Mamby on the Beach is coming to Chicago, bringing an incredible music festival to the shores of Lake Michigan on July 11 and 12. The lineup is stellar across the board, but there are some unique acts playing the beach that you may not be able to catch anywhere else this summer. When you’re dancing around on Lake Michigan, make sure you check out these artists.
Zhu – Saturday 9-10, The Tent
The elusive producer Zhu is making his Midwest debut at Mamby, and we couldn’t be more excited. He’s only played a handful of shows, most of them overseas, so this is many fans’ first opportunity to see him. He’ll be closing down The Tent on Saturday night. Being matched up against Empire of the Sun is a tough slot, but expect Zhu to draw a mesmerized crowd as the sun goes down over Chicago.
Royksopp – Saturday 7:30-8:30, Main Stage
Royksopp’s Saturday Main Stage set is their only announced date outside of Norway for the rest of the year. These electronic legends are fresh off of their incredible album/tour with Robyn, and are sure to play both new material and old favorites.
Art Department – Sunday 9-10, The Tent
Art Department is midway through their final tour as a duo, and Mamby is one of just a handful of US dates remaining. We caught them at Movement Electronic Music Festival, and they are an act that can’t be missed on the beach.
Cashmere Cat – Saturday 6:20-7:20, Main Stage
Cashmere Cat is not quite as elusive as the rest of these artists, but is a must-see nonetheless. His energetic sets have been some of my favorites at major music festivals like Electric Forest and Ultra, and seeing him light up the Main Stage overlooking Lake Michigan is going to be something for the ages.
Phantogram – Sunday 7:35-8:35, Main Stage
Phantogram wasn’t on my list until a few days ago, when they absolutely blew me away at Electric Forest. Sarah’s stage presence is incredible, and their set was incredibly precise while still going outside of their standard material. This is also one of their last festival appearances of the year. Make sure you’re at the Main Stage on Sunday night for what could be the best of set of the festival.