Chicago’s only beachfront music festival is set to bring a diverse lineup to its new home. Mamby on the Beach will host headliners Brockhampton, Troye Sivan, Zhu, Sylvan Esso, Flying Lotus 3D and Virtual Self on Montrose Beach (4400 N. Lake Shore Drive) Aug. 23 and 24, offering one last hoorah before Loyola’s first day of classes.
It wouldn’t be a summer beach festival without a fair share of light, danceable tracks. Mamby checks that criteria off the list with music from singer-songwriter Quinn XCII, indie-pop group The Aces, electropop artist Empress Of and electronic duo Phantoms across the Beach and Park stages.
The party is likely to continue at the festival’s third stage Mixmag Oasis featuring EDM artists DJ Seinfeld, Justin Martin and a DJ set from Washed Out.
R&B artists Nao and Summer Walker are set to bring some sonic diversity needed across this sea of electropop.
What the festival may seem to lack in genre diversity, it makes up for in diversity in just about every other sense. The lineup boasts artists of varying race, gender and sexual orientation making it a celebration of every type of person.
Mamby still holds a few secrets with five performers on the lineup yet to be announced. Fans can speculate based on the length of the name and corners of letters that peak out from behind the periwinkle paint strokes on the blue and tan poster.
The artists will be dispersed across three stages on the new festival grounds to ensure there is always music playing and fans dancing.
Mamby was previously located at Oakwood Beach on Chicago’s South Side. The new location right off the Wilson Red Line stop will leave more room for additional lakeside activities which could include beach volleyball, yoga or a water balloon fight.
Tickets are available at www.mambybeach.com/buy-tickets and start at $109 for a two-day pass.