The Women of ARC Festival

Written by Rebecca Hollman
Photos by Kursza (cover photo)

If you’re a techno fan in the United States than you have most definitely heard of the infamous ARC Music Festival that graced the city of Chicago for the first time last year in 2021. This year, Arc returns to Union Park in Chicago with the most incredible global and diverse techno lineup the United States ever gets to see. This year ARC will take place from Friday September 2nd to Sunday September 4th over Labor Day Weekend.

So who dominates the ARC lineup this year? Girls. Who runs the world? Girls. Who runs the global techno scene? Girls. I think we might be seeing a trend here. Even in a male dominated industry, the best DJs in techno all seem to be women and they deserve to be recognized for their incredible talent. My goal was to highlight the careers of the women on the ARC lineup, but as I went through the lineup I realized more than half of it was women! I had to give a shoutout to all the women on the lineup regardless. Check out these amazing ladies below along with links to their Soundcloud, Spotify and Instagram accounts and their most popular track to date followed by their most recent released track.

Ann Clue

Origin: Mannheim, Germany

Photo from Insomniac

Soundcloud Spotify Instagram


Origin: São Paulo, Brazil

Photo from the Dallas Observer

Soundcloud Spotify Instagram


Origin: Chicago, USA

Photo from Resident Advisor

Soundcloud Spotify Instagram

Charlotte de Witte

Origin: Ghent, Belgium

Photo from Dancing Astronaut

Soundcloud Spotify Instagram

Chelina Manuhutu

Origin: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Photo from Chelina Manuhutu’s Twitter

Soundcloud Spotify Instagram

Giolì & Assia

Origin: Italy

Photo from Djane Top

Soundcloud Spotify Instagram

Hiroko Yamamura

Origin: Chicago, USA

Photo from Insomniac

Soundcloud Spotify Instagram

Honey Dijon

Origin: New York City, USA

Photo from The Face

Soundcloud Spotify Instagram


Origin: Ibiza, Spain

Photo from When We Dip

Soundcloud Spotify Instagram

Nora en Pure

Origin: Johannesburg, South Africa

Photo from Insomniac

Soundcloud Spotify Instagram

Sama’ Abdulhad

Origin: Ramallah, Palestine

Soundcloud Spotify Instagram

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