Backed by a stunning view of Chicago’s skyline and the shimmering waters of Lake Michigan, the Beach Stage showcases the best in indie, electronic, and hip-hop. Headlining is hometown hip-hop icon COMMON and one of the hottest rising stars in the game, RUSS. The Beach Stage will also host a live performance by acclaimed UK house duo GORGON CITY, along with ROY WOOD$’, whose smoothly textured hip-hop promises to hit you right in the feels. Brotherly synth rock trio AJR join the roster, along with the impeccable rap lyricism of Savemoney’s TOWKIO. MOON BOOTS will also perform with a full band, while ascendant Chicago producer WHETHAN returns with his wavy soundscapes. Additional acts include the infectiously groovy UK duo HONNE, soulful sounds from JAMILA WOODS, PIVOT Gang’s JOSEPH CHILLIAMS, and more.
Meanwhile, the Park Stage provides a sonic landscape with headlining performances by indie rock favorites SPOON – stopping through Chicago as part of their nationwide co-headlining tour with dreamy lo-fi heroes GRIZZLY BEAR, along with energetic rockers COLD WAR KIDS, and high-energy art pop band ST. LUCIA. Additionally, genre-bending duo TUNE-YARDS, and singer-songwriter duo OH WONDER will dazzle the crowd with their defiant alt-pop sound. Swervy beatsmith SNAKEHIPS brings the vibes, while supporting acts carry this stage home with performances by Swedish songstress LÉON, outspoken rapper/songwriter CUPCAKKE, Louisville rapper JACK HARLOW, Savemoney crew member KAMI, and more.
This year, industry leaders MIXMAG and BEATPORT team up to host the Mamby DJ Tent, a stage dedicated to the very best in house and techno, with headlining performances by RICHIE HAWTIN and DUKE DUMONT. The Mixmag x Beatport Tent will also host Innervisions founder DIXON, indie-tronic sensation JAI WOLF, South African trailblazer NORA EN PURE, and Canadian producer VANIC. Life & Death label boss DJ TENNIS and WALKER & ROYCE will drop some groovy deep house, along with longtime favorites JAX JONES, GENE FARRIS, and Chicago techno legends DJ HYPERACTIVE, HIROKO YAMAMURA, plus more.
In 2018, Mamby will expand its footprint to include a new Community Village dedicated to local and national nonprofit organizations with progressive missions. The Community Village will host a stage featuring talent from Young Chicago Authors and other surrounding neighborhoods.
As previous attendees will remember, Mamby is far more than a gathering of diverse musical acts on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. Since its inception, the Mamby experience grows each year, expanding its roots to encompass a variety of experiences that connects attendees with art, culture, and the community in ways like never before. With the continual addition of art installations, volleyball, a water balloon fight, yoga, nutrition and wellness workshops, beautification stations, poetry slams, a variety of local food vendors, and more, Mamby is proven to be unlike any other music festival in Chicago.
For a chance to win tickets and help raise money for Chicago’s Bronzeville community, join the Mamby Plunge on Saturday, March 24th. All who raise $125+ and participate in the plunge will receive exclusive Mamby merch and a two-day VIP pass. ENTER HERE.