Chicago's Riverwest Announces Inaugural Lineup
Chicago, Ilinois --- Still bummed about the cancellation of Wavefront? Weep no more, Chicago, because there's a new electronic festival in town. It's called Riverwest, and will take place Independence Day weekend on the banks of the Chicago River.
Riverwest will take place July 4-6 with a lineup including Excision, Deep Dish, Rusko, Loco Dice, Lee Burridge, Guy Gerber, Apollonia, Art Department, Jamie Jones, and more. Scroll down to see the full lineup so far.
The festival fills the hole left by Chicago's Wavefront, the 4th of July Weekend EDM festival which was prevented from returning for a third edition in 2014 due to noise and traffic complaints from city residents. While festival organizers insist Wavefront 2014 is still a go, city officials disagree, and have yet to issue permits to the festival.
While Wavefront took place on Montrose Beach, Riverwest will take place riverfront, along Elston between Division and Chicago Avenue. Hopefully the location will allow Chicago residents and festivals fans to peacefully coexist.
The all-ages festival will feature two stages, but it is unclear what else will fill the mile-long stretch of festival grounds.
If you're interested, you might want to get your tickets ASAP, because early bird tickets sold out in just one day. Full price weekend passes are on sale now, with single-day passes coming soon.
Full Lineup so Far: Adrian Lux, Apollonia, ART DEPARTMENT, Benoit & Sergio, Bob Moses, Damian Lazarus, Deep Dish, Dixon, DJ Koze, Dubfire, Eric Volta, Erick Morillo, Excision, Guy Gerber, Heidi, Henrik Schwarz, Henrix, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, Jimmy Edgar vs. Danny Daze, Lee Burridge, Lee Foss & Anabel Englund, Marcel Dettmann, Marcel Fengler, Matador, Michael Gracioppo, Mind Against, Morgan Page, Paul Ritch, Rusko, Sharam, Steve Lawler, Ten Walls, Tennis, Three, Vaski, Visionquest, and more to be announced.