What To See at Wavefront Music Festival This Weekend

Acts like Justice and Frankie Knuckles play at Montrose Beach this weekend for Wavefront’s three-day techno fest.

Photograph: Courtesy Shane McCauley

Diplo (a.k.a. Wesley Pentz) will be one of the headliners at this year’s wavefront beachiside music festival. 

Wavefront Beachside Music Festival returns this weekend, offering the perfect opportunity to watch electronic legends jam onstage. The fest’s lineup of heavyhitters lasts until late in the night (get tickets for $80 day passes or a $220 3-day pass). Sunday’s closing schedule in sounds particularly stacked—Justice and Diplo both perform—but watch out for these other big names, too. 

 

Friday, July 5th

8:30-10PM
The DJ set by James Murphy may not impress dubstep junkies looking for loud bangers, but for all other tastes his song-mixing transforms throughout, keeping it playful and altogether happy. Listen to: “50 min. Boiler Room DJ Set”

Saturday, July 6th

8:30-10PM
If you’re worried about the scheduling conflict between Fat Boy Slim and Frankie Knuckles on Day Two of the fest, here’s a tip: spend the first half of the night with Slim since you’ll already have warmed up beforehand with Rusko’s vibey dubstep, and finish up with Frankie’s old-school Chicago house beats. Listen to: “The Whistle Song” by Frankie Knuckles and “Weapon of Choice” by Fatboy Slim

Sunday, July 7th

7:15-8:30PM
Diplo’s high-energy party hits take over the evening on Wavefront’s final day, shocking adrenaline into concert-goers. This dude’s versatility and overall awesomeness makes him the perfect pre-headliner. Listen to: “Express Yourself”

8:30-10PM
If you somehow missed the French duo’s dazzling light show at Lolla last year, take in Justice’s mesmerizing set with totally danceable techno that verges on rock and actually hypnotic. Listen to: “D.A.N.C.E.”

 

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