Written by: Michael Joel Placencia and Dustin Scoggin
Spring Awakening Music Festival is just three months away and we are flipping out! The one thing that is for certain about Spring Awakening is, they always pull some of the strongest lineups, and this year is no different. Between the location update and a lineup stacked with EDM’s top artists, we found ourselves asking “how can we stay away?” The answer is we can’t and we won’t!
Spring Awakening has grown in attendance, and because of this, the festival had to move locations. It is now held at Addams/Medill Park and stands to be the largest electronic based festival in Chicago. However, parking will be highly limited, but don’t worry there are alternative ways to get to the park. You can use public transit, event shuttles, and of course UBER or Lyft. Visit the official website for more info.
We know that getting ready for a festival comes with a lot of preparations. So we wanted to make things a little easier for you. We put together a list of all the prohibited items below, that way you know what you can and can’t bring.
NO GLASS OF ANY KIND
NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND (REGARDLESS OF PERMIT)
NO PAINT OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING PAINT MARKERS AND SPRAY PAINT)
NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES
NO DRUGS OR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
NO LARGE CHAINS
NO LASER POINTERS
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 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, SKATEBOARDS, HOVERBOARDS OR ATVS
NO PETS – UNLESS it is a service animal, and You are a person with disabilities, or service animals-in-training and have appropriate apparel and have on Your person credentials from an accredited school for which the dog is being raised. Please email Your questions regarding service animals to the Company at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the official Company website for details at http://springawakeningfestival.com/.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS (1 FACTORY SEALED WATER BOTTLE IS OKAY)
NO OPEN CONTAINERS
NO BACKPACKS INCLUDING MULTI-POCKET BAGS
NO BAGS BIGGER THAN 12″x 12″ INCLUDING PURSES
NO BOTA BAGS (Empty Hydration Packs and Camel Baks are permitted. Must be able to remove water pouch from the 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 FLYERS, STICKERS, POSTERS
NO GRILLS OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING PROPANE AND CHARCOAL)
NO GAS MASKS OR TACTICAL GEAR
NO AEROSOL CANS (INCLUDING DEODORANT, BUG SPRAY, SUNSCREEN, AND PERFUME)
NO CHINESE LANTERNS
NO DRONES OR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES
Wow! Talk about the most stacked of lineups! Friday will kick things off with big names like Tchami, daddy Borgore, and the legend himself…Tiesto. Not to mention other huge names like Alison Wonderland (check out our recent interview with her, here), as well as deep house hard hitters, Oliver Heldens and AC Slater. Saturday keeps the heat coming with NGHTMRE, Hardwell, Carnage, and even more fire to fan those heavy-hitting flames.
Sunday is by far one of the best closing days ever. Spring Awakening is finishing out its final day WITH A BANG!!! Dance music legends such as deadmau5, Kaskade, and Virtual Self are all on day three! Not to mention other fan favorites such as Seven Lions, Slushii, and even Baauer! This lineup is nothing short of fire, and we here at Trillvo are absolutely stoked to see all of these artists deliver! Who are YOU most excited to see the lineup?
Here’s a slideshow of some of the artists you can expect to see come this year at Spring Awakening:
DO NOT miss out on this year’s festival.
Buy your tickets here and we can’t wait to see you there!