Spring Awakening Music Festival Invades Soldier Field This Weekend
By Jake Guidry in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 12, 2012 7:00PM
This weekend, the first annual Spring Awakening Music Festival will place its footprint in and around Soldier Field with a two-day electronic music onslaught. The event, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, is dedicated to the recent “EDM” phenomenon, with a specific focus on the aggressive end of the spectrum. Electro and dubstep are the most represented genres this year, with popular acts Skrillex, Afrojack, A-Trak, Benny Benassi, Diplo, and Moby leading the way.
Completing the lineup is a slew of acts that range from veterans to up-and-comers. Chicago’s own Derrick Carter and Green Velvet add a very welcomed house flair to the festival, and Claude VonStroke’s ghetto tech-house will offer a reprieve from the grinding basslines heard otherwise throughout the weekend. To supplement the big names is a collection of local staples, including Team Bayside High, Gemini Club, Zebo, and Deejay Intel.