Wavefront Music Festival

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Country and Region United StatesIllinois
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Chicago, Illinois, USA
Festival Contact Information

Email: info@wavefrontmusicfest.com

Festival Description

Wavefront Music Festival, a three-day summer beachfront music festival headlined by the world’s top electronic dance music artists, takes place on the shores of Lake Michigan at Chicago’s picturesque Montrose Beach. New in 2013 — the festival’s producers will enhance the experience by featuring four stages showcasing the best performers in the world, covering the entire gamut of electronic dance music, including house, techno, dubstep, trance, electro, indie, and beyond. “Music fests and the beach scene are synonymous with Chicago summers. With Chicago’s heritage as the birthplace to house music, our talent bookers at Wavefront respect our city’s legacy,” says Brandon Carone of 4 Headed Productions, the group behind the festival.

Festival Dates July 5 - 7, 2013
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Festival Story:

In 2012, in its inaugural year when it was only two days long, more than 40,000 high-energy fans trekked across the country to see the jam-packed line up of premier artists including Art Department, Boys Noize, Duck Sauce (A-Trak & Armand Van Helden), Eric Prydz, Erick Morillo, Guy Gerber, James Murphy & Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem, Matthew Dear, MSTRKRFT, Sasha, and Visionquest. The 2013 talent line-up will be announced in forthcoming months on Wavefront’s website, via Twitter @WavefrontFest, and on Wavefront’s Facebook page.

In that year, Wavefront gained widespread credibility among the electronic music community when its producers booked a dynamic range of artists from traditional to underground house and techno. Time Out Chicago wrote, “For the heads who were in search of quality, they found it in spades.” In addition, NBC 5 (WMAQ-TV Chicago) named Wavefront, “one of the top five parties of 2012.”


Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Audiofly
  • Audion (Live)
  • Benoit & Sergio
  • Caspa
  • Cedric Gervais
  • Chris Lake
  • Clarian (Live)
  • Cosmic Gate
  • Crookers
  • Damian Lazarus
  • Danny Tenaglia
  • Davide Squillace
  • Diplo
  • dOP (Live)
  • Dubfire
  • Guy Gerber
  • Hot Natured (Live)
  • Jamie Jones
  • Jus†ice (DJ SET)
  • Lee Curtiss
  • Lucy
  • Magda
  • Martin Buttrich
  • Matt Tolfrey
  • Maya Jane Coles
  • Nicolas Jaar
  • Pleasurekraft
  • Rusko
  • Ryan Crosson
  • Scuba
  • Seth Troxler
  • Sharam
  • Shaun Reeves
  • Soul Clap
  • Steve Bug
  • Sultan & Ned Shepard
  • The Martinez Brothers
  • Trus’me
  • Visionquest
  • Wolf + Lamb
  • 3LAU
  • AC Slater
  • Alex Niggemann
  • Anthony Attalla
  • Apollonia
  • Bill Patrick
  • DJ Psycho-Bitch
  • DJ Tennis
  • Derrick Carter
  • Dino G
  • Diz
  • Droog
  • Dustin Sheridan
  • Erick Morillo
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Fehrplay
  • Flavio Navarro
  • Frankie Knuckles
  • Fur Coat
  • Garrett B
  • Gene Farris
  • GTA
  • Guti
  • H-Foundation
  • Holy Ghost! (Live)
  • Ida Engberg
  • Inphinity
  • James Murphy (DJ Set)
  • Jamie Principle
  • Jacques Lu Cont
  • Jason Patrick
  • Kalendr
  • Laura Jones
  • Lauren Lane
  • Lee Burridge
  • Margaret Dygas
  • Mark Farina
  • Michael Serafini
  • Nadia Ali
  • Nancy Whang (DJ Set)
  • Nick Bassett
  • Night Plane (Live)
  • No Regular Play (Live)
  • Pat Mahoney (DJ Set)
  • PillowTalk
  • Proxy
  • Ralphi Rosario
  • Robots on the Run
  • Shit Robot (DJ Set)
  • TJR
  • Teri Bristol
  • Tiefschwarz
  • Trent Cantrelle
  • Vicetone
  • Willis Haltom
  • Zane


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