“Since the world-shaping works of Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans and Lichtenstein’s Crying Girl, pop art has always been about harnessing the power of mass culture to turn the images of the moment on their head.”
A brand new festival is touching down in Chicago this summer, and it is going to be a scorcher. Heateve Music Festval, put on by Auris Presents, is slated to take place on July 16th and 17th in sprawling Douglass park (home to Riot Fest). It promises to be a fully immersive, pop-art-inspired event that will bridge the gap between experiential art and globally leading dance music performances.
Heatwave will showcase the talents of Group Therapy and Anjuna powerhouse Above & Beyond, Swedish hitmakers Galantis, hip-hop influenced producer RL Grime, global superstar TIËSTO, and Canadian bass music kings Zeds Dead. All of whom will gracing the mainstages across the two day festival.
The rest of the lineup is peppered with over-the-top talent from all walks of music, there will be a little something for everyone. You’ll be able to enjoy the illustrious Oliver Heldens, Grammy-nominated Audien, South African live duo Goldfish, hitmaker Frank Walker, rising star MADDS, and sultry Counter Records signee Kasbo playing a DJ set. The billing continues with Endless Summer: Sam Feldt B2B Jonas Blue, Matoma, Borgeous, and more.
Heatwave will welcome a full range of visual artists and creatives who are set to transform the park into a true wonderland for attendees to explore and get lost in. These reality-altering experiential elements set Heatwave apart as the most unique addition to Chicago’s dance music calendar.
Tickets for Heatwave Music Festival are on sale now. Pick them up on their website.