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ARC Music Festival Brings Thousands Of House, Techno Fans To Union Park

It was the second year for the house music festival, which featured more than 40 artists performing over three days.

A fan singing along to "Deceiver" by DJ Chris Lake who performed at the 2022 ARC Music Festival in Union Park Sept. 2, 2022.
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WEST LOOP — Thousands of house and techno music fans converged on Union Park over Labor Day weekend for the second ARC Music Festival in the West Loop.

The three-day music festival featured four stages with more than 40 artists from across the globe performing.

Local DJs included DJ Lady D, Ron Carroll, Gene Farris, Hiroko Yamamura and Mike Dunn. International names included Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Honey Dijon, Chris Lake and Fatboy Slim.

Photos from the weekend:

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Fans enjoy a confetti drop during DJ Claptone’s performance at ARC Music Festival on Sept. 4, 2022.
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Fire shoots out of The Grid stage during the opening night of the 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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Festival-goers listening to DJ Boris Brejcha close out the first day at ARC Music Festival on The Grid stage on Sept. 2 , 2022.
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DJ Tennis plays at the Expansions stage during the last day of Arc Music Festival in Union Park on Sept. 4, 2021.
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A festival-goer fans herself while listening to Justin Martin perform at the 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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Many festival-goers showcased their shuffling moves during the day near The Grid stage at the 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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Dj Adam Beyer closes out the last night at The Grid stage at the 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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DJ Boris Brejcha closes out the first day of the 2022 ARC Music Festival in Union Park on Sept. 2, 2022.
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DJ Chris Lake closing off the first day of the 2022 ARC Music Festival on Sept. 2, 2022.
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Festival-goers form a circle while others showcase their shuffling skills at the 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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The audience dances under a technicolor tent at the elrow stage at the 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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A fan waves the Brazilian flag at DJ Claptone on Sept. 4, 2022.
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Audience members wave extravagant fans in the air during the 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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DJ Tennis plays at the Expansions stage during the last day of Arc Music Festival in Union Park on Sept. 4, 2021.
Credit: Melody Mercado, Block Club Chicago
Audience members watch German DJ, Boris Brejcha, perform the first night at 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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Audience members enjoy DJ Fatboy Slim at the Elrow stage at the 2022 ARC Music Festival dedicated to House and Techno music.

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