Watch Arc Music Festival Chicago live and stage construction + info

ARC Music Festival flyer 2021
ARC Music Festival flyer 2021

We are only some days ahead of Arc Music Festival; on the 4th and 5th of September (this weekend) Chicago Union Park will turn into electronic music heaven. With more than 30 artists and globally renowned DJs like Eric Prydz and ZHU, the party is guaranteed.

Video from Arc Music Festival Day 2: ZHU, Cirez D and more

On the first day, Cirez D, ZHU, and tons more have delivered insane performances at the festival, with Eric Prydz techno alias, Cirez D who has played a lot of new music; check below to listen to them.

Main stage construction, as well as the work to build the festival, has already started. With its 4 stages, this year Arc Music Festival Chicago will be the biggest to date. Below you can see some videos and photos of the festival area (this section of the article is updated frequently so, come back in some hours to see more photos and videos.

Arc Festival stage Union Park Chicago
Arc Festival stage Union Park Chicago

Festival’s Lineup and Timetables

General information for Arc Music Festival Chicago


  • Have the Fever app downloaded to speed up your entry.
  • Are you unable to locate your pass or email confirmation? Try all of the options for logging into your Fever account.
  • Transferring festival passes can be done directly through Fever.
  • Avoid buying tickets from third-party apps or people. Safe transactions are managed only via Fever.
  • On-site upgrades to your festival pass will be available. Table service can be reserved ahead of time.
  • Residents (GA) passes are all digital and do not come with a wristband. On-site wristbands will be given to Global (VIP) and Icon (VIP+) guests, but they will still need to scan their QR code for entry each day. The wristbands for Global and Icon do not grant access to the festival on their own.
ARC Music Festival Chicago map
ARC Music Festival Chicago map


  • To attend, you must have proof of full vaccination or a COVID-19 test that was negative within 72 hours of entering the gates.
  • A photo of your vaccination card taken with your phone will suffice as long as the name matches your ID, the card is completely filled out with all pertinent information, and there are no signs of tampering or forgery.


  • Credit/debit cards, as well as contactless payment methods (Apple/Samsung/Google, etc.) will be accepted at ARC.


  • Bus: The Ashland #9 bus runs north/south and stops on Union Park’s western edge. The Madison #20 bus runs east-west and stops just south of the park; it also runs directly from Ogilvie station and is a short walk from downtown Union Station.
  • Train: The Ashland stop on the Green and Pink lines is located in the park’s northwest corner. There is a handicapped entrance.
  • Bike: The location of the Bike Parking area can be found on the official map.
  • Car: In the Union Park area associated with the festival, there are no designated public parking lots. If you plan on driving to ARC, please use ride-sharing services.


  • Gov’t issued Photo ID.
  • Copy of vaccination card OR negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours.
  • QR Code from within the Fever App or screenshot on your device

Live stream

At the moment the festival has not announced any plan to live stream the event nor on Facebook nor on YouTube. We’re going to upload videos from the various performances anyways.