EDM Festivals on Tour


So Ultra 2013 has come and gone and we all survived Easter weekend with our families. In that time the people behind TomorrowLand which takes place in Boom, Belgium announced that their first ever TomorrowWorld Festival will also be happening this year for the first time outside of Europe. Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn, GA will host the first ever festival in North America (I say this as organizers said they’d be open to have a TomorrowLand style festival one each continent). Watch the preview movie below to get your juices flowing.

US tickets went on sale today, so if you missed the pre sale and still plan on going don’t forget to PRE REGISTER HERE to receive your code via email. Worldwide ticket sales are open on May 4th.

All these festivals spreading to different locations bring up a good conversation topic

Would you still visit the original location of a music festival even though it has traveled closer to you? I’d answer YES! I would. A perfect example is EDC. Even though I plan to attend this years FIRST EDC Chicago, I’m still planning to visit Vegas in the  next few years. I’ve always felt that the location of each festival contributes greatly to the festival experience maybe even more so than the musical acts. What do you think?

Congress Remains Open

“The Congress Theater can once again sell tickets to upcoming shows, but must keep the crowd to a maximum 3,000 concertgoers, a Cook County judge ruled on Tuesday.” Taken from Chicago Sun Times website LINK HERE TO ARTICLE by Tina Sfondeles.

The next court date for Eddie Carranza is May 9, after the next scheduled inspection. Till then party goers will be able to enjoy what congress has to offer in a limited capacity. Well have to see what comes next.

Good Ol’ Congress Theater

Congress Theater COULD be closing its doors if it fails to impress the city during its next court hearing on April 23. Till then Congress is allowed to stay open but that all could change after that date. The city’s main concern is safety and Congress Theater failed several building violations during its inspection on 4/17.

Information taken from an online Chicago Tribune article found here: LINK

This isn’t news as Congress Theater and owner Eddie Carranza have been receiving heat from the city since that Rusko NYE event a year ago after which a girl was sexually assaulted a few blocks away from Congress. Couple that with numerous complaints from neighboring residents for noise, crude behavior by patrons and kids’ parents complaints about their kids consuming alcohol (among  other things) at the venue and it’s no surprise this is a possibility. Last summer Congress Theater had several meetings with local government officials to see what they can do to improve their situation with the community. This included bumping up security, some renovations and what seems to be a curfew on shows being scheduled during the week. I must give credit where credit is due and I’ll admit when going to congress for Alesso last week I felt much safer than in the past. You can see a larger security presence all around the venue and I’ve seen several people be escorted out for different reasons. All this public heat is only for the best in the long run and even though I know young ragers will be upset if Congress were to close, I think a change of ownership would be a good thing. There are other venues in Chicago (maybe not with a 4500 capacity) that React Presents can throw their parties at. No need to panic Chicago.