Headed to Spring Awakening Music Festival this weekend? With the number of artists booked this year, it can be overwhelming trying to determine who’s a must-see. But don’t fret—whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned festgoer, Saint Audio’s got you covered on everything you need to check out this weekend at SAMF.
Friday, June 7th:
Start your weekend off with Chicago native and The Verge writer Dani Deahl‘s set (2:20-3:00, Solstice), then make your way over to the curators of Chicago’s wildest party, Porn & Chicken (3:00-4:00, Equinox). Keep the party going with Golf Clap (4:45-6:00, The Function), or mellow things out with Gabriel & Dresden (5:45-7:00, Anjunabeats Takeover at The Hangar) before gearing up for the final sets of the night. We recommend taking the opportunity to see Shiba San‘s tech-house set (6:00-7:30, Corona Electric Beach) earlier in the day, so you can check out Zomboy‘s wubs (7:10-8:25, Equinox) while snagging a great spot in the crowd for our headliner pick, Illenium (8:45-10:00, Equinox).
Saturday, June 8th:
Warm up for a day full of bass with Chicago duo Birthdayy Partyy (2:20-3:00, Equinox), and get cozy—while we don’t normally advocate for primarly staying at one stage all day, the lineup here is just too darn good to miss. Catch 1788-L (3:20-4:20), DROELOE (4:20-5:20), G Jones (5:25-6:25), Flosstradamus b2b 4B (6:30-7:30), and Malaa (7:35-8:50) at the Equinox Stage, then hang on tight for the trippy headlining set from Rezz (8:55-10:00). However, if locking in to one place all day makes you antsy, we suggested checking out What So Not (5:20-6:20, Solstice), Spag Heddy (6:30-7:30, Bass Kitchen Takeover at The Hangar), or Destructo (8:45-10:00, The Function) on Saturday.
Sunday, June 9th:
Show up for local talent Bentley Dean (1:30-2:30, The Function), then settle in at the Solstice Stage for Gettoblaster (2:00-3:00), Gene Farris (3:00-4:00), and GTA (4:00-5:00). From there, you’ve got some options—hang out for Chris Lake‘s set (5:00-6:00), or switch up the vibe with Peekaboo‘s dubstep sounds (4:00-5:00, Equinox). Keep the party going with Dillon Francis (7:10-8:10, Solstice), or chill out to Nora En Pure (7:15-8:30, The Function), then close out the weekend with the soulful funk of GRiZ‘s headlining set (8:45-10:00, Equinox).
Looking to keep the party going? Tickets for the official Spring Awakening afterparties are now on sale.