Spring Awakening (festival)

electronic music festival at Chicago

The Spring Awakening Music Festival is an elecronic music festival that has been held at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois since 2012. Its music is, mostly, within the genres of Progressive house, Electro house, Techno, and Dubstep. The Main Stage of the Festival is located on the heart of the sports field itself. Two smaller stages are around the outside of the stadium. This setup makes for very loud sound that is heard all around the festival. The festival usually takes place in June. In 2015, the festival had an age limit (18+) for theifirst time.[1][2]

Arty at Spring Awkening in 2014
Dyro at Spring Awakening in 2014


Chicago is city that is well-known for its culture of House Music. Spring Awakening Music Festival was started in 2012 by the Chicago promotion company React Presents. With main artists like Skrillex and Afrojack the first year of the Festival received a very large crowd and has been held every year since. Spring Awakening Music Festival has included DJ sets from famous DJs such as Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Datsik, Excision, Diplo, Dillon Francis, and Hardwell as well as up-and-coming producers such as Bro Safari, Adventure Club, Figure, Zeds Dead, and Borgore. Over the years, the Festival has grown more and more popular because of the large fan base of Electronic Dance Music in the Chicago-land area. With people now coming from around the world to attend the Festival, there has been talk that the planners of the Festival might also hold other events outside Chicago.[3]


  1. "Spring Awakening Music Festival". Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  2. "Spring Awakening Music Festival Instates Age Limitation For 2015". Chicagoist. Archived from the original on 2 March 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. "Spring Awakening festival extends Chicago's EDM surge". USA TODAY. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2016.

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