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Favorite ThisSpring Awakening Music Festival Preview

Published: May 22, 2012
By: Natty Morrison

Chicago is known for a few things: Beer, Brats, the Bears—and, of course, house music.  Perhaps those don’t all fit together perfectly, but it does make sense that the first ever, two-day, all EDM festival in Chicago would take place in the legendary home of the Chicago Bears.  On June 16 and 17, Soldier Field will play host to Spring Awakening, a massive gathering of dance music featuring some of the top performers and producers from across the world, with names such as Skrillex, Afrojack, Moby, Flux Pavilion, Diplo, Datsik and Dillon Francis all set to throw down in a setting so encapsulating of Midwest experience, Norman Rockwell couldn’t have dreamed it better. 

Unlike other big Chicago music festivals, this one doesn’t come with a big Chicago price tag. Two-Day passes are retailing at $119.99, with Single-Day tickets priced at $65.00  There’s also a VIP experience package, with Two-Days for $239.99 and Single-Days for $120.00 Tickets are available through which, thankfully, means less ticket surcharges than that other ticket site. 
As Chicago prepares itself for this momentous and momentary influx of EDM fans, tickets are going faster than ever with the announcements of multiple after parties starring Skrillex, Diplo, Ferry Corsten, Claude VonStroke, Benny Benassi, Dillon Francis, and Designer Drugs at clubs across the Windy City.  Tickets for the late night events are going even faster, and are available for purchase through Clubtix and the Spring Awakening website.

Due to popular demand, Spring Awakening has announced that the main stage will be located inside Soldiers Field, with three more stages located outside, on the south end of the stadium.  Fans are praising this historic moment, as this will be the first time an all-dance music event takes place both inside AND outside the venue. Though the schedule has yet to be announced, the wide number of stages and DJs ensure a non-stop party that, much like the famed Chicago winters, will refuse to let up (regardless of what any weatherman says).  With the ever-steady hands of React Presents and the Congress Theater at the wheel, Spring Awakening promises to be an epic, twisted, and joyous journey to the heart of Midwest – and worldwide – dance music scene.

The Untz is now proud to offer our selection of favorite tracks and beats from some of the hottest names performing at this year’s inaugural Spring Awakening festival in Chicago, IL, June 16-17!

Skrillex - Right In

Flux Pavilion feat. Example - Daydreamer

Wolfgang Gartner - Flexx

Dillon Francis - Falling Up

Midnight Conspiracy - Discord

LoBounce - Oil Slick (Part of The Untz 2011 Summer Sampler)

Tags: DubstepElectroHouseTechnoBreaksDowntempoGlitchHip Hop