A new festival is making its way to Chicago this summer and it is already turning heads with a stacked two-day line-up of both industry icons and local resident DJs. This Labor Day Weekend, ARC Music Festival is taking over the birthplace of house music’s Union Park. With new additions to the line-up including industry staples Lee Foss, Channel Tres (DJ Set), and Toni Varga, this debut will be one for the books. The festival also announced a brand new stage in collaboration with Barcelona’s world-famous Elrow. Since its announcement last week, tickets have been going fast with passes available here. This is a four-stage event you will not want to miss, as the funk finally returns to Chi-Town on September 4th + 5th.
Already having announced an insane lineup with the likes of Grammy-nominated FISHER, Patrick Topping, Seth Troxler, and Hot Since 82, ARC Festival continued to jam-pack their celebration with new artists this past week. Joining the party will be Repopulate Mars’ Lee Foss, Elrow’s Toni Varga, DJ Holographic, TSHA, and a special DJ set from Channel Tres. Staying true to their Chicago roots, an ARC Car Stage was added, with resident Chicago DJs leading the charge on this mobile stage. Powered by The GoodBus, a renovated school bus with 1000-watt speakers, local DJ’s including Alissa.Jo, Alex Kislov, and Inphinity will bring the funk to their hometown.
As if this wasn’t enough, a brand-new stage concept ‘PSYCHROWDELIC TRIP’ was released with Elrow, bringing top-notch European production to its very own home here in the States. This multi-day takeover will include their renowned stage design, performers, and international sounds from artists around the world. Known for their massive parties in Barcelona, Ibiza, Dubai and more, this stage will bring an energy that is truly unmatched to ARC Music Festival.
House, techno, and all electronic music fans alike are in for a treat for this immersive two-day extravaganza. Alongside Chicago natives, Derrick Carter, Gene Farris, and Hiroko Yamamura, industry leaders Mason Maynard, Camelphat, Meduza, and Will Clarke will take the stage. Followed up by a club-set from Bob Moses, house-heads will be sure to get their fix in over the course of the weekend. Techno pioneer Nicole Moudaber will keep the party going alongside Deborah de Luca and Luciano. Eric Prydz will be showcasing all three of his aliases for the first time ever in one festival- with his US debut of Cirez D (alongside Drumcode legend Adam Beyer), as well as his progressive-house act at the RADIUS closing party. Joining the sold-out closing party will be a special performance by ZHU for his BLACKLIZT project.
With such a deeply-rooted city as its host, ARC Music Festival will highlight not only music but the culture of the community. Curated production elements, art, and exemplary local culinary ventures will make this event unlike any other. Festival-goers can keep the party going when the gates close each night at intimate club settings such as ADIUS, PRYSM, and Concord Music Hall, with others to be announced. For ticket packages and more information on this 18+ event visit ARCmusicfestival.com.
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