Chicago is home to a variety of notorious music festivals, and newcomer Wavefront Music Festival is quickly gaining the attention it deserves. One major reason? The 3 day electronic music festival is held on beautiful Montrose Beach, off of Chicago’s famous Lake Shore Drive. During the day, festival-goers can take advantage of the warm weather and this one-of-a-kind setting, relaxing on the beach and enjoying a variety of gourmet food trucks offering an abundance of delicious Chicago cuisine. The event is set against a gorgeous backdrop of the summer sun and the iconic views of uptown Chicago’s attractions.
In the evening, however, is when this festival enchantingly transforms the beaches of Chicago and truly comes alive. With Chicago’s booming electronic music scene, this festival displays honor to the city’s passionate enthusiasts. Energetic house, big room bangers, techno, intense bass, dubstep, and trap are all featured on Wavefront’s diverse lineups. Boasting more than 100 artists and DJ’s on four stages, previous headliners have included Cedric Gervais, Justice, Cosmic Gate, Diplo, Rusko, A-Track, Duck Sauce, Eric Prydz, and Visionquest. This eclectic take on the electronic music scene is essentially perfect for raging the night away in the magical backlight of the city, with neon lights, performers, costumed dancers, fireworks, and the unity of the crowd, all as the sunset fades and the night advances.
Returning in its third year, Wavefront 2014 has promise to not only continue the tradition of dancing all night long on the sandy shores of Chicago to EDM, but will also enlarge its attendance, lineup, and displays. Last year featured upgrades from its inaugural 2012 festival, including improvements on lighting, set designs, food options, and even a ferris wheel with neon lights. The festival is still largely unannounced, but it is projected to occur over 4th of July weekend this year. GA 3 day passes to last year’s festival were around $189.99, so expect the price to increase, reflecting continued expansion of the production. While Chicago and summer music festivals are the ideal combination, Wavefront is the optimal celebration of summer and EDM. This is definitely a memorable, unique festival experience unlike any other.
Written By: Christina Pitch