ARC Music Festival 2022 Recap
Chicago’s stunning skyline sets the scene for this premiere house & techno festival. ARC Music Festival features a US exclusive elrow stage all 3 days and the top DJs in the game.
2021 was the very first edition and went off as a smashing success. 2022 was bigger and better than ever!
The Elrow tent design was immaculate. Astronauts on stilts danced through the crowd and the additional flashy, multicolored accents really created an experience. Day 1 ended with a masterful Chris Lake set.
The Grid stage was surprisingly wide, perfectly positioned within Union park. VIP tables were elevated with a great view of the stage. The layout was perfect. Everything was close together but never had any sound bleeding. The legendary Boris Brejcha ended the night at the grid.
Day two kicked off strong and did not disappoint. Carl Cox played an incredible two-hour set on the main stage, leading right into the mesmerizing Charlotte De Witte.
Moving along to the next stage, Expansions was tucked in the trees and gave a unique jungle/forest vibe. Honey Dijon put on a show to close out Expansions on day two.
The final stage was called ARC Car, which was a small little pit stop area next to the main stage and Elrow. There was a school bus with speakers and a little stage with a smaller sized area to dance.
Day three was packed with unbelievable performances from legendary DJs, including Gorgon City, Claptone, Fatboy Slim, and the dynamic duo Adam Beyer back to back with Cirez D to close out the main stage.
There were plenty of food and beverage stands and short waiting lines. The were multiple water refill stations for a quick and easy fill-up.
Chicago is the home of house music so it’s fitting to attend such a perfectly curated experience to match the birthplace of the genre. Overall the festival was very well organized and easy to navigate.
Summer’s last festival went off without a hitch. We are looking forward to returning in 2023 to ARC Music Festival!