Warm Love Cool Dreams Festival announced for Chicago, including The Jesus Lizard and more

Chicago has a new multi genre fest at its hottest venue, Salt Shed, in the form of Warm Love Cool Dreams. The two day festival hits Chicago Sept. 28th and 29th and features the return of The Jesus Lizard, Kelela, Floating Points, Sister Nancy, Shabaka, Sextile, King Woman, and more. The single stage festival will feature no overlapping sets, as they hope to make the day feel like going through a mixtape.

Each day’s programming will move through a carefully crafted sonic spectrum, defining WARM LOVE and COOL DREAMS as their own micro-genres. Artists falling into the WARM LOVE category speak to the more experimental, fiery, and untamed, the likes of which you’d hear from Jesus Lizard, Sextile, and King Woman. Meanwhile, COOL DREAMS leans into the more inviting or chill tones, the likes of which you’d hear from Kelela, Floating Points, and Sister Nancy.

WARM LOVE COOL DREAMS continues Empty Bottle Presents’ legacy of deeply adventurous and thematic programming, building off their Beyond The Gate shows at Bohemian National Cemetery, immersive Plantasia events at Garfield Park Conservatory, and annual Music Frozen Dancing winter block party outside of Empty Bottle.

“The simplicity and beauty of the ideas of warm love and cool dreams was something that occupied my mind for many years,” explains WARM LOVE COOL DREAMS curator Brent Heyl. “ We wanted to build a festival framework that creates an opportunity to showcase the artists we love in a way that is concise, unique, and also rips. Playing into these two concepts feels like the way to do just that.”

Tickets will be on sale Friday, June 21st at 10am CST, with general admission tickets for the weekend set at $90 and premium tickets at $200. Single day tickets will be $49 and $115, respectively. All tickets will be available at www.emptybottle.com. The full daily lineups can be found below, with more auxiliary programming to be announced soon.

WARM LOVE LINEUP (Saturday, September 28th)
The Jesus Lizard
King Woman
Bendik Giske
Aitis Band
Stress Positions

COOL DREAMS LINEUP (Sunday, September 29th)
Floating Points
Sister Nancy
John Glacier

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