Spring Awakening Cancels 2020 Festival
In news that should surprise exactly no one at this point, Spring Awakening Music Festival has cancelled its 2020 edition due to Covid-19. The annual React Presents-hosted electronic music fest, which was scheduled for June 12-14, is Chicago’s first major summer music festival that is not sponsored by the city to be cancelled, leading many to wonder if its remaining signature summer festivals such as Pitchfork Fest (scheduled for mid-July) and Lollapalooza (scheduled for early August) could be the next victims of the coronavirus. “The 2021 edition of Spring Awakening will mark the 10 year anniversary of the festival and we are planning a celebration like we’ve never hosted,” the festival states on its website. “While much is uncertain in these times, one thing we are sure of is that SAMF 2021 will be the best year yet.” Add it to the list of things to look forward to in 2021…and to miss in 2020.