ARC Music Festival kicks off this weekend, so get your vacation started early with this playlist featuring artists taking the stage.
House and techno lovers have been teased with an outpouring of news surrounding ARC Music Festival. Of course, all eyes were on the glistening lineup featuring showstopping acts like Get Real, Richie Hawtin, and Carl Cox, as well as the ridiculously groovy Chicago scene builders like Azzecca, Chip E., and Hiroko Yamamura. On top of that, the Union Park location is absolutely fierce and is only further bolstered by eclectic art installations, and the celebration will be kept alive with ARC After Dark at various nightclubs around the Windy City.
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Attendees will move between three unique stages, in addition to the ARC Car powered by GoodBus. The Grid is considered the main stage, with Boris Brejcha, Charlotte DeWitte, and Adam Beyer x Cirez D closing out eat night with a bang. Then there is the colorful elrow stage. This year the theme is Rowmuda Triangle, so be prepared to submerge in a surreal aquatic wonderland full of shipwrecks and sea creatures! Finally, if you’re looking to groove beneath the trees, Expansions offers a natural backdrop, perfect for dancing the afternoon away or just chilling out.
Since every stage has been filled with the most incredible beat makers, it’s time to explore what each artist has in store this coming weekend. Our curated playlist covers each main area, beginning with every act on The Grid from Friday to Sunday, and continues the same pattern for elrow, before ending with Expansions. So turn the volume up and do your best happy dance because your house and techno escape awaits!
It’s getting down to the wire but there’s still time to grab your ARC Music Festival passes before the gates open on September 2. Continue on for our curated playlist and let us know who you’re most excited to see on Twitter!