5 Reasons We're Hyped About SAMF 2015
Photo Courtesy of Spring Awakening Facebook Page
Spring Awakening is almost here! This Chicago Music Festival kicks off this Friday, June 12th. We've been waiting all year for this and we couldn't be more hyped. This festival has gained worldwide recognition for bringing in class-A acts and having all the right vibes. Take a look below at why we are so hyped about SAMF!
Some of EDM's Biggest Names are Headlining
The past few years, EDM has been on the rise. It's infiltrating our radio stations and our heads. Acts from around the world have become as well-known as the super pop sensations that we regularly hear about. Chicago is bringing in some huge names and we couldn't be more pumped. Expert mixers and masters of funk will be present to blow our minds. We have a great article featuring some of the headliner's recent hits and also included some of our favorites, accessible here. Visiting Chicago from around the world are Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Afrojack, and Tiesto from the Netherlands, Russia's Zedd, British DJ Duke Dumont, German Paul van Dyk, and even more acts from abroad and otherwise.
The Silent Disco
A new trend hitting festivals is the presence of the "Silent Disco." This interesting alternative to surround sound speakers blasting your eardrums to pieces provides the opportunity to not only jam out to the DJ, but also for conversation. Each person wears headphones where they control the volume and it possesses the crisp clear stereo sound no matter your position in the audience. The Silent Disco stage has DJs spinning all day and you won't want to skip out. Grab your friends and take part in this unique experience. Dance around, and even take your headphones off for a moment and watch the hilarity ensue.
Presence of Local Chicago DJs
Chicago DJs are also going to woo the crowd this weekend. What's great about festivals like this is that we get world-renowned acts but also have native representatives. It's all about the music and we love these Chicagoans. Take a listen to these local gems.
Louis the Child
Light.Em.Up (With members Zebo & PHNM)
Soul Tech (Gene Farris & Dustin Sheridan)
The After Parties
Even after going hard all day long, the excitement doesn't stop there. Throughout SAMF weekend, a slew of after parties are happening for those who either weren't able to go to Spring Awakening, or for those who want the party to keep on going and have enough energy to do so! The official list of after parties can be found here. Get your tickets now to see artists such as Martin Garrix, Zeds Dead, Skrillex, Flosstradamus, and more.
Let us know in the comments what you're most excited about and don't worry, there's still time to grab tickets!