Over the past few years, Bonobo (Simon Green) has worked hard to establish OUTLIER as the international brand it has become today. It’s an electronic music event series, a radio show and a playlist, all diligently and carefully curated by Green himself. Past international OUTLIER events have featured hand-picked lineups of avant-garde DJs at major European venues such as the Tobacco Dock in London and the Astra Kulturhaus in Berlin among others, as well as Bonobo-curated stages at some of the most well-regarded festivals in Europe. In North America, the OUTLIER events have previously existed solely within Bonobo’s four-year DJ residency at the now defunct Output Club in Brooklyn, NY, during which Green often performed extended open to close DJ sets.
Now for the first time, North American fans will get to enjoy the full OUTLIER experience with stacked lineups across five major cities and in some of the most unique urban environments.
The Chicago stop will be held at the expansive outdoor space known as Lakefront Green at Theater on the Lake, which is nestled next to beautiful Lake Michigan just north of downtown. The grassy venue, located alongside some of the city’s most nature-centric offerings, such as the Lincoln Park Zoo & Conservatory and North Avenue Beach, will host a lively day of music fully curated by ambient house/downbeat headliner BONOBO, featuring sets from Chicago house music icon DERRICK CARTER, London-based selector DJ BORING, Latin music-inspired jazz-house/dance artist QUANTIC (solo live), NYC staple and international house/disco/techno purveyor JUAN MACLEAN (DJ set), and avid electronic conceptualist MACHINEDRUM. Food and drink will be sold on the grounds; easily accessible by public transit, Chicago’s OUTLIER will make for a perfect musical extension of the July 4th holiday weekend.
Simon Green has experienced another phenomenal year as Bonobo. He was hand picked by famed London nightclub Fabric to reboot their DJ mix series with their first ever Fabric Presents mix. 2019 also finds him in the midst of his current BBC Radio 1 residency. His knack for selection and ability to connect with his audience continue to cement his reputation as one of the most sought after DJs in the world.
General on-sale begins Friday, May 31st at 11am CT / 12pm ET at http://bonobomusic.com.
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