Going on its eighth year of operation, Spring Awakening Music Festival has been a staple festival in the city of Chicago. Over the years, Spring Awakening (SAMF) has brought in some of the biggest names in electronic music.
History of SAMF
The festival was produced by React Presents, which is a company that produces, promotes and brands music event in and around Chicago. The company is responsible for producing one of the biggest electronic music events in the Midwest.
In past years, The festival was held two other venues including soldier field and Adams field both located inside the city limits. This year, the festival will be hosted at the Poplar Creek venue in Hoffman Estates.
Some of the festival’s previous line-ups have featured some of the biggest names in electronic music. Diplo, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, RL Grime, and Tiesto just name a few. Furthermore, If you can think of an EDM artist the odds are they have played at this festival.
Leading up to this year’s announcement of the festival’s line up there was some controversy about this year’s venue. SAMF has always been held within city limits. This year it will take place in Chicago’s northwest suburb of Hoffman Estates. The poplar creek venue is relatively unheard of to most Chicagoans as it is about a 40-minute drive without traffic. Therefore, In order to confront this on-going speculation, something had to be addressed. React had released a 3D sneak peek video of the venue and new stages.
As usual, the team over at React did not hold back when booking artists for this year’s lineup. The star-studded lineup includes an array of different artists ranging in sound from bass to big room to tech-house. Some notable names include DJ Snake, Benny Benassi, Malaa, Chris Lake and What So Not.
As done in the past, SAMF incorporates curated stages by day that cater to certain genres. Also, these curated stages include Anjunabeats, Bass Kitchen, and AMF. Furthermore, these curated stages are known to bring in the underground scene of the festival as they may be names that you may or may not have heard of which allows for an eye-opening experience.
Whether it was done on purpose or not, the lineup includes a significant amount of house artists on the lineup. With the festival held around the birthplace of the grooving genre, it is fitting that they do so. Also, these artists include Chris Lake, Nora En Pure, Shiba San, Latmun, Gene Ferris and many more. So, if you like house this is the place to be when June 7th rolls around.
Check out the full lineup below:
Spring Awakening has become an essential festival to attend in the Midwest and in the country in general. While it may not be held in within the beautiful city limits of Chicago, do not let that deter you. React presents came through with a star-studded lineup that is destined to be a time to remember in summer 2019. Make sure to check out santa fe rafting while traveling this summer.
Tickets can be purchased here.