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Spring Awakening festival returns as Autumn Equinox in October

The two-day event is the largest electronic music festival in the Midwest.

Festival-goers dance on a garbage can on day one of the Spring Awakening Music Festival at Addams/Medill Park, Friday, June 9, 2017.
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Spring Awakening, the largest all-electronic music festival in the Midwest that usually takes place in early June, is shifting to the fall.

Rechristening itself “Autumn Equinox,” the 2021 version is scheduled for Oct. 2-3. The event will shift back from the suburbs to Addams/Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St., where the event was held from 2016-18.

On Friday, organizers announced the festival lineup. Martin Garrix, Excision, Diplo, Galantis, RL Grime b2b Baauer will headline and 70 artists are slated to perform on four stages at the festival.

“We are thrilled to bring an eclectic mix of artists together this October in Chicago and celebrate the return of live music while showcasing new stage designs, art installations, and so much more,” said Brian Griffin, Director of React Presents.

Also booked to appear: Additional talent slated to perform include AC Slater, Adventure Club, Atliens, Baynk, Bear Grillz, Chris Lorenzo, Dillon Francis, Dion Timmer, Doctor Pb2b Funtcase, Don Diablo, HulkGang: 4B b2b Valentino Khan, Kaivon, Kayzo, Kill Feed, LP Giobbi, Madeon, Marauda, Masteria, Matoma, Midnight Kids, MitiS, MK, Petey Clicks b2b Tombz, Qlank b2b Nostalgix, Said The Sky, Sam Feldt, Showtek, SNBRN, SidePiece, Taiki Nulight b2b Shift K3y, Two Friends, Tygapaw, Vicetone, Wenzday, Westend, Wreckno and Zomboy. Organizers say more names will be announced.

Two-day passes start at $169, with tickets on sale at springawakeningfestival.com.