Chicago’s ARC Music Festival will feature three days of dance music in the birthplace of house

Photo credit: Kursza for ARC Music Festival

According to the press release:

For its 2021 debut, the ARC Festival evoked the spirit of house music in the birthplace of the genre. The event brought together connected scenes and communities from around the world in a way that felt distinct from Chicago’s creative history. In 2022, ARC returns to town on Labor Day weekend with an expanded three-day event and today announced its lineup of world-class movement leaders from around the world.

The first edition of ARC offered a festival experience previously unknown to Chicago dance music fans. Aiming to foster an immersive journey into the beating heart of the genre, attendees were guided between the technicolor containers of The Grid scene to the extravaganza of Elrow in Spain, to the deeper nuances of Expansion. The result was a city-wide vibe that spilled over to premier theaters at night, grabbing industry attention and leaving those outside the loop yearning for ARC’s return. .

This year’s lineup sees ARC further assert itself as a top stop on the global festival calendar. Some of electronic music‘s biggest stars will take center stage, including the inimitable Carl Cox, a special performance by Adam Beyer Wax D, singer of the international techno movement Charlotte De Witte, Motor City icon Carl Craig and British initiator Fatboy Slim.

Billing steps to the forefront in 2022 with the Chicago debut of eclectic maestro Ricardo Villalobos, Life and Death icon DJ Tennis, the deep and dark melodic sounds of Ann Clue and label head The Other Side Maher Daniel.

The pinnacle of modern house remains ARC’s focus, as the show hosts such giants as Gorgon City, Chris Lake, Claptone, Get Real, Eats Everything, Justin Martin and Vintage Culture. The melodic nuances of house will also be on full display by artists like Lane 8, Nora En Pure, Ben Böhmer, Boris Brejcha and Gioli & Assia.

In line with global demand, some of the most sought after producers and selectors on the international techno scene will bring the hard-hitting sound to ARC. Italian frontman Joseph Capriati returns to Chicago alongside ENTER’s Richie Hawtin, Brazil’s ANNA, Palestine’s Sama’ Abdulhadi and Enrico Sangiuliano to complete this truly global affair.

Chicago house music remains the lifeblood of the festival, the easel on which the city’s modern sonic history has been painted and its undeniable spiritual gift to the world. Midwestern fashion icon and musical genius Honey Dijon will be on the ARC stage for the first time, alongside legendary Chicago sound mentor Derrick Carter, Queen of House DJ Lady D of Chicago, from Gene Farris of Farriswheel, from Green Velvet of Get Real, from the godfather of house music. Chip E., fellow long-time veterans Ron Carroll and Mike Dunn, and the next-gen Kryptogram.

Spanish evening dress Elrow will return to ARC, bringing its renowned psychedelic production and outrageous surprises to Union Park in full force. Elrow’s stage design, performers and hijinx have made them one of the most famous brands in the world, landing every year for bespoke events in Barcelona, ​​Ibiza, New York, London, Dubai, Miami, Las Vegas , Sydney and many other keys. markets.

ARC will once again expand beyond music, creating a cutting-edge experience that reflects the culture and art of its host city. Attendees can expect selected production assets and artwork to guide them between each of the four immersive stage environments. The event will also act as a showcase of Chicago’s culinary prowess, providing an elevated and distinctly local event.

These efforts will be led by the Auris presents team that brings collective decades of professionalism to the fold through their independent endeavours. ARC fans will also be treated to intimate after-parties at Auris and ARC partner venues RADIUS, PRYSM and Concord Music Hall with more to come.

Getting a festival pass early doesn’t just lock in Labor Day weekend, it’s a ticket to stack this summer with events in the spirit of ARC. Passholders have access to ticket purchases for sold-out shows, private presales, exclusive priced tickets, and the opportunity to be invited to over 40 Auris Presents events coming this spring and this year. summer.

Attendees can register to be the first to get their festival pass at ARCmusicfestival.com. General tickets go on sale March 17 with payment plans available now and travel packages coming soon.

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