Heatwave was so successful last year, that Auris Presents is bringing the festival back to Chicago! This will be the second edition of the festival and we’re psyched to share it with you! This year, the festival has moved dates to Chicago from June 10-11th at a new home. The iconic lakefront of Northerly Island will be the home of the festival and it will bring the HEAT!!!
Heatwave Music Festival is a place where music meets imagination. It’s a beautiful and vibrant technicolor wonderland where you’ll be transported into a new dimension. Dance your heart out to some of the biggest and best artists over two days. Soak in the sights of Chicago with its iconic skyline and Lake Michigan. You can’t miss it!
Heatwave will be headlined by some of the craziest and biggest artists in the scene! The lineup is led by hitters such as Kaskade along with the influential deadmau5 for their collaborative superduo Kx5’s Chicago debut, versatile producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist GRiZ making his way back to the midwest after last year’s Triple Rainbow event, pioneering dance megastar Tiësto making his Heatwave return, and renowned electronic duo and Gud Vibrations label heads Slander.
The bill further enlists established names like melodic electronic-crossover favorite Gryffin, DJ and production hitmaker duo Loud Luxury returning after their triumphant Heatwave set last year, Nitti Gritti & Party Favor’s standout house project SIDEPIECE, a highly anticipated b2b set from the legendary A-Trak alongside the emergent VNSSA, floor-filling electronic trio Cheat Codes, and the vibrant bass music of LSDREAM. Additional highlights include scene veterans like chart-topping producer Deorro, the enigmatic masked DJ and producer Malaa, in-demand collaborators Whethan and Elephante, Swiss-Italian stalwart EDX, forward-thinking Australian export Luude, and four on the floor house hitter Noizu. Internationally renowned graffiti artist and DJ Alec Monopoly is also set to make an appearance.
A slew of the scene’s risers will be on display including the likes of melodic tech house duo KREAM, fashionable twin sister duo Coco & Breezy, the heavier frequencies of artists like Kaivon and Kai Wachi, and respected sound design expert Apashe. The bill is rounded out by up-and-comers such as The Sponges, TWINSICK, Zingara, NOTD, and Automhate.
This isn’t all there is to do, however. There will be tons of visual artists and creatives that will be coming to the scene with immersive art experiences. Last year’s event had some amazing art installations that made Heatwave special, such as DREAM with ME by Laura Kimpton, mural art by the artist Pretty Done, large-scale puppetry from Ellie Terrell, a pop-art inspired statue garden, and various photo opportunities giving a sense of what’s in store for this year’s artistic utopia.
Heatwave is led by the team behind Auris Presents, the reigning tastemakers of Chicago’s dance music and immersive festival community, and team behind Chicago live music and entertainment venues RADIUS, Concord Music Hall, PRYSM, and more.
General tickets with payment plans are available now. For tickets and more information, visit heatwavemusicfestival.com.