The team behind Circuit Festival Miami, South Beach's annual Thanksgiving weekend festival, are debuting a new party this year: URGE Miami Festival. “COVID restrictions in Europe continue to prevent some talent and guests from attending USA events," explains local party promoter Hilton Wolman. "Rather then cancel the event for a second year, we are presenting a new party with a focus on domestic travelers."
He and his co-producers Luis Morera and Billy Kemp are billing this year’s festival weekend as the ultimate holiday reunion for the American gay party community, emphasizing strength and unity.
URGE Miami Festival will be a massive three-night, four-day spectacular featuring a list of the world’s most famous circuit DJs and performers including Isaac Escalante, Renato Cecin, Aron, Alex Lo, Joe Gauthreaux, Phil Romano, Morabito, Suri, and more to be announced.
Many of the same exceptional venues will be utilized, including the signature event of the weekend: the long-established Sunday Beach Party.
The URGE Miami Festival Beach Party will take place on an expanded area, east of the dunes on 12th Street, from their 2019 event, with the current plan calling for an even wider footprint that will give more space on the dance floor. It will also feature a stage that rises 25 feet into the air and a raised VIP area with great views of the stage, where guests can enjoy a full open bar.
The opening night party will be a collaboration with Mexico’s Arena Festival and We Party. “Expect the unexpected,” promises Luis Morera.
Tickets for URGE Miami Festival are available now on their website. GA and VIP tickets purchased in the Tier 1 phase are being offered at a 50% savings. The popular 24-hour pass that includes the Sunday Beach Party, Sunday night event and Monday morning Afterhours event is also available.
This year’s host hotel is the Kimpton Anglers, conveniently located on Washington Ave, just off 5th. They are currently offering specially negotiated rates starting at just $219/night that can be booked directly from the URGE Miami Festival website. The hotel is also offering to halve the normal resort fee for URGE Miami Festival guests.
In addition to uniting festivals lovers with their favorite circuit DJs and performers, URGE Miami Festival is committed to supporting the local Miami economy. Producers are working to drive tourists into businesses by offering discounts on all sorts of merchandise from stores, restaurants, and gyms. “It’s a beautiful exchange,” Morera, a longtime South Florida resident, says. “We want to make sure that URGE Miami Festival is contributing directly to our beautiful city and that we are leaving a good and lasting impression.”
Additionally, URGE Miami Festival is scheduling a beach clean-up so that they leave the sands as clean as they were before the weekend parties.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Miami Beach Pride, a not-for-profit organization that works to unite members of the LGBTQ community by celebrating the unique spirit and culture of its people.
URGE Miami Festival tickets are available at urgemiamifestival.com.