Spring Awakening: 5 reasons why you should attend

Spring Awakening

React Present’s Spring Awakening Music Festival is around the corner and we’re counting down the days until Chicago’s mecca electric dance music festival hits Chicago returning for it’s 5th anniversary.

From June 10-12, with the new location set for the Addams/Medill Park, Spring Awakening has many anxiously waiting for the return for this highly anticipated music festival.

With the announcement of the new stages and artists that are set to perform there are many reason why you can’t miss this year’s Spring Awakening. Below are 5 reason why were excited for this years Spring Awakening Music Festival.

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Admittedly Chicago ravers have been a bit spoiled when it comes to Spring Awakening. When news first broke on the location change from the massive iconic Solider Filed to an unknown Addams/Medill Park fans didn’t take the news quite well. Treating it like a bad breakup, fans dismissed the festival before any artist were announced.

The location has us excited for the endless possibilities that React Presents has up their sleeves. A change of location means something new to festival goers that they’ve never seen before. With endless possibilities that range from carnival rides to unique art exhibits Spring Awakening will have plenty of new attractions.

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In just 5 years we’ve seen many memorable moments that come during Spring Awakening weekend. Who can forget Skrillex’s set in the rain in 2012 or last years’ legendary set with Diplo, Skrillex, and Hardwell’s set at The Mid for a Spring Awakening after party.

Controversy aside this year’s Spring Awakening will bring will memorable moments for years to come.

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Spring Awakening 2015


Last year Spring Awakening saw upgraded stages with complete overhead LED lights and lasers that transformed each stage into an enclosed escape to other electric filled world. Here’s hoping they continue and expanded these stages this year.

This year it was announced that a total of six stages, with two main stages, will grace the Addams/Medill Park. The two main stages DJ Stage and Electronic Stage will feature some of the best artist in electric music today. (more on that later)

Branded stages make up the remaining stages: Bass Kitchen, Body Language, and Trance Arena. With a carefully crafted lineup to match each stage will be can’t miss attractions. Record label Dirtybird also has its own stage with it’s diverse roster of artist taking the stage.

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Spring Awakening Chicago 2016


This year’s lineup is stacked. With little to no slip ups the only negative thing about the lineup is choosing which set to catch during Spring Awakening. From Deadmau5 to Crystal Castles there’s a little bit for every music lover to enjoy.

This diverse lineup is all the reason enough to make Spring Awakening a can’t miss this summer. Year after year, it’s hard to imagine Spring Awakening topping itself when it comes to bringing talent to Chicago. Aside from not bringing a few favorites, this year’s Spring Awakening line up will stand out as it’s best in years.

Check out above for the full list and scheduled days for each artist.

5th anniversary

Who doesn’t like being apart of history? Spring Awakening celebrities five years of bringing unforgettable memories to electric music fans. With an action packed lineup and hype to match this year’s Spring Awakening will be one many talk about for years to come.

Chicago Music is giving away passes to attend Spring Awakening. For your chance to enter and more information enter here.

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