So it may not exactly be Miami, but Chicago has just become a new electronic music festival destination for the mid summer Wavefront Festival. The guys from SpyBar along with the help of others put together Wavefront Festival that lives on Montrose Beach for two days. Who knew the sands of Chicago beaches can be quite as nice?
It's almost a wonder that the beach concept hasn't been employed earlier. Hot summer days rewarded by cool lake breezes seems like a great way to party. Chicago residents commented on how Chicago needs a beach festival once or twice a month, even on a smaller scale—similar to the idea Central Park has with its Summer Concert Series.
The weekend was extremely hot even for Chicago standards, which brought festival goers clad in bathing suits. Two stages, each equipped with VIP Cabana tents dotted Montrose Beach, outskirts of the perimeter lined with booths for food, drink, clothes and other merchandise.
The line up featured a healthy mix of the electro progressive and house and techno. Steve Lawler, Sasha, and Murk dominated the one stage while Eric Prydz, Duck Sauce and MSTRKRFT held another. Both ends of the EDM culture spectrum could be satisfied through the selection of artists over both days. After the sand and sun and good vibes, the after party moved to Chicago's best clubs including Spy Bar, SmartBar and Vision.
For its first year, operation went pretty smoothly which only means the next year can only be better. Starting with such a bang, the lineup can only get more impressive and the set up is already on lockdown. Now we only have to hope for as much sunshine next year.