Spring Awakening Music Festival, the biggest strictly digital music competition within the Midwest, is ready on returning to Chicago for its eighth yr this June–however with the competition’s residence base for the previous few years (after leaving its unique Soldier Field housing), Addams/Medill Park, purportedly underneath building, the fest has referred to as an audible and has introduced new digs at spacious Douglas Park.
However, it appears the Chicago-based occasion mega-brand, React Presents, jumped the gun huge time asserting their relocation plans Monday, as the choice was apparently made with out consulting the correct channels inside the district. Now, the group and its officers are bristling on the sudden information.
To complicate issues additional, Douglas Park has already performed host to punk/different haven, Riot Fest this previous September, and is hoping to have fun its 15th anniversary by returning to the placement subsequent yr. Riot’s organizers had been praised by the group and its officers for working with the locals and group overseers previous to their transfer in an effort to assess environmental and group impression, highlighting the stark misfire on SAMF’s half. Although the scenario might but to have crossed over into irreparable territory, Chicago’s 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas issued some agency pushback with reference to Spring Awakening organizers’ actions, telling the Chicago Tribune:
Cardenas attributes his concern with SAMF’s preemptive announcement to his not eager to see the group, “taken without any consideration.” However, he conceded he would nonetheless be prepared to satisfy with the competition organizers to rectify the scenario ought to they selected to succeed in out for his approval.
: Chicago Tribune
Photo Credit: Spring Awakening