Beats Chicago


By Alex Fiore

Chicago’s summer music schedule may get a little more crowded.

Live Music Blog writer Nick Isasi reported Monday that electronic artists Skrillex, Daft Punk, and Afrojack may be performing in Chicago as part of the brand new Spring Awakening Festival.

Isasi stumbled upon the festival’s website, which said the artists would perform at Soldier Field June 16 and 17.

The website has since been altered to remove the information, and now only promises the festival will be coming to Chicago in June. All information concerning a potential lineup has been removed.

Screenshots Isasi took of the website say the festival would be $90 for a two-day pass, and $180 for a VIP two-day pass.

The event would be Chicago’s fourth major musical festival, joining North Coast Music Festival, Pitchfork Music Festival and the end-of-summer blowout Lollapalooza.

The festival’s Facebook page says Spring Awakening “is touching down and relaunching in a brand new outdoor location in Chicago…it will feature some of the biggest DJs and producers from around the world on multiple stages in a outdoor experience.”

Vinnie Huerta, senior physical education major, said he would definitely attend the festival if the lineup is as good as it is rumored to be.

Huerta said he saw people posting the link to the website on Facebook and decided he would go if the lineup was as good as briefly advertised.

“From the looks of the website, they’re getting some of the top 25 DJs in the world,” he said. “I would love to see Dada Life, Afrojack, and Wolfgang Gartner.”

Huerta has attended North Coast Music Festival and Lollapalooza in the past and said the biggest draw for him would be Daft Punk.

“I wouldn’t miss it for the world if Daft Punk played,” he said.

Senior accounting major Joe Rocco also said the French electronic duo Daft Punk would be the main draw for the festival.

“Daft Punk is one of the first dance musicians I got into,” he said. “I’d love to see them.”

Speculation remains high, but if the Spring Awakening Festival delivers on the rumors surrounding its lineup, the festival could be the highlight of the summer for Chicago music fans.