It may be snowing violently, but today is a beautiful day: Chicago’s first major festival lineup is here. Announced this morning by Billboard and React Presents, the city’s behemoth EDM festival Spring Awakening will run June 12 to 14 at Soldier Field and feature headliners Diplo, Zedd, Tiesto, Eric Prydz, Afrojack, and Hardwell. Local DJs Derrick Carter, Flosstradamus, and Cajmere will also perform.
This year marks Spring Awakening’s first year with EDM conglomerate SFX Entertainment, who recently imposed an 18-and-over age limit on the festival. The teens will be minimal and the thump-thumps will be ubiquitous.
Stay tuned for lineup announcements from the other summer festivals soon. Pitchfork usually announces around mid-February, and Lolla will have its headliners by end of March/early April.
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