Fall festival announcements have been sprouting up all around and there’s one in particular that we’ve been anxiously awaiting – ARC Music Festival! ARC will be making its festival debut in the Windy City of Chicago on Labor Day Weekend, September 4-5. For two full days, Union Park will become festival goers home away from home, offering an immersive experience of the arts, a lineup that caters to the house and techno hearted, and much more. If you’re looking to add another festival to your fall itinerary and undecided on the one that’s right for you, then let us tell you our reasons why ARC Music Festival is a must-attend this September.
Chicago is a beautiful city known for its cultural diversity, some of the best culinary experiences, and most importantly, its house music roots. What better way to revel in your love of house music than at the birthplace of house itself. Some of the greatest musical legends started out in the house music scene of Chicago and ARC is continuing to honor the city’s origin with performances from genre pioneers, Derrick Carter, DJ Pierre, DJ Heather, and Gene Farris. If you’re looking to witness a piece of history then be sure to check out some of these sets.
THE LINEUP – HOUSE X TECHNO
ARC Music Festival has one of the best curated lineups we’ve seen all year. If you’re a fan of house and techno then you know the roster they drafted up is top-tier. The lineup includes some of dance music’s very best from across the globe including Adam Beyer, Cristoph, Camelphat, Eric Prydz, Eli & Fur, FISHER, Hot Since 82, Lee Foss, Seth Troxler, Will Clarke, ZHU, and many more. Check out the full lineup down below!
ERIC PRYDZ X 3
The man, the myth, the legend – Eric Prydz will be taking over the city with THREE performances from his many highly-acclaimed musical projects. This makes ARC the first event to host all three of his alias’ in a single weekend. Prydz will be delivering a flawless set under his namesake identity, presenting the US festival debut of his techno-oriented alias, Cirez D alongside Drumcode’s Adam Beyer, and finally, concluding the weekend with his progressive house pseudonym, Pryda for a closing party at RADIUS.
The renowned Spanish party-throwers, Elrow will be making its Chicago debut this September with a full stage takeover at ARC. Elrow will be bringing its groovy, mind-blowing Psychrowdelic Trip theme to the windy city with outrageous surprises, trippy sights and sounds, and out-of-this-world vibes. Get ready for a wild journey because Elrow is regarded as the craziest party in the world!
Finally, ticket transparency. This may not be the most exciting reason to attend ARC, but nonetheless, an important factor, especially when you’re an avid festival attendee. The promoters behind ARC are doing something unlike other festival organizers and being transparent about their ticket pricing. When ringing up your festival passes, the price you see is the price you get. There are no service charges or hidden fees associated with your purchase.
We hope to see you out for the inaugural ARC Music Festival! Single day and two day passes are available for purchase here. Grab your tickets now!
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