Spring Awakening Music Festival releases 2013 phase one lineup

React Presents, creator of Chicago’s Spring Awakening Music Festival, tonight released the official phase one lineup for the second annual event, set for June 14-16 at Soldier Field.

The 2013 SAMF phase one lineup includes:

12th Planet | ATB | Bassnectar | Bingo Players | DJ Bl3nd | Boys Noize | Break Science | Calvin Harris | Carnage | Chuckie | Dirty South | Excision | Felix da Housecat | Figure | Flosstradamus | Gramatik | Green Lantern | Green Velvet | Joachim Garraud Krewella | Lucky Date | Minnesota | Mord Fustang | Knuckle Children | Nervo | Nicky Romero | Oliver | Paul Oakenfold | Paul Van Dyk Porter Robinson | R3hab | Robbie Rivera | Savoy | Stafford BrothersTommy Trash | Topher Jones | Walden | Wolfgang Gartner | Zedd | Zeds Dead | ZomboyDJ Godfather | Knuckle Children | Milk n Cookies | Nathan Scott Porn and Chicken | Team Bayside High | Stratus | Zebo

This confirms all 26 artist names that were accidentally leaked last week on ticketing provider ClubTix’s website, but tonight’s announcement includes 25 additional names.

Tickets are on sale now. Prices start at $145 for a GA 3-day pass, $200 for 3-day VIP tickets.

Spring Awakening Music Festival has expanded to three days in 2013, adding another stage (totaling two stages and two tents) for over 100 world renown artists and over 75,000 attendees. The main stage will once again occupy the North endzone of Soldier Field, giving concert goers the rare opportunity to witness some of the world’s biggest artists and dance where the Chicago Bears play football! A tent will host more artists next to the historic Lake Shore Drive, and another next to the Colonnades on the east side of the stadium. The other main stage will sit where Da Equinox Tent  was in the inaugural year, and where React Presents hosted Deadmau5 in 2010, on “Stadium Green.”

As the festival comes to a close each night, there will be after parties in Chicago’s premier nightclubs, venues, and theaters. Last year, these included Skrillex and Afrojack at Chicago’s finest nightclub,the MID, Fool’s Gold’s A-trak, Owsla’s Kill the Noise, and Mad Decent’s Dillon’s Francis at the historic Congress Theater, Diplo & Laidback Luke at the House of Blues, Gabriel & Dresden’s Yacht Party, and dozens more. Stay tuned for the full after party announcement, as well as phase two, coming soon.

General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale at Midnight CST through Clubtix.com. Super early bird presale tickets sold out in a matter of minutes, further solidifying SAMF’s popularity in Chicago’s booming festival environment. Although there are many festivals here in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, Spring Awakening Music Festival was the first all electronic dance music festival to ever grace Chicago, the birthplace of house music that arguably caused what is now a global EDM phenomenon. SAMF keeps its roots in mind, with Chicago legends Derrick Carter, Green Velvet, and more playing the mainstages at the festival in the inaugural year.


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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.