Ultimate Guide to ARC Music Festival 2023

Photograph by Katie Gwen

ARC Music Festival, Chicago’s premier house and techno festival, is gearing up for its highly anticipated 2023 edition. Taking place from September 1st to September 3rd at Union Park, this year’s festival promises to deliver an electrifying experience with a lineup of globally recognized artists. Let’s dive into the key details of this exciting event.

Continued Growth & Global Recognition

Now in its third year, ARC Music Festival has solidified its reputation as a favorite on the international festival circuit. Originating in the birthplace of house music, the festival’s third edition eagerly anticipates a vibrant array of celebrated artists representing the entire electronic music spectrum.

Highlights from the Lineup

The extensive lineup features globally recognized artists and rising stars in the electronic music scene. Noteworthy names include:

DJs at ARC Music Festival
  • Eric Prydz, returning with his iconic HOLO show
  • Adam Beyer, making a solo return after last year’s monumental back-to-back set with Prydz’ Cirez D alias
  • Tale Of Us, leading the Afterlife movement
  • John Summit, headlining his first festival set in Chicago
  • Chicago icons Derrick Carter, Gene Farris, Collette, DJ Heather, and DJ Lady D
  • Techno stalwarts Carl Craig, Moodymann, and DJ Minx

The list continues with Grammy Award-winning South African artist Black Coffee, The Blessed Madonna, Peggy Gou, FISHER, Boris Brejcha, Dixon and Âme of Innervisions, and the return of Fatboy Slim.

Phase Two Lineup Additions

The second phase lineup additions for ARC 2023 showcase an impressive range of talent. Notable names include Dax J, Cassy, Schak, Shimza, Sara Landry, Kevin Knapp, Iglesias, and a live set by David Castellani. Chicago’s local scene is well-represented with additions like house music veterans Terry Hunter, Mike Dunn, and a live set by the legendary acid group Phuture (DJ Pierre, Spanky, and Herb J). This roster is rounded out by rising talents such as Eskuche and Tara Brooks, along with regional support acts.

Four Immersive Stages

Stage at ARC Music Festival

ARC Music Festival offers a diverse range of experiences across its four immersive stage environments: Grid stage, Elrow, Expansions stage, and a new fourth stage spotlighting international and local talent. The festival brings renowned party brand Elrow back to the USA for an exclusive stage takeover, known for its unique and outrageous productions.

ARC After Dark

At ARC, the party does not stop after dark. The festival is widely known for its sensational after-parties, so anticipate fun beneath the sunset. More information will be announced to ticket holders!

Ticket Information

Tickets are available on the festival’s official website, arcmusicfestival.com.

Join the celebration of electronic music’s finest at ARC Music Festival 2023!

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