Spring Awakening to host DJ Snake, REZZ, Zedd, Martin Garrix, and more at new suburban location

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The Midwest’s heftiest, strictly electronic music festival, Spring Awakening, will be taking its talents to the northwest suburbs of Chicago for its 2019 iteration, which includes an impressive-as-ever top of the ticket: DJ Snake, REZZ, Martin Garrix, Zedd, Illenium, and GRiZ.

The Hoffman Estates-held Spring Awakening will run June 7-9 at Poplar Creek, a 27-acre property (more than double that of 2018’s grounds, Addams/Medill Park). The new locale will likely equip the fest with the means to reduce noise pollution, overcrowding, cramped stage setups, and additional space-oriented festival conundrums. Since its first year as a multi-day festival, Spring Awakening has seen two different venue shifts. It was initially held in downtown Chicago at the hallowed Solider Field from 2012-2015.

Past installments of the React Presents hallmark event brought the likes of Alison Wonderland, Tiësto, Adventure Club, Skrillex, Dillon Francis, and Zeds Dead, just to name a few. This year’s chapter is expected to feature some 90 artists throughout its three-day span.

The entirety of the lineup is set for announcement Friday, March 15. Tickets to Spring Awakening are on sale now, here.

Photo Credit: React Presents

Spring Awakening Music Festival Trolls Thousands Of Fans Into Registering To Vote

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Midterm Elections are coming up quick, and political tensions in the United States have not been higher in several decades. This has turned into a massive tide of people coming out of the woodwork to register to vote. Regardless of your political affiliation or feelings about the current administration, it is important to take part

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deadmau5 debuts forthcoming Rob Swire collab live at Spring Awakening [Watch]

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Spring Awakening attendees were among the first to get a live preview of deadmau5’s latest collaboration with Rob Swire, reportedly entitled “Monophobia.” Listeners will remember Swire for his work with electronic music’s big cheese on 2009’s “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff,” a song off of deadmau5’s album, For Lack of a Better Name.

While little is known about the burgeoning tune other than its existence after its appearance in deadmau5’s Spring Awakening set, fan videos taken during the festival offer those not present a glimpse of what’s to come when the track gains its official release. deadmau5 originally sampled the song during a live Twitch broadcast in May.

Photo Credit: Spring Awakening Music Festival/Twitter

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Deadmau5 Plays Out New Rob Swire Collaboration At Spring Awakening Music Festival

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It was a major announcement when Deadmau5 let it slip that he was once again working with Rob Swire. The duo’s last collaboration, ‘Ghost’n’Stuff’ is easily one of the most iconic dance music releases of all time. After near a decade of marinading in its greatness fans are once again ready for a new tune

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Dash Berlin pulls out of Spring Awakening due to health issues

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Chicago’s premiere electronic music destination Spring Awakening had some unfortunate news this weekend as they took to Twitter to announce that Dash Berlin would no longer be performing due to undisclosed health issues.

Although in light of his absence, Spring Awakening has added Zedd to its bill.

The past year has been full of highlights for Dash Berlin, although this recent cancellation is is not the first time his health has led to canceled shows. Recently, Berlin also withdrew from the A State Of Trance lineup, also for undisclosed health issues. Still, no further issues surrounding the complications of his health have been made known. Dash Berlin has had several major releases through his career, largely shaping the spheres of progressive, trance, and big room. In 2017 alone, Berlin saw successful several single releases including “Love Out Loud, ” “Home,” and “We Don’t Belong, ” keeping himself at the forefront of the EDM scene worldwide.

Dash Berlin Cancels Festival Performance For Undisclosed Health Complications

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Spring Awakening is taking place this weekend in the windy city of Chicago. The festival which has grown exponentially year to year since its inception following the one-and-done EDC Chicago has curated one of the most impressive lineups in all of Festival Season. That being said 2018 has come with a few challenges so far.

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[Q&A] Meet the artists you can’t miss at Spring Awakening: Tiësto

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This year, Chicago’s Spring Awakening Music Festival, the largest dance music fest in the Midwest, will return to Addams/Medill Park with another packed, meticulously curated lineup, including Tchami, Virtual Self, Tiësto, Alison Wonderland, and more across its three-day span. Dancing Astronaut has teamed up with the fest to get to know its standout acts a little better, just before SAMF arrives to bid spring adieu June 8-10. 


If there was ever a single artist in dance music who truly needed no introduction, it would be Tiësto. His universal status echoes far beyond the dance circuit, into the far corners of the music industry at large. He’s been dubbed “Greatest DJ of All Time” and the “Godfather of EDM” by a number of publications, and helped to solidify dance music’s place in mainstream music in Athens in 2004 by becoming the first DJ to ever perform at the Olympics.

Tiësto’s epochal trance hooks will likely reverberate through dance floors for countless future generations. At 49, Tiësto has been wielding his now ubiquitous dance floor weapons for decades, founding Black Hole Recordings in 1997, wherein he released his earliest albums. He was nominated for a Grammy for his fiercely ambitious trance album, Elements Of Life, in 2007, and was vindicated in 2015 when his remix of John Legend’s “All Of Me” won the Grammy for Best Non-Classical Remix.

His more recent delve into mainstream territory — bringing with it another world tour and his rowdy, heavily collaborated I Like It Loud EP — has shown he has no plans of hanging up his DJ or production hats anytime soon. Before Tiësto heads back to the Windy City for another headlining performance at Spring Awakening, he sat down with DA to talk about his new collaboration with Post Malone, Preme, Dzeko, and Louis Bell, the legacy he hopes to leave behind, his recommendations for must-see acts at Spring Awakening this year, and more.

You can still buy tickets to Spring Awakening here, and the full lineup is here.


You have a new track coming out this month. What can you tell us about that?

It started with a group of friends hanging out: Preme, Post Malone, Louis Bell, Dzeko and me. Preme played the verse of what became “Jackie Chan.” Dzeko and I were like “Man, we can make something really cool and different out of this.” It took a lot of hard work to get it to a place where all of us were satisfied with it, but once it got there, we knew we had something special.

How have you seen U.S. electronic music scene evolve since your earlier days?

It went from super rave and off the radar to mainstream relevant and more popular than ever.

What is your favorite part of being on tour? least favorite?

My favorite part is entertaining thousands of people every night. It is an amazing feeling. My least favorite part is the traveling, airports, and airport food.

Who’s someone outside the EDM arena you would most want to collaborate with and why?

I just did with Post Malone! He’s so talented and fun to hang out with. Not to mention his voice is amazing.

What has been your most memorable performance thus far and why?

I have so many.. And that’s the beauty about being a DJ, every night is different and that’s what keeps me interested and keeps it fun for me.

What kind of legacy do you hope to leave for the music world at large?

I hope people think of me as the man that gave people incredible and unforgettable nights, an inspiration to aspiring new DJs and producers, and a mentor to many.

How does it feel to be returning to Chicago for Spring Awakening?

Chicago is one of my favorite cities to play, and I love the vibes this festival brings.

Which three sets would you recommend from the Spring Awakening lineup this year?

First, Dubfire – he’s a great techno act. Also, Seven Lions – he’s on his own planet and has incredible music. And finally, Mercer – he makes great dance music with a lot of variety.

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Spring Awakening Music Festival shares stacked phase one lineup

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Chicago’s electronic summer staple, Spring Awakening Music Festival, will return to the Windy City’s Addams/Medill park for its seventh iteration Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10. The largest all-electronic music festival in the Midwest, Spring Awakening has released phase one of its 2018 lineup, a sizable roster of mainstream talent topped by Afrojack, Hardwell, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, deadmau5, and more.

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Championed as “one of the most seismic lineups for Spring Awakening yet,” the shock waves spurred by the festival’s first phase  only increase in intensity given the reveal of the event’s six branded stage showcases: Trance Arena, Bass Kitchen, the techno oriented Requiem, Sunday School, HELDEEP, and DJ MAG.

3-day GA and VIP passes to Spring Awakening’s seventh edition are now available for purchase, here.