Circuit Festival in Barcelona is one of the world’s biggest events for queer guys, and now it’s coming to Miami.
Over the Thanksgiving Weekend you’ll be able to immerse yourself in four days of partying — including a beach party on South Beach.
I caught up with event producer Hilton Wolman for a behind-the-scenes look at what we can expect from Circuit Miami.
Circuit parties have an image of being all about gym-fit, body-conscious guys. Is that the audience who you’re pitching Circuit Miami at?
The eye candy at Circuit Festival comes in all shapes and sizes . We strive to be an inclusive event, welcoming all body types and ethnicities. After all, we’re all gay, proud, and connected by a common love of music and having fun on the dance floor and on the beach.
How many people are you expecting to be at Circuit Miami?
Advance sales have already greatly surpassed our original projections, which is why our biggest events are being held in event spaces that allow us to comfortably hold the number of attendees we’re expecting. At this time we think that total attendance at all events will be between 10,000–20,000.
What’s going to make Circuit Miami different to all the other big parties that are out there?
November in Miami is traditionally the start of our dry season and the weather is usually fantastic. Few other cities in the US can offer such spectacular beaches and weather to augment the nighttime activities.
Four days of parties is a lot for anyone to handle. Are you expecting people to front up to all four days or is it the kind of event where you can dip in and out?
While some people like to do it all, we know that many of our attendees pick a few events, but skip some. Nobody skips the Beach Party though, and the first pass to sell out was a 24 Hour Pass that covered the Beach Party, Sunday night, and Monday after-hours.
Is Miami a good place to party?
During November, Miami is easy to get to and hotel rooms are extremely well-priced. Our host hotel started at only $129 per night including breakfast, which explains why it sold out so quickly. Getting around the city is affordable and easy thanks to Uber and Lyft.
Is Circuit Miami a one-off event, or is this going to be a new Thanksgiving tradition?
This is going to be a new Miami Thanksgiving weekend tradition, and we’ve already begun planning for 2019.