We Belong Here Festival announces more acts
In addition to Kaskade and Lane 8’s 3 hour headlining sets, new additions include James Hype, Gioli & Assia, Yotto, Themba and many more
A new kind of festival experience is fast approaching when Common Ground Presents: We Belong Here expands to two days from the 25th to the 26th of February 2023. This boutique gathering at Miami's stunning Virginia Key Beach Park today announces headliners Korolova, Themba, Kaskade Redux (3 Hour Set), Lane 8 (3 Hour Sunset Set), James Hype (Sunset Set), Gioli & Assia, Calussa b2b Malone, Francis Mercier, Chapter & Verse, Yotto, Luke Alexander, Bryan Softwell and Lucky Rose with more to come. Tickets start at $159 for full weekend VIP Admission and are available here.
Not only is the breathtaking location one of the stars of the cultured and classy Common Ground Presents: We Belong Here, but so too is the sophisticated production and attention to detail across the site. There is a unique circular stage known as the first ever 360 Experience which puts you right in the heart of the musical action, surrounded by sound and up close and personal with like-minded music lovers. As well as that, there are lux amenities for all, lounge seating, trailer style restrooms and expansive wetlands and sweeping views of the bay and the Atlantic which add extra atmosphere and beauty to the whole festival.
We Belong Here is all about radiating positive, uplifting and feel-good vibes and that is reflected in the line-up which is genre diverse yet melody focused across the house and techno spectrum. Themba, the South African king of Afro house and a master of spine tingling house lines up to represent the genre he has taken onto the world stage, while artful Italian pair Gioli & Assia make a debut Miami performance having become viral sensations with over 1 million YouTube followers.
Deep Root Records’ founder Francis Mercier will be returning to the main stage after a year of massive records, there will be a special b2b set from Miami’s own Calussa and Malone, who are both founders of one of the hottest Afro-House labels in the world - Hurry Up Slowly. James Hype has just been picked as the Beatport artist of the year so will be giving fans a treat with his unique skills behind the decks while Kaskade plays a special 3-hour Redux set which will see him explore everything from future to classic to deep house. Lane 8 will play a sure-to-be stunning 3-hour sunset set with more from Chapter & Verse, Yotto, Luke Alexander, Bryan Softwell and Lucky Rose. As well as the return of the ever popular beach stage, there is also the addition of a brand new, third stage with over 40 more artists are still to be announced.
With We Belong Here 2023 coinciding on the same weekend as the prestigious South Beach Food and Wine Festival, We Belong Here is expecting to be the hot spot afterparty of the culinary world’s A-list. As such Smorgasburg will be launching a first of its kind festival pop-up with a 15+ vendor immersive food experience right on the beach and you can also look forward to the world's largest outdoor food market. It has a prestigious reputation for the highest quality and most creative eats and having started in New York, it’s grown to a few major cities including Wynwood, Miami - where its recent popularity has skyrocketed.
Accommodation options are vast and varied with hotels, villas and even yacht charters all available via a partnership with Miami-based travel-tech company CrewFare.
Common Ground Presents: We Belong Here is now fast approaching so make sure you get your tickets before they sell out.
The proudly independent team behind We Belong Here has, in the past and with various brands, promoted events in leading clubs around New York City, The Hamptons and Miami. They live by the motto “by the people for the people” and launched We Belong Here in Halloween 2021 with a takeover of the first-ever New York Stock Exchange (now Cipriani Wall Street) headlined by MEDUZA. The 2022 single-day festival was a massive success featuring the likes of Nora En Pure, Purple Disco Machine and Don Diablo, leading to a 2023 expansion in partnership with Common Ground Presents.