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Festivals

Breaking news, line-ups and dates for upcoming American Electronic Music and House Music festivals

Even Furthur 2016 Comes Into Focus

Drop Bass Network and related parties have dropped the line-ups for this year's Even Furthur 2016, the revival of the Midwest's first, grandest and grimiest outdoor electronic music festival. Among the mainstage DJs and performers...
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The Chosen Few Picnic and Music Festival 2016, All In One Place

So the time has come again: the tribes are gathering, reservations being checked and the 26th Annual Chosen Few Picnic 2016 is ready to launch. Now dubbed the Chosen Few Music Festival to better reflect...

Partying Like Its 1996: Even Furthur Returns for 2016

I'm stumped to find myself writing these words in 2016, but Even Furthur is back. Really. Milwaukee promoters Drop Bass Network has returned to the fray for the first time since 2003, and in association with...

West Fest Celebrates 12 Years with Another Massive Lineup

If West Fest were a kid, it'd be old enough to sass back at you. It's been twelve years since the West Town street festival has taken flight, becoming that rare public exhibition that...

Myth Fest: New Chicago Music Festival Launches Mid-June 2016

There's a new show in town - a new festival in Chicago I mean, and one that's skated under the radar for me at least until a friend invited me to the event page...

Last Chance for Early Bird Tickets to the Chosen Few Weekend

Just a heads up for the wise: the Chosen Few are offering deeply discounted Early Bird tickets for the Chosen Few Weekend and Music Festival going down on July 2 and July 3 2016...

It Begins: Pre-Party for the Hot Mix 5 Festival at Primary

The Hot Mix 5 Festival is drawing near. In case you missed it: they're on a mission from God and putting the band back together as the DJs from the original radio mix show...

Pandemonium! HUGE Chosen Few Picnic Announcements

House Music's souled-up Woodstock just got a little more intense. The Chosen Few Picnic has announced their official line-up and performers for this year's 2016 event - and also dropped the news that the...

Spring Awakening Will Stop Crashing On Your Couch

Thirty eight days away, the 5th annual Spring Awakening Festival pops off in the city of Chicago courtesy of promoter React Presents and the collective support of tens of thousands. This year's Spring Awakening has...

Phoenix House Fest Getting Ready for the Heat

Now in its 3rd year, the Phoenix House Fest is looking to be its biggest and brightest yet, with lots of excitement and anticipation building up. Started by Rani Gharfeh and Chicago transplant Dawaine...
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Spring Awakening Really Is Moving To Jackson Park

As we reported yesterday, news is rife that React's Spring Awakening Festival might be forced to move from its home at Soldier Field to Jackson Park - site of the Chosen Few Picnic in...

Spring Awakening Moving To The South Side?

Due to a rather gnarly scheduling conflict, React presents' Spring Awakening festival may be moving to the South Side home of the Chosen Few Picnic this year. The Chicago Tribune reports that Spring Awakening's normal...

Kraftwerk Headlines Movement 2016 Phase I Line-Up

Phase I of the Movement 2016 festival line-up was announced today. Among the Detroit pioneers and DJs and producers representing the breadth of electronic music today, everyone is talking about the headliners. German electronic music...

North Coast Festival Announces Heineken House Stage

North Coast Music Festival has announced the lineup for the Heineken House Stage featuring an eclectic mix of Chicago House Music stalwarts and beyond. Uk DJ/Production duo Waze & Odyssey will be joined by...
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Freaky Deaky: React Adds Halloween to the Chicago Festival Roster

And you thought festivals were only summer fare? After 7 years of a highly successful Halloween event, the good folks at React have expanded their Freaky Deaky party into a 3 day festival at...

Chosen Few Picnic Tickets Now Available

Tickets are now on sale for this year's Chosen Few Picnic - the 25th annual old school House Music and Disco reunion taking place at Jackson Park (63rd and Hayes) on the Southside of...
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How We Got Back to the Lakefront: Lucas King on Mamby on the Beach

Many never thought we'd ever see city support - or even tolerance - for a Chicago beachfront festival again. But here we are, 2015, and React surprised everyone with the announcement of Mamby on...

Road Trip? Tec-Troit is a Free 3 Day Festival This Weekend in Detroit

This Friday, Tec-Troit - a free, three day, all ages festival - takes over Harmonie Park in Detroit and doesn't let go until Sunday night. The festival features local talent from the city, ranging from...

Go Outside: Taste of Randolph Is This Weekend in Chicago

Indie godfathers Dinosaur, Jr. are at the top of the bill but there are 3 stages of sounds and a DJ Dance Stage hosted by The Mid at this weekend's Taste of Randolph, kicking...

Charivari Is Everything You Want From a Detroit Festival

Last summer, while writing a piece on Detroit for the French magazine Trax, I kept hearing from all of my 313 contacts about how amazing Charivari 2014 had been. The festival featured a Detroit...

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