Events Festivals


React Presents is thrilled to unveil a massive lineup for the Midwest’s Largest New Year’s Eve event, REACTION NYE!  For the first time, the two-night event, happening on December 30th and 31st, will transform into an authentic warehouse-style party inside the Donald E. Stephens (DES) Convention Center – conveniently located 20 minutes outside of Downtown Chicago inRosemont, IL.  The vast 580,000 square-foot venue will house two stages featuring mesmerizing visual production and state-of-the-art sound and lighting, along with elegant dance performers, diamond-clad decor, and intricate art installations.  Showcasing 25+ artists totaling over 16 hours of music, Reaction NYE 2015 will provide attendees with plenty of space to dance while you ring in the New Year with style.


In celebration of Chicago’s diverse musical landscape, REACTION NYE gathers a wide spectrum of genres, ranging from pioneers and trailblazers, to the freshest up-and-comers and local luminaries.  The jam-packed lineup features headlining performances by two of modern dance music’s living legends:DEADMAU5 and SKRILLEX, along with support from top-notch talent including Chicago’s own CHANCE THE RAPPER, critically acclaimed hip-hop duo RUN THE JEWELS, CHVRCHES, ROBIN SCHULZ, BONOBO, PURITY RING as well as GREEN VELVET and CLAUDE VONSTROKE as GET REAL.  Additional artists include BADBADNOTGOOD, CASHMERE CAT, JAMIE JONES, CHERUB, THE FLOOZIES, THUNDERCAT, MIJA, AUTOGRAF and PROBCA– USE, plus more.
Over the past 5 years, React’s annual NYE bash took shape with one-off performances from the likes of Justice, Porter Robinson, Zedd, and more.  Now, growing from a love of music that exists across a diverse range of cutting edge electronics, REACTION NYE expands to the size of a proper winter music festival that is truly the first of its kind in the Midwest.  Also, for the first time VIP packages will be available for ages 21+, with private bars, express entry, elevated premium viewing areas, and more.
Additionally, attendees are encouraged to explore the surrounding area as various daytime activities are conveniently located nearby the venue.  Only 5 minutes away from Chicago O’Hare International Airport in the near northwest suburb of Rosemont, IL – the DES Convention Center stands at the center of a supremely accessible entertainment hub which attracts a daily figure of 75,000 visitors from around the world.  The Village of Rosemont offers a wide variety of dining options, iFLY indoor skydiving, a lively and varied entertainment district, the MB Financial Park, and the new Fashion Outlets of Chicago.
React Presents has also partnered with 5 hotels near the event: Crown Plaza Chicago-O’Hare, Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare, Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare, Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel, and Aloft Chicago O’Hare, who will provide ticket holders with special reduced rates and free shuttle services going to and from the venue for those who book rooms there.  For those traveling from the city or surrounding suburbs, the venue is only a short walk from the CTA Blue Line and Metra trains.  For more details on hotels and travel options, visit the REACTION NYE website here.