Spring Awakening Music Festival Announces First Wave of Artists

Article Contributed by React Presents | Published on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

React Presents is thrilled to announce Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013 at Chicago's historic Soldier Field! The second year's headliners include California low-end maetsro, BASSNECTAR and Grammy award winning producer CALVIN HARRIS! As previously announced, Spring Awakening Music Festival has expanded to three days, June 14, 15, and 16.Spring Awakening Music Festival has expanded to three days, adding another stage (totaling two stages and two tents) for over 100 world renown artists and over 75,000 attendees! The main stage will once again occupy the North endzone of Soldier Field, giving concert goers the rare opportunity to witness some of the world's biggest artists and dance where the Chicago Bears play football! A tent will host more artists next to the historic Lake Shore Drive, and another next to the Colonnades on the east side of the stadium. The other main stage will sit where Da Equinox Tent  was in the inaugural year, and where React Presents hosted Deadmau5 in 2010, on "Stadium Green."As the festival comes to a close each night, there will be after parties in Chicago's premier nightclubs, venues, and theaters. Last year, these included Skrillex and Afrojack at Chicago's finest nightclub, the MID, Fool's Gold's A-trak, Owsla's Kill the Noise, and Mad Decent's Dillon's Francis at the historic Congress Theater, Diplo & Laidback Luke at the House of Blues, Gabriel & Dresden's Yacht Party, and dozens more. Stay tuned for the full after party announcement, as well as phase two, coming soon.General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale NOW through Clubtix.com. Super early bird presale tickets sold out in a matter of minutes, further solidifying SAMF's popularity in Chicago's booming festival environment. Although there are many festivals here in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, Spring Awakening Music Festival was the first all electronic dance music festival to ever grace Chicago, the birthplace of house music that arguably caused what is now a global EDM phenomenon. SAMF keeps its roots in mind, with Chicago legends Derrick Carter, Green Velvet, and many more playing the mainstages at the festival in the inaugural year.In 2012, SAMF was headlined by three-time Grammy winner Skrillex and Dutch-house pioneer Afrojack, as well as the legendary Moby, Carl Cox, Green Velvet, Benny Benassi, and contemporary mainstays such as Flux Pavilion, Diplo, Laidback Luke, Ferry Corsten, and 50 other national and international artists. The festival was initially announced to occupy the 'Stadium Green' surrounding Soldier Field, but after overwhelming demand, the festival moved the mainstage inside of the stadium to the north end zone of Soldier Field. Over 50,000 people attended Spring Awakening Music festival 2012.Spring Awakening Music Festival is produced by React Presents, based here in Chicago, IL.   React Presents owns and operates the MID, and also books the Congress Theater for select shows.  React has offices in Los Angeles, Detroit, and Milwaukee.  React co-produces two other festivalsNorth Coast Music Festival in Union Park in Chicago, now going on it's fourth year, as well as Summer Set Music & Camping Festival in Somerset, Wisconsin.Tickets are on sale NOW through Clubtix.com!