The birthplace of house music gets its own house and techno festival with ARC Music Festival, set to take place September 4 & 5, 2021.
The festival is ushered in by a star-studded lineup including Adam Beyer, FISHER, ZHU, Eric Prydz, Meduza, Bob Moses, Hot Since 82, Deborah de Luca, Luciano, Nicole Moudaber and more. Chicago’s Gene Farris, DJ Heather, Derrick Carter and Hiroko Yamamura represent their city on the lineup.
Notably, ARC Music Festival is the first to offer all three Eric Prydz aliases in one weekend. The festival includes sets from Eric Prydz and Cirez D — and a ticketed closing party, headlined by Pryda, will be held at the Radius in Chicago.
With many in-demand international acts, ARC Music Festival is “bringing the global scene to the birthplace of house music.” But Joe Calderone, director of marketing for a co-presenter of the festival, Auris Presents, says the festival will represent all things Chicago:
We want to make sure that the music festival is really representative of the city… We’re from Chicago, so it’s a festival by Chicago for Chicago. So we want to make sure (that’s reflected in) every aspect, from the culinary, to the sound, to the music production, to experience.
Organizers say this is the first phase of the lineup reveal, with more to be announced in the coming months. The event will offer four stages and immersive art installations during its two-day run at Chicago’s Union Park.
Tickets are on sale today at 12 PM CST.
See the lineup here!
ARC Music Festival 2021 Lineup