Spring Awakening Music Festival Announces Huge 2015 Lineup Ft. Zedd, Diplo, Hardwell, Eric Prydz, Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, Duke Dumont, Jamie Jones and More

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Spring Awakening Music Festival Lineup

Spring Awakening Music Festival has just announced it's 4th annual lineup and it is nothing short of exciting.

The festival will take place again at the iconic Soldier Field stadium in our other home city of Chicago, and will see more than 100,000 attendees over the weekend of June 12th-14th. SAMF has an impressive list of headliners including Zedd, Diplo, Hardwell, Eric Prydz, Afrojack, Tiesto and even a surprise headliner that is yet to be announced. The festival also includes a slew of other notable acts such as Duke Dumont, Zeds Dead, Dada Life, Flosstradamus, Jamie Jones, Adventure Club, Bro Safari, Grandtheft, Keys N Krates, Oliver Heldens, Tommy Trash, Thomas Jack, Savoy, W&W, Wolfgang Gartner, TJR, Sander Van Doorn, Dusky, Lane 8, Yellow Claw and many many more. 

We hope to see you out there and early bird tickets are already gone, so pick yours up here before it sells out!

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014 Incredible Exclusive Live + Meet & Greet Photos

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The atmosphere in Chicago this past weekend made for a memorable three days as the entire Thissongissick.com team and our one of a kind interactive tent assembled on the grounds of Soldier Field for the 3rd annual Spring Awakening Music Festival. We provided festival goers the opportunity to attend our biggest Meet and Greet yet as the likes of Feed Me, DJ Snake, 3LAU, A-Trak, Tommy Trash, Paper Diamond, DVBBS, Big Gigantic, and Borgore took time to stop by our tent to take pictures and sign autographs with fans. The experience itself was very humbling as we were able to interact with our readers on a personal level while extending the experieince to them of meeting some of their favorite artistis / DJs. We have uploaded all the photos from the meet & greets to our Facebook Page with links to them all below and you can tag yourself and friends in the post. Big thanks to React, all the tour managers for making the experience possible and Da Black Swan Photography for capturing all the moments and we look forward to being apart of the festival for years to come. 

We have also included an album of some of our favorite shots captured of the weekend from some of the most high energy sets we've seen in quite some time. These aren't all the live shots, you can find all of them still getting rolled out through the TSIS Instagram here

DJ Snake Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)


3LAU Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)


Paper Diamond Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)


Tommy Trash Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)


Feed Me Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)


A-Trak Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)


DVBBS Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)


Big Gigantic Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)


Borgore Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)


Live Shots From Spring Awakening Music Festival (Click Here)


Win VIP Passes and Hotel to Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014

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With less than a month to go, we prepare for our return to the iconic Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago for the third ever Spring Awakening Music Festival. With over 50 of electronic music's finest congregation within the sacred ground, it should make for quite an unforgettable three days. We have teamed up with SAMF to give one lucky winner and their friend the chance to attend the festival in the form of a special VIP experience. The winner will receive 2 VIP passes to the festival, a three night stay at the Hyatt McCormick, and Über transportation to and from the festival. Enter through the contest widget below via Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, etc. with each step increasing your chances. Be sure to check out our SAMF mixtape with 50 songs and unreleased music. Enjoy!

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GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)

Grand Prize Includes:

- 2 Weekend VIP Passes to Spring Awakening Music Festival
- Hotel Room at Hyatt McCormick (3 Nights)
- Uber rides from the hotel to the fest and back

Winner will be picked on Tuesday 6/05 at 1pm pst. (Notified through E-Mail) 

Entry Method: Enter through Contest Widget here (Every method of entry increases your chances) 

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014 Mixtape With Over 50 Electronic Songs With Unreleased Music

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We are happy to have partnered up with Spring Awakening Music Festival, one of the fastest growing electronic festivals in the world taking place right in Chicago, IL. Taking place over the weekend of June 13th – 15th at the iconic Soldier Field stadium, the festival even boasts an insanely stacked and varied lineup from main stage headliners to underground heroes as well as some of the freshest new faces and local stars. With having such a big lineup it's almost impossible to actually check out all of the artists involved, so we've gone through and hand picked one of the best tracks from almost every single artist playing the festival. We even have a handful of unreleased and exclusive tracks. Now you can grab a zip of all the free downloads included in the mixtape below for on the go pleasure and listen to the festival before it happens next month. Listen below and enjoy!

Grab tickets to the festival before they go up in price here.

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014 Mixtape | Free Download

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014 Releases Jaw Dropping Lineup

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It's three times the charm for React Presents as the Chicago based event promoters release a jaw dropping lineup for Spring Awakening Music Festival. The festival will return, bringing in well over 100,000 attendees to the historic Soldier Field in Chicago, IL to party their asses off over the course of June 13th – June 15th. As the Midwest's premiere electronic music festival, SAMF has beefed up the production of the event in 2014 and will feature 2 main stages and 6 headliners, this year consisting of Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Kaskade, Tiesto, Knife Party, Diplo, Benny Benassi, Bingo Players, Dillon Francis, Eric Prydz, and Flux Pavilion.

The rest of the lineup is just as incredible, from some of the biggest international acts, to some of the freshest new talent. The festival has something for every electronic fan. It was amazing last year to get to meet so many of you at our first ever TSIS booth at the festival with meet & greets with artists from Krewella to Nicky Romero. Stay connected for more details on the festival, our booth and more!

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Full Lineup Below
Benny Benassi | Bingo Players | Dillon Francis | Eric Prydz | Flux Pavilion

Listed Alphabetically
3LAU | A-trak | Alex Metric | Alvin Risk | Andy C
Arty | Blasterjaxx | 
Borgore | Caked Up | Candyland
Carnage | Chuckie | Claude VonStroke | 
Datsik | Derrick Carter
Destroid | 
DVBBS | Dyro | Feed Me (DJ Set) | Ferry Corsten
Gladiator | Green Velvet | Gregori Klosman | 
Kap Slap | Kill Paris
Kill the Noise | Laidback Luke | Manic Focus | Markus Schulz

Midnight Conspiracy | Moon Boots | Nervo | Oliver | Ookay | Paper Diamond
Pete Tong  | Sander Van Doorn | Sandro Silva | DJ Snake | Thomas Gold | Tommy Trash


Thissongissick Presents Spring Awakening Music Festival Official Mixtape / Playlist ft. 26 Songs from Bassnectar, Krewella, Figure, Wolfgang Gartner, Boys Noize and More including Unreleased Music [Free Download]

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Us here at Thissongissick.com have teamed up with Spring Awakening Music Festival to create a 28 song mixtape / playlist featuring all artists playing the festival including Bassnectar, Krewella, Chuckie, Wolfgang Gartner, Flosstradamus and Boys Noize and even some legends like Felix Da Housecat while also managing to work in rising acts like Carnage, Savoy, Figure, Green Lantern Zomboy on top of so many more you can see below. The playlist ranges from a mixture of premiered unreleased songs to huge originals or remixes with lots of free downloads. You can listen to the entire playlist below.

Exclusive Download: We have gotten the approval to exclusive permission to include an exclusive download of 12 of the tracks on the mixtape and have compiled these tracks into a convenient packaged up zip file for easy access. Download just became available here

Download 12 tracks from the mixtape here

Spring Awakening Artist Meet & Greet with Krewella, Nicky Romero, Bingo Players and 12th Planet (Read below playlist to see info on Meet & Greet)

Spring Awakening Music Festival Official Mixtape / Playlist | Download 12 Tracks

Artists Meet & Greet: This Song Is Sick is happy to announce that at this year’s Spring Awakening Music Festival we will be launching our brand new interactive booth that will be holding Meet & Greets with a select group of artists playing the festival. Click on the map below to see where our booth will be located. We will also have our new line of This Song Is Sick gear at the booth and Street Team sign up at the booth to make sure to check out!

Here is our current schedule of artists scheduled for meet & greets. (Schedule subject to change based on artist, please check back on this page the day of the festival for any updated times)

Attention: We have been receiving a huge response and each artist. There will be a line, and to ensure seeing the artist you want to meet, you need to get there early as each artist only hass a certain amount of time!

Bingo Players – Friday – 5:15 – 5:45

12th Planet – Saturday – 4:30 – 5:15

Nicky Romero – Saturday – 6:30 – 7:00

Krewella - Sunday – 2:30 – 4:00

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[GIVEAWAY] Win A Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013 VIP Experience

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The second annual Spring Awakening Music Festival is finally about to take over the great city of Chicago. We have some exciting news on some of the best after parties. We are also excited to announce a VIP giveaway looking a few lucky people up with a chance to go to only go to the fest 3 days, but also get to come out to our after party at House of Blues every single night as well. Read below on how to enter the contest

See the full lineup of 50+ acts inlcluding Bassnectar, Calvin Harris and more here

Each night at House of Blues we are helping throw some exciting official Spring Awakening Music Festival after parties. Friday night we have Pantyraid with Zomboy. Saturday night Zeds Dead with Salva. Sunday night closing out with Excision with Minnesota.


Grand Prize (1 winner picked): 2 VIP passes 3-Day Festival Tickets for Spring Awakening Music Festival + 2 tickets to all 3 House of Blues after parties

Runner Up Prize (2 winners picked): 2 GA 3-Day Festival Tickets for Spring Awakening Music Festival + 2 tickets to the House of Blues after party for the night of your choice

Winners picked on June 12th at 5pm (Notified through E-Mail) 

Entry #1: Enter through Punchtab here (You must answer the question specifying which city)

Entry #2 Share this contest blog post socially

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013 Full Lineup: Including Nero, Pantyraid, Clockwork, Showtek, Moby, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris + 40 More! [TSIS PREMIERE]

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The massive purely electronic music festival Spring Awakening Music Festival that is taking place in Chicago at the legendary Soldier Field over the weekend of June 14 – 16th, has just announced it’s full lineup. The iconic Moby will be adding to the currently announced headliners Bassnectar and Calvin Harris. Other big additions include NERO, Pantyraid (Ft. MartyParty & Ooah of The Glitch Mob). Also added is Showtek, Clockwork, and The Crystal Method (LIVE). All of these amazing acts, on top of the already impressive lineup is going to make one of the biggest electronic events Chicago has ever seen. Can’t wait to announce the details on everything else we are doing with Spring Awakening this year.

Tickets are still available and on sale now available through Clubtix here

Full lineup in alphabetical order below:
12th Planet | AN21 & Max Vangeli | ATB | Bingo Players | DJ Bl3nd
Boys Noize | Break Science | Carnage | Chuckie | Clockwork | Crystal Method (Live)
Dirty South | DotEXE | Excision | Felix da Housecat | Figure | Flosstradamus
Gramatik | Green Lantern | Green Velvet | Joachim Garraud | John Dahlback
Krewella | Lucky Date | Minnesota | Mord Fustang | Nero (DJ Set)
Nervo | Nicky Romero | Oliver | Orchard Lounge | PANTyRAiD | Paul Oakenfold
Porter Robinson | R3hab | Robbie Rivera | Savoy | Stafford Brothers | Showtek
Tommy Trash | Topher Jones | Walden | Wolfgang Gartner | Zedd | Zeds Dead | Zomboy

DJ Godfather | Inphinity | Knuckle Children | LoBounce | Milk n Cookies | Nathan Scott 
Porn and Chicken | Team Bayside High | Trentino | Stratus | Zebo

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013 Lineup Phase 1 Announced : Massive EDM Festival feat. 100+ DJs

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The Chicago electronic fueled Spring Awakening Music Festival was announced to be taking place over the weekend of June 14th – 16th. We had word on Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, and Gramatik. Here is the first phase of the lineup, which is MASSIVE. The stacked lineup is sure to set off Soldier Field once again.

Here are all the names below: 

12th Planet | ATB | Bassnectar | Bingo Players | DJ Bl3nd | Boys Noize | Break Science
Calvin Harris | Carnage | Chuckie | Dirty South | Excision | Felix da Housecat | Figure
Flosstradamus | Gramatik | Green Lantern | Green Velvet | Joachim Garraud
Knuckle Children | Krewella | Lucky Date | Minnesota | Mord Fustang
Nervo | Nicky Romero | Oliver | Paul Oakenfold | Paul Van Dyk
Porter Robinson | R3hab | Robbie Rivera | Savoy | Stafford Brothers
Tommy Trash | Topher Jones | Walden | Wolfgang Gartner | Zedd | Zeds Dead | Zomboy
DJ Godfather | Knuckle Children | Milk n Cookies | Nathan Scott 
Porn and Chicken | Team Bayside High | Stratus | Zebo

Purchase Festivals Weekend Passes for only $145 While They Are Still Available Here



Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013 : First Headliners Announced / Leaked, Early Bird Tickets Sell Out, 3 Days Now

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"Spring Awakening 2012 | Skrillex" Photo by Tamara Susa

Last year marked the first for Spring Awakening Music Festival, one of the new strictly electronic festivals that brought in over 50,000 people it’s first year. The festival is returning to the legendary Soldier Field in the heart of Chicago this year now taking place 3 days during June 14th, 15th, & 16th. The festival is expecting to be even bigger, with over 75,000 in attendance, and over 100 Dj’s in playing over the 3 days. Early bird tickets went on sale this morning and sold out, so look out for the next round of cheap tickets before going up again.

There are two confimred headliners so far, the mastermind of bass, Bassnectar. Then on the complete other spectrum of the electronic world, house legend turned mainstream star Calvin Harris will be headlining as well. There are also some strong rumors that we can’t full confirm, but would like to very much believe due to artists either accidentally announcing after playing a show in Chicago and online. These names have not been confirmed by the festival, but include: Zeds Dead, NERVO, and Gramatik.

The whole This Song Is Sick crew is looking forward to this massive 3 days in the wonderful city of Chicago!

Spring Awakening 2012 Recap Video

[GIVEAWAY] Spring Awakening Music Festival 2 Day Pass + Skrillex & Afrojack After Parties Tickets! HUGE Electronic Music Festival In Chicago

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For those unaware this weekend Saturday and Sunday, June 16th – 17thSpring Awakening Music Festival in taking over Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, the birthplace of House music in America. This is the first electronic only festival of this size to hit Chicago. It has an all star lineup featuring heavy hitters  like Skrillex, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, A-Trak, Flux Pavillion, Moby (Dj Set), Carl Cox, Ferry Corsten, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Datsik, Wolfgang Gartner, Hardwell, R3hab, Kill the Noise, Laidback Luke among the huge list. Also including some of the site’s favorite newcomers 3LAU, Stratus, Krewella, and Manic Focus. They are expecting over 40,000+ people for the first year and with that lineup it doesn’t look like one to miss. We are excited to start working with Chicago based React Presents, the company behind this event and a few other sick festivals like North Coast, and Summer Set. Spring Awakening Music Festival on Facebook and their official website and buy tickets here.

*See below for a chance to win the weekend package including a pair (2) of 2 day festival passes, and a pair of tickets to both the SOLDOUT Skrillex after party on Saturday, and the Afrojack after party on Sunday!*

Throughout the weekend there are going to be over 10 after parties featuring some huge names like Skrillex, Afrojack, Diplo, A Trak, Benny Benassi and more. Skrillex’s after party at The Mid soldout in hours, and we are lucky enough to be able to hook the lucky winner with a pair of tickets to the party on Saturday night. Also we have got a pair of tickets to Afrojack’s party on Sunday night at The Mid. Check below on how to win tickets!

Skrillex – Voltage | Download

Here’s the latest Skrillex track I was going to hold out till the final version came out.. but it’s so sick

Buy tickets to the festival here. And tickets to the after parties here

Spring Awakening Music Festival Weekend Contest Package Includes:

-2 Weekend Passes to Spring Awakening Music Festival ($270.00 Value)

-2 Tickets to SOLDOUT Skrillex SAMF After Party at The Mid (Priceless)

-2 Tickets to Afrojack SAMF After Party The Mid ($80.00)

Steps To Enter Contest To Win The Weekend Package:

1. “Like” Spring Awakening Music Festival and Thissongissick.com on Facebook

2. “Like” this post here and the post pinned on our Facebook Page

3. “Comment” on the pinned facebook post with what DJ you want to see the most

Contest Ends at 8pm MST/ 9pm CST Friday June 15th 

Skrillex and Afrojack After Parties

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My story has changed quite a lot since moving to Boulder, Colorado and starting Thissongissick back in 2010. My name is Nick Guarino and this is Thissongissick.com. We've grown a lot since, but the original goal has always stayed the same: making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you've never heard before. In high school I would make mix cd's for my friends to show them all the new music I was discovering. Now, through TSIS, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries - every single month. So, make yourself at home while enjoying countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears! - Nick



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