React Presents kicked offed argubably the biggest electronic music festival in the Midwest a little while back. The Spring Awakening Music Festival on the legendary Soldier Field (Home of “Da Bears”) showcased some of the biggest talent in today’s industry. From dubstep to house every electronic genre was covered, making the festival appealing to everyone and those who attended did not leave disappointed. Actually, if you didn’t attend and you are reading this you should be disappointed in yourself for missing… But don’t worry React will be back again next year to run the second year of this annual festival.
An epic lineup spread across 4 stages with names symbolic to the city. Amazing lights and decorations with Lake Michigan in the background set the tone for the festival to be one for the books. Even the rain couldn’t stop this crowd from raving and raging to Skrillex’s set to finish off the first night.
Chicago came to party and the artists knew they weren’t just playing for a typical crowd. They were playing to a city that originated house music years ago. Krewella, who are Chicago locals, stole the spotlight and threw down among the big acts like Kill the Noise, Dillon Francis, A Trak, and of course Skrillex, Afrojack and Moby.
If you were unable to go this year, make sure to catch this festival next year (skip Lolla if you have to), tickets will be in high demand. I can guarantee it.
1-2 Enoptix & The Robot Dentist, DJ Sensei Shunn, Sabor, Allina/ Chris Chmura
2-3 Gemini Club dj set, Mario Florek, Thibault, Cybernetick R3volt
3-4 LoBOUNCE, Tommie Sunshine, Krewella, Big Once
4-5 Zebo, 3LAU, Nobody Beats The Drum, Ryan B
5-6 Nathan Scott, Bart Bmore, Designer Drugs, Manic Focus
6-7 Midnight Conspiracy, Joachim Garraud, Downlink, Chris V
7-8 A Trak, Morgan Page, Kill the Noise, Phenom
8-9 Ferry Corsten, Gabriel & Dresden, Dillon Francis, Gun Love
9-10 Benny Benassi, Markus Schulz, Claude VonStroke, Porn and Chicken
10- 11:30 Skrillex
1-2 Deejay Intel, Konrad Gainnes, DJ Jammin Jake, Derek Derke
2-3 Robots on the Run, NORdjs, Team Bayside High, Funk Shui
3-4 Stratus, Quintino, Willy Joy, Lips N Meister
4-5 Lance Herbstrong, Shermanology, Destructo, David S
5-6 Derrick Carter, NERVO, Oliver Twizt, Shannon Williams
6-7 Green Velvet, R3hab, Felix Cartal, Milk n Cookies
7-8 Carl Cox, Arty, Datsik, Jack Trash
8-9 Flux Pavillon, Hardwell, Diplo, Topher Jones
9-10 Moby, Wolfgang Gartner, Laidback Luke, Paper Cha$er