Spring Awakening Announces Sunday School Stage With Gorgon City, Eats Everything, Victor Calderone And More

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.

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Spring Awakening Announces Dancing Astronaut Stage With Benny Benassi, Sander Van Doorn & More

Acclaimed music publication Dancing Astronaut will host their debut branded stage at this year’s SAMF, featuring an all-star lineup of DJs from the highest realms of EDM stardom. At the top of the bill for Dancing Astro’s stage takeover will be none other than Benny Benassi, longstanding icon of electronic music and creator of some of the genre’s most celebrated hits. Best known for his 2002 classic “Satisfaction,“ Benny Benassi continues to dominate the top tier of production and DJing prowess. As he shuts down the evening, fans are invited to immerse themselves in the soaring house melodies and pounding electro madness late into the night.

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Spring Awakening Announces 2017 Dates, Location & Presale Tickets


Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) is proud to announce the 2017 dates and location for the sixth installment, taking place June 9-11. This summer, the largest all-electronic music festival in the Midwest will return to its beautiful new location at Addams/Medill Park in Chicago, IL.

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Spring Awakening Launches Official DJ Competition

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React Presents is ecstatic to announce the celebrated return of the official Spring Awakening Music Festival DJ Competition for the fifth consecutive year! This time, one Grand Prize Winner will receive both a coveted slot on stage for a live set in front of the event’s warm base of attendees and three VIP weekend passes.

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TomorrowWorld 2014, Mario U’s Review!!

So, let me give a bit of a background on myself, I dj, currently learning to produce dance music, and I’m also part of a up and coming Dj duo FinalSound. So I have a bit of a background in the scene, I’ve attended numerous undergrounds, after hours, and festivals over the past 7 years with that said I’d now like to discuss the festival of TomorrowWorld.

We arrived in Chattahoochee on Thursday the day of the Gathering around 2 in the afternoon, We got our stuff out of our vehicle and dragged it to the entrance which was about maybe a good 900 ft away. The line to enter Dreamville was ridiculous, obviously we were not the only ones in line but it literally took us about 2 hours to reach the search point where security checks your camping gear and whatnot. There were K-9 units there for narcotic searches but truth be told the dogs seemed less interested in the people and more interested in staying in the shade. Once we got to our campsite which is decided by basically falling into a spot after the person in front of you we set up camp, fortunately for us we followed the rules and our group entered together so we could all camp right next to each other. Our neighbors were from Vegas, Canada, New Jersey, Mexico, the UK there were people from all over the world. This is one of the key components to this festival, the camping experience, I personally believe no other festival can replicate your camping experience like TomorrowWorld.

The following 3 days consisted of nothing but pure bliss, the stages all of them were mind blowing. The amount of detail and effort that went into each stage is mind blowing, I have never seen production such as this. The line up was just as amazing I saw Laidback Luke, Dannic, Deorro, Dimitris Vegas & Like Mike, BlasterJaxxx, Bassjackers, the list goes on forever. By far the most diverse line up the states has ever seen. This festival in my opinion takes the cake for all camping festivals, any festival for that matter. Security was great, prices were decent, showers were awesome, the vibes were amazing. I highly recommend anyone to go to this festival, it is something you will talk about until it comes again the following year. Mad props to ID&T for throwing such an amazing festival here in the states, youll catch me there next year, thats for sure!!

Mario U