Chicago has numerous festivals to attend this summer, but there is only one where life’s a beach. Mamby on the Beach is Chicago’s only beachside summer music festival, featuring a backdrop of Chicago’s skyline and Lake Michigan’s sparkling waters. The fest, which takes place at Oakwood beach on June 24th and 25th, will play host to some of the most defining indie, electronic and hip hop artists of today. Mamby on the Beach offers so much, here are five things you absolutely need to check out:
First and foremost, the music at Mamby is hot. The line-up features something for everyone: from psychedelic rock group MGMT to chart-topping alt pop band Walk the Moon, you got rock covered. If you want to dance, Cut Copy and Miike Snow have the beats you crave. And since we’re on the beach, Marian Hill, Klingande plus many, many more will keep the beachside vibes in full swing all weekend.
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MORE THAN THE MUSIC
If the music isn’t enough for you, you’re super picky, but Mamby offers way more than music. Wanna act like a kid? Than join in on the Beach Battle Royale Water Fight, where fans can engage in all-out water balloon madness. Wanna check out some art? The festival has everything from sculptures to paintings including the chance to witness live painting demonstrations by local spray artists Afro Killa, Don Mega, and Leekovision. Did you miss the gym on the way to the beach? Don’t worry, Mamby on the Beach offers yoga. And not just plain old yoga, Silent Disco Yoga, so you get to choose the music you listen too. These activities provide a totally unique festival experience.
Check out all of Mamby’s activities here.
How to describe the fashion at Mamby? Lots of neon. Polka-dot pajamas. Bikinis. Maybe some fur. Many, many raver-girl tutus. Anything goes as long as you can dance your ass off in it. To help with your look, Mamby provides Henna Art tattoos, metallic body tattoos, and a Braid Bar to give you the perfect beach ‘do. The styles at Mamby are an attraction onto themselves. So work it.
CHICAGO’S VERY OWN
Chicago always supports its own, and so does Mamby on the Beach. The fest has a big group of Chicago-based acts playing this year. Performances from Chicago artists: Saba, Green Velvet, Lee Foss, Ravyn Lenae, Odd Couple, BJ The Chicago Kid, DJ Heather and Sir the Baptist will give you a very hometown feel along the shores of our great lake.
Check out more of the Hometown Heroes here.
THE PARTIES ALREADY STARTED
Can’t wait for the fun to begin? It already has! Mamby’s pre-parties have already begun all over Chicago. There was the banging DJ set at The Virgin Hotel featuring Luxxury, there was the Health and Wellness party at The Mid featuring many of the great yoga instructors that will be at Mamby. Coming June 17th there will be a Daylight Disco featuring Gene Farris & DJ Heather at The Virgin Hotel. The summer just started and Mamby on the Beach has already made it hot. And the fun does not end at the beach because “after the show it’s the after-parties”. Stay tuned for after-show announcements coming soon!
Everything is so hot, you’re gonna need extra strength sun screen!
Get all the info at Mamby on the Beach full website. See you at the beach June 24th and 25th.
Photos provided by Mamby on the Beach