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Chicago’s Inaugural ARC Festival Will Pay Homage To House Music This Labor Day Weekend

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Chicago’s Inaugural ARC Festival Will Pay Homage To House Music This Labor Day Weekend

A brand new music festival is taking over Chicago’s Union Park this coming weekend featuring a dazzling line-up of house music celebrities and local Chicago talent.

For over a year music aficionados of all kinds have had to swallow their festival fervor and grudgingly accept that festivals have simply not been possible. We’ve been denied cherished events of all shapes and sizes due to the global pandemic, but it’s at festivals where true euphoria is found for millions.

Those memories of jubilant crowds and momentous live performances felt like a fleeting blissful memory for ages but now the end of 2021 is lining up to be something truly special. To add to the impending elation as life heads back to the way it was, a new festival is coming to Chicago merging world-renowned acts with local prodigious talent.

ARC Music Festival will take over Union Park this Labor Day weekend with a brand new festival that will pay homage to Chicago’s house music roots and kick off post-pandemic delirium.

Very few cities can identify with house music in the same way Chicago can and the inaugural ARC will honor our city’s musical heritage with a motley mix of house music genres. 

Three stages will be dedicated to international house and techno artists while one entire stage will be reserved for local Chicago artists and new talent. 

Swedish producer Eric Prydz will perform twice under different aliases whilst there will also be sets from Canadian duo Bob Moses, world-renowned Italian DJ Deborah De Luca, British duo CamelPhat, and the Australian producer FISHER amongst other acclaimed artists.

The likes of Derrick Carter, DJ Heather, Gene Farris, DJ Pierre, and Hiroko Yamamura are some of the Chicago artists set to fill the festival with locally produced magic.

In addition to local music artists, the festival organizers will incorporate a range of Chicago-based arts organizations and culinary partners to ensure the festival is a reflection of the city’s diversity. “It’s a festival by Chicago for Chicago.” More details about the festival will be released as it draws nearer but organizers have also confirmed afterparties will take place across the city at leading Chicago venues like Radius and Prysm.

Tickets for this iconic inaugural event go on sale at 1pm CST on April 15, don’t miss it by grabbing tickets while they last.

[Featured image from Unsplash / @dannyhowe]