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Spring Awakening Will Move To University Village: Check Out The Lineup

By Joe Ward | April 28, 2016 12:58pm
 Addams/Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St., will host this year's Spring Awakening festival June 10-12.
Addams/Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St., will host this year's Spring Awakening festival June 10-12.
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CHICAGO — This year's Spring Awakening music festival will be held in a University Village park and include such acts as Kaskade, Zeds Dead, Flying Lotus and Dillon Francis.

The festival, which features a heavy dose of electronic dance music, will take place in Addams/Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St., starting June 10, after being bounced from two locations earlier this year.

Founded in 2008, Spring Awakening moved to Soldier Field in 2012, where its audience has grown every year. But a scheduling conflict had the festival competing with the Copa America soccer tournament this year, and Spring Awakening was forced to find a new home.

Festival organizers then settled on Jackson Park in Woodlawn, but organizers in April said they wouldn't be heading to the South Side without saying why.

In a news release Thursday, organizers said a scheduling conflict also arose at the Jackson Park site and necessitated another move.

"The process of orchestrating a festival of this size within the city of Chicago is staggering," Jeff Callahan, the festival's founder, said. "We care very much about the communities in which we look to hold these events. ... This required us to reassess Spring Awakening in a very short amount of time, and we would like to thank our fans for their patience and unconditional support."

The University Village location was announced Thursday, along with the full lineup for the three-day festival.

Addams/Medill Park already is the home of Rudio Fest, Riot Fest's Latin music-themed festival launched in the park last year.

Also scheduled to perform at the festival are Crystal Castles, Borgore, RL Grime, Steve Aoki and Jamie XX.

The festival will run June 10-12. For tickets, click here.

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