Spring Awakening is an electronic music festival that takes place in Chicago, Illinois, every early June. Founded in 2008, the festival took place at the Soldier Field football stadium, then at Addams/Medill Park, and finally at Poplar Creek in Hoffman Estates. The festival attracts over 90,000 people in three days.
Thanks to the huge popularity of electronic dance music (EDM) in Chicago, the festival has been a big success. It has expanded from two to three days, moved to a larger location, and added more stages. Spring Awakening features over 100 acts on five stages.
Spring Awakening Festival has hosted such stars as Tiesto, Moby, and Armin van Buuren. Past lineups also include Skrillex, Afrojack, Diplo, A-Trak, Benny Benassi, Dillon Francis, Flux Pavilion, Hardwell, Datsik, Morgan Page, Paul van Dyk, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Bingo Players, Carnage, Chuckie, Excision, Flosstradamus, Krewella, Nicky Romero, Nervo, Porn and Chicken, Porter Robinson, ZEDD, Benny Benassi, Bingo Players, Dillon Francis, Eric Prydz, Flux Pavilion, A-Track, Borgore, Caked Up, Carnage, Chuckie, Datsik, DVBBS, Nervo, Dj Snake, and more.
Currently, there are two main stages, the Electronic Stage, The Bass Kitchen, Body Language, and Trance Arena that provide different kinds of musical and digital experiences. Poplar Creek location takes over the western parking lots of the Sears Centre Arena and covers 27 acres of land, three times more than Addams/Medill Park, allowing larger crowds, more stages, creative ideas, and production.