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ARC Music Festival 2023

Fri – Sun
Sep 1 – 3, 2023


ARC Music Festival–Chicago's premier house and techno festival–has just announced its initial lineup for 2023. Following its successful expansion to three days last year, ARC has firmly established itself as a hard-hitting festival in the global circuit, consistently attracting top-tier international talent. This year ARC Festival will return to the home of house music at Union Park from September 1-3.

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As expected, the ARC Music Festival boasts an impressive roster of world-renowned house and techno artists. Among the slew of notable names are ARC favorite Eric Prydz, who will showcase his iconic and innovative HOLO show, and Adam Beyer, returning for a solo set after last year's monumental back-to-back performance with Prydz under his Cirez D alias. Other headliners include Afterlife duo Tale Of Us and Chicago-born John Summit, making his ARC Festival debut.

But Summit isn’t the only Chicagoan on the lineup. A pillar of the ARC ethos is the celebration of house music’s foundations. The fest always works to celebrate those who’ve helped to build house music culture. This year, modern heavyweights like Summit sit beside pioneers such as Derrick Carter, Gene Farris, Dj Lady D, and DJ Heather.

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Looking at the 2023 festival circuit, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better dance music showcase than ARC Festival. From the lilting Afro house of South African Themba to the atmospheric progressive of Tinlicker, there’s something on this lineup for all dance fans. Mochakk, Nina Kraviz, Eli Brown, and Anifsa Letyago bring some hypnotic, driving techno. Hot Since 82, Walker & Royce and Fleur Shore serve some tech house heat. Vintage Culture brings the deep house pop blend. Miss Monique has your happy progressive house, and Boys Noize brings his industrial take on electro house

Something else exciting about the ARC Festival lineup is the killer B2B performances on the docket. Fisher b2b Loco Dice b2b Nic Fanciulli will be the tech house trio to end it all. Chloe Caillet and Carlita will go back to back with their kaleidoscopic, funky sound. Emotions will fly at Crisoph and Franky Wah’s b2b set. Mall Grab and KETTAMA will combine their raw and gritty house in a b2b, plus Hiroko Yamamura and DJ Minx will join forces for what is sure to be some floor-rocking techno and house.

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Other highlights include Grammy-winning South African artist Black Coffee, serotonin soldier The Blessed Madonna, and South Korea's sensation Peggy Gou. Also on the bill are Innervisions label leaders Dixon and Âme with a special B2B, and the legendary UK pioneer Fatboy Slim, returning after last year's triumphant performance on the elrow stage.

Elrow, the beloved Spanish party collective, is set to make its highly anticipated return to ARC Music Festival with its exclusive stage takeover, making it the only US festival to host elrow this year. Known for its signature psychedelic production and over-the-top surprises, elrow has become one of the most celebrated brands in the world, with bespoke events taking place annually in Barcelona, Ibiza, New York, London, and Dubai, to name a few.

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Set amidst the sprawling 14 acres of Union Park, ARC Music Festival promises curated, immersive production at each of its four stages. The Grid stage will feature its traditional industrial vibe, while Spain's beloved elrow promises to be as wild and outrageous as ever. Meanwhile, the Expansions Stage will showcase deeper sounds, and a new fourth stage will highlight international and national acts alongside the Midwest's top talent.

Whether attendees yearn for the vibrant atmosphere of elrow or the more intimate setting of the Expansions stage, ARC has something for everyone.

Full ARC Music Festival Lineup (A-Z): Adam Beyer Âme Anfisa Letyago Black Coffee The Blessed Madonna Boris Brejcha Boys Noize Carlita Carl Craig Chloé Caillet Collette Cristoph Dennis Cruz Derrick Carter Dixon DJ Heather DJ Lady D DJ Minx Dombresky Eli Brown Eric Prydz presents HOLO Fatboy Slim FISHER Fleur Shore Franky Wah Gene Farris Hiroko Yamamura Hot Since 82 Ilario Alicante James Hype John Summit KETTAMA Kevin de Vries Kyle Walker Lee Foss Loco Dice Mall Grab Miss Monique Mochakk Moodymann Nic Fanciulli Nina Kraviz Patrick Topping Peggy Gou Sam Divine Tale Of Us Themba Tinlicker Toni Varga Vintage Culture Wade Walker & Royce

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