Spring Awakening 2018 Line Up Features Deadmau5, Tiesto and Kaskade

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Chicago’s Spring Awakening Festival has grown exponentially in the past few years. It has done so be continually curating a line up which features the absolute top acts in every realm of EDM. The Spring Awakening 2018 line up might be the most impressive one we have seen so far on the year. The Spring

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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.


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.

Spring Awakening announces 2018 dates and early bird tickets

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Chicago’s own React Presents has announced the 2018 dates of the seventh annual Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF), which will take place June 8-10. SAMF, the largest strictly electronic music festival in the Midwest, will return to Adams/Medill Park in Chicago for the third year since its departure from its original destination, Soldier Field.

SAMF has hosted some of the most eminent names in EDM, including Skrillex, Diplo, and Dillon Francis over the years, rendering it a must-attend for Chicago’s electronic music lovers since its launch in 2012.

Discounted general admission and VIP early bird tickets are on sale Oct. 12-14 at their lowest price, available here.

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Chicago’s Premiere Electronic Music Festival: Spring Awakening

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On the weekend of June 10, 2017 in the center of Chicago, Spring Awakening Music Festival blew up the city with a varied lineup featuring musicians from house, dubstep, and funk amongst other genres. Taking place in Addams/Medill Park, the festival was a short 10 minute Uber from the Loop, and easily accessible for those

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Stolen gear and passport lead Axwell Λ Ingrosso to cancel Spring Awakening set

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Tragedy struck right before Axwell Λ Ingrosso’s Spring Awakening appearance in Chicago, forcing the famed act to cancel altogether. They revealed over Twitter that Ingrosso’s car had been broken into and robbed. Among the missing items were Ingrosso’s laptop with all his productions and his laptop, rendering it impossible for him to travel to the USA to fulfill his contractual duties. Axwell stayed behind too as a result.

The Swedish act held a headlining spot on the festival’s main stage on Saturday, June 10, which would marked their first time playing on American soil since the release of their recent EP, More Than You Know. “We’re incredibly sorry to miss Spring Awakening Music Festival and are working to correct this issue before our next USA appearance,” the duo remarked at the end of their announcement. Refunds were issued to those holding passes to their afterparty.

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Axwell / Ingrosso Forced To Cancel Festival Performance After Car Break In and Theft

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Spring Awakening Music Festival is taking place in Chicago this weekend and one of the biggest acts performing was Axwell / Ingrosso. The duo were scheduled to play the Solstice Stage this evening as well as an after party at Prysm. The duo posted an unfortunate message on Twitter which the festival has just echoed.

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5 artists not to miss at Spring Awakening 2017

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5 artists not to miss at Spring Awakening

Located in the heart of Chicago, Spring Awakening Music Festival will take place June 9-12 on the grassy fields of Addams/Medill Park. Fans will travel from all over the world to experience an epic lineup provides something for everyone.

With a weekend stacked with world renowned producers, the festival will play host to a plethora of unforgettable performances which can’t be missed. Though there are many exceptional artists playing this weekend which are not on this list, here are five artists which we recommend making a point to see.

Words by Kassi Chrysanthopoulos.

Featured photo via Spring Awakening.


Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix has had many stunning performances this year including a mind-blowing set at Ultra Music Festival as well as a captivating appearance at Coachella where he brought out Dua Lipa on stage to preform alongside of him for a thrilling surprise. He has dropped one hit after the other this year including his future bass masterpiece, “Scared to Be Lonely,” “Byte,” which showcases his signature infectious big room sound as well as a touching collaboration with Troye Sivan titled, “There For You.” With a ton of unreleased music rumored to be on the way, Martin Garrix’s set at Spring Awakening will be one for the books.

Photo via Quinn Tucker/Coachella.



This year has been a wild one for Jauz as he has preformed all across the country while producing along the way. Jauz has released “The Game,” a snarling monstrosity featuring raw and powerful bass as well as his bruising ominous original “Claim To Be.” He has played chilling back to back sets with OWSLA all-stars Mija, Ghastly, JOYRYDE, and DJ Sliink at Ultra, and performed alongside DJ Snake, Porter Robinson and Don Diablo at Something Wonderful.

Photo via Joe Janet/Hakkasan.



The mysterious masked DJ and producer, Malaa, has been in the spotlight for the last two years thanks to his sinister beats and incredibly raw performances. Playing at Ultra, Malaa dropped a set that was full of tracks from Tchami‘s Confession label, as well as several unreleased tracks. In the past year, the faceless artist also produced the anthemic “Bylina” and dropped his enigmatic, hourlong Illegal Mixtape. Malaa’s energy is bound to incite fans from all over the world this weekend at Spring Awakening.

Photo via Rukes/HARD Summer.


Louis The Child

Earlier in 2017, Louis The Child released their”Love Is Alive” with Elohim, featuring mesmerizing vocals, smooth percussion, and a rumbling bass line. The duo are known for their uplifting, feel-good sound that pull at the heart strings of their listeners. With an arsenal of euphoric music, and an impressive EP under their belt this year, Louis The Child’s set will be the perfect addition to a sunny summer’s day.


Party Favor

Party Favor‘s edgy, exhilarating and thrilling style has helped pioneer the festival trap genre with anthems such as “Bap U,” “Booty Loose,” and his latest release, “WAWA.” The Mad Decent regular delivers an energetic, innately danceable sound, and his high-energy live performances, such as his recent Ultra set, never fail to rile up the crowd in all the right ways.

Stream Duke Dumont and Gorgon City’s uplifting new collaboration, ‘Real Life’

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June is here and the hot-weathered bustle of summer is in full swing. For those partying until the early hours in Ibiza and those sipping cocktails by the pool, the search for the quintessential summer tune is already on everyone’s radar.

Cue Duke Dumont and Gorgon City, a prominent grouping of renowned UK house producers and long-time creators of sultry, uplifting sounds. Independently, the artists are globally recognized for their anthemic deep house brilliance, while regularly hyping up crowds at every corner of the globe with their respective chart-topping originals.

Now, to the adoration and excitement of many fans from both projects, Duke Dumont and Gorgon City recently linked up for a glorious new collaboration titled “Real Life” off Astralwerks. The track instantly reads as a star-studded combination of talent, and with the vital addition of NAATIONS‘ illustrious vocalist Nat Dunn, the new release is primed for imminent success.

Gorgon City told Dancing Astronaut the following about their recent collaboration:

“We’ve been friends with Duke Dumont for quite a few years. We’ve gotten to know each other throughout the scene, even prior to Gorgon City when we were doing our solo stuff. We’ve always been a really big fan of him, and thought it would be really cool to do something special this summer. He came back with some cool ideas and we finished it pretty quickly; it’s quite organic and really natural.”

Laying down a solid foundation of thumping four-on-the-floor rhythms, “Real Life”  features a grand display of thick chord progressions, enlivened piano scales, and a scattering of pumped-up percussion to set the mood, while Nat Dunn’s vocals provide an eloquent impact that brings the track together. Altogether, the single is loaded with warmer season sensualities. Gorgon City adds insight to the message behind the single:

“When we were making the track, we had summer in the back of our minds the whole time. We really thought the uplifting piano vibes in the song is kinda like a throwback to a ’90s beat revival, and it felt like that sort of track hasn’t been around for awhile. Also, the lyrics felt very contemporary and poignant to this social media world that we’re living in where we’re figuring out what is real life as well as what is loving someone in real life.”

Duke Dumont and Gorgon City are set to perform at Spring Awakening in Chicago on June 11.

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Spring Awakening Announces Set Times and Special Guest

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Spring Awakening, Chicago’s most anticipated EDM music festival, announced set times as well as a special guest this past week. The festival stole the attention of the festival world earlier this year with their all-star line up. Now, they have revealed the long-awaited trance arena special guest– Armin Van Buuren. The Grammy-nominated artist will be playing

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