The Best Electronic Music Festivals in Chicago

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From May to October, the best electronic music festivals in Chicago are Lollaplooza, Spring Awakening, and Wavefront.


There’s no denying that Chicago is a hotbed for electronic music. From massive EDM festivals to intimate club nights, there’s something for everyone who loves to dance.

If you’re looking for a festival that will get your heart pumping and your feet moving, here are some of the best electronic music festivals in Chicago.

React Presents

React Presents is one of the biggest electronic music promoters in Chicago, responsible for large-scale events like Spring Awakening and Freaky Deaky. The company also operates a number of smaller clubs and music venues around the city, including the Concord Music Hall, The MID, and Spybar.

Mamby on the Beach

Mamby on the Beach is one of the best electronic music festivals in Chicago. This two-day festival takes place on Chicago’s beautifulOak Street Beach. Mamby on the Beach features multiple stages with world-renowned DJs and live music performances. The festival also has a diverse food and drink selection, as well as art installations and other activities.

Spring Awakening Music Festival

Looking for the best electronic music festivals in Chicago? Look no further than the Spring Awakening Music Festival! This annual event showcases some of the best local and international talent in the electronic music scene, and is not to be missed by any self-respecting EDM fan.

Wavefront Music Festival

Wavefront Music Festival is an annual three-day electronic music festival held in Chicago, Illinois. The festival features a variety of electronic dance music genres including house, techno, drum & bass, and more. Wavefront is one of the largest electronic music festivals in the United States, with an attendance of over 150,000 people. Wavefront takes place on the beautiful lakefront of Chicago’s Montrose Beach.

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