Spring Awakening Music Festival
By Joylyn Phoenix & Bethany Weems
Finally, the endless winter is in the rearview and we can begin to flow into a summer of electrifying memories starting with face melting bass at Chicago’s third consecutive Spring Awakening Music Festival. Held at the iconic and historic Soldier Field in downtown Chicago, React Presents another star studded lineup with the city’s very own Kaskade, Colorado’s Pretty Lights, and the legendary DJ and producer, Tiesto, headlining the four stages throughout the stadium. Additional must see artists on the roster include Knife Party, Diplo, Big Gigantic, Benny Benassi, Bingo Players, Dillon Francis, Eric Prydz and Flux Pavilion, in addition to 75 plus national and international artists.
This year React is tearing the lid off the normal festival experience by bringing participants a no holds barred, label showdown. BuyGore, founded in 2010 by Asaf Borgore and Dirty Dutch Records, founded by the Dutch legend Chuckie, will be spinning head to head, pushing fans to levels of dance they have yet to experience. Both labels have made pounding impacts on the EDM scene and are sure to bring their A-game to Chicago fans. To top off an already talent infused festival there will also be a second artist stage with San Francisco label giant Dirtybird Records vs. Cajual Entertainment’s Relief Records as they drop quirky funk, deep bass lines and original sounds.
For all of you aspiring artists, Spring Awakening organizers are holding the third annual DJ competition where one lucky DJ or Producer will earn the prestigious grand prize of playing at one of the four stages at the Spring Awakening Music Festival, while two runner-ups will be awarded spin slots at the Silent Disco.
The weekend is chocked full of industry giants from start to finish. Friday catch Tiesto, Eric Prydz, and A-trak. Then cruise into Saturday for some Diplo, Claude VonStroke, Green Velvet, and Pete Tong. Cap it off with Sunday Funday filled with the banging beats of Steve Aoki, Arty, Blasterjaxx, Datsik, DVBBS, and Ferry Corsten. Filling the void between days will be after parties, preparties, and an incomparable Chicago night life that carries the magnificence of the city infiltrated with the best talent from around the globe.
Wake up and buy your tickets now for June 13th-15th as Spring Awakening organizers promise a bigger and better show with new main stage designs and world famous EDM all-stars that will knock your shoes, socks, and flip flops off as they catapult us all into the much anticipated summer festival season.
For more information please visit Spring Awakening’s official website: http://www.springawakeningfestival.com/
For social media please visit: https://www.facebook.com/springawakeningfest