The Midwest has lost many significant over the years due to various reasons. But when ARC Music Festival popped up in 2021 in Union Park, located in downtown Chicago, it was exactly what the area needed. What wasn’t expected was how it was going to become an annual destination festival for house and techno and its fans. But, rightfully so! Chicago is the birthplace of house and showcase even more techno talent than it already has in the past. So for 2023, Auris Presents is proud to announce its 2023 lineup for the festival over Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1-3).
The lineup is once again iconic. In just three years, ARC has cemented its legacy in many ways, the lineup being one of them! This years group of local and global pioneers are set to provide the best weekend for all of those who attend. To begin, it’s hard not to miss Eric Prydz making his return. This time, he’s bringing his infamous HOLO production for the first time to the Midwest. His friend and Dumcode creator, Adam Beyer, is joining in on ARC’s fun as well. Another returnee, Fatboy Slim, will have a huge crowd feeding of his energy and classic songs that we all love. John Summit needs no introduction – he’s going to be there and probably running around in the crowd too.
Chicago is being represented very well with Derrick Carter, Gene Farris, Collette, DJ Heather, and DJ Lady D. A few of Afterlife artists are included on the lineup! Kevin De Vries is a huge label favorite along with the powerhouse Tale of Us.
Emerging stars Eli Brown and and Miss Monique are coming back to Chicago to play and have a blast. Walker & Royce with Carlita and Parisian icon Chloé Caillet will showcase their talents along with Hot Since 82 and Boris Brejcha. Did I mention Peggy Gou? Yeah, there’s a lot to unpack here! Take a look!
So Many B2B & B2B2B
In a subtweet, however, ARC followed their general lineup release with insane B2B and B3B’s. These are extremely rare and deserved to be showcased. Legends and friends, Dixon & Âme make their return to Chicago after demolishing Cermak Hall back in 2021. Two legendary woman go back-to-back, Chicago’s Hiroko Yamamura and Detroit’s DJ Minx will deliver something uniquely special. Cristoph and Franky Wah will go B2B and hopefully play their song, “Darkest Hour”. Lastly. Mall Grab and Kettama are the epitome of fun and funky vibes that are going to be incredible on any day they both play.
So what are the next steps for you? Grab a ticket from ARC’s page while they’re still available (2022 did sell out before the event began). Next, show some friends this incredible lineup and get ready for after party announcements that will be coming up shortly. Those are intimate and unique shows to should not be missed! Additionally, we’ll get the stage announcements soon which will make us all more excited for this huge event (including Elrow)!
Summer is almost here – hang in there everyone!