, the one that kicks off the summer of festivals: Miami. Three days of music, 3 stages and an innovative line up that photographs the best of the present and the near future of the sector. The appointment is for May 26, 27 and 28 at the Idroscalo in Milan, in the spaces of the Circolo Magnolia. Carlo Pastore and Stefano Bottura, among the organizers, tell us what to expect from this edition.Kate Middleton in pink looks like a Big Bubble Kate Middleton in pink looks like a Big Bubble
Verdena, Levante, Dargen D'Amico and many others. How did you put together the festival line-up? «It is the path that we want people to follow in those three days. It brings together the records released in recent times, those that will arrive, the productions that have made a difference. It is also a dialogue with artists and women artists. This year there is a bit of everything: from the past, from the hyper present and there is also a lot of future. Micro and macro artists. Big returns.'
Compared to the sixteen editions of the past, what is new in this edition? «There are some new spaces, like an area for dancing under the trees An enchanted forest atmosphere with little light, nature... Then the stages are bigger and we decided to have a festival cashless . We have bracelets for payments, all digital. It is a great experiment for Italy, where this system is still used very little».
How is the music sector doing and how does this situation reflect on you? “Seen from the outside, you think things are better, but that's not the case. We are grappling with a dizzying increase in costs, due to inflation and not only: the stages are made with iron and steel, petrol is needed for tours, etc. These things have a huge impact, both on the promoter and on the artist, up to the ticket put up for sale. And in between there was the great reflection that the music community found itself having to do due to the pandemic. You have to close ranks and understand where you want to go ».
What is the future for an event like Miami? «We organize a festival where people have fun, but we also want to create culture. We're looking around, trying to figure out what the next step will be. Which is kind of trying to figure out what the direction is for the music we host. We need to dialogue with Generation Z who are now adults. It is a transition phase, let's say ».