Spring Awakening announces new venue, full lineup for 2016 festival

With less than 45 days before the festival’s five-year anniversary, Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) organizers today revealed the full artist lineup in addition to announcing a venue change to Chicago’s Addams/Medill Park.

Boasting five total stages, the June 10-12 festival will host two “main” stages this year: the DJ stage and Electronic stage. Headliners include Above & Beyond, Deadmau5, Dada Life, Kaskade, Flux Pavilion, Madeon, A-Trak, Zeds Dead, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Nicky Romero, Borgore, the Chainsmokers, Flying Lotus, RL Grime, Gramatik, Dash Berlin, and many more (see full lineup poster below).

Other themed stages include Bass Kitchen, Body Language, and Trance Arena in addition to curated stages by Dirtybird, DJ Mag, and Pete Tong.

Spring Awakening tickets are on sale now, priced at $189 plus fees for a three-day general admission pass. VIP passes start at $299 plus fees.

In February, SAMF organizers announced the festival would relocate to Jackson Park due to scheduling conflicts at its usual home at Solider Field. But then a separate scheduling conflict arose at Jackson Park which led to the event being moved again to Addams/Medill Park.

The new venue will provide attendees with easy public transportation options from around the city. Addams/Medill Park is a short walk from the CTA Pink Line trains at the 18th Street and Polk Street stops, as well as the Blue Line trains at the Racine stop. It is also accessible from the Ashland, Roosevelt, and 18th St CTA buses.

Spring Awakening is produced by React Presents.

Spring Awakening 2016 lineup


Kent Otto

Kent is founder and editor-in-chief. He's always had a love and passion for music of all types, but didn't discover the music festival scene and community until moving to Southern California during his early post-college years. He returned to his roots in the Midwest in 2011 and has since been determined to share the magic and beauty of the music scene with as many as possible. Email kent@edmcalendar.com.

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