Chicago’s flagship techno and house music festival, ARC has announced its initial lineup. The infamous festival has rapidly grown since its first debut, ARC heads into its third year firmly rooted as a fan-favorite in the global festival circuit, continuing to bring in internationally renowned talent to the birthplace of house music. Over its short span, ARC has already grounded and established a legacy as a music event uniting scenes and connects communities. Inviting iconic label parties to collaborate, creating an international scale. ARC continues to expand as a leading name in the global scene by shining a spotlight on the rich cultural heritage of Chicago house music and bridging the genre’s local and global pioneers with the next generation of world-class artists. The 2023 edition will be taking place September 1-3 at Union Park.
In the dance music community, Labor Day is the weekend when multiple festivals take place. It solidifies the closing weekend of the festival season, bringing together multiple genre communities and creating new memories. There are many reasons why ARC Festival should be on your festival calendar but we highlighted five important reasons that make the house music and techno festival so unique.
This year’s lineup showcases a wide variety of house music and techno, inviting global international DJs and producers. ARC Festival highlights and provides an opportunity for upcoming underground artists. The 2023 ARC ballot features talented underground artists in the likes of UK upbeat house music DJ and producer Fleur Shore, with her wild and elaborate production. Australian-based DJ and producer, Mall Grab will take over the decks with his vibrant attitude and style of sound. The Australian operates at a fast pace and a dangerously high frequency that has been impossible to ignore. Turkish DJ and producer, Carlita will bring her inventive talent and psychedelic sound to the ARC festival. Her sound materialized from Insanbal, incorporating her Turkish roots and instrumental percussions to create her own unique and distinctive take on house and techno. Along with the heavyweight techno and house music icons taking over the stages at ARC, the festival will not be complete without the upcoming talent.
Spanish party outfit Elrow will return to ARC. The iconic loco fiesta will bring its signature love and dance and colorful vibes for elrow’s takeover. Known for its renowned psychedelic production and outrageous surprises, performers and hijinx have made it one of the most celebrated brands in the world. Elrow is touching down bespoke events annually in Barcelona, Ibiza, New York, London, Dubai, Miami, Las Vegas, Sydney, and many more essential markets. This year at ARC Festival, elrow will represent its only festival stage takeover in the USA.
Eric Prydz returns this year with his iconic HOLO show. The magnificent event takes dancers on a journey through sight and sounds with his jaw-dropping 3D visuals. The eye-popping, mindblowing visuals are unique all their own, becoming a viral sensation through social media. It's a treat and a dream to be a part of the experience, at a HOLO show, you are entering the mind of Eric Prydz. HOLO has toured many festivals such as Tomorrowland, and Creamfields, but never at an American festival, making its debut US festival appearance. Techno legend Adam Beyer also makes his return following last year’s monumental back-to-back with Prydz’ Cirez D alias. Perhaps the two might perform a surprise set, who knows?
Chicago has shaped the dance music industry for decades, some of the most famous house and techno talent emerged from the city. Without Chicago house, there would be no dance music. From the early days of dance music, Chicago was one of the first cities to experience the global phenomenon. The lineup would not be complete without its house music architects such as Derrick Carter. His sets are rooted in-house, but he freely travels outside club tastes, seamlessly incorporating old-school disco, soul, jazz, and whatever catches his fancy. The bonafide house legend, Gene Farris has been molding the scene since the beginning. He's been pushing musical boundaries for close to three decades, from spinning at underground warehouse parties in the early 90s to working with the current crop of world-leading labels and artists. International DJ, singer, songwriter, and landmark figure of dance music, Colette. She first gained attention when she started singing over her DJ mixes and became a resident at Chicago’s SmartBar. She teamed up with the legendary house and techno artists for some of her biggest singles and releases. Including DJ Heather who is also on this year’s ARC lineup. DJ Heather is another Chicago household native who has been lighting up the dance floors with her unique rhythms and catchy beats. Trailblazer, DJ Lady D has been playing internationally as well as in Chicago’s major nightclubs for the better part of two decades. She has garnered a loyal following and reputation as a headliner. Fall in line alongside acid-house artist Hiroko Yamamura. Once she hits the decks, the isolation melts away as she lights up dance floors with an homage to the House, Acid, and techno sounds that shaped the Chicago Rave Sound. Alongside are some Detroit pioneers like Carl Craig, Moodymann, and DJ Minx.
Over the past three-year expansion, the ARC festival has come a long way from a two-day festival to a full weekend event. Inviting global and local talented artists and impressive lineups each year that alone will draw huge crowds across the country. Every festival strives to be the best and offer the greatest experience to every attendee and artist. ARC fans will also be treated to intimate afterparties across Auris Presents and ARC partner venues RADIUS, Cermak Hall, PRYSM, Concord Music Hall, and more. ARC AFTER DARK will soon release upcoming before and after parties to keep the momentum going throughout the entire weekend. Snag your party passes. Every festival has an information page, but ARC is the only festival that has a hotline. People can call the active number for a special message from the artists of ARC, special promotions, and secret information about the festival. Call 312-897-2030 and leave ARC a special message. The city of Chicago will be transformed by the inspirational cultural movement of house music. Attendees will be surrounded by impeccable art and decor, handmade statues, and creative sculptures plus innovative side activities and vendors. The Auris Presents team will lead these efforts, bringing decades of unique event experience and curation across their independent endeavors.
Just halfway through the incredible summer season with massive festivals worldwide, and today, Insomniac Events surprised the community with a mind-blowing full lineup drop of EDC Orlando. Set to perform at the three-day affair this November 11-13, 2022. Once again, EDC will take over Orlando’s Tinker Field. The colorful celebration with sunshine and positive energy will host plenty of elite performers and up-and-coming acts. The festival will include the highly anticipated sunset performances with Kaskade Redux, Dom Dolla, Above & Beyond, and more. EDC Orlando will also champion talented producers, including 999999999 (Hybrid Live/DJ Set), Green Velvet Presents La La Land, John Summit, Vintage Culture, Pauline Herr, Charlotte de Witte, plus over one hundred other artists. First debuted at EDC Las Vegas earlier this year, the kineticBLOOM will be on full display in Orlando, celebrating the growth of personal connections and the seed of a unique flower known over the last 26 years as the Electric Daisy.
Electric Daisy Carnival and Orlando have always brought a wide variety to every lineup each year, raising the bar in creativity and lineup curating. Each year, Insomniac sets high standards and never slows down to engage in creating new experiences. Festival goers always return every year because it delivers a different experience. More festival activities, unique drinks specials, immersive actors and performers, and iconic DJ sets. EDC grows each year, inviting more talented artists and attracting more attendees. Throughout its eleven years, EDC Orlando has evolved into a major festival in the United States. It's a celebration of all the successful years the festival created with all the loving fans. Here are some exciting and fun facts about EDC Orlando.
It can be annoying not being able to use cash at EDC. There is an option for cash to be exchanged onsite for a prepaid card with the merchants. But who wants to do that? However, we are living in a new age where everyone is using a phone, and everything is digital. EDC accepts Credit, debit, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, and Android Pay. Paying cashless does make lines go a little faster when buying merch, food, or beverages. Unless the systems go down.
Many of Insomniac’s signature brands will champion EDC Orlando’s four iconic stages, including Dreamstate, Bassrush, Insomniac Records, and Factory 93. Plus, the main stage, known as kineticFIELD, adopts the same construction as Vegas. From ethereal trance music and heavy-hitting bass to the dance floor sounds of house and techno. Insomniac’s curated music lineups continue strengthening the behemoth's reach to electronic dance fans across all genres. The Ryno Bus Art Car will also host the best local talent from the region, including a day dedicated to Florida breaks.
Last year’s high-energy festival brought a sold-out crowd of 300,000 Headliners together for three days of blooming beats inspired by the nature of the kineticZEN festival theme. Since its first edition in 2011, Insomniac’s EDC Orlando festival has continued to grow in size, now totaling more than 40 acres of the insane festival experience. Now spanning five music stages, attendance nearly tripled in just the last three years. This year will draw an even more significant number of people with the rise of festival action and success rates.
Downtown Orlando’s lively hub of entertainment and nightlife will also transform into EDC Orlando’s official pre-party and afterparty destination. Throughout recent years, it has hosted various events across multiple nights. Full performance and venue details will be announced soon.
Tickets are on sale for EDC Orlando, with three-day GA passes starting at $199.99 and VIP passes starting at $399.99. Please visit the link purchase; while they are still at Tier 1, prices will increase and sell out.
After a three-year hiatus with help from dance music and live events powerhouses Insomniac and Club Glow, Moonrise Festival will return. On Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, the grounds of the Pimlico Race Course will change into a different universe of space, alternate creatures, and immersive art decorations.(more…)
For the first time in three years, the infamous Day Zero Masada: Dweller of the Dead Sea returns to Israel this September. Nevertheless, Damian Lazarus’ Day Zero remains an essential marking of time for the electronic music community, a signal of new beginnings and a party that connects the physical and spiritual realms.
Touching down at the historic mountain of Masada and the lowest part of the world on September 16, 2022, the lineup features renowned DJs and producers from around the globe. Italian techno star Anfisah Letyago, New York house legend Danny Tenaglia, completing the star-studded bill is Sasha, DJ Tennis, Art Department, Chloe Caillet, Day Zero founder Damian Lazarus and Israeli artists including Adam Ten, and leader of Tel Aviv-based techno collective Dov Gummy.
I recently returned from my Birthright trip, and it was one of my favorite destinations throughout the entire journey. Here’s a brief history lesson about the Masada. It’s an ancient fortress in the Southern Israel of the Judean. It was built in 30 B.C and was known as the first temple. It sprawls over three rock formations and overlooks the vast breathtaking scenery of the Dead Sea. There are seven-hundred steps to walk the path to King Herod's Palace. However, the cable car, established in 1998, takes tourists to the ancient ruins on a fun ride. The frequencies of the world’s best electronic music echo through canyons carved over millennia, a sacred pilgrimage first set forth by Canaanites, Reubens, Gads, and many others. The 2022 Day Zero Masada will leave party people remains one of global rave’s most breathtaking experiences.
Day Zero first emerged from the luscious jungles of Tulum in 2012 and from there, it has become a humble gathering into one of the world’s celebrated festivals. The event brings innovative and creative ideas to the dancefloor. Damian Lazarus knows how to connect the music with the person throughout his euphoric sets. Together with the Tripping Productions team, it continues to push boundaries in technology, decorations, and artistry. Furthermore, attendees can count on the ability to experience elaborate performances from the Day Zero circus team, art installations, desert sculptures, and surprises at every turn. next chapter to the desert sands, Bedouin tribes, and ancient cultures in the Dead Sea region.
The aquatic fairytale continues with Imagine Music Festival at its brand new location in Kingston Down, GA, from September 15-18. Following their February Instagram Reel that showcased a snippet of the venue, Imagine is now ready to invite fans from all over to experience Kingston Downs with a brand new, never before seen teaser video of the location. This organic wonderland, familiar to many, features the safety and security of paved roads throughout and land resilient to inclement weather. The unique site encompasses all the beauty of nature with sprawling grass fields and pastures, rolling hills, untouched woodlands, nature trails, and many other highly unique outdoor experiences. In addition, Imaginers will experience four nights of camping, over 100 artists, and more than five stages.
“The site is a true gem. Nestled in secluded woodlands, guests will be transported to what feels like another world, where they can relax in nature and be moved by the music.” Says founder Madeleine Goodhand. “There is no other site quite like this one, making Imagine Festival a truly unique festival experience.” Combine the new site with the incredible lineup and world-class stages; it’s one of the season's must-see events.”
Kingston Downs is a family-owned and operated 5,000+ acre property situated on the Etowah River, conveniently located a few miles outside of Rome, GA, and 45 minutes north of metro Atlanta. The secluded retreat showcases undisturbed woodlands, open fields, nature trails, and riverfront access, making it the ideal new home for Imagine Music Festival. The location will welcome electronic headlining acts such as Excision, GRiZ, Kaskade, Air2Earth (sunset set), Ganja White Night, Gorgon City, Madeon (LIVE), Liquid Stranger, San Holo, Subtronics, and so many more.
What’s new for 2022? All 3-day festival passes now include GA tent-only camping access and Early Thursday Arrival giving you four days and four nights of GA camping for $249.00 plus fees or just $40 down with three payment installments. In addition, VIP passes include special perks such as express entry, main stage VIP club, Mermaid Lounge, VIP pool access, exclusive viewing areas, Plus VIP bars and lounges. And private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $479 for a 3-day pass plus fees or $60 down with three easy payment installments. Another VIP package includes an open bar for the entire weekend for $999.00 plus fees or $100 down with three easy payment installments. In addition, every vehicle requires a car camping or day parking pass. Prices will be increasing after May 13.
Many people thought Moonrise wouldn’t happen anymore until the announcement of its return arrived. The festival is now rebranded by powerhouses Insomniac and Club Glow. Baltimore’s longest-running electronic music has released its 2022 lineup. After a three-year hiatus, Moonrise will return to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7.(more…)
New York’s renowned Electric Zoo is this year’s most evolved festival yet, as they recently announced the new 3.0. The theme shows the festival joining the technology revolution dominated by Web 3.0 and innovative tech. The electronic music festival will be on Labor Day weekend, September 2-4, at Randall’s Island Park. Tickets go on sale this week. Register for pre-sale access.
The taste and trends of dance music are changing, and EZOO was determined to create their lineup to satisfy their community. Through feedback and choices in the EZOO Artist List surveys, fans asked for more house and techno, and Martin Garrixwas the number one requested artist. Did your favorite artist make it on the 2022 lineup? Many top elite names on the lineup include John Summit, Diplo, and Carl Cox. However, if you look closer, there are talented artists that fans are unaware of. Instead of being packed in the crowd at a busy stage, head over to these unexpected artists.
She just completed her sold-out tour with Liquid Stranger. Her style of dark wub bass has been reaching a wide range of audiences. Follow the witch closely laced with tranquil vocals, hypnotic melodies, and dreamy soundscapes. I met her at the Forbidden Kingdom Festival last year, and she has an incredible personality matching her exuberant action-packed sets.
She is a 24-year-old producer and DJ plus a label owner from San Jose, Costa Rica. She is known for performing extremely energetic sets; she will make you dance and sweat with her techno and tech-house beats all night. She is a force to be reconded with; keep an eye on her.
A producer and DJ from the UK. Bringing his unique brand of energy-infused house music to EZOO. His style features giddy rhythms buttered with soulful chord progressions that glide across a wide emotional spectrum. Classic house feelings filtered through a contemporary lens.
A local New York house DJ. Known to mix easygoing disco vibes with deep baselines. She has performed at Schimanski, Elsewhere, Downtime, Drom, and SoHo Rooftop parties. She takes listeners on a progressive journey that keeps them on their feet.
A conceptual psytrance project formed by melodic bass powerhouse Seven Lions (Jeff Montalvo) and Washington-based psytrance duo Dimibo (Filip Pankovcin & Loch Stimpson). While their sound is firmly rooted in psytrance, the three producers incorporate various production techniques and musical genres, giving their music a unique hybrid feel.
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Festival season is officially in full swing! Some of the biggest festivals in the country are still happening and releasing their biggest lineups in history. In Las Vegas, the beloved Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) returns this summer. All music lovers will rejoice in “Under The Electric Sky” at the Motor Speedway from May 20-22. A colorful and vibrant community of more than 500,000 attendees will join together for three nights from dusk to dawn to bring the unparalleled world of EDC to life.
"Bringing together all the different genres and communities from within the dance music scene is what makes EDC so special. The music that we curate for these three days at the Speedway represents the sounds of every Insomniac event that happens throughout the year. The experience we create will always be inspired by our underground roots and in celebration of dance music culture that we all love so much. All are welcome at EDC Las Vegas."Pasquale Rotella, Founder, and CEO of Insomniac
The lineup announcement has been announced, and since there are too many to name and it's almost impossible to see all the names. Let’s highlight the top artists to see at EDC Vegas. The focused artists will range from all types of dance music celebrating all sounds within the community. Seeing some artists live at EDC Vegas is a completely different vibe. Here's the list of artists you should include in your personal artist schedule.
Three Hardstyle legends coming together once again. Combining these forces will be iconic with their powerful sound. The energy will be even louder and more vibrant with this power trio. The Hardstyle community will be blown away during this performance.
German composer, producer, and DJ is an exquisite deep house artist that transcends his music into a unique form. He’s the label owner of Ton Töpferei and his iconic Cercle performance. He’s known for his live sets out of this world; his act of mixing and playing live instruments is sensational.
Hailing from Italy, the Techno princess will grace the decks. Her techno sound is raw and powerful. She has released many singles in recent months and is ready to present them all in May. It will be her debut performance which will be exciting for both fans and herself. All techno artists go all out at EDC Vegas, is the energy in the air or the crowd? We may never know.
She has been featured in Group Therapy 450. This uprising Nu-Disco and deep house artist is making a name for herself. Hailing from Germany, she has performed at multiple nightclubs and European festivals. Her sound is reaching the states is making her debut performance at the iconic festival.
Defected Records owner and house Queen is back and sharing the love and joy with her fellow house heads. For over 20 years, the label has showcased the best of house music, celebrating love and dance throughout the years. It's the first time since the label owner has been to the states in two years. This is an exciting time for her as she makes her triumphant return.
Two Tech House power players are teaming up for the ultimate back-to-back performance. Both artists are making huge strides with their fast uprising and breaking through into the scene globally. Their Tech House sounds have been taken to the scene by storm with massive releases. Also, including their smash collaboration, 'You Give Me A Feeling'.
Hardstyle Queen is set to make her anticipated return. With a slew of powerful and catchy singles, she is ready to take over Vegas. Her raw and hardcore sounds bring life to and energy to the decks. Her shows sell, and the crowd at her stages is completely packed with her loyal fans. She has recently released her newest single, ‘Overdose,’ and has been a huge chart climber.
Three-day GA+ and VIP tickets for the 18+ event are available for purchase. GA+ tickets are currently available for $559, and VIP tickets are available for $779. Please don’t get scared of these prices; payment plans are available online.
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After an outstanding first-year succession, ARC Festival returns for Labor Day Weekend 2022. The three-day festival united scenes and connected communities worldwide; it's a unique festival with a creative history in Chicago. The all techno and house music festival was able to bring massive party brands, host iconic artists, and produce an immersive experience.(more…)
After two years of silence, Movement Festival finally makes its highly anticipated return to Hart Plaza in Detroit. The mecca techno festival will boast its biggest lineup yet, with over 110 acts. It pushes boundaries from inviting the biggest to the underground artists of house and techno. For three days of techno and house music on Memorial Day Weekend from May 28-30. Detroit comes alive again from all walks of life, from veterans to techno babies.(more…)