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Lost and Found
Posted on June 13, 2016

This year we’ve teamed up with CrowdFind to make finding your lost items as easy as possible.  Check out the list of items turned in below.  Unfortunately, if it’s not listed below we do not have it.   Browser not compatible.

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Top Ten Tips!
Posted on June 7, 2016

1) STAY HYDRATED AND KEEP COOL! The weather forecast is looking HOT, so be sure to take time to refill your water at one of our four refill stations located on the MAP.  Remember, empty camelbacks ARE allowed, so come prepared!  And be sure to take advantage of the Cooling Bus and Spray Mist Station located on the […]

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Check Out the Map!
Posted on June 6, 2016
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Afterparties Announced!
Posted on June 3, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce our 2016 afterparties!  This year we’ve got something for everyone from proper club bangers to music halls to small underground venues that go until 4 and 5am.  These will sell out so don’t hesitate to grab your tickets and keep the party going late into the night. From Thursday, June 9 to Monday, […]

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Download the App!
Posted on June 1, 2016

The 2016 SAMF app is here!  Download it for Free for the most up-to-date set times, day-of-show schedule changes,  a handy map, afterparty info and important messages and tips from the organizers to make your SAMF weekend as smooth as the Body Language stage tunes. Go HERE for iphone. And HERE for Android.  

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Cashless Pay Now Available with iPhone or Android!
Posted on May 27, 2016

Cashless payments will now be available at SAMF 2016 for all drink concessions!  This is free to use and is available to anyone with an iphone or Android. No more wadding up paper money and stuffing it where you shouldn’t!  No more hanging on to loose change!  No more losing your money! For those with […]

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Do312 Poster Contest!
Posted on May 19, 2016

Spring Awakening is teaming up with Do312 to give one talented fan the chance to WIN a 4-PACK of GA tickets + a potential paid internship as a graphic designer with React Presents! Any fans or serious designers can enter and check out the contest HERE!    

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Branded Stage: All Gone Pete Tong
Posted on May 18, 2016

We’re thrilled to have BBC Radio 1’s PETE TONG hosting his acclaimed ALL GONE PETE TONG Stage at this year’s festival, formally adding Spring Awakening to the list of events like TomorrowWorld and Electric Zoo to have been graced by its presence. Taking the headlining reigns will be none other than UK house queen MAYA JANE COLES. Fresh off […]

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Return of the Silent Disco!
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Spring Awakening is proud to announce the return of the Silent Disco! Year after year, Chicago is strongly represented by an eclectic variation of DJs, which is exactly why the Silent Disco has become a SAMF fan favorite!  With over 20 DJs spinning nonstop back-to-back tracks across from all genres of electronic music, the Silent […]

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Secure Your Locker | Cell Charging Included
Posted on May 17, 2016

We’re teaming up with Entertainment Lockers so you can party hands free this SAMF! When you reserve a locker online, you will receive an email 24 hours before the fest containing your locker location, locker number, and lock combination so you can simply find and use your locker. You will have unlimited access to your […]

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Branded Stage: Body Language
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React’s popular and noteworthy BODY LANGUAGE series will be making its festival debut at this year’s Spring Awakening fest! Coming as an extension of its regular spot a the MID nightclub, BODY LANGUAGE has curated a unique roster of performances for the weekend. Headlining the stage is French tropical house legend KLINGANDE. His soulful and uplifting rhythms will be accompanied by […]

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Branded Stage: Birdhouse
Posted on May 11, 2016

The next brand taking over one of Spring Awakening’s curated stages is record label and American house music tastemaker DIRTYBIRD who will be hosting the first ever BIRDHOUSE festival stage. Headlining the Birdhouse is none other than label owner CLAUDE VONSTROKE, who will play out a lively house and techno set to his always welcoming Chicago fan base. On support, NICOLE MOUDABER […]

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Chalk Mural Contest – Win 4 VIP Tickets!
Posted on May 10, 2016

It’s starting to get warm and school’s almost out.  So let’s get some SAMF murals on campus’ and spread the word before the school year ends!  Whomever makes the best mural will WIN a 4-PACK of VIP tickets!  Time to crew up! Please read the full rules below so you know all the details, but […]

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Branded Stage: DJ Mag
Posted on May 9, 2016

This year, as part of Spring Awakening’s unique series of branded stages, worldwide music publication and host of the yearly Top 100 DJs competition DJ MAG will be taking over the festivities with a tantalizing lineup of diverse and powerful roster of contributing performers. Headlining the stage will be none other than the decorated, Miami-born powerhouse BORGEOUS as he throws […]

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Preferred Hotel Rates Available!
Posted on May 6, 2016

Have tickets? Check.  Crew Assembled? Check.  Time to get your hotel room. Hyatt McCormick Place will serve as your one-stop shop during Spring Awakening Music Festival. Along with your spacious room with a view, Hyatt McCormick Place has four restaurants serving late, a 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool, and free wifi available in your room […]

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Branded Stage: Trance Arena
Posted on May 5, 2016

As part of Spring Awakening’s 2016 exciting roster of unique branded stages, our fan favorite TRANCE ARENA will be making a return appearance, this time on the sprawling fields of the near west side’s Addams/Merill Park. Featuring a host of the most innovative and forward-pushing acts in the genre, the stage will give festival attendees the opportunity to melt the weekend […]

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DJ Contest announced!
Posted on May 4, 2016

Congrats to the winners!  This was not an easy decision.  Thanks to everyone who entered and those who voted.  Be sure to catch their set at the fest! We’re excited to announce the 2016 Spring Awakening DJ Contest! The Grand Prize Winner will have the chance to play a set and wins 3 VIP Weekend […]

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Branded Stage: Bass Kitchen
Posted on May 2, 2016

This year’s Spring Awakening will see a veritable pantheon of exciting and unique stages catered specifically to electronic music’s most popular sectors. To start things off, BASS KITCHEN, our longest running React-branded event series, will be welcoming attendees back to its unforgettable display for the second year in a row. Known for its unrivaled dominion over […]

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Full Lineup and New Location Announced!
Posted on April 28, 2016

The wait is over, folks. We are thrilled to finally announce the complete line up for the fifth anniversary of Spring Awakening Music Festival! The five incredible stages, including two main stages for the very first time in the event’s history, will host a wide array of over 100 highly coveted acts from across the […]

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Earn Free Tickets – Become a Brand Ambassador!
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We have two Brand Ambassador programs this year for you die-hard SAMF fans to earn Free tickets. Check them out and see which is right for you. The Physical Network Program: ‘Become a Spring Awakening Ambassador with The Physical Network!   Spread the love and earn a Free ticket.  It’s that simple.  Join the program […]

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