On Wednesday night February 20th I was one of 20,000 Chicago EDM enthusiasts that was able to experience what could be the last time Chicago gets to see Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, collectively the Swedish House Mafia together at a show. As their only stop in Chicago for their One Last Tour I made it a point not to miss this show, even though I bought my tickets fairly late.This being my first ever show at the United Center made it even more special.
I honestly didn’t know what to expect, I attend EDM shows frequently but usually at smaller venues, I’ve been to several festivals, but this was a totally different atmosphere There’s something about a sporting arena with its acoustics that you just have to appreciate. Especially when 20,000 fans pour their hearts and souls into lyrics they all know and love. We sang so loud that SHM turned down the volume on their speakers to hear us sing along, especially to Don’t You Worry Child and Save The World. In those moments when the high production values of the stage, the sound system and lights come together with the music and the voices of its adoring fans to create a euphoric moment that cannot be described only experienced.
Chicago first and only beachfront music festival, Wavefront Music Festival comes back this year for its second go around on Montrose Beach. Expanding from two days to three this year it’s being held on Friday July 5 Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7. Limited number of 3 day passes can be purchased for $75 will be going on sale at 11 a.m CST and 12 (noon) EST on Friday February 15.Sounds like a steal, hope you can get yours while supplies last before prices go up. Tickets could be purchased here.
At midnight the long anticipated lineup information and ticket sale for Spring Awakening Music Festival became a reality. Thus far the lineup isn’t something that gets me jumping out of my seat but given the amount of EDM festivals in Chicago this year that does not surprise me. Artists wouldn’t be able to play each festival in the same city either due to scheduling constraints to also clauses in contract deals due to rival promoters. Some favorites from last year come back, with some fresh faces that did pass on a tour through our Windy City in the past 12 months, along with some favorite local talent. After some basic math you are quick to realize this is not the full lineup as no third headliner has yet been announced. Buzz around the internet have mentioned Avicii as a potential third headliner. Check out the full Phase 1 of the lineup below. To get your tickets which will run you $145 before all fees are added follow this link to the clubtix website. Get your Spring Awakening Tickets here.
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