Returning to Chicagos Union Park, ARC Music Festival announces lineup for 2024 edition

ARC Music Festival, Chicago’s house and techno festival, has revealed the lineup for its 2024 edition taking place from August 30th to September 1st. Returning to the heart of the city at Union Park this Labor Day Weekend, ARCs fourth iteration will be soundtracked by the worlds leading house and techno selectors in the historic birthplace of house music.

Since its inception, ARC has bridged a diverse range of global and local musical influences and audiences, entrenching itself as a cornerstone in the global festival circuit while shining a spotlight on the rich cultural heritage of Chicago. ARCs fusion of cutting edge production, progressive lineup curation, and emphasis on educating the next generation of electronic music listeners on its origins has elevated its impact and appeal to an international scale.

Led by Auris Presents, Chicago’s premier producer of experiential festivals and events,  ARC fans will also be treated to an expansive slate of intimate ARC After Dark afterparties late into the morning hours. After Dark programming will run five days from Thursday to Monday, showcasing a variety of uniquely curated parties featuring artist aliases, special b2bs, label takeovers, plus select acts outside of the festival lineup. The after party series spans over 13 venues, 30 parties, and 80 artists, and is exclusively available only to ARC festival pass holders.

A host of headlining acts lead ARCs festival lineup including GRAMMY-nominated brotherly production duoDisclosure, dance music stalwartsCarl Cox B2B Green Velvet, a special house set from legendary grime pioneerSkepta, and Chicago-born globally renowned visionaryHoney Dijon. Top tier acts continue to line the bill with Belgian techno powerhouse and KNTXT label headCharlotte de Witte, GRAMMY-nominee and in-demand hitmakerDom Dolla, and German techno veteranSven Vth.

In line with ARCs forward-thinking approach to sonic curation, unique back to back sets and special collaborations elevate its lineup to new heights. This includes a back and forth of in-demand house actsHot Since 82 B2B Chris StussyandSonny Fodera B2B Eats Everything, the high BPM sonics ofDJ Heartstring B2B Partiboi69, and the collaborativeGOLFOSproject ofPawsaandDennisCruz. Additional highlights include UK powerhouse duoBen Sterling B2B ROSSI., clubland favoritesDJ Boring B2B Young Marco, and a meeting of new and old school withDennis Ferrer B2BHoneyLuv.

Other back to back spectacles on the ARC lineup feature Detroit meets Chicago sets from the pioneeringDetroit Love (Carl Craig B2B Moodymann)plus seasoned selectorsDJ Holographic B2B Shaun J Wright,along with dual Chicago back to backs from house architectsDerrick Carter B2B Mark Farina,Hiroko Yamamura B2B DJ Hyperactive, andMarshall Jefferson B2B Gene Farris.

ARC will showcase modern house luminaries including disco funk masterPurple Disco Machine, chart-topping production duoGorgon City, the melodically-tingedKaskade Redux set, Bronx-born duoThe Martinez Brothers, inimitable disco queenJayda G, and piano-house iconLP Giobbi. The lineup will also feature Dutch duoANOTR, innovative GRAMMY-winning artistCassian, breakout starMau P, Dirty Disco party headAZZECCA, and fan-favorite actor and selectorIdris Elba.

ARC will continue to lean into its heavier techno curation led by the early 2000s influenced productions of German DJKlangkuenstler, Filth On Acid heavy hitterReinier ZonneveldLive, the high priestess of hard technoSara Landry, German electronic duoFJAAK, French DJ and producerNico Moreno, and versatile Ukrainian actDaria Kolosova. For more eclectic sonics, fans can look forward to Jazz-inspired Scottish musicianBarry Can’t Swim, lo-fi house selectorDJ Seinfeld, cross-genre producerLogic1000, fast rising UK bass and garage phenomSammy Virji,and the melodic high bpm stylings ofKETTAMA,X CLUB., andsalute.

Global house and techno fans will be treated to an immersive journey at ARC, with curated production elements and art to guide them between each of its four distinct stage environments. ARC will return all four of its stages from 2023 including the industrial Grid stage, the interactive and psychedelic production of Spains celebrated elrow alongside its renowned performers, the deeper sonics of the Expansions stage, and the newest fan-favorite, Area 909 an homage to house and technos foundation in a raw and energetic setting.

Passes go on sale this Friday at 12pm CST at