6 Must-See Sets at ARC Music Festival 2023

6 Must-See Sets at ARC Music Festival 2023
Brian Bonavoglia

The wait is finally over! With Labor Day weekend right around the corner, this means its almost time for ARC Music Festival to return to Union Park for a fun-filled weekend fueled by house and techno.

Chicago’s flagship house and techno festival will be invading the “Windy City” it’s third edition looking to go bigger and better than ever before showcasing the sounds of electronic dance music’s latest and greatest talents in the birthplace of house music.

While the festival has provided all the essentials: set times, festival map, and food vendors, it is time to get to the drawing board to schedule the perfect soundtrack for your weekend.

Considering this is a star-studded affair that runs across three days, there are plenty of names to choose from with plenty of set time conflicts that can make things a bit overwhelming but we’re here to help.

Check out our must-see sets for 2023 below! Limited tickets are still available at

*List is in order of set time*

Anfisa Letyago

Anfisa Letyago

Hailing from Naples, Italy, Anfisa Letyago has proven to be a true driving force in the world of techno and was even coined the “new generation” by the legend himself, Carl Cox. Unleashing her fury behind the decks unloading a steady barrage of menacing beats to crowds across the globe, the N:S:DA label head looks to set the tone for the weekend when she takes the Expansions stage on Friday.

Anfisa Letyago, ParteNope – Lo La |

Boys Noize

boys noize

Considered a true techno titan, it only seems right that Boys Noize is paying a visit to Chicago for ARC Music Festival. Always one to deliver high-octane and frenzied sets all masterful crafted in terms of track selection, this Grammy-nominated talent is sure to get festivalgoers adrenaline pumping throughout his 90-minute set.

Pussy Riot, Boys Noize ft. Alice Glass – Chastity (Boys Noize Club Mix) |

Eric Prydz Presents Holo

Eric Prydz HOLO

Catching an Eric Prydz alone is an unforgettable musical journey; however, his HOLO show is simply in a league of its one and doesn’t happen too often. Easily considered the best audiovisual experience in the dance music scene at the moment, with pictures and videos simply not doing it justice, those lucky enough to be attending ARC Music Festival this year must pay a visit to the Grid stage on Friday to close out the night.

Pryda – The Return |

Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim

As we all know, longevity in anything is never a given especially in the world of electronic music but that’s not something the one and only Fatboy Slim has to worry about. The electronic dance music icon has been at it for four decades now and certainly shows no signs of slowing down. Whether an seasoned veteran or a fresh face in the festival scene, Fatboy Slim is a set everyone should want to witness considering he is considered a true living legend by most.

Pizzaman, Lexa Hill, Fatboy Slim – Sex on the Streets (Fatboy Slim Edit) |

John Summit

john summit

Not only is he one of the hottest names in the world of electronic dance music but John Summit will be playing the role of hometown hero when he closes out the Grid stage Saturday night. Still buzzing off the release of this captivating single “Where You Are” with Hayla, this renowned party enthusiast is primed to ignite the festival crowd with his infectious stage presence and fiery track selections.

John Summit ft. MKLA – Fade Out |

Peggy Gou

Peggy Gou

Currently dominating the airwaves with her viral summer anthem, “(It Goes Like) Nanana,” Peggy Gou will be making her return to Chicago taking centerstage Sunday night at the Grid stage. Making a name for herself with her infectious productions and forward-thinking curations whenever in the mix, the South Korean-born, Berlin-based talent is sure have the crowd moving and grooving for a proper Sunday Funday set to close out the weekend.

Peggy Gou – (It Goes Like) Nanana |

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