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ARC music festival draws thousands of house and techno fans to Union Park

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WEST LOOP — Thousands of house and techno music fans gathered in 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 over 40 performers from around the world.

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.

Pictures from the weekend:

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Fans enjoy a falling confetti during DJ Claptone’s performance at the ARC Music Festival on September 4, 2022.
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Fire erupts from The Grid stage on the opening night of the 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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Festival-goers listening to DJ Boris Brejcha close the first day of the ARC Music Festival on The Grid stage on September 2, 2022.
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DJ Tennis performs on the Expansions Stage on the final day of the Arc Music Festival at Union Park on September 4, 2021.
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A festival-goer fans herself as she listens to Justin Martin perform at the 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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Many festival-goers showcased their daytime brewing moves near The Grid stage at the 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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Dj Adam Beyer closes the last evening on The Grid stage of the 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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DJ Boris Brejcha closes the first day of the 2022 ARC Music Festival at Union Park on September 2, 2022.
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DJ Chris Lake closing day one of the 2022 ARC Music Festival on September 2, 2022.
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Festival-goers form a circle as others showcase their brewing skills at the 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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The audience dances under a technicolor tent on the elrow stage at the 2022 ARC Music Festival.
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A fan waves the Brazilian flag at DJ Claptone on September 4, 2022.
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Members of the public wave to extravagant fans in the air during the 2022 ARC music festival.
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DJ Tennis performs on the Expansions Stage on the final day of the Arc Music Festival at Union Park on September 4, 2021.
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Audience members watch German DJ Boris Brejcha perform on the first night of the 2022 ARC music festival.
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Audience members enjoy DJ Fatboy Slim on the Elrow stage at the 2022 ARC music festival dedicated to house and techno music.

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