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Spring Awakening is an electronic music festival held in Chicago, IL. Being one of Chicago’s biggest electronic music festivals, SAMF has a lot to offer. SAMF is owned by React Presents, one of the biggest promoters in the Midwest. If you’ve been to the MID, you’d know right off the bat that React throws some amazing parties. We recommend to go to the MID if you’re above the age of 21 because unfortunately, it’s a 21+ venue.
SAMF has been around for 5 years, and we hope that it’s around for a long time because this year’s line up is killer. From DJ World’s DILLON FRANCIS to GHASTLY, SAMF has got everybody. Over 100 artists will be performing this year from all over the electronic music spectrum, and for the first time ever, Spring Awakening will be hosting 2 main stages! The DJ Stage, which holds SAMF’s biggest names, will be hosting ABOVE & BEYOND, BORGORE, CARNAGE, THE CHAINSMOKERS, DADA LIFE, DASH BERLIN, DILLON FRANCIS, DVBBS, KASKADE, NICKY ROMERO, SHOWTEK, STEVE AOKI, 3LAU, CASH CASH, CID, and TRITONAL. The Electronic Stage, SAMF’s second main stage, features artists A-TRAK, CRYSTAL CASTLES, DEADMAU5, FLUX PAVILION, FLYING LOTUS, GESAFFELSTEIN, GRAMATIK, JAMIE XX, MADEON, RL GRIME, ZEDS DEAD, HIPPIE SABOTAGE, JAI WOLF, REZZ, TROYBOI, and THE KNOCKS.
In addition to the 2 main stages, SAMF also has 6 brand stages in which other talented artists will perform sets at.
“React’s popular and noteworthy event series will return, as the BASS KITCHEN stage brings attendees to their knees for the second year in a row with a roster that provides the perfect combination of grit and grime. On the BODY LANGUAGE stage, house heads who regularly attend the MID’s heralded series will find familiar refuge, while the TRANCE ARENA stage will once again be providing the absolute best from the trance circuit to showcase the soaring, melodic thrills expected of the festival's veteran stage.
In 2016, SAMF welcomes three new curators including the DIRTYBIRD tastemakers who will host their very own BIRDHOUSE stage, along with DJ MAG, a UK-based electronic music publication and host of the yearly Top 100 DJs competition, who will give fans the chance to explore a fresh and unprecedented lineup of acts from all corners of the scene. Lastly, PETE TONG will bring his acclaimed ALL GONE PETE TONG stage to the festival floor, formally adding Spring Awakening to the list of events like TomorrowWorld and Electric Zoo to have been graced by its presence.” (Spring Awakening Press Release)
Spring Awakening is also very good at bringing in local talent. DJs from all over Chicago play SAMF every year, including our personal favorites, GOODSEX, SOLSTIS, and HI FIVE.
In the past, Spring Awakening has been held at Soldier Field, but this year it will be held in Addams/Medill Park! The new venue will be a lot more accessible to festival attendees as Addams/Medill Park is only a short walk away from the CTA Pink Line trains at the 18th Street and Polk Street stops, as well as the Blue Line trains at the Racine stop. It’s also accessible from the Ashland, Roosevelt, and 18th Street CTA bus stops! You can find more information about transportation here!
Also, if you’re still looking for tickets, you can either enter to win our ticket giveaway, which you can find here, or you can buy tickets here!
Be sure to keep up with Unseasoned Sound as we wait for Spring Awakening to become a reality! In the meantime, check out this year’s line up. It’s amazing.
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