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Festival Guide

Age Restrictions

Spring Awakening is an 18+ festival. You MUST be 18 on the date of the event for entry.

Everyone will be required to show a government issued PHOTO ID upon entry. VIP Section is 21+ only.

Drivers licenses, Passports, and legal government-issued IDs will be accepted. IDs must contain both a photo and your date of birth. Temporary paper government-issued IDs that match these guidelines will be accepted.

Media

For more information on press credentials and the application process, please head here.

Festival Dates & Hours

Friday, June 8, 2018 – Doors at 1:00 PM, ends at 10PM
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Doors at 1:00 PM, ends at 10PM
Sunday, June 10, 2018 – Doors at 1:00 PM, ends at 10PM

Re-Entry Policy

There will be NO RE-ENTRY into Spring Awakening Music Festival. Your wristband will only scan for entry once per day.

ATMs

There will be ATMs on the festival grounds, credit cards will also be accepted at all bar locations and many food vending locations.

Parking

Parking is extremely limited and not encouraged. If you park in the neighborhood to attend the event you will be ticketed and towed by Police.

We strongly encourage festival goers take public transit to & from Spring Awakening! Find out more information about getting to the festival on our LOCATION page.

Ticketing

There will be a $10 wristband replacement fee for lost, stolen or damaged wristbands:

If you are the original purchaser, you must bring your wristband (if the issue is it’s too tight or damaged), confirmation email, and ID to the festival box office where you will be able to purchase a replacement wristband for $10.

 

Tickets are sold through SeeTickets.com. We are not responsible for secondary ticket sellers, so we advise purchasing only through See Tickets. We are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. For more information on General Admission tickets and VIP tickets, as well as purchasing your tickets, please head to the Buy Tickets Page.

If you are having ticketing issues please contact: See Tickets customer service HERE for order related issues (billing, not receiving confirmation email, address change, etc).

Wristbands will be mailed out at a later date. Your wristbands will be delivered via USPS First-Call mail. You will receive an email with your tracking number when your order has been shipped.

Lineup Subject to Change. All Sales are final.  Rain or Shine, but if a storm approaches with dangerous conditions such as high winds, thunder, lightning, tornado, etc., your safety is our priority and we will take necessary precautions with no refunds.

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages will be served to those with government issued photo IDs. You must present your ID to a festival employee to get a 21+ wristband.

Weather

If you’re from Chicago, you understand this weather. Spring Awakening Music Festival will take place, rain or shine, but if a storm approaches with dangerous conditions such as high winds, thunder, lightning, tornado, etc., your safety is our priority and we will take necessary precautions with no refunds. All advertised artists are confirmed to perform,  but sometimes the weather does not permit travel to Chicago. In this instance, acts are subject to change without notice. For the most up to date information, check out www.springawakeningfestival.com

Entry & Security

Everyone entering the festival grounds will be searched upon entry. You will need to empty your pockets, and have all your items examined. If you have a bag or purse, security will examine that as well. Narcotics officers will be working inside and outside of the festival grounds. All narcotic laws will be strictly enforced.  We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.

These Items are Prohibited

PROHIBITED ITEMS FOR THE FESTIVAL:

NO GLASS OF ANY KIND
NO NATIVE AMERICAN HEADDRESSES
NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND (REGARDLESS OF PERMIT)
NO PAINT OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING PAINT MARKERS AND SPRAY PAINT)
NO FIREWORKS
NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES
NO DRUGS OR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
NO LARGE CHAINS
NO LASER POINTERS
NO TENTS OR UMBRELLAS
NO FLAGS OR TOTEMS WITH METAL OR WOOD PIECES

TOTEM DETAILS: NO Totems which contain metal pieces, sharpened elements, or are capable of being pounded into the ground or hurting others. Totems and flags without these pieces are deemed safe and adhering to these guidelines will be allowed.
NO LARGE UMBRELLAS
NO UNSEALED TAMPONS
NO UNSEALED CIGARETTE PACKS
NO PRE-FILLED VAPE PENS (See allowed list below for vape specifics)
NO STUFFED ANIMALS/DOLLS (including stuffed animal purses)
NO PACIFIERS
NO UNSEALED OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS/VITAMINS (PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN NON-APPROVED CONTAINERS MUST BE TURNED OVER TO MEDICAL)
NO VENDING WITHOUT PERMIT
NO BICYCLES, SCOOTERS, GO CARTS, SKATE BOARDS, HOVERBOARDS OR ATVS
NO PETS – UNLESS it is a service animal. Please email Your questions regarding service animals to the Company at info@springawakeningfestival.com.
NO COOLERS
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS (1 FACTORY SEALED WATER BOTTLE IS OKAY)
NO OPEN CONTAINERS
NO BACKPACKS WITH MULTIPLE POCKETS OR  MULTI-POCKET BAGS
NO BAGS BIGGER THAN 12″x 12″ INCLUDING PURSES
NO LUGGAGE
NO BOTA BAGS (Empty Hydration Packs and Camel Baks are permitted. Must be able to remove water pouch from bag)
NO PUSH CARTS
NO SPORTS EQUIPMENT (INCLUDING FRISBEES)
NO TENTS OR CAMPING GEAR
NO SOAP, SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER OR OTHER DETERGENTS
NO FLAMMABLE PRODUCTS
NO AEROSOL CANS
NO CAMERA TRIPODS OR GO-PRO STICKS
NO PROJECTILES OR EXPLOSIVES
NO KNIVES OR SHARP OBJECTS
NO OPEN FIRES
NO WATER GUNS OR MISTERS
NO CHAIRS
NO FLYERS, STICKERS, POSTERS
NO HAMMOCKS
NO GRILLS OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING PROPANE AND CHARCOAL)
NO GENERATORS
NO GAS MASKS OR TACTICAL GEAR
NO AEROSOL CANS (INCLUDING DEODORANT, BUG SPRAY, SUNSCREEN AND PERFUME)
NO CHINESE LANTERNS
NO LED GLOVES
NO DRONES OR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES
Any other items deemed as posing a threat to the safe enjoyment of the patrons?.
If You bring any of the items on the above prohibited items list into the Festival, such items will be confiscated and discarded and You will be subject to removal from the Festival based on the sole discretion of Company. Under no circumstances will Company hold any prohibited items for You.

PLEASE RESPECT YOUR BODY AND MIND. ALL PERSONS AND PROPERTY ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES DURING SEARCH. SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL HAS A ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES. THE USE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS AND UNDERAGE DRINKING IS NOT PERMITTED. ANYONE FOUND WITH ILLEGAL DRUGS WILL BE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THE FESTIVAL AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED BACK IN.

These Items are Allowed

•Factory sealed cigarette packs
•Factory sealed tampons,
•Factory sealed vape pens, factory sealed vape cartridges,  empty vape pens,
•Go-Pro Cameras (No Go-Pro Sticks), Digital phone, point and shoot cameras, disposable cameras

•Fanny packs
•Purses smaller than 12″x 12″,
•One-pocket cinch bags smaller than 12″ x 12″
•Single-Pocket Bags smaller than 12″ x 12″

•Empty hydration packs or camelbaks (you will be required to remove the pouch for inspection prior to entry),
• Empty clear plastic water bottles,
•ONE factory sealed single serving plastic water bottle per person,

•Hoolahoops,
•Flags (but no flag poles),
•Sunglasses,
•Hats,
•Lighters,
•Factory sealed sun block (non-aerosol),
Factory sealed bug spray (non-aerosol),
•Lip gloss,
•Binoculars,
…and POSITIVE ATTITUDES!

  • ALLOWED TOTEM DETAILS: OK Flags, Decorated Pool Noodles, and Totems that DO NOT contain metal pieces, sharpened elements, or are capable of being pounded into the ground or hurting others. Totem Guidelines: Maximum height 10 feet, made from a lightweight material (foam, PVC, etc.). Poles must be no thicker than one inch in diameter and cannot contain solid metal pieces. Decorated pool noodles recommended. Any item deemed dangerous, promoting illegal activity, or hate speech will not be permitted. Totems are subject to inspection.

Shoes may be taken off for search and ALL items and bags will be searched upon entry.

Zero Tolerance for Drug Use And/Or Possession

Possessing or using any illegal substances outside or inside of the venue will not be tolerated. Narcotics officers, security, and staff will be working in and around the venue enforcing all drug-related laws. Violators in possession of illegal substances will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If you appear to be intoxicated at the entrance of the festival, security will not allow you to enter the venue. Event personal reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone.

Please come with good vibes and be prepared to have an unforgettable experience.

Every attendee, including members of the media, vendors, and guests, must be prepared to be searched prior to entering the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to submit to a extensive search, including a full pat down, emptying pockets and bags, having your items examined and possibly removing your shoes. Narcotics officers and police will be working inside and outside of the event.

We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.

Safety, Medical & Hydration

CELEBRATE SAFE

Your enjoyment of SAMF is our first priority, and the times of your life are straight ahead. Enter our sunny world with a reminder to have fun and be safe. The health of our SAMF fam is of utmost importance to us.

The most rewarding moments are those we share with our community of fellow music lovers. Few things in life are better than the feeling you get when hearing the tunes you love with friends old and new, so stay present and listen to your personal rhythm. Make the most of SAMF by using the following safety information June 8th-10th including ample water and relaxation.

HYDRATE

All that non-stop dancing and vigorous physical activity can lead to dehydration and overheating. By all means have the time of your life, but remember to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. We have made free water available, so you can refill empty containers and keep up the party. Hydrating backpacks and reusable water bottles are allowed, but they must be empty, non-multi-pocket, and are subject to search upon entry.

Replenish vital electrolytes with sports drinks offered at concession stands, or visit the Celebrate Safe booth to pick-up free packs you can add to your water bottle.

STAY COOL

Be prepared for the temperature to change from day to night, check the forecast and bring layers of clothing.

After throwing it down on the floor, take a break from the heat of the moment to cool down at one of our designated cooling areas be it the misting basketball courts or the air-conditioned busses.

BUDDY SYSTEM

It’s easy to get separated at festivals. Know where your friends are, set up meeting points, and stick together. If you think a friend needs help, ask our friendly staff to assist, and always leave the show with everyone in your crew. Familiarize yourself with the medical tent locations, available in the mobile app and maps on site.

ENJOY YOURSELF

You can enjoy the show without alcohol or illegal narcotics. Choose to take nothing at all. If you’re under 21, you can’t drink – period. Please remember that your body weight and height will factor into how much alcohol is safe to consume. Alcohol does not cool you off or rehydrate you.

Please exercise caution when you get behind the wheel. Don’t drink or use drugs and drive. Make sure you have a safe ride. Take a cab, have a designated driver or use Uber.  If you drink, your blood alcohol concentration is personal depending on your gender, weight, and how much has been consumed in a period of time. Play it safe!

BE A FRIEND

Help fellow festival goers, be a friend indeed to a friend in need. Contact a staff member, medical personal or security officer if you see a person who is showing any signs of distress which may include: nausea, vomiting, headaches, blurred vision, racing heartbeat, shallow breathing, muscle tremors, inability to talk, or discolored lips.

Help Keep Fellow Festival-Goers Safe

Never leave someone alone who’s feeling sick or has expressed that they’re unwell. If you suspect somebody is ailing from a drug-related issue, seek immediate medical attention.

Don’t sweat it, according to the Good Samaritan Act, a person who experiences a drug-related overdose or seeks help on their behalf cannot be prosecuted or penalized.

No one will ever get in trouble for asking for help for themselves or someone else if their well-being is a concern.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Whether you need to cool down, rehydrate with electrolytes, or could simply use some aspirin, band-aids, or earplugs; we have medical personnel located on-site for YOU. Near every stage, look for First Aid stations marked with a red cross scattered around the festival grounds. You are welcome to visit for any health-related issues.  No one will e

If you happen to see the medical team, roaming Health & Safety Team around the festival grounds, give them a smile! These workers stay on their feet for the entirety of every event to keep a watchful, caring eye on you! And if either you or a friend has a medical concern, flag one of those friendly folks down.

Again, no one will ever get in trouble for concerns over someone’s well-being, including your own, even if it is drug or alcohol related.

We’re all responsible for everyone’s well-being.  Don’t forget to give back to the community and take care of one another.

Accessable Viewing Areas

Special designated platforms located throughout the festival grounds are reserved for people with disabilities throughout the venue.  Companion seating will be available at designated platform locations.  Please note, companion seating is limited and will be available at a first-come, first-served basis. Swing by our Guest Services/Info booth upon entry for more information on locations and for additional assistance.

Additional questions regarding accessibility can be sent to info@springawakeningfestival.com.

Entrance & Egress

Special designated lanes for entrance and egress will be available at the festival.  Special designated lanes will be clearly identified for the convenience of our disabled patrons.

Restroom Facilities

Accessible portable restrooms are available throughout the venue.

Please note, SAMF does not provide personal care assistance, wheelchair push service, or mobility devices for rent so please plan accordingly.