March 7, 2017
March 7, 2017 — MAMBY ON THE BEACH, Chicago’s only beachside summer music festival, is thrilled to announce the artist lineup for its highly anticipated third year! The musically eclectic festival will take place from Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, once again on the grassy-field and sand-swept coast of Oakwood Beach.
Featuring a backdrop of Chicago’s iconic skyline and Lake Michigan’s shimmering waters, the Beach Stage will play host to some of the most defining indie, electronic and hip hop artists of the era. Leading the charge will be the kings of psychedelic rock MGMT along with chart-topping alt pop band WALK THE MOON and returning to Mamby for an extraordinary live set are legendary beatmakers CUT COPY. Additional acts include soulful electronic champions MIIKE SNOW, sensual R&B-hybrid duo MARIAN HILL and tropical house master KLINGANDE. In support, fiery performances from RAURY, STRFKR, MUNA, RAVYN LENAE, GAVIN TUREK and more will keep the inclusive beachside vibes in full swing.
Meanwhile, on the lush grasses of the Park Stage, attendees are invited to kick back and groove to a diverse group of crossover acts from all corners of the hip hop and electronic gamuts. Standout live acts include joyful pop pioneers MISTERWIVES, twisted beat scientist FLYING LOTUS, indie-pop quintet LOCAL NATIVES, Norwegian disco idol TODD TERJE AND THE OLSENS and esteemed multi-instrumentalist virtuoso THUNDERCAT, fresh off the release of his critically acclaimed album Drunk. The Park Stage will also see performances by the voice of Chicago’s West Side SABA, MUTEMATH, SANGO, PHOEBE RYAN, SIR THE BAPTIST (based in Mamby’s home of Bronzeville) and more.
Mamby’s dedicated electronic stage, curated for a second consecutive year by dance industry leader Mixmag, is primed to host hypnotizing rhythms and underground beats for two days straight. Headlining the Mixmag Tent is historic techno trailblazer GREEN VELVET celebrating the 25 year anniversary of his Chicago-founded label Relief Records, best known for releasing legendary tracks such as the Percolator (1992) and Flash (1995). In honor of the celebration, Green Velvet helped curate the lineup with support from JUSTIN MARTIN, MK, LEE FOSS, fellow Relief recording artist LATMUN and more. Future house producer TCHAMI will be taking over headlining duties on Saturday, along with support by Belgian funk-centered powerhouse THE MAGICIAN, SAMF FELDT, JUSTIN JAY, WILL CLARKE, DJ HEATHER and more. Step out of the sun and experience a daytime beach club like no other as the Mixmag Tent provides nonstop dance fuel all weekend long.
As dedicated Mamby attendees will remember, the festival is far more than a gathering of diverse musical acts on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. Since its inception, the Mamby experience has continued to grow, expanding its roots and incorporating new experiences. Last year, the festival added a fresh collection of unique art installations, beach-friendly games, silent disco sessions, yoga, nutritional and wellness workshops, and various other activities for attendees to explore. This year, Mamby will once again provide exciting experimental elements for passionate beachgoers to enjoy, with official announcements including the Silent Disco lineup, coming soon!
For those with an open mind and a curious heart, Mamby On The Beach is an opportunity to escape the monotony of our daily routines and explore the most precious parts of our collective being. As Mamby brethren, united around common bonds of freedom, expression and beauty, we invite you to bring the memories made here wherever you go.
“A two-night stand where summer beach vibes ruled onstage and off.” – Chicago Tribune
“A beachfront festival where people can live out their romanticized
‘weekend in Ibiza’ fantasies.” – Chicagoist
“This boutique festival [provides] the perfect laidback setting to cater to true music fanatics.” – Mixmag
“Mamby takes the lead of other dance-focused city fests by mixing DJs with synth-loving bands,
and DJ sets from people who play in synth-loving bands.” – THUMP/ Vice
“The first of five major Chicago music festivals, Mamby lead off with a first pitch homer as one of the most unique.” – WXRT