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North Coast Music Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: Bassnectar, Major Lazer & More

Bassnectar, Major Lazer and Jai Wolf will headline the 2019 North Coast Music Festival. This year’s event will take place at Northerly Island At Huntington Bank Pavilion in Chicago over Labor Day Weekend, August 30 – 31.

Tchami, Big Wild, Gorgon City, Snakehips, Yung Bae, Melvv, SG Lewis, Flux Pavilion and Trampa are also aboard for North Coast At Northerly Island. The 2019 installment marks the first at Northerly Island after nine previous installments at Chicago’s Union Park. Check out the full lineup below.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 26 at 12 p.m. CT via Ticketmaster.


Spring Awakening Music Festival Daily Lineup

The 2019 edition of Spring Awakening Music Festival takes place June 7th through 9th at Poplar Creek at 59-90 Entertainment District in Hoffman Estates, a Northwest Chicago suburb. This year more than 90 artists will perform across five unique stages, demonstrating a dynamic variety of genres within the electronic music spectrum. Spring Awakening will also feature stunning stage production, interactive art installations, carnival rides, and much more.

The new 2019 location boasts 27 acres of land, nearly double that of last year’s site, which allows for bigger and better stages, more production, and additional experiential environments. Complimentary shuttles from nearby Metra stations to the festival grounds will be provided to fest-goers. Additionally, the grounds are less than ten minutes from multiple hotel options, and for the first time in SAMF history, the location will allow for festival parking on site.

Spring Awakening
React Presents is a LiveStyle, Inc. company.

Founded in 2008, React Presents was born out of a passion for curating top-tier live music events that has helped propel Chicago to the forefront of the US music scene. Over the past decade, React has grown into one of the largest concert promoters in the Midwest, producing several major music festivals and over 600 concerts annually in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Ann Arbor and more.

One of the world’s largest music event producers, LiveStyle boasts a wide variety of leading live music properties.  LiveStyle produces and promotes single and multiday music festivals across North America, Europe, South America, Australia, and Asia. North American key operating entities include Made Event, React Presents, Disco Donnie Presents, and Life In Color, along with festivals and brands such as Electric Zoo, Spring Awakening, FriendShip, LIC Miami, BLNK CNVS, Mamby on the Beach, and AMFAMFAMF. In Europe, the company boasts key operating entities such as Monumental, B2S, ID&T, i-Motion, and Q-Dance, and festivals and brands including Decibel, Mysteryland, Awakenings, back2school, Air, Qlimax, Nature One, and Sensation. In Brazil, LiveStyle owns PlusNetwork, which has produced the enormously successful Tomorrowland Brasil festival and tours by internationally acclaimed DJs and artists. Together with the Belgian Tomorrowland organization, LiveStyle launched TomorrowWorld, the first international version of the Tomorrowland festival, and promoted the first South American Tomorrowland festival. LiveStyle continues to work with the Belgian Tomorrowland organization as its international partner to bring Tomorrowland to new territories outside Europe and to return to the USA and Brazil. LiveStyle also owns Beatport, the preeminent e-commerce platform for DJs, producers and dance music fans that helps launch the careers of the best underground artists and define global music culture.
Daily lineup for Spring Awakening Music Festival 2019 is here!  Single
Day GA and VIP tickets are now available, starting at $59 (plus tax and fees). Check out the daily breakdown below to find out which day your favorite artists are playing.

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Winter Camp Music Festival – February 15 & 16, 2019

Inside Straight and Wavelength Productions to Host a Variety of Local, Chicago Acts
During the Third Annual Wintercamp Music Festival at Logan Square Auditorium
January 23, 2019 (CHICAGO, IL) – Wintercamp , an annual two-day music festival, returns for its third year to
Logan Square Auditorium on February 15 and 16, 2019. Their mission is to elevate local music, arts and
entertainment and give guests a platform to showcase their skills and creativity.
This year, Wintercamp is thrilled to bring together leading Chicago-based acts like Sir the Baptist and Adam Ness,
alongside national acts such as LWKY and Exmag, including this show as their Chicago stop on their nationwide
tour – ‘The Walls That Divide Us’. Joining the lineup both nights will be guitar phenom Marcus Rezak , artist at
large. Doors open Friday and Saturday at 6pm, with music until 2am and 3am, respectively.
Friday, February 16
· Bifunkal
· Bronson Rock
· Paris Monster
· Adam Ness
· Sir the Baptist
· My Boy Elroy
· LCD Soundsystem Superjam
Saturday, February 16
· KAVA ·Surrounded by OWLS
· R3AL
· Exmag
· Positive Vibr8ions
Each year, Wintercamp also donates a portion of its proceeds to a charity that reflects the ethos of the event.
This year, Wintercamp is proud to partner with Merit School of Music , a nationally accredited music school
located in Chicago’s West Loop. Their primary goals are to help young people transform their lives and experience
personal growth through music by removing barriers to participation.
Single-day ($25) and two-day ($40) tickets are available at: .


Summer Camp Music Festival 2019 Phase 1 Lineup

Summer Camp Music Festival 2019

First Round of Artist Announcements

Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment is proud to present the First Round of Artist Announcements for the 19th annual Summer Camp Music Festival at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL on May 24, 25, and 26, 2019:

This is just the first exciting artist announcement with more coming your way over the next several months. Stay tuned for updates about RV Tickets, VIP Upgrades, Red Barn Late Nights, and much more!

Early Bird 3-Day GA Ticket Pricing Extended!

With all the excitement about Summer Camp 2019, we’ve just sold out of Early Bird tickets. But have no fear! We want to make sure everyone has one last chance to get Early Bird tickets before Christmas. So, we’ve decided to extend Early Bird Pricing through 11:59PM on Christmas Eve! Tickets are on sale online at or by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX.

About Summer Camp

Summer Camp Music Festival 2019 will feature over 180 artists on 9 stages including 3 days of moe. and 3 days of Umphrey’s McGee.  On top of all the live music, festival-goers have access to on-site camping, late night shows, musician workshops, a non-profit village, unique arts & craft vendors and tons of great food and beer.

The Summer Camp Music Festival started in 2001. Since its beginning, Summer Camp has been known for its spacious, open fields for shows, trademark late-night events, pristine campgrounds, and amazing lineup of eclectic artists and bands. 2019 will mark the 19th year of the festival which has hosted a wide array of talent over the years, including: Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Trey Anastasio Band, Primus, Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Bassnectar, Zac Brown Band, Steve Miller Band, Big Grizmatic, Jane’s Addiction, Diplo, The Roots, Widespread Panic, The Flaming Lips, Cypress Hill, Willie Nelson, STS9, Jason Isbell, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Excision, George Clinton, Skrillex, Zeds Dead, Violent Femmes, and many, many more!


Late Night Shows at Summer Camp Music Festival 2018

Summer Camp Music Festival’s Red Barn Late Night Lineup is here! Tickets are on sale now!


Spring Awakening Music Festival Announces Phase Two Lineup

Spring Awakening is proud to reveal the Second Phase which features the roster for this year’s six Branded Stage showcases! Additionally, GANJA WHITE NIGHT has been added to perform on the Equinox Stage, following their recent performance at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom.

BASS KITCHEN returns with a stacked lineup of the very best in dubstep, trap, and low end frequencies. FLUX PAVILION makes a grand return to Spring Awakening with TWO sets – following his solo headline performance, he plays a special B2B set with fellow Circus Records mainstay DOCTOR P. Joining the stage are a squad of undisputed champions including BRO SAFARI, BEAR GRILLZ, FIGURE, and BLEEP BLOOP, ready to take everyone on a wild journey through bass and time.
Back by popular demand, the DJ MAG stage turns up with high-volume acts running the gamut of modern dance. NICKY ROMERO headlines this electro-heavy tent, also bursting at the seams with big room originators like CASH CASH and DEORROfestival pioneer and genre destroyer DESTRUCTO, and Toronto tastemaker GRANDTHEFT.
This year, OLIVER HELDENS’ imprint HELDEEP makes its Spring Awakening debut. Along with Oliver himself, the stage hosts the deeper side of dance music, with Datsik & Bais Haus’ supergroup, EPHWURD, OG turntablist A-TRAK, Night Bass originator AC SLATER, and French deep house stand-out MERCER.
Fans of techno and house music rejoice in The Mid and React’s newest series, REQUIEM. To christen it, we welcome the special reunion of dance heroes SASHA & JOHN DIGWEED, along with a truly underground lineup featuring originators like LEE BURRIDGE, LEE FOSS, ANTHONY, PROK & FITCH, and ANTHONY ATTALLA.
Returning for its second year, SUNDAY SCHOOL takes fans straight to house heaven on a golden chariot of groovy vibes. Revered house icon DUBFIRE delivers a festival-closing sermon, with essentials like PETE TONG, dance music luminary JOSH WINK, and UK house dons WILL CLARKE and WEISS.
Noted as one of Spring Awakening’s most beloved series, TRANCE ARENA once again welcomes the top names in trance from around the world, featuring GARETH EMERY, MARKUS SCHULZ, COSMIC GATE, ALY & FILA, and ILAN BLUESTONE.

The 2018 edition of Spring Awakening Music Festival takes place Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10 at the beautiful Addams/Medill Park in Chicago. Don’t miss a beat and follow Spring Awakening on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and announcements.


DeadBeats & Chicago Music Festivals Ticket Giveaway

We teamed up with DeadBeats to give away a pair of tickets to DeadBeats Chicago at Navy Pier. To enter the giveaway go to our facebook page and see the pinned post. The winner will be announced at 7PM on October 18th.


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Electric Forest; Where Man's Creation Meets Eternal Perfection.

Electric Forest successfully combines men and women’s musical experience amongst nature’s eternal perfection. The loops we made with our thoughts and feet created spirals of overlapping excitement. The festival brought joy and curiosity to copious minds. This domino effect has only been growing throughout the years. I believe Electric Forest does a great job with their lay out and convenience. it is obvious that the attendees are first and foremost in the minds of those that have put together the event. Music choices are of the utmost talented artists and the theme of the forest was just as alluring as the attendees whom in essence created the overall characterization of this festival.
We made it into the first camping spot we could find. We didn’t even bother putting up a tent because we wanted to distract ourselves away from our everyday life and dive right into the mix. The true beauty of festival is they have a way of letting you forget any stress you have! We hurried straight for the stages knowing our salvation was just steps away. As we approached Tripolee stage, the horizon soon revealed moving cement like heads. There were beautiful native warriors from somewhere near South Pacific Islands painted with fluorescence. The details emphasized the curvature of their cheeks and nose with greater emphasize towards their prefrontal cortex. They held secrets of wisdom in which our westernized world are struggling to reconnect with. They reminded us why so many souls have found themselves in the forest and retune our minds. Streams of electronic melodies played pulling our bodies closer together and engulfed us within its hands. The warrior peered down as she looked over her creation. Her fingers were painted like elemental portals where her hands crafted in energy to share with us.
Nero completed the night with sampled guitar solo from the 70s as we entered a singularity which would push us into our next progression of music. As we walked back towards our camp a pop up party began within a huge dome. It was something of a huge metal jungle gym that flooded my memories of an elementary playground. The entrances where cut into geometric shapes and to enter you had to duck into the triangle while the crowd awaited whomping their heads to liquid bass.
We walked back to camp while the ground bounced under us; moistened from the slight rain storm from earlier. At times the ground seemed hallow like the world would echo beneath our feet and ring though its core. We began our journey into the camping grounds randomly finding buses draped in lights like the magic school bus who had taken far too many hits of acid and adopted amateur djs to spin on their roofs tops. The crowd that began to form shortly after us and started a mini dance party. This afters had a very chill vibe coming closely to that of pretty lights. The funk surrealism like vocal chords that can transcend into choirs and then into a low trumpeter blows.
The next day, we headed out with little sleep from chaos from the night before. I was concerned about being overheated in the morning but the weather was chilly towards the night and the early morning which made sleeping easier to handle. We didn’t have the shade of the forest around us but it wasn’t until mid afternoon when the tent become hot and stuffy.
I was happy to see a spread of porta-potties throughout the festival. They never left one space with too much traffic yet never were placed at any point too far from access. The forest even provided outdoor stalls making it even easier for the boys of the festival. This kept the festival forward thinking and kept up in mind convenience and hygiene.
Water refill stations were also supplied which I felt is the key importance to any festival. Its actually rare to see this at festivals but it almost seems like a no brainer to have them. Keeping in the consideration of the amount of walking, dancing, the sun, and other factors that shall remain unannounced; there is a storm of causes that can create dangerous dehydration levels.

We headed towards Sherwood Forest where twin wooden owls were posted proudly as gate keepers. The trees stood tall and thin within the forest and captured the art of what the festival represented. They were the omniscient beings and drawing nearer to them you can feel the force of their power and patience. They held secrets of childhood fairytales where gnomes would weave in and out of the trunks frolicking within adolescent wonder. They brought magic of intuition and whispered great secrets if you would only listen closely enough.
We ventured deeper into their cool embrace where we discovered the white elephant in the room but quickly became distracted as an eerily strange feeling swept through the air. It appeared to be some sort of alien hybrids sweeping over the grass.Their hair was completely white and eyes blacked out enticing the mystery of the creatures. They also seemed to be using an advanced extrasensory system that was unavailable to humans and view life in complete monotonous emotion. They walked slowly in white and silver body suits designed by GL&M with with a triplet tiers of jagged fabric which accentuated their hips.

Shortly after we entering back into reality, we neared the Floozies. Random guitar wahs and brass ensemble created a call and response. A live drummer grooved beats which layered over live instrumentation and synthetics of computers. Suddenly a trumpet created smooth transience as a liquid bass dropped. A new age of synthesizers and bass complimented their live instrumentation not one overpowering the other. The dialogue continued to walk you through a memories of a poolside parties where guitar wahs and brass emphasized chords changes and transitions.
One of the dj sets that I was most impressed with came from Rezz. She explored a very dark take to electronic music. The appeal of being masked with hypnotizing goggles and not taking in account division of physicality. Some audience members confessed to have not known she was a female prior to seeing her live! Full on rage excitement screaming from out of the pit of their stomachs. Such a bliss and momentary feeling being present in such a atmospheric sense. Her underground revamp created a surreal grinding of bass awakening us into its thunder.
A crowd of photographers anxiously lined up in the pit to get the first glimpse of Bassnectar as the producer took the stage. Camera men were literally on their tip toes in order to peer over the dj booth before the show began. People gathered from all over the park to catch the hard hitting set. This one of the most sought out sets of the festival and people swarmed like honey bees waiting for a taste of Bassnectar; allowing him to pollinate our minds. Deep Hz of a sub started to slow. The frequency became so low the earth froze for just a moment causing the cilia in our ears to completely stand up still. Then suddenly a scorcher of bladed edged whomps while intermingling with lulls of new age hip hop beats. This energy began to creep in as we our feet become our knees. His unique sound and hard work in production has given him the amazing die hard fan base in which he deserves.
A totally different reaction came later in the night as Oliver Heldon began his set. There was undeniably fun vibes from the crowd. His music brought togetherness. I enjoyed the fact that his set took place at the Tripolee stage because it further pushed the “Ibiza party” vibe. The floating cement heads blessed the crowd with their spirits and their wisdom the green and white lights were perfectly designed for this beach side rave. I could feel a pressure easing off my chest as this energy accumulated over our heads then transformed into an undeniable feeling of blissfulness.

On Sunday, everyone in the camp has become miniature families. We partied together late nights and followed each other around through the thick of the mud and heart of the day lights sun. We became comfortable and grew out of our shells. Finding new friendships and thought provoking perspectives. We found ourselves cuddling for heat during the night with these once strangers. The amazement is how quick bonds form in camp and how quickly a close connection can form that is unlike everyday life.
We stepped outside of camp to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere amongst a place that brings such restlessness. Autograph’s representation of purity and genuine emotion drew fans who will hold them dear to their hearts for years to come. Their music was reminiscent of a lovers soft breath upon your neck, the fingertips that traces outlines of your body, or the the voice that turns you over in the mornings sending the chills walking up your spine. The soft xylophone bells danced in sync with the beat created a simple line with such a deep undertones that moved their fans gently side to side. A theme song guiding us to come home and sent our inspiration for those who needs the extra encouragement to keep striving further.
Later that night Ganja white night pushed the crowd to become alive. Into the highs and lows of their encompassing music. They asked for the crowd to sway with the white lights of their phone screen. The scene from stage was magical. Melodic whomps with organ vibes played. Their whomped bass was more melodic styled without the obnoxious violence of a never-ending drops. The bass was powerful this new sound of epic proportions liquid bass. The stage graphics displayed a checkered patterned behind the silhouette of simple black tee shirts and black caps.
A lofting stream Of fingers sped over the fretted neck and lingered it’s strand of melodic DNA throughout the night. It was blended in divine human experience a silent spoken word of calming the clatter where bubbles floated by through a pause in time. Pappadosio fused sounds of the new age without loosing the spontaneity of the human touch. They use electronic accompaniment to emphasize the importance of man’s creations.
A light rain drifted towards the ground cooling our skin whilst Led hoopers found their kinetic flow within circuits of circles. They transformed the essence of the universe the femininity of the curvature. The floating left and right with distinct hand manipulation and the clicking hour glass shapes. It was bittersweet ending as the night was slowing down; but on the other hand knowing that next week it would all start over again. Soon a new crowd of E. foresters would find their place in the wood and into all the little nooks of art. The forest was as mysterious as the silence of the trees. Vibrations ran this festival and memories would be forever kept safe by it’s keepers.

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Come, Let Your Freak Flag Fly at Suwannee Hulaween 2017

Suwannee Hulaween Announces Lineup for October 27-29, 2017
at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida

Where: Set in the midst of 800-acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the black Suwannee River. Complete with the largest bat house in the southeast U.S, Suwannee Music Park is one of the most beautiful live music venues in the country. The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms and water stations. We recommend flying into JAX if you can because it’s an easy airport that’s only 1.5 hour from the fest. You can find some pretty good deals if you fly into Orlando which is 3 hours from festival. Regardless you’ll need to rent a vehicle.
As always with a camping festival, FLY SOUTHWEST. Plan accordingly. Think about it – you can check a chair and tent. If you have a bigger bag for your tent that can fit your comforter, pillow, etc. that’d be ideal. Then bring on the plane a decent sized luggage and backpack. Travel with a buddy and share a tent so your partner can pack the cooler and any large essentials.
There’s a million trees – bring your hammock!
When: October 27-29, 2017
Lineup Sampling: Hulaween attendees may find themselves entranced by the world-leading instrumentative wonder of The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Greensky Bluegrass, and Lettuce, being blown away by dance-floor commanding electronic giants like Bassnectar, GRiZ, RL Grime, Claude VonStroke, Beats Antique, FKJ, Shiba San, and Manic Focus, or being treated to globally renowned headlining live acts like Ween, Run The Jewels, Portugal. The Man, Nick Murphy (Chet Faker), Nathaniel Rateliff, and many more.
Scene:  It’s definitely a family-feel festival. Between the wicked art installations to tasty, healthy, organic, vegan vendor options and music diversity – a very well executed and planned affair.  Traveling to Live Oak, FL is slightly tricky unless you’re from the neighboring state. Attending Suwannee takes planning. THIS morphs the festival vibe. It’s more intimate and you have a focused crowd. Halloween weekend is filled with music events all over the country. You can go anywhere….but when you choose to attend Suwannee you’ll be apart of something very special – WE LOVE THIS VIBE. The festival goers are a chill group enjoying killer music in fun Halloween costumes. That’s a big part, everyone is in a costume!
The Brotherly Love, Madison House and Silver Wrapper are a wicked combination. Suwannee is produced by a powerhouse of event organizers! These crews know how to get down and get the right fans in attendance. The schedule is arranged so there’s no overlap. There’s a lot of space to dance, rest, move and everyone is generally friendly – that goes for the security and staff too!
Attire, Weather, Food: Everyone is in Halloween costumes all weekend. This is the place to let your freak flag fly. Its HALLOWEEN WEEKEND. Don’t forget to look up the weather and theme nights on the festival website. The weather ranges in northern Florida. It can be as high as 70’s (possibly 80’s) during the day and as lows 40’s and 50’s at night. Dress in lots of layers!  You will need a tent. Camping is in the forest. You can try for an RV pass if you’re not “outdoorsy”. The camgrounds are very well maintained and they are in the forest surrounding the festival. Security is minimal to non-existent entering the campgrounds. They check for booze and whatnot when you enter the actual festival/music area. They have a ton of food vendors – great options. Our personal favorite vendor makes “Mountain Tropps” – quiona, apples, beans, feta, lemon, avocado… we’re probably missing a few key ingredients.
Notes:  This festival is our favorite Halloween Festival. If you’re looking to get down over Halloween weekend, this is the party. It is a very well organized and executed event. From creative design, music, event grounds, stage set-up & lighting – hands down one of the best in the country!
Suwannee Hulaween, always delivers a diverse music and arts experience at the historic Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. It has revealed a spooky dub-filled, old-school line-up with extra cheese. 
Celebrating its fifth year, Suwannee Hulaween will offer a wide-reaching exposé of live and electronic music’s finest to soundtrack a fully immersive creative journey.
The String Cheese Incident will remain at the helm of Hulaween, lending their creative vision and experiences touring as one of the world’s most sought after jam acts to help shape the iconic look and feel of their flagship festival.
This movement shaping event offers its loyal followers a doorway into a visionary paradise, a channel into a reality defined by boundless surprises and exploration. Suwannee Hulaween’s five year anniversary will fuse a diversely curated musical lineup with awe-inspiring art installations, live performance, yoga, workshops, a speaker series and a slew of interactive activities to get lost in.
It remains the artistic triumph of Hulaween’s fully immersive inventive playground, Spirit Lake, that continues to defines the multi-faceted Suwannee voyage. Psychedelic media arts, otherworldly lighting design, and bewitching projections lure attendees deeper into the wooded lakeside oasis where they may encounter live performers and of course costumed fans embedded into this wildly collaborative passage.
Suwannee Hulaween has built its reputation on an unparalleled combination of world class musical talent, finely curated artistic programming, and a stunning natural location. It is such attention to detail and dedication to immersion that offers Hulaween attendees a truly peak experience.
The 2017 festival will also feature a fully programmed Thursday pre-party on October 26 at Spirit Lake with musical offerings from the likes of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, Lettuce, Liquid Stranger, The Devil Makes Three, EOTO & Friends, Zach Deputy, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, and more.
In co-producer talent buyer, Michael Harrison Berg’s own words on Suwannee Hulaween’s fifth year, “Suwannee Hulaween, our flagship event, turns 5 years old this year and feels like it’s finally flowered into a grown up. Between the ever evolving and diverse musical line up with a curated blend of Jam, Dance Music, Rock, and Hip Hop, along with with the experiential art experience of the Spirit Lake installation, back dropped by the natural beauty of the Spanish Moss laden oak tree forest at Spirit of the Suwannee, there is no better Halloween party in the world. Five years ago, we set out to take The String Cheese Incident’s annual Halloween bash, and grow it into a full scale festival. Now, we have the honor of producing an event that we’d personally want to be at. We’ve watched the process come and go full circle as we’ve grown together with the most loyal and dedicated fanbase we’ve ever witnessed in our collective career. For our 5th anniversary in 2017, we plan to level up across the board.”

About Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

For More Information, Tickets, and VIP Packages for Suwannee Hulaween 2017, please visit: