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Wavefront Fest announces First Wave lineup

April 02, 2013|By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy | RedEye

Do you love EDM? Can you not make up your mind among the several EDM festivals hitting Chicago this year? Do you ever catch yourself thinking, "Wow, I really wish there were more EDM festivals out there!"? If any of these questions made you say "Yes," then Wavefront's lineup this year was made specially for you. And you. And you.

Last year was the inaugral session of the Wavefront festival, and in year two, they've upped their game. The headlining big three will be Diplo, Justice and Nicolas Jaar, in descending order of ratchetness, and the undercard will have you high on a drug called excitement.

Rusko, Sharam, Jamie Jones, The Martinez Brothers and more head up the festival's First Wave lineup, and more acts will be announced in the upcoming weeks. This EDM festival is July 5-7, preceding Electric Daisy, coming a few weeks after Spring Awakening and only one week after Electric Forest in Michigan. So there are many options to wub-a-dub-dub and untz-untz as you please this summer, and then some.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Thursday at 9 a.m. and are available at

Full alphabetical list:

Audion (Live)
Benoit & Sergio
Cedric Gervais
Chris Lake
Clarian (Live)
Cosmic Gate
Damian Lazarus
Danny Tenaglia
Davide Squillace
Guy Gerber
Hot Natured (Live)
Jamie Jones
Jus†ice (DJ SET)
Lee Curtiss
Matt Tolfrey
Maya Jane Coles
Nicolas Jaar
Ryan Crosson
Seth Troxler
Shaun Reeves
Soul Clap
Steve Bug
Sultan & Ned Shepard
The Martinez Brothers
Visionquest (Special Visionquest Thirteen date with all 4 members)
Wolf + Lamb

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