Chicago Sun-Times

Spring Awak­en­ing goes vir­tual for 4th of July week­end

- BY ALI­SON MARTIN, STAFF RE­PORTER amartin@sun­ | @mis­s_al­ison_m Entertainment · Music · Music Festivals · Electronic Music · Hoffman Estates · Claude VonStroke · Krewella · MusiCares · Ookay

Fans of the Spring Awak­en­ing Mu­sic Fes­ti­val have re­ceived the per­fect playlist for their up­com­ing, COVID­safe 4th of July gath­er­ings.

The Mid­west’s largest elec­tronic mu­sic fes­ti­val, pre­sented last year in Hoff­man Es­tates, will hold a vir­tual fes­ti­val July 4 and 5 at to re­place its usual in-per­son con­cert.

The vir­tual Spring Awak­en­ing will show­case 22 artists per­form­ing across the coun­try, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from LiveXLive Me­dia Inc. Head­lin­ers in­clude Bear Grillz, Claude VonStroke, Krewella and Shiba San.

Chicago artists mak­ing an ap­pear­ance in­clude Birth­dayy Par­tyy, DJ Yula, Gene Far­ris, Good­sex, Manic Fo­cus, Porn and Chicken and Win and Woo joined by Destructo, Dr. Fresch, Gol­d­room, Justin Jay, Kaivon, Ookay, Re­gard, Shiba San, Slooze b2b Krilla, SNBRN, Vice­tone and Wes­tend.

Vir­tual fes­ti­val-go­ers will also have ac­cess to ex­clu­sive mer­chan­dise, artist in­ter­views and (vir­tual) meet-and-greets, ac­cord­ing to the an­nounce­ment from or­ga­niz­ers. The fes­ti­val is en­cour­ag­ing at­ten­dees to do­nate to MusiCares’ COVID-19 Re­lief Fund, which sup­ports mu­sic char­ity or­ga­ni­za­tions.

“This year’s lineup and dig­i­tal tick­et­ing paired with ad­di­tional perks for sub­scribers is just the be­gin­ning of the vi­sion for the 10th An­niver­sary Spring Awak­en­ing in 2021,” Der­mot McCor­mack, pres­i­dent of LiveXLive, said.

Tick­ets, line­ups and more in­for­ma­tion can be found at

 ?? GETTY IMAGES ?? Ja­han and Yas­mine Yousaf of Krewella.
GETTY IMAGES Ja­han and Yas­mine Yousaf of Krewella.

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