Chicago is bringing the HEAT! Get ready for Chicago’s newest festival, Heatwave! Auris Presents, Chicago’s leading force in live music events, has just today announced the debut festival. Heatwave will take over Chicago July 16 & 17 . Pop-art inspired the event and the plan is to bridge the gap between experiential art and globally leading dance music performances.
Pop-art has been inspiring the world for years. In the past, they shaped the works Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans and Lichtenstein’s Crying Girl. Pop-art has always been about harnessing the power of mass-culture to turn the images of the moment on their head. And the new and immersive Heatwave aims to tip its hat to this moment in time by creating a music-meets-art landscape of installations and environments to explore.
Who is going to grace us with their presence?
Well, for starters, the debut event will feature some of dance music’s most celebrated stars like Group Therapy and Anjuna powerhouse Above & Beyond, Swedish hitmakers Galantis, hip-hop influenced producer RL Grime, global superstar TIËSTO, and Canadian bass music kings Zeds Dead.
But that isn’t all- this lineup is HOT! You’ll hear from amazing names such as the illustrious Oliver Heldens, Grammy-nominated Audien, South African live duo Goldfish, hitmaker Frank Walker, rising star MADDS, and sultry Counter Records signee Kasbo playing a DJ set. Billing continues with Endless Summer: Sam Feldt B2B Jonas Blue, Matoma, Borgeous, and more.
The heat continues as we hear from the deeper end of electronic music’s mainstage sound continues with scene leaders like G Jones, Ekali, Blunts & Blondes, and Boombox Cartel, paired with the rap crossover stylings of Lost Kings and Yellow Claw.
Finally, we round off the performance with bass and tech house leaders such as superstars like J. Worra, Dr. Fresch, Shiba San, and Westend.
Heatwave is going to cement itself onto the Chicago dance music calendar. They plan to do so by welcoming a full range of to be announced visual artists and creatives set to adorn Douglass Park with areas for attendees to get lost in. Sounds like fun! These reality altering experiential elements will set Heatwave apart from the norm.
The event will be led by the team behind Auris Presents, who know how to party in Chicago! They are 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.
Attendees can sign-up to be the first to get their festival passes at https://heatwavemusicfestival.