React’s highly coveted Trance Arena series returns to this year’s Spring Awakening with a special showcase of melodic thrills and euphoric melodies dedicated to the veteran stage. Leading the pack is Grammy Award-Winning DJ, producer and musician, Paul van Dyk. The legend was ranked as the World’s No. 1 DJ two years in a row (in 2005 & 2006), and now over 10 years later, with nearly three decades under his belt, PvD continues to dominate the electronic scene around the globe.
Sunday School, the longstanding series known for its defining takeovers at events like Mysteryland and Electric Zoo, will be curating its own lineup of diverse talent during this year’s Spring Awakening, providing the “festival within a festival” atmosphere that’s made it famous. Headlining the action will be famed North London duo Gorgon City, as they return to Chicago for a raucous set atop the Sunday School Stage decks.
This year, fans of React’s longstanding BASS KITCHEN series will have the opportunity to witness brutal bass carnage as one of Spring Awakening’s branded stages is transformed into the wub-filled pit we deserve. Headlining the Bass Kitchen’s takeover will be an undisputed member of the Mount Rushmore of modern dubstep, Snails! Having created such iconic hits as “Holla Out,” “Deep In The Night” and “Frogbass,” Snails’ shining presence in the bass music community is unrivaled by most. When he closes out the stage with his face-twisting beats, fans are advised to hold tight and keep their arms and legs in the mosh pit at all times.
Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) is proud to announce a massive Phase 1 lineup for its sixth annual installment, taking place at Adams/Medill Park on Friday, June 9th through Sunday, June 11th. Over 80 artists will perform across five unique stages, demonstrating a dynamic variety of genres within the electronic music spectrum.