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Bonobo Presents: OUTLIER At Lakefront Green

with Bonobo (DJ Set) / Derrick Carter / DJ Boring / Quantic (DJ Set) / Juan Maclean (DJ Set) / Machinedrum

Saturday, Jul 6

1pm Doors //

2pm Show

$35 - $55 advance / $100 VIP Tickets


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, such as Denver’s Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum – where the show will break new ground as the venue’s first-ever electronic music event, and in San Francisco as an outdoor block party at the Midway – where multiple blocks of the city will be shut down for fans to enjoy a full day of music. Green will also be returning to the enormously popular Brooklyn Mirage, where he previously sold out a show with his live band during his 2017 Migration Live Tour. Not to mention the scenic Lakefront Green at Theater On The Lake in Chicago – a sprawling outdoor space featuring gorgeous views of Lake Michigan and the downtown skyline.


In addition, OUTLIER continues to amass followers internationally with curated stages at this summer’s European festivals, such as Love Saves The Day Festival in Bristol, UK, Nuits Sonores in Lyon, France, the notorious Dour Festival in Dour, Belgium and the ever-popular Melt! Festival in Ferropolis, Germany.


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.


North American OUTLIER pre-sale is live NOW at http://bonobomusic.com (PRE-SALE CODE: outlier2019).


General on-sale begins Friday, May 31st at 9am PT / 10am MT / 11am CT / 12pm ET at http://bonobomusic.com.




Bus route 76 (Nature Museum stop + 5 minute walk)

Bus routes 74, 151 or 156 (Stockton & Fullerton stop + 5 minute walk)

Red Line stop @ Fullerton, then take Fullerton bus (Route 74)

Uber / Lyft / Taxi dropoff at Theater On The Lake turnaround



Paid Parking available at Lincoln Park Zoo @ Fullerton & Cannon

Street Parking available north of Fullerton on Cannon or Stockton


Food & Beverage

Publican Quality Meats will be vending food from 1pm-5pm

Big Star Taco Truck will be on site from 5pm- 10pm 

Beverages will be available from 1pm – 10pm including alcoholic and non-alcoholic items


VIP Tickets

VIP Tickets Include:
Express Entry to the Event
Private Bar
Private Bathrooms
VIP Viewing Area 


More Info

No outside food or drinks permitted, expect for (1) factory sealed bottle of water
No glass 
No weapons or sharp objects
No drugs or drug paraphernalia
No laser pointers
No skateboards or bicycles
No pets, unless it is a service animal
No sports equipment, kites or frisbees 
No flammable products
No professional cameras or recording devices/equipment  
No chairs, hammocks, tents, umbrellas or canopies 
No drones 
No backpacks or luggage: bag size must not exceed 12”x12”
No flags, signs or large obstructive material 

No ins-and-outs

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