Don’t let the summer heatwave make you hazy – ARC Music Festival is less than 40 days away! Serving up its most expansive weekend over three days and four stages, we have zero doubts that the third installment of this festival will be its best yet. Here are five artists and experiences that have us covered in goosebumps counting down the days until we’re in Union Park. Get familiar!
Dombresky, disco fiends look no further. With a new EP dropping just last week, Inferno (No.1), and his Inferno stops selling out across the country, we can expect a fiery set from Dombresky, and possibly an appearance from the Disco Dom alter ego himself. Soak up some summer disco vibes with his new track, ‘Bless Me’, out now with Discrete.
Black Coffee is consistently topping the charts as a globe trotting DJ and producer, and there’s good reason – every set embodies its own energy, with creative mixing and high energy tracks guiding the moves on the dance floor. There’s no doubt this South African veteran is one of the most highly anticipated acts on the ARC lineup – if you’re still on the fence, just remember there’s still after parties to be announced, and Black Coffee loves the late night. One can hope, right?
DJ Minx is a true veteran of the house and techno scene. With the re-launch of her iconic 90’s label and collective, Women on Wax Recordings, set for August 11th, the ARC crowd is in for a high dose of her legendary energy. Known as Detroit’s First Lady of Wax, DJ Minx is one of our most looked forward to artists of the weekend, and we can’t wait to be front left during her set at the Grid.
Tinlicker are masters of melodic techno. Every performance is an emotive and intentional journey, taking listeners through intense drops, soaring vocals and captivating harmonies. The energy this duo brings is truly unmatched, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for Chicago. Listen to their newly released track, ‘All That I Lost’ via the legendary Cercle label.
Elrow will host their only festival stage takeover in the US this year at ARC, and if you’ve yet to journey to this otherworldly planet, you’re in for an absolute treat. Elaborate stage design, immersive art environments, top-notch performances, eccentric characters and more await you at Elrow.
Tickets to ARC are still available – scoop your weekend pass here.